Lebanon did not officially celebrate its 71st independence anniversary this Saturday , but Google made it up for the Lebanese by celebrating our independence in style with a doodle featuring dancers performing the national “dabke” folk dance. The Lebanese government decided to cancel the Independence Day celebrations for the first time since the 1975-1990 civil […]
The European parliament is poised to call for a break-up of Google, in one of the most brazen assaults so far on the technology group’s power. The gambit increases the political pressure on the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to take a tougher line on Google, either in its antitrust investigation into the company […]
Google Inc. GOOG on Thursday unveiled the first touch-screen laptops powered by its Chrome operating system—the latest foray into hardware development for the company best known for its Internet search and mobile software. The new high-end Chrome device, which is called the Chromebook Pixel and went on sale Thursday, was designed and built by Google […]
Iran has launched a video-sharing site in its latest effort to provide alternative government-sanctioned Internet services. Dubbed “Mehr,” the Farsi word for affection, the site aims to attract Persian-speaking users and promote Iranian culture
Syrian state media says Internet and telephone service have been restored in Damascus following a two-day, nationwide communications blackout.
Syria’s Internet and cell phone service has been blacked out since yesterday, giving citizens little to no access to reaching the rest of the world. In the wake of these events, Google is once again promoting its Speak2Tweet program in an effort to facilitate a one-way line of communication to keep Internet users outside of […]
For the third year in a row Google joined Lebanon in celebrating its 69th anniversary of Independence Day on Thursday, with a doodle featuring the temple of Jupiter in Lebanon’s city of the sun Baalbeck.
Google has warned that a forthcoming UN-organised conference threatens the “free and open internet”. Government representatives are set to agree a new information and communications treaty in December.
In May 2010, Apple attained a ranking long thought unthinkable — the world’s most valuable technology company, a position it achieved by dethroning longtime rival Microsoft. Apple still sits atop the throne. But in the meantime another company has come along to kick Microsoft down a peg: Google,
Iran was set to block access to Google and Gmail in reaction to the anti-Islam film that has triggered protests across the Muslim world. “Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice,”