Google unveiled plans Friday for a new campus headquarters integrating wildlife and sweeping waterways, aiming to make a big statement in Silicon Valley -- which is already seeing ambitious projects from Apple and Facebook.
Google is backing off a Tuesday announcement to ban sexually explicit material on public Blogger sites. The company said Friday that there was an outcry from people incensed about the censorship of their nude photos.
Google has turned into a stock market laggard as the shift to mobile devices has lowered the Internet search leader's digital ad prices and the company's expensive investments in far-out technology has trimmed its profit margins.
Google has unveiled the Spiral 2, the latest modular smartphone prototype from the company's Project Ara. The first production model could go on sale in the second half of 2015 in one or more test markets.