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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

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Comments under videos are notoriously idiotic, but owners have a solution

Fifa 14 free to download on iOS and Android devices

Latest version of the football video game franchise is free to download, though in-app purchases can buy you new players and game modes

Google offers free Microsoft Office editor for phones and tablets (Microsoft doesn't)

The Quickoffice app allows you to edit Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and Powerpoint presentations on the move

Sony's Smart Stick is an unlikely competitor to Google's Chrome Cast

Another streaming dongle to make your TV ultra-smart, but with limited compatibility and a hefty price-tag it won't be for everyone

Google redesigns its logo and home page

The most visited site on the whole world wide web hasn’t changed its logo in three years

Make a voyage of discovery to the Galapagos Islands – on Google Street View

Public can now virtually explore the islands for the first time after launch to mark anniversary of Darwin’s visit 178 years ago

Microsoft's Cortana: rival to Apple's Siri named after fictional AI

The next-generation of 'intelligent personal assistants' will step even closer to sci-fi's vision of artificial intelligent, but will this be in name only?

Child protection expert: Don’t target Google to stop abuse

A government policy to tackle the growing problem of online child abuse is nonsensical and based on a fundamental misunderstanding of how paedophiles target their victims, according to the former head of Britain’s online child protection agency.

From cyberspace to reality: Google’s £650m British HQ

Camden Council set to approve plans for the search engine’s new base in King’s Cross

Jonathon Fletcher: How the forgotten father of the search engine was trumped by Google

The Yorkshireman is being hailed as the father of the search engine for his innovative webcrawler

Google was initially based in a garage but now has more than 70 offices in more than 40 global locations

Internet giant Google celebrates 15th birthday

Firm was initially based in a garage but now has more than 70 offices in more than 40 global locations

Google’s ‘20 per cent time off’ policy falls victim to work

Staff can only pursue their own ideas on top of their punishing formal schedules

Yahoo or Google? Web supremacy depends on how you measure it

Although measuring traffic online isn't an exact science, whether you choose to measure unique visitors or each hit makes a big difference.

Yahoo overtakes Google in web traffic

New rankings vindicate CEO Marissa Mayer's changes to the ailing brand

Google’s new YouTube app means you never stop watching

Update allows you to watch videos whilst browsing content

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