Google wants more mobile-friendly websites in its mobile searches

4:26PM | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 |  When you search Google on a mobile device, any website that is not mobile-friendly will be harder to find from today.

Tech sector now represents 5.1% of Australia’s GDP, 22% of the workforce

3:30PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 |  The digital economy contributed $79 billion to the Australian economy in 2013/14, representing 5.1% of Australia’s gross domestic product, while 22% of employees now work intensively with ICT, according to a new Deloitte Access Economics report.

Google’s new ‘medical search’ feature is not as useful as it would appear

2:15PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 |  Google has rolled out a new health search feature that details basic facts about 400 common medical conditions.

How – and why – Google is transforming the map

1:09PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 |  Google has managed to map most of the world. Recently, the company offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how it’s built the Google Maps application using a combination of technology, expansion and algorithms.

Why taking two minutes out of your day can make you happier at work

11:42PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 |  Being grateful to your work colleagues is the “secret weapon” for happiness in the workplace and can help employees shrug off the dissatisfaction associated with a constant routine, according to Google’s HR manager.

Google launches a new guide encouraging kids to pick Careers with Code

10:19PM | Friday, 10 October 2014 |  Google Australia has published a new computer science careers guide, titled Careers with Code, which encourages young people to take up a career as coders.

Dear Rupert: Google hits back at media mogul’s claims it breeds piracy

9:19PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 |  Google has rejected allegations made by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in a letter to the European Commission that it uses its market position to stifle competition and is a platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google hits back at News Corp’s allegations of being a “platform for piracy”

9:22AM | Friday, 26 September 2014 |  Google has responded to a letter Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp sent to the European Commission in which he alleged the company was willing to exploit its market position to stifle competition, and that it was a platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks.

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.