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 backs Yieldify and Lost My Name

Investments are latest move by group venture arm in Europe


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Concern about government snooping is mixed with anxiety about commercial use of data
KIRKLAND, WA - OCTOBER 28: The Google Kirkland facility is pictured during its grand opening October 28, 2009 in Kirkland, Washington. More than 350 employees work in the Kirkland facility, which includes amenities such as a climbing wall, gym and soda fountain, and consolidates several offices throughout Kirkland. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) ©Getty
Shareholders have other worries than an EU investigation
An employee demonstrates how a pair of Google Glass connected glasses are capable of reading barcodes ©Bloomberg
Fate of video-enabled spectacles is not encouraging

Google heads queue to lobby Brussels

Big tech names in charm offensive with regulators

Google launches free music streaming

‘Freemium’ model rolled out days ahead of Apple’s rival offering

Google searches for the ‘smart city’

Sidewalk Labs adopts ‘bottom-up’ approach to improving living costs, transport and energy use

Google told to push right to be forgotten

French privacy watchdog wants sensitive links deleted globally

Google eyes better city life for billions

Pavement unit to develop technologies that focus on urban issues

Googe photos

Google Photos: focus on picture libraries

App beats its rivals with innovations — if you don’t mind sharing data with advertisers in future

Apps spearhead Google’s battle with Apple

Tough slog for group in fight for supremacy of mobile devices

Google doubts over ‘conflict’ minerals

US law aims to curb sales from African countries to fund violence

Google showcase lacks big new visions

Artificial intelligence applications stand out as significant

Google and GoPro in virtual reality deal

Tech groups team up to cut cost of technology

Washington backs Oracle in Google case

Tech experts warn lawsuit could impede software innovation

Google frames new future for Glass device

Tony Fadell says there are ‘no sacred cows’ in wearables review

Mosley and Google settle sex images case

Deal brings to an end one of the highest-profile privacy claims

Amazon, Google join music rights group

MIC Coalition launched to campaign against higher royalty rates

Google turns on the charm in Europe

Internet search group aims to be more reliable ally than deadly foe

Google considers shake-up of News service

Internet company to partner with European media groups

Ebay CEO’s comments help Google case

Donahoe says site is direct rival of group in online shopping

Google’s average ad prices drop 7%

Wall Street shrugs off search company’s slight revenue miss

Google enters US wireless service market

Internet group’s Project Fi is designed to cut mobile bill costs