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Video shows aquarium beluga either playing with children or begging for help

Video shows aquarium beluga either playing with children or begging for help

MYSTIC, Conn., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A video of a beluga whale interacting with children in a Connecticut zoo has sparked debate over the nature of the whale's behavior.
Matt Bradwell
Steven Moffat on 'Doctor Who' leak: We were 'miserable'

Steven Moffat on 'Doctor Who' leak: We were 'miserable'

LONDON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Steven Moffat, the writer for the popular BBC show "Doctor Who," said the writing crew was devastated when several episodes were leaked online before broadcast.
Aileen Graef
Tech industry All Stars developing 'Star Trek'-style communication badges

Tech industry All Stars developing 'Star Trek'-style communication badges

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Innovators from Silicon Valley's top firms have come together to form OnBeep, a startup hoping to make "Star Trek"-style communication badges a reality.
Matt Bradwell
Samsung partners with Barnes & Noble for Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Samsung partners with Barnes & Noble for Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Samsung and Barnes & Noble launched the Galaxy Tab 4 with Nook branding Wednesday, that is the first Android tablet optimized for reading e-books.
Ananth Baliga
Google to launch music streaming service called YouTube Music Key

Google to launch music streaming service called YouTube Music Key

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 19 (UPI) --Google will offer a new music streaming subscription service that will be called YouTube Music Key as a subscription-based, ad free service.
Ananth Baliga
Frustrated mom creates app so that her kids will call her back

Frustrated mom creates app so that her kids will call her back

HOUSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) --After getting frustrated that her teens weren't returning her calls or texts, Texas mom Sharon Standifird created the Ignore No More app.
Evan Bleier
Amazon takes on Paypal and Square in payment wars

Amazon takes on Paypal and Square in payment wars

SEATTLE, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Amazon launched a new payment app and card reader Wednesday, which will see it enter physical stores and compete with the likes of Square and eBay's PayPal.
Ananth Baliga
Snowden: 'I'd volunteer for prison' for the right reasons

Snowden: 'I'd volunteer for prison' for the right reasons

MOSCOW, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Edward Snowden may be staying in Russia for the time being, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't come back to the U.S. -- even if if meant jail time.
Gabrielle Levy
Gillian Anderson unveils excerpt of new sci-fi book 'A Vision of Fire'

Gillian Anderson unveils excerpt of new sci-fi book 'A Vision of Fire'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) --"The X-Files" star Gillian Anderson is partaking in yet another sci-fi project -- a new book about a girl who begins having disturbing visions.
Veronica Linares
Flashback: Reagan jokes about bombing Soviet Union, 30 years ago

Flashback: Reagan jokes about bombing Soviet Union, 30 years ago

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Thirty years ago today, U.S. President Ronald Reagan sat down at a radio microphone and inadvertently threatened to bomb the Soviet Union.
Ed Adamczyk
Google to display secure website higher on searches

Google to display secure website higher on searches

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 8 (UPI) --Google said it will start giving websites higher search rankings if they ensure secure connections, keeping its users safe from online attacks and hacks.
Ananth Baliga
Google, Barnes & Noble team up for same-day delivery

Google, Barnes & Noble team up for same-day delivery

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) --Google is teaming up with Barnes & Noble to provide users with same-day shipping for books, toys and magazines, in order to compete with Amazon.
Ananth Baliga
Uber and Lyft start carpool services for users

Uber and Lyft start carpool services for users

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6 (UPI) --Ride-share services Uber and Lyft announced the launch of independent carpooling services that will match users with drivers headed in the same direction.
Ananth Baliga
Google alerts police after seeing child porn on user's email

Google alerts police after seeing child porn on user's email

HOUSTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) --Google contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children after finding three pornographic images in a user's email, leading to his arrest.
Ananth Baliga
Five-minute video visualizes history of human culture

Five-minute video visualizes history of human culture

DALLAS, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Maximilian Schich, an art historian, has condensed 2,600 years of so-called 'human cultural history,' from 600 BCE to 2012, into a five minute animation.
Brooks Hays
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Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, attends the opening plenary session where he will speak during the sixth annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative on September 21, 2010 in New York. The Initiative brings together numerous current and former heads of state who make commitments to address global issues such as poverty, environment and social conditions. UPI /Monika Graff
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Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program. The company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, often dubbed the "Google Guys", while the two were attending Stanford University as PhD candidates. It was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. At that time Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Eric Schmidt agreed to work together at Google for twenty years, until the year 2024. The company's mission statement from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", and the company's unofficial slogan – coined by Google engineer Paul Buchheit – is "Don't be evil". In 2006, the company moved to its current headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Google runs over one million servers in data centers around the world, and processes over one billion search requests and about twenty-four petabytes of user-generated data every day. Google's rapid growth since its incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond the company's core web search engine. The company offers online productivity software, such as its Gmail email service, and social networking tools, including Orkut and, more recently, Google Buzz. Google's products extend to the desktop as well, with applications such as the web browser Google Chrome, the Picasa photo organization and editing software, and the Google Talk instant messaging application. Notably, Google leads the development of the Android mobile operating system, used on a number of phones such as the Nexus One and Motorola Droid. Alexa lists the main U.S.-focused google.com site as the Internet's most visited website, and numerous international Google sites (google.co.in, google.co.uk etc.) are in the top hundred, as are several other Google-owned sites such as YouTube, Blogger, and Orkut. Google is also BrandZ's most powerful brand in the world. The dominant market position of Google's services has led to criticism of the company over issues including privacy, copyright, and censorship.

Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California.

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