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Google

A publicly-traded company primarily offering a web portal. Originally a search engine in the 1990s and early 2000s, Google expanded to online messaging, e-mail services, web video, mobile phones and so forth. Google monetizes its operations primarily through advertisements. It was founded in 1998. See also: Yahoo.
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Manama, May 27 (BNA) -- University College of Bahrain announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Google to provide students, faculty and staff with full access to Google Apps Education Edition.
Google's cloud email service, Gmail (mail.google.com), which is available through Google Apps or by itself, went down in December for several hours at the beginning of a work week.
A blog post Thursday by Clay Bavor, Director of Product Management for Google Apps, said the service is used by "millions of businesses." Bavor said eliminating the free version will help remove confusion about Google's different offerings and provide a better experience for its business customers, who "quickly outgrow the basic version."
"Google Apps technology is fast, secure, and rich with features," he explained.
"Google is delighted to [help] DepEd harness the power of the Web to work more efficiently and collaboratively," Samuel Cheung, Google Apps supporting program regional manager for Southeast Asia, said in a statement.
With so many students using Google Apps, teachers outside the technology classes began to ask how they could incorporate Google Apps into their lesson plans.
This is exactly what Google Enterprise and Google Apps offer and, by building our dedicated local team, we are hoping to bring these benefits to more businesses in the region.
Our company now conducts several employees' survey online using Google apps."
"With Google Apps for Government, we've gone beyond FISMA certification," Google spokesperson Andrew Kovacs told TechNewsWorld.
eWeek Europe (eweekeurope.co.uk) reported in March 2009 that enterprise use of Google Apps is soaring.
"The Google Secure Data Connector is designed to help developers create web-based applications that can access and use data residing inside the firewall," said Rajen Sheth, Google Apps Senior Product Manager.