Google announced on Wednesday, a 20-year deal with the Altamont Pass wind farm that will allow its Mountain View headquarters to be entirely powered by wind energy.
Out of the top 10 most generous American philanthropists in 2014, four hail from Bay Area tech companies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual Philanthropy 50 list.
Google has donated $1 million to a 125-year-old Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton that has been in need of financial support.
A Google-owned subsidiary that makes animal-inspired robots revealed their latest creation, a small robotic dog that can stand up to all kinds of challenges.
After pulling Google Glass from the market, the Mountain View-based tech giant is reportedly working on a brand-new version of the wearable computer from the ground up.
Google is allegedly preparing to offer its own ride-sharing service along with its driverless car project.
Google apologized after facing fierce criticism for a software glitch that was translating “gay” into homophobic slurs for several different languages.
While recent Google technologies such as driverless cars and wearable computers make headlines, the tech giant has been quietly working on health related-technologies cancer detectors and making synthetic human skin.
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Google is reportedly planning to expand its ultra high-speed fiber optic internet service to four more cities, but no Bay Area or California cities have yet been announced.