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Founded Sep 1998
Headquarters Mountain View, CA, USA

Google started out as a search engine, founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, that was ridiculed by many because it wasn't the cluttered mess that was Yahoo. Instead it was simple and had a really great algorithm that worked. Now it's a multi-billion dollar company that has its hands in the pockets of governments all over the world, completely dominates search, has its own browser, sprawling headquarters with armed guards, mobile phone platform and profitably advertising product.

It owns YouTube and a bunch of other companies. Its engineers are constantly releasing and working on new, innovative products while the Indiana Jones-villain esque former CEO Eric Schmidt sits back and cackles as every small business in the world must adapt to the whims of change in its algorithms. Google is the primary reason for the dark art of Search Engine Optimisation. In 2010 it was found to be harvesting data from its Street View mapping service which resulted in a lot of furrowed eyebrows, particularly the people who didn't content to having their houses snapped by Googlecars anyway. It blamed the fiasco on a rogue engineer. Google is not very popular in China, but it's working on it.

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Symbol Name Time Trade Change % Chg Volume P/E Ratio EPS Mkt Cap
GOOG Google 21:00 GMT 881.25 -4.26 -0.48% 1418988 25.62 34.565 293.5B

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Latest Google news

  • Apple press screams over Google and Samsung defence pact

    The Tame Apple Press (TAP) has been screaming about the fact that Google has agreed to pay part of Samsung's legal bill as it tries to see off Apple's patent cases.
  • Brazil creates web user bill of rights

    What was interesting was that the law stopped short of what many in the US feared – namely that companies like Google and Facebook would have to store local users' data in Brazilian data centres.
  • Intel woos Chinese tablet makers

    Intel is trying to get into the cheap and cheerful Chinese market by convincing OEMs behind the bamboo curtain that its low-power Bay Trail processors are an ARM alternative.
  • Top publisher slams Google for running racket

    The man behind some of Europe's best-selling newspapers, Mathias Döpfner, has accused Google of running a protection racket as it tries to build a digital "superstate
  • Yahoo wants Apple to knife Google

    Yahoo's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a cunning plan to persuade Apple to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo.
  • Where are the Windows tablets?

    Buried in the Intel figures was some bad tablet news for Microsoft.
  • Samsung will have Tizen smartphone by July

    The operating system has been plagued by all sorts of delays and Yoon said that the hardware running Google's Android software would remain Samsung's "main business
  • Intel does better than expected

    Fashion bag maker Intel has surprised the cocaine nose jobs of Wall Street by doing a little better than expected in the first quarter.
  • Google denies ripping off Apple

    Google invented some key Android tech two years before Apple released the iPhone, a court was told this week.
  • Google pushes sites to encrypt

    Google might tweak its search algorithm in favour of encrypted sites in a bid to encourage better security across the web.
  • NSA denies exploiting Heartbleed

    Heartbleed is a bug within OpenSSL that left encrypted data supposedly protected by the cryptographic software library open to scammers.  It was spotted by a team of researchers from Google Security and Codenomicon, and it has been thought to have been around since version 1.0.1 was released in Marc
  • Americans distrust Google Glass

    Citizens of the US will give Google Glass a miss because of privacy concerns, according to the latest market research.
  • Apple pureed by Pandora

    According to Billboard, Jobs' Mob wants to overhaul the iTunes Store to help it keep up with the times and this might include "an on-demand streaming service, an iTunes store for Google's Android devices and negotiating download sales windows that favour Apple.
  • Apple wants silly money from Samsung

    He said that the case will now focus on some out-of-this-world numbers "numbers that are totally detached from the rates at which Apple and others in the industry license patents, and in the case of the '647 patent, 20 times higher than Apple's own damages claim against Google's Motorola Mobility
  • AV for Android is pointless

    The Virus Shield for Android apps which shot to the top of the Google Play store earlier this month is as useless as a chocolate teapot.
  • Intel could be next target for pro-gay marriage campaigners

    According to Hot Air and using the LA Times's blacklist database, Nate Silver ran the numbers on donations from people who work at Fortune 500 Silicon Valley companies and discovered that a majority of every company's employees donated towards defeating the ban.
  • CryptoPhone use increases

    Despite the price tag, business is booming for makers of cryptophones, which make it impossible for NSA spooks to decode your calls.
  • Intel makes Braswell pledge

    Chipzilla is starting to ramp up the promotion of Braswell which will be a mobile alternative to Broadwell.

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