Tag: Google

Summer Solstice 2013, New Google Doodle

The search engine marks the beginning of the summer season this Friday at 7:04 with a dynamic doodle. The arrival of summer is a date expected by many for the heat of summer, good weather and usually vacations. Google celebrate by adding devoting time holding a new doodle to the summer solstice 2013, which occurs…

Google Pushes to Publish Confidential Data

Accused of giving the U.S. government open-door access to user information, tech companies implicated in the NSA Prism spying scandal are going on the offensive. In an open letter to the U.S. attorney general and the FBI on Tuesday, Google denied supplying unlimited information to security agencies and requested that they be allowed to publish…

Google Aims To Bring Street View Imaging To Galapagos Islands

Google wants to make it easier for you to virtually visit one of the world’s most famous remote animal-watching destinations, and the place that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. On Thursday, the Silicon Valley search engine giant announced it recently sent its Street View Trekker backpack camera system to the Galápagos Islands to capture…

Google, Yahoo, Cisco Under Scrutiny After Apple Tax Avoidance Hearing

Large tech firms are coming under scrutiny over their tax avoidance measures, following the testimony of Apple executives to a US Senate Permanent Subcommittee. Google, Yahoo, Cisco, and others have been found to be using an assortment of tax loopholes and off-shoring in order to avoid paying governments in the US and Europe at least…

Google Now Launches On iOS Via Google Search App

Previously only available on Android devices, Google Now is finally available for iOS users. As an alternative to Apple’s own personal assistant, Siri, Google Now offers detailed updates and information custom-tailored to you. The service is included as part of an update to the Google Search App. ign read more

Google Shows Requests For Censorship Have Reached New Highs

Google on Thursday released data showing that requests by governments to censor the Internet giant’s content have hit new heights, with Brazil and the United States leading the way. Google received 2,285 government requests to remove content from it properties, including YouTube and search pages, in the second half of last year as compared to…

Ella Fitzgerald Commemorated By Google Doodle

Ella Fitzgerald, who would have been 96 on 25 April, had a career that spanned six decades and was known as ‘the queen of jazz’. Ella Fitzgerald, whose great vocal range and perfect pitch won her the monikers ‘the first lady of song’ and ‘the queen of jazz’, has been commemorated in a Google doodle.…

Google Releases Realtime API For Drive Apps

Google Releases Realtime API For Drive Apps Google has released a new application programming interface (API) that allows developers to implement real-time collaboration in Google Drive apps. Users of Google Docs, as well as Spreadsheets and Slides, now have the ability to edit a document at the same time others are doing so, and each…

Google Inc Said It Will Shut Google Reader On July 1

Google Inc said it will shut Google Reader on July 1, citing declining usage for the application that aggregates content served by web feeds, as it forges ahead with its strategy to focus on fewer products that have more impact. reuters

WATCH: Google Glass Video Shows New Functions And User Interface

WATCH: Google Glass Video Shows New Functions And User Interface The latest Project Glass video shows what it’s like to use Google Glass. The video release coincides with a new push to find ‘Glass Explorers’ willing to plunk down $1500 to test the new technology. nydailynews

Nicolau Copernicus Becomes The Centre Of Google’s Universe As The Search Giant Marks Astronomer’s 540th Birthday

For all his efforts, Nicolaus Copernicus is at the centre of the space-exploration universe. The astronomer, born 540 years ago today, has a crater on the moon and aNASA trajectory system. In 1972, scientists in the U.S. and Britain launched a Copernicus observatory (OAO-3) into orbit. The Kopernik Space Education Center, perched at the top…

Google’s Stock Reaches $800 Milestone More Than 5 Years After Hitting $700 For 1st Time

Google’s stock price topped $800 for the first time Tuesday amid renewed confidence in the company’s ability to reap steadily higher profits from its dominance of Internet search and prominence in the increasingly important mobile device market. The milestone comes more than five years after Google’s shares initially hit $700. Not long after breaking that…

Mary Leakey 100th Birthday: Google Doodle Honours Famous British Archaeologist And Anthropologist

The Google doodle represents one of Leakey’s most famous achievements – the discovery of 3.5 million-year-old fossilised hominid footprints, at Laetoli in Tanzania. Famous British archaeologist and anthropologist Mary Leakey has been honoured with a Google doodle to mark what would have been her 100th birthday. Born in London on February 6, 1913, her passion…

Frank Zamboni’s Birthday Commemorated In Google Doodle

Google’s latest doodle marks the 112 birthday of Frank Zamboni, the inventor of the world’s first self-propelled ice-resurfacing machine, which the Italian-American trademarked in his own name and is now commonly known as a “Zamboni”. The playable doodle, which involves manipulating an ice-cleaning machine after a number of animated skaters depart from a rink, is…

Google Executive Chairman Arrives In North Korea

The Google chairman wants a first-hand look at North Korea’s economy and social media in his private visit Monday to the communist nation, his delegation said, despite misgivings in Washington over the timing of the trip. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of one of the world’s biggest Internet companies, is the highest-profile U.S. executive to visit…

Google To License Mobile Patents In FTC Antitrust Settlement

Google To License Mobile Patents In FTC Antitrust Settlement JUST IN: Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in its search results, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission says. These moves are part of a settlement to end a 19-month investigation into…