Google broke its silence on the floating barge structure it is building in San Francisco Bay. "Google Barge ... A floating data center? A wild party boat? A barge housing the last remaining dinosaur? Sadly, none of the above," Google said in a statement. "Although it's still early days and things may change, we're exploring using the barge as an interactive space where people can learn about new technology." Ref. USAToday
An emotional advertisement for Google's search engine has become a hit in India and Pakistan by surprisingly invoking a searing and traumatic period in the shared history of the South Asian archrivals. Ref. Source 6
Australian music promoter Milorad "Michael" Trkulja is suing Google in a bid to have his name essentially erased from the internet after the search engine continues to link him unfairly to Melbourne's criminal underworld. Ref. Source 1
Googling the words "Dalai Lama" Or "Tiananmen Square" From China long has produced the computer equivalent of a blank stare, as that nation's government has blocked websites that it deemed politically sensitive. Ref. Source 3
Google Bans Ads From Pregnancy Centers After Lobbying From "Pro-Choice" NARAL
Google has banned ads from pro-life pregnancy centers that offer women and their unborn children abortion alternatives. The decision came after extensive lobbying from a national "pro-choice" group, NARAL, that appears to favor just one choice, abortion.
Upset that pregnancy centers were allowed to bid on the keyword "abortion clinics," along with facilities that kill unborn children in abortions, NARAL launched a national campaign to complain to Google. Now, the national search engine company has banned the ads. Ref. Source 6