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American multinational corporation that provides Internet-related products and services, including internet search, cloud computing, software and advertising technologies add

Category: Business (10)

Founded in 1998.

Countries: (47%), United States (31%), United Kingdom (4%)

Main connections: Google Maps, Google Home, Gmail

Linked to: DoubleClick, Apple Inc., AdMob, Fortune




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Google was first incorporated as a privately held company on September 4, 1998, and its initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004 add something


Early in 1999, while still graduate students, Brin and Page decided that the search engine they had developed was taking up too much of their time from academic pursuits add something


Marissa Mayer - Mayer joined Google in 1999 as employee number 20 and was the company's first female engineer


In March 1999, the company moved its offices to Palo Alto, California, home to several other noted Silicon Valley technology startups add something


Sergey Brin - In 2000, Google earned a Webby Award, a People's Voice Award for technical achievement, and in 2001, was awarded Outstanding Search Service, Best Image Search Engine, Best Design, Most Webmaster Friendly Search Engine, and Best Search Feature at the Search Engine Watch Awards


Since 2001, Google has acquired many companies, mainly focusing on small venture capital companies. add something


Eric Schmidt - From 2001 to 2011, he served as the chief executive of Google


Eric Schmidt - Schmidt joined Google's board of directors as chairman in March 2001 and became the company's CEO in August 2001


Google launched its Google News service in 2002 add something


Hal Varian - He joined Google in 2002 as a consultant, and has worked on the design of advertising auctions, econometrics, finance, corporate strategy and public policy


Jonathan Zittrain - In their tests during 2002, when Google had indexed almost 2,5 billion pages, they found sites blocked, from approximately 100 in France and Germany to 2,000 in Saudi Arabia, and 20,000 in the People's Republic of China


Google entered the enterprise market in February 2002 with the launch of its Google Search Appliance, targeted toward providing search technology for larger organizations add something


Brian Reid (computer scientist) - In June 2002, Reid became Director of Operations at Google


In 2003, "The New York Times" complained about Google's indexing, claiming that Google's caching of content on its site infringed its copyright for the content add something


In 2003, after outgrowing two other locations, the company leased its current office complex from Silicon Graphics at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway in Mountain View, California add something


In 2003, they added an engineering staff in New York City, which has been responsible for more than 100 engineering projects, including Google Maps, Google Spreadsheets, and others add something


Andrew Orlowski - In 2003, Orlowski coined the term googlewashing to describe the potential for accidental or intentional censorship of concepts through the way search engines like Google Search operate


For example, in February 2003, Google stopped showing the advertisements of Oceana, a non-profit organization protesting a major cruise ship's sewage treatment practices add something


Evan Williams (entrepreneur) - Pyra survived the departure of Hourihan and other employees, and was eventually acquired by Google on February 13, 2003


In 2004, Google acquired Keyhole, Inc add something


Michael Gorman (librarian) - In 2004 Google announced its plan to digitize the collections of five major research libraries


David Pogue - In 2004, Pogue won a Business Emmy as the correspondent for two CBS News Sunday Morning stories about Google and spam


Mary Meeker - In August, 2004, Morgan Stanley served as lead manager for the initial public offering of Google


Arthur D. Levinson - Levinson served as a director of Google, Inc. from 2004 to 2009, when he resigned from Google's board of directors


Patrick M. Byrne - When Google later in 2004 went public via a Dutch auction IPO, Byrne commented that Wall Street firms similarly pushed negative stories, but did not keep it from going forward successfully


Google's initial public offering took place five years later on August 19, 2004 add something


Evan Williams (entrepreneur) - Williams left Google in October 2004 to co-found Odeo, a podcasting company


Google renamed the service to Google Earth in 2005 add something


Google's 2005 partnerships included financing the new mobi top-level domain for mobile devices, along with other companies including Microsoft, Nokia, and Ericsson add something


In 2005, Google partnered with NASA Ames Research Center to build of offices add something


In 2005, however, articles in "The New York Times" and other sources began suggesting that Google had lost its anti-corporate, no evil philosophy add something


The Authors Guild, a group that represents 8,000 U.S. authors, filed a class action suit in a New York City federal court against Google in 2005 over this new service add something


Dennis Crowley - Dodgeball was subsequently acquired by Google in 2005, after which Crowley along with Naveen Selvadurai developed a second version of the original Dodgeball service called Foursquare in 2009 - From 2005 to late 2009, the Google search engine definitions feature, in the top-right corner of the site, was linked to


Kai-Fu Lee - He became the focus of a 2005 legal dispute between Google and Microsoft, his former employer, due to a one-year non-compete agreement that he signed with Microsoft in 2000 when he became its corporate vice president of interactive services


David Heinemeier Hansson - In 2005 he was recognized by Google and O'Reilly with the Hacker of the Year award for his creation of Ruby on Rails


Steve Ballmer - In 2005, Mark Lucovsky alleged in a sworn statement to a Washington state court that Ballmer became enraged upon hearing that Lucovsky was about to leave Microsoft for & Google, picked up his chair, and threw it across his office, and that, referring to Google CEO Eric Schmidt , Ballmer vowed to "kill Google" in an expletive-laden tirade resumed trying to persuade Lucovsky to stay at Microsoft


Grant Shapps - In 2005, he founded HowToCorp, a web business selling self-help guides and a software package, TrafficPaymaster, which creates web pages by "spinning and scraping" content from other sites to attract advertising from Google, reportedly breaching Google's code of practice


Kai-Fu Lee - In July, 2005, Lee left Microsoft to take a position at Google


Alex Martelli - Since early 2005, he works as "Über Tech Lead" for Google, Inc. in Mountain View, California


Kai-Fu Lee - He was the founding president of Google China, serving from July 2005 through September 4, 2009


Kai-Fu Lee - On July 19, 2005, Microsoft sued Google and Lee in a Washington state court over Google's hiring of its former Vice President of Interactive Services, claiming that Lee was violating his non-compete agreement by working for Google within one year of leaving the Redmond-based software corporation


Kai-Fu Lee - On July 28, 2005, Washington state Superior Court Judge Steven González granted Microsoft a temporary restraining order, which prohibited Lee from working on Google projects that compete with Microsoft pending a trial scheduled for January 9, 2006


Vint Cerf - Cerf has worked for Google as a Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist since September 2005


Google entered into a partnership with Sun Microsystems in October 2005 to help share and distribute each other's technologies add something


Shirley M. Tilghman - Tilghman has served as a member of the board of directors of Google since October 2005


Guido van Rossum - In December 2005, Van Rossum was hired by Google


Kai-Fu Lee - Before the case could go to trial, on December 22, 2005 Google and Microsoft announced that they had reached a settlement whose terms are confidential, ending a five-month dispute between the two companies


By late 2006, Google established a new headquarters for its AdWords division in Ann Arbor, Michigan add something


In 2006, Google made a bid to offer free wireless broadband access throughout the city of San Francisco along with Internet service provider EarthLink add something


In 2006, Google moved into of office space in New York City, at 111 Eighth Avenue in Manhattan add something


In 2006, the company moved to its current headquarters in Mountain View, California add something


In early 2006, the company launched Google Video, which allowed users to upload, search, and watch videos from the Internet add something


In his testimony before Congress on network neutrality in 2006, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf blamed such tactics on the fact that nearly half of all consumers lack meaningful choice in broadband providers add something


Industry reports in 2006 claim that approximately 14 to 20 percent of clicks were in fact fraudulent or invalid add something


Late in 2006, Google began to sell Custom Search Business Edition, providing customers with an advertising-free window into's index add something


Matt Dunne - Following the 2006 election, Dunne was hired by Google to run community affairs for the company from White River Junction, Vermont


Ken Thompson - He worked at Entrisphere, Inc as a fellow until 2006 and now works at Google as a Distinguished Engineer


Leo Stoller - In 2006, Stoller filed an opposition to Google's attempt at registering a trademark to the name "Google" in the category of exercise balls


Ken Thompson - Since 2006, Thompson works at Google, where he co-invented the Go programming language


Kai-Fu Lee - Lee was prohibited from setting budgets, salaries, and research directions for Google in China until the case was to go to trial in January 2006


Kai-Fu Lee - On September 13, following a hearing, Judge González issued a ruling permitting Lee to work for Google, but barring him from starting work on some technical projects until the case goes to trial in January 2006


On February 7, 2006, Vint Cerf, a co-inventor of the Internet Protocol , and current Vice President and "Chief Internet Evangelist" at Google, in testimony before Congress, said, "allowing broadband carriers to control what people see and do online would fundamentally undermine the principles that have made the Internet such a success add something


The service was originally called Writely, but was obtained by Google on March 9, 2006, where it was released as an invitation-only preview add something


Phil Angelides - Apparently, as of September 13, 2006, a cached version of the site can be found on Google, suggesting that the site was available to the public at the time and that it was indexed on Google's servers


In November 2006, Google opened offices on Carnegie Mellon's campus in Pittsburgh, focusing on shopping related advertisement coding and smartphone applications and programs add something


Also in 2007, Google's Gmail page displayed an announcement for Gmail Paper, allowing users to have email messages printed and shipped to them add something


Google does not provide detailed figures for YouTube's running costs, and YouTube's revenues in 2007 were noted as "not material" in a regulatory filing add something


In 2007 and through early 2008, several top executives left Google add something


In 2007, Google announced a free Internet service called TiSP, or Toilet Internet Service Provider, where one obtained a connection by flushing one end of a fiber-optic cable down their toilet add something


In 2007, reports surfaced that Google was planning the release of its own mobile phone, possibly a competitor to Apple's iPhone add something


Microsoft - As the smartphone industry boomed beginning in 2007, Microsoft struggled to keep up with its rivals Apple and Google in providing a modern smartphone operating system


Miele - In 2007, Miele was given an award for being the most successful company in Germany that year, beating the previous year's winner Google, which placed second, and Porsche, which came in third


Eric Schmidt - In 2007, "PC World" ranked Schmidt as the first on the list of the 50 most important people on the web, along with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin


Siti Nurhaliza - Siti has became one the most frequently searched persons on Google by Malaysian Google users, according to Google's 2007 Malaysia Year-End Zeitgeist, beating celebrities like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears


Leo Stoller - Subsequently, on January 19, 2007, Google filed a suit against Stoller's companies alleging violations of the anti-racketeering RICO law


Demetri Martin - On March 22, 2007, Demetri made another appearance on "The Daily Show", talking about the Viacom lawsuit against Google and YouTube


YouTube - On June 19, 2007, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was in Paris to launch the new localization system


George Reyes - On August 28, 2007 George Reyes announced that he would retire from his job at Google as CFO in the near future, and will help Google to replace his position


A program to edit presentations would complete the set on September 17, 2007, before all three services were taken out of beta along with Gmail, Google Calendar and all products from the Google Apps Suite on July 7, 2009 add something


In October 2007, former chief financial officer of YouTube Gideon Yu joined Facebook along with Benjamin Ling, a high-ranking engineer add something


In 2008 Google announced Gmail Custom time where users could change the time that the email was sent add something


In 2008, Google developed a partnership with GeoEye to launch a satellite providing Google with high-resolution imagery for Google Earth add something


The service was renamed Google Site Search in 2008 add something


iPhone - According to Google, in 2008, the iPhone generated 50 times more search requests than any other mobile handset


BlackBerry - At the end of 2008, when Google Android first hit the market, RIM reported that the number of BlackBerry subscribers had increased to 21 million


Edison Chen - Due to the scandal, the Google search engine rankings for 2008 resulted in Chen's Chinese name being the number 1 search term in China, and number 3 in Taiwan


Charlie McDonnell - He participated in the Euro 2008 Zeitgeist Google conference, where he spoke about YouTube along with Mia Rose and Peter Oakley


James Frost (video director) - His 2008 "House of Cards" video for Radiohead, with technological assistance by Aaron Koblin, premiered on Google


Brian Reid (computer scientist) - Google appealed that decision to the California Supreme Court, which granted review in February 2008


In March 2008, Sheryl Sandberg, vice-president of global online sales and operations, began her position as chief operating officer of Facebook while Ash ElDifrawi, formerly head of brand advertising, left to become chief marketing officer of Netshops, an online retail company that was renamed Hayneedle in 2009 add something


Leo Stoller - On April 2, 2008 the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a judgment in favor of Google, on the ground that the case had been pursued using contradictory principles, both treating those companies as extensions of Stoller himself, and as separate legal entities


In September 2008, T-Mobile released the G1, the first Android-based phone add something


On September 1, 2008, Google pre-announced the upcoming availability of Google Chrome, an open source web browser, which was released on September 2, 2008 add something


The satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on September 6, 2008 add something


Kevin Hanna - On September 16, 2008, he was a keynote speaker at Game Developers Conference where he was the first to speak publicly on Google Lively, and announced Google's gaming intentions


As a result, Google pulled out of the deal in November 2008 add something


Furthermore, the Paris Civil Court ruled against Google in late 2009, asking it to remove the works of La Martinière from its database add something


Google eventually reached a revised settlement in 2009 to limit its scans to books from the U.S., the UK, Australia and Canada add something


In 2009, however, uploads to Google Video were discontinued so that Google could focus more on the search aspect of the service add something


In addition, Google announced in 2009 that it was deploying herds of goats to keep grassland around the Googleplex short, helping to prevent the threat from seasonal bush fires while reducing the carbon footprint of mowing the extensive grounds add something


Luis von Ahn - He is the founder of the company reCAPTCHA, which was sold to Google in 2009


Thomas Steinbeck - In 2009, he worked closely with his friend, Arlo Guthrie, in a successful initiative to implement an extension to the settlement negotiations between Google and the Author's Guild


Mian Mian - In late 2009, she sued Google over the company scanning her books for its online library


Ray Kurzweil - In February 2009, Kurzweil, in collaboration with Google and the NASA Ames Research Center, announced the creation of the Singularity University training center for corporate executives and government officials


YouTube - In February 2009, YouTube announced a test service, allowing some partners to offer video downloads for free or for a fee paid through Google Checkout


Poly Styrene - In March 2009, she joined other members of PRS for Music in criticising Google for allegedly not paying a fair share of royalties to musicians


AOL - On March 12, 2009, Tim Armstrong, formerly with & Google, was named Chairman and CEO of AOL. Shortly thereafter, on May 28, Time Warner announced that it would spin off AOL as an independent company once Google's shares ceased at the end of the fiscal year


Omid Kordestani - He was Google's senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations until April 16, 2009


Omid Kordestani - Kordestani was the Senior Vice President for Worldwide Sales and Field Operations of Google until he stepped down on April 16, 2009


The first of these was first announced on May 27, 2009 add something


The next year, on July 7, 2009, Google announced Google Chrome OS, an open source Linux-based operating system that includes only a web browser and is designed to log users into their Google account add something


Eric Schmidt - On August 3, 2009, it was announced that Schmidt would resign from the board of directors at Apple due to conflicts of interest amid the growing competition between Google and Apple


Kai-Fu Lee - On 4 September 2009, Lee announced his resignation from Google


Motorola - The first phone to use the newest version of Google's open source OS, Android 2,0, was released on November 2, 2009 as the Motorola Droid


Eric Schmidt - During an interview which aired on December 3, 2009, on the CNBC documentary "Inside the Mind of Google", Schmidt was asked, "People are treating Google like their most trusted friend


L. L. Zamenhof - On December 15, 2009, Esperanto's green-starred flag flew on the Google search web page, in a commemorative Google Doodle to mark Zamenhof's 150th birthday


Also in 2010, Google purchased Global IP Solutions, a Norway-based company that provides web-based teleconferencing and other related services add something


During FIFA World Cup 2010, search queries like "World Cup", "FIFA", etc. caused the "Goooo add something


In 2010, Google announced the Google Fiber project with plans to build an ultra-high-speed broadband network for 50,000 to 500,000 customers in one or more American cities add something


In 2010, Google jokingly changed its company name to Topeka in honor of Topeka, Kansas, whose mayor actually changed the city's name to Google for a short amount of time in an attempt to sway Google's decision in its new Google Fiber Project add something


Eric Schmidt - Founded in 2010 by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Dror Berman, Innovation Endeavors is an early-stage venture fund focused on advancing the world by providing high-impact entrepreneurs with the capital, coaching and network to build game-changing ventures


Theodore Ts'o - As of January 2010, Ts'o is employed by Google


More than a year later on January 5, 2010, Google released an Android phone under its own company name called the Nexus One add something


Sergey Brin - On January 12, 2010, Google reported a large cyber attack on its computers and corporate infrastructure that began a month earlier, which included accessing two Gmail accounts and the theft of Google's intellectual property


Telefonica - In February 2010, Telefónica CEO Cesar_Alierta (César_Alierta) expressed in a meeting at Bilbao, Spain that his company intends to charge Google and other search engines for the use of their network


Facebook - More people visited Facebook than Google for the week ending March 13, 2010


In April 2010, Google announced it had acquired a hardware startup, Agnilux add something


On May 27, 2010, Google announced it had closed the acquisition of the mobile ad network AdMob add something


YouTube - In June 2010, Viacom's lawsuit against Google was rejected in a summary judgment, with U.S. federal Judge Louis L. Stanton stating that Google was protected by provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom announced its intention to appeal the ruling


Stephen Conroy - In June 2010, Conroy was criticized by SAGE-AU for "misinformation that verged on fear-mongering" when he suggested Google street view cars could have captured internet banking details in their recording of wireless network traffic, as these are generally exchanged over secure HTTPS connections


On July 21, 2010, in response to newcomer Bing, Google updated its image search to display a streaming sequence of thumbnails that enlarge when pointed at add something


Though web searches still appear in a batch per page format, on July 23, 2010, dictionary definitions for certain English words began appearing above the linked results for web searches add something


In 2011, Google announced Gmail Motion, an interactive way of controlling Gmail and the computer with body movements via the user's webcam add something


In 2011, Google announced that it will unveil Google Wallet, a mobile application for wireless payments add something


Samsung Galaxy Tab - At the Mobile World Congress event in 2011 Samsung showed a new Galaxy Tab model with bigger 10,1-inch HD display and faster processor, running Google's Android 3,0 Honeycomb operating system


Eric Schmidt - On January 20, 2011, Google announced that Schmidt would step down as CEO of Google, but continue as the executive chairman of the company, and act as an adviser to co-founders Page and Brin


Thomas Edison - On February 11, 2011, on Thomas Edison's 164th birthday, Google's homepage featured an animated Google Doodle commemorating his many inventions


Google's algorithm was changed in March 2011, giving more weight to high-quality content possibly by the use of n-grams to remove spun content add something


In March 2011, consulting firm Universum released data that Google ranks first on the list of ideal employers by nearly 25 percent chosen from more than 10,000 young professionals asked add something


On March 30, 2011, Google announced that Kansas City, Kansas would be the first community where the new network would be deployed add something


Sebastian Thrun - On April 1, 2011, Thrun relinquished his tenure at Stanford to join Google as a Google Fellow


On April 4, 2011 Larry Page became CEO and Eric Schmidt became Executive Chairman of Google add something


Jay S. Walker - On April 11, 2011 Walker Digital filed 15 lawsuits against more than 100 defendants including, Google and Microsoft for unauthorized use of its intellectual properties


In May 2011, the number of monthly unique visitors to Google surpassed 1 billion for the first time, an 8,4 percent increase from May 2010 add something


Facebook - In May 2011 emails were sent to journalists and bloggers making critical allegations about Google's privacy policies; however it was later discovered that the anti-Google campaign, conducted by PR giant Burson-Marsteller, was paid for by Facebook in what CNN referred to as "a new level skullduggery" and which Daily Beast called a "clumsy smear"


Roger Hargreaves - Google celebrated what would have been his 76th birthday, 9 May 2011, with a series of 16 Google Doodles on its global homepage


Martha Graham - To celebrate what would have been her 117th birthday on May 11, 2011, Google's logo for one day was turned into one dedicated to Graham's life and legacy


Christian Picciolini - In June 2011, Picciolini was a panel speaker at the inaugural Google Ideas, Tribeca Film Festival and Council on Foreign Relations Summit Against Violent Extremism in Dublin, Ireland, convening former members of violent organizations from inner-city gangs to right-wing militants and religious extremist groups, who are now actively and publicly working for groups that fight extremism and are recognized by local governments and law enforcement


Takashi Murakami - On 21 June 2011, Google featured a doodle tagged as "First Day of Summer" which was created by Murakami.


Bob Iger - On Tuesday November 15, 2011, Apple, Inc., now led by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook after Steve Jobs's death, named Iger as a Director and named Genentech Chairman Arthur Levinson, an Apple board member with a past membership on rival Google's board, as Jobs's replacement in the role of non-executive Chairman; both will serve on Apple's Audit Committee


Motorola - On November 17, 2011, Motorola Mobility stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposed merger with Google Inc.


Millennial Media - In December 2011, IDC issued a report that estimated Google owned a 24 percent share of the market, Millennial Media owned a 17 percent share and Apple owned a 15 percent share


"Fortune" magazine ranked Google as number one on its 100 Best Companies To Work For list for 2012 add something


Carolyn Maloney - In 2012 Maloney joined forces with Republican Representative Marsha Blackburn in a letter to Google questioning how the company’s advertising practices addresses human trafficking.


LinkedIn - On February 24, 2012, LinkedIn announced its acquisition of the start-up Rapportive, which created a browser plug-in that takes contact information from social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, and places them into Google's Gmail


Kevin Rose - On March 16, 2012, Rose announced that he, along with the rest of the Milk team , would be joining Google


YouTube - On April 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated the case, allowing Viacom's lawsuit against Google to be heard in court again


Oracle Corporation - In May 2012, the jury in this case found that & Google did not infringe on Oracle's patents, and the trial judge ruled that the structure of the Java APIs used by Google was not copyrightable


The merger was completed on the May 22, 2012, after the approval of People's Republic of China add something


Motorola - On May 22, 2012, & Google CEO Larry Page announced that Google closed on its deal to acquire Motorola Mobility


On June 5, 2012 Google announced it acquired Quickoffice, a company widely known for their mobile productivity suite for both iOS and Android add something


In July 2012 Google's first female employee, Marissa Mayer left Google to become Yahoo's CEO. add something


In July 2012, Google completed the construction of a fiber-optic broadband internet network infrastructure in Kansas City, and after building an infrastructure, Google announced pricing for Google Fiber add something


On July 2012, Google launched a "Legalize Love" campaign in support of gay rights worldwide add something


Bob Ross - Google celebrated the 70th anniversary of his birthday with a Google Doodle on October 29, 2012


Samsung Galaxy Tab - The second tablet in the Nexus series, the Nexus 10 was announced by Google on 29 October 2012


Siri (software) - On October 30, 2012, & Google released a new Google Search app for iOS, which featured an enhanced Google Voice Search function and aimed to compete with Siri - In November 2012, the UK government announced plans to investigate, along with Starbucks and Google, for tax avoidance


YouTube - On November 15, 2012, Google launched an official app for the Wii, allowing users to watch YouTube videos from the Wii channel


As of December 2012, listed the main U.S.-focused site as the Internet's first most visited website and numerous international Google sites as being in the top hundred, as well as several other Google-owned sites such as YouTube and Blogger add something


During the same December 2012 interview Schmidt "confirmed that the company had no intention of paying more to the UK exchequer add something


BlackBerry - Although smartphones running Google's Android mobile operating system compete with BlackBerry, Schmidt said in a 2013 interview that he uses a BlackBerry because he prefers its keyboard


In January 2013, Google managed to avoid any fines in exchange for its agreement to discontinue certain anticompetitive activities add something


Lenovo - As of January 2013, Lenovo only manufactures phones that use the Android operating system from Google


During the Google I/O conference in May 2013, Google's Amit Singhal presented on the future of search, explaining that a search engine's three primary functions will need to evolve and that search will need to: 1 add something


On June 2013, Google announced the launch of Product Listing Ads in India add something


Google was further criticized in July 2013 following the publicity for a Google-hosted fundraiser for Oklahoma Republican politician Jim Inhofe, who is well-known for dismissing climate change science as a "hoax" in the U.S. Senate add something


On July 3, 2013, Motorola released a full-page color advertisement in many prominent newspapers across the United States add something


As of July 22, 2013, the official launch date for the Moto X is August 1, 2013; however, information and images of the product were leaked on the Internet in July 2013, revealing that the smartphone consists of a Kevlar back panel, a 4,5-inch screen, and a very large battery add something


At a launch event on July 24, 2013 in San Francisco, U.S., a newer version of the Nexus 7 Google tablet device was released to the public, alongside the Chromecast dongle that allows users to stream YouTube and Netflix videos via smartphones add something


The Moto X was launched on August 1, 2013, and features such as voice and motion activation were revealed add something


A Google spokesperson stated to the media on August 15, 2013 that the corporation takes the privacy and security concerns of Gmail users "very seriously add something


Google's services, including the popular Google Search, suffered a rare outage on the morning of August 17, 2013 add something


The Moto X will be sold in the United States, Canada, and Latin America from late August or early September 2013 add something


Google announced the launch of a new company called Calico on September 19, 2013 that will be led by Apple chairman Arthur Levinson add something


The facility will employ 2,000 people by August of 2013 and the new phone, named the "Moto X", will be available to the public in October 2013 add something


In November 2013, Google announced plans for a new 1-million-sq-ft office in London, which is due to open in 2016 add something


In December 2013 Alexa listed as the most visited website in the world add something


On January 26, 2014 Google Inc. announced it had agreed to acquire Deepmind Technologies Ltd., a privately held artificial intelligence company from London add something


In March 2014, Google confirmed it had purchased the remnants of gaming startup, Green Throttle Games, which developed a Bluetooth gaming controller for Android add something


In May 2014, Google announced it had purchased Quest Visual, maker of the augmented reality translator app Word Lens add something


In July 2014, Google purchased the online music service Songza add something


On May 12 2015, Google announced setting up largest campus outside USA in Hyderabad,India add something


On May 12, 2015, Google announced the setting up of its largest campus outside the United States in Hyderabad, India add something


Software - In July 2015 Google released DeepDream, an image recognition software capable of creating psychedelic images add something


On August 10, 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its various interests as a holding company, Alphabet Inc., with Google as its leading subsidiary add something


In August 2015, Google announced plans to reorganize its interests as a holding company called Alphabet Inc. When this restructuring took place on October 2, 2015, Google became Alphabet's leading subsidiary, as well as the parent for Google's Internet interests add something


Google Vice President Matt Brittin testified to the Public Accounts Committee of the UK House of Commons that his UK sales team made no sales and hence owed no sales taxes to the UK. In January 2016, Google reached a settlement with the UK to pay £130m in back taxes plus higher taxes in future add something


On March 15, 2016, Google announced the introduction of Google Analytics 360 Suite, "a set of integrated data and marketing analytics products, designed specifically for the needs of enterprise-class marketers add something


In July 2016, Google announced that it had purchased Moodstocks, a startup which specializes in instant image recognition add something


In August 2016, Google announced two major changes related to its mobile search results add something


In September 2016, Google launched its Daydream VR development tools for beta version add something


Later, in October 2016, "The Information" reported that David Foster,'s former Kindle hardware chief, had joined Google as hardware chief for a new brand of smartphones by Google add something


In December 2016, Google released Trusted Contacts, a personal safety mobile application for Android add something


The second, on January 10, 2017, the company will start punishing mobile pages that show intrusive interstitials when a user first opens a page and they will rank lower in its search results add something


Google introduced its Family Link service in March 2017, letting parents buy Android Nougat-based Android devices for kids under 13 years of age and create a Google account through the app, with the parents controlling the apps installed, monitor the time spent using the device, and setting a "Bedtime" feature that remotely locks the device add something


Site Search customers were notified by email in late March 2017 that no new licenses for Site Search would be sold after April 1, 2017, but that customer and technical support would be provided for the duration of existing license agreements add something


In May 2017, Google added "Family Groups" to several of its services add something


In June 2017, Google submitted plans for a new London headquarter to the Camden Council add something


On June 27, 2017 the company received a record fine of 2,42bn euros from the European Union for "promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results add something


On August 8, 2017, Google fired the worker, James Damore, whose leaked memo claimed the company had an ideological echo chamber that alienated conservatives add something


On September 1, 2017, Google Inc. announced its plans of restructuring as a limited liability company, Google LLC, as a wholly owned subsidiary of XXVI Holdings Inc., which is formed as a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. to hold the equity of its other subsidiaries, including Google LLC and other bets add something


In November 2017, Google bought 536 megawatts of wind power add something


Google's Form 10-Q SEC filing for Q1 of 2018 does not appear to break down employee numbers add something


Around May 2018, the slogan was silently removed from the code's clauses, leaving only one generic reference in its last paragraph add something


The Intercept reported in August 2018 that "Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest" add something


As of October 2018, Orange has teamed up with Google in order to create a transatlantic undersea cable to share data between the United States and France at faster speeds add something


On 1 November 2018, Google employees staged a global walk-out to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment complaints, including the golden parachute exit of former executive $Andy_Rubin; more than 20,000 employees and contractors participated add something


On 10 December 2018, a New Zealand court ordered that the name of a man accused of murdering British traveller Grace Millane be withheld from the public add something


In response to the backlash, Google ultimately decided to not renew their DoD contract, set to expire in 2019 add something


In March 2019, Google unveiled a cloud gaming service named Stadia add something


On March 19, 2019, Google announced that it would enter the Video Game market, releasing the Google Stadia add something


On April 9, 2019, the "Washington Examiner" reported that Google manually blacklists certain conservative sites, such as The American Spectator and Gateway Pundit, from news search results add something


On June 3, 2019, the United States Department of Justice reported that it would investigate Google for antitrust violations add something