March 19, 2008 |
Google Inc. lost its bid to get European Union-wide trademark protection for "Gmail," the name of its Web-based e-mail service. The Gmail name is too similar to an existing German trademark, according to a ruling by the EU's trademark agency.
April 18, 2007 |
Google Inc. plans to launch software similar to Microsoft Corp.'s popular PowerPoint program as the two companies vie to dominate the online experience. Google Chairman and Chief Executive Eric Schmidt described the software at a conference for Internet entrepreneurs.
October 10, 2007 |
Google Inc. has acquired Finnish company Jaiku Ltd., one of a new class of start-ups that offer instant-messaging tools for Web and mobile phone users to keep track of their friends' daily activities. Terms were not disclosed. The small acquisition coincides with mounting speculation that Google is pushing to expand into mobile Internet services.
November 14, 2007 |
Google Inc. co-founder Larry Page, whose stake in the Internet search leader is worth about $20 billion, and Lucy Southworth plan to tie the knot the weekend of Dec. 8. Southworth was a biomedical informatics doctoral student at Stanford University.
August 21, 2007 |
Google Inc. invested in Chinese social network Tianya.cn. The website will run on Google technology, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. Google won't disclose the size of the investment. Google aims to lure people to its query functions with the sites, narrowing the gap in advertising sales with reigning Chinese search engine Baidu.
June 28, 2007 |
Google Inc. will start selling devices that scour corporate networks through Santa Ana-based distributor Ingram Micro Inc. Ingram will sell the Google Search Appliance and Google Mini in the U.S. now and in other countries later, Google said.
June 23, 2006 |
A suburban New York politician has dropped a federal lawsuit that had claimed the search engine company Google Inc. profits from child pornography. Jeffrey Toback, a member of the Nassau County Legislature, filed suit in May, claiming Google had "paid links" to websites containing child pornography. Google denied the allegations.
July 12, 2006 |
Internet search giant Google Inc. plans to open an office in Ann Arbor, Mich., that would employ 1,000 people. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company will use the facility to handle sales and operations for its AdWords online advertising division, the Michigan governor's office said.
December 3, 2007 |
Found: geeks on the beach. Google Inc. has spread out like a beach towel in Santa Monica. What started in 2003 with a few dozen employees has grown into the company's fourth-largest office and fourth-largest engineering center in the U.S., with 300-plus employees in three buildings. "We have the best weather of any office in Google," said Thomas Williams, the engineering director who heads the office.
May 29, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Activists say an online campaign to curb misogynist content on Facebook could be a watershed moment for a growing movement to remove posts and images that promote violence against women on the Web. Women, Action and the Media launched the campaign last week, urging major companies to pull their advertisements from Facebook that could run alongside graphic language and images of rape, abuse and other violence against women. Heeding the call, more than a dozen advertisers, including Nissan Motor Co. and Nationwide Building Society, removed their ads from Facebook, while others, such as American Express and Unilever's Dove brand, pressured Facebook Inc. to remove the offending pages.