Google's week has been fairly positive after the firm reported healthy revenue and profit growth in the second quarter, sponsored the OpenStack Foundation, and revealed that Purchases on Google will add a ‘buy' feature to the mobile service.
However, Google suffered a data leak, which revealed that most of the Right to be Forgotten requests have been submitted by ordinary people, not high-flying celebrities and politicians.
Google thanks mobile and YouTube for 11 percent revenue rise
Google revealed that Q2 revenue rose 11 percent, with profits up 17 percent helped by mobile search and YouTube growth.
The company raked in $17.7bn from April to June this year, up from $16bn during the same period last year, generating a profit of $3.93bn, up from $3.35bn.
Google error leaks Right to be Forgotten request data
Google accidentally revealed that 95 percent of all requests for search results to be removed from its index under the Right to be Forgotten ruling have been made by ordinary people, not celebrities, MPs or criminals.
The revelation was somewhat surprising, as one of the chief arguments made against the ruling is that it could be abused by those in high-profile positions to hide negative stories from their past.
Google Cloud adds Windows Server support and targets Windows Server 2003 migrations
Google announced its official support for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2008 R2 instances on its Compute Engine cloud service.
The firm is pitching the new support as ideal for customers looking to move from the now unsupported Windows Server 2003, and said that it wanted to make Google Cloud Platform a first-class place to run production Windows Server workloads.
Google gets behind OpenStack, becomes a corporate sponsor
Google became a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation in a move that will boost the OpenStack cloud platform.
The company said that it will work closely with other members of the OpenStack community to bring its expertise in containers and container management to OpenStack.
Google 'buy button' seeks to ease mobile shopping and boost sales
An update to the AdWords system sees the firm testing an option called Purchases on Google, which the firm said will put mobile shoppers closer to their preferred online stores and give them confidence that transactions are happening in a controlled and secure way.
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Saturn's rings only formed in the past 100 million years, suggests analysis of Cassini space probe data
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