Google is finally showing results from heavy investments in areas beyond search, with notable inroads in the mobile, video and display markets and new chief executive Larry Page setting social networking as a top priority

Google under threat of €15m fine

Dutch regulators threaten US tech group over data use


A bicyclist rides his bike past a Google Inc. sign in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Google is celebrating its 15th anniversary as the company reaches $290 billion market value. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Group is on a gambit to raise US internet speeds and its programme is on brink of expansion
An iPad showing the Google search engine home page as the internet giant celebrates it's 15th birthday today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 4, 2013. The firm has come a long way since September 4 1998, when it was incorporated by founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who had met at university three years previously. It was originally called BackRub, but they eventually settled on the name for the website that has become synonymous with internet searching today - so much so that it is used as a verb in its own right. See PA story TECHNOLOGY Google. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire ©PA
Search is losing market share in digital advertising
FILE - In this May 30, 2007 file photo, a Google sign is seen inside Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google is buying online mapping service Waze in a deal that keeps a potentially valuable tool away from its rivals while gaining technology that could improve the accuracy and usefulness of its own popular navigation system, the company announced Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) ©AP
The search company has launched an Amazon-like service

Google shuts Russia engineering office

Curb on internet activity by authorities could fuel outflow of talent

Google shifts from Spain and Russia

Technology giant blames repressive national internet regimes

UK watchdog intervenes in Google case

Last-minute intervention over what constitutes private data

Google overtakes Apple in US classroom

Schools favour cheaper Chromebooks over iPads

Euro-MPs eye action to break up Google

Vote comes as Paris and Berlin call for level playing field

Europe’s demands on Google mount

Calls for stronger ‘right to be forgotten’ and ‘platform neutrality’

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Washington weighs in on Google probe

Senate and House express alarm at EU vote on break-up

Google break-up plan emerges from EU

MEPs suggest splitting off search to curb dominance

Yahoo ousts Google with Firefox deal

Group becomes browser’s default search engine in five-year partnership

Google develops site to track illegal fishing

Search engine wades into debate about overfishing

YouTube launches paid music service

Google site finalises deals with labels to attract customers

YouTube signs with indie labels

Deal paves way for launch of paid-for music service

Google moves into Nasa’s space

$200m renovation to help Google’s ambitions in exploration and robotics

Google looks beyond search for growth

Larry Page says search group risks hitting ceiling

Lenovo completes Motorola acquisition

Chinese tech group finalises deal with Google

Incoming EU digital chief slams Google

Günther Oettinger says tech group could face levy

Google leaps into new virtual reality

Technology group leads $542m investment in Magic Leap

Google Ventures sets out Europe strategy

Partners announce they will co-invest with leading venture groups

Technology review: Robot wars

Contenders target Google’s version of Android