Google.com gets a bit more customizable

Google has unveiled a new feature that allows users to upload their own pictures to use as the background image on Google.com's main landing page, without affecting the search platform's load times.

German official doubts Google's story on illegal data gathering

Google has come under fire from the German government after admitting it has been collecting Wifi data as part of its Street View program for four years.

Google makes major wind farm investment

Google - one of the largest consumers of power in the world - is to invest for the first time in renewable energy with the purchase of a stake in two North Dakota wind farms.

Google acquires Web gadget firm Labpixies

The latest company in Google's portfolio comes all the way from Tel Aviv. The online search giant has picked up Israel-based Labpixies for a reported $25 million.