When does Google hand over your data to governments?

9:22PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 |  Governments around the world want to know a lot about who we are and what we’re doing online and they want communications companies to help them find it. We don’t know a lot about when companies hand over this data, but we do know that it’s becoming increasingly common.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google backs $300 million broadband infrastructure project in Japan

8:20AM | Tuesday, 12 August 2014 |  Google has announced it’s backing a new $300 million high speed internet trans-pacific cable system between the US and Japan.

THE NEWS WRAP: Chinese government excludes Apple products from is procurement budget

8:21AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 |  The Chinese government has excluded Apple iPads and MacBook laptops from the list of products that can be bought with public money, government sources told Reuters.

Google to buy game-streaming company Twitch for $1 billion

7:13PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 |  Google has signed a deal to buy Twitch, a company that enables live-streaming of video games, for $US1 billion ($A1.06 billion), sources have told VentureBeat.

The tech developer’s World Cup: Google 2, Apple 1

6:36PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 |  Following on from Apple’s developer conference held earlier this month, Google has now had its chance to respond to Apple’s agenda with its own vision for the coming tech landscape.

Telstra and Optus hit back as Google tells users which ISPs are to blame for laggy YouTube clips

6:13PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  A Google blog post in which the company claims it wants to help customers better understand the video quality available from their ISPS, has upset local providers.

A flurry of Flix: What’s happening in the Aussie movie streaming space?

6:46PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  Movie rental service EzyFlix has announced it will be the first Australian streaming service to make itself compatible with Google’s new Chromecast media device.

Former Google executive Tim Schulz joins Bigcommerce

6:44AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  Bigcommerce has announced that former Google executive Tim Schulz has joined the company as senior vice president of product management.

OPINION: Dear Google, here are some ways to put your money where your mouth is

6:17AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 |  I feel like poking the rainbow bear today. Google Australia is the big bear of the Australian tech startup industry.

Could Google’s next acquisition be Australian?

5:51AM | Thursday, 22 May 2014 |  In what could be good news for Australian startups, various media reports suggest Google told US regulators that it could spend as much as $30 billion of its offshore cash reserves to buy foreign companies or technology rights.