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.

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.