Google is an important actor in the media and technology landscape in the 21st century with profound impact on news media and journalism. This entry discusses the history of Google, controversies surrounding the company, and the interactions between Google and the news industry.

Google is a multinational technology company headquartered in the United States. Its core service is its search engine service Google Search, which is by far the most popular search engine in the world, with more than 90% market share. As of 2019, the Google home page was ranked number 1 in global Internet traffic and engagement. In addition, Google provides over a hundred Internet-related services and products for individuals, businesses, and developers, with many of its products important parts of people’s everyday lives ...

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