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 break-up plan emerges from EU

MEPs suggest splitting off search to curb dominance


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
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Smart way to invest cash and breathe life into some European start-ups

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Vulnerability in basic software used to secure the web

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