Google Inc. Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora received $46.7 million in total compensation last year, more than double from a year earlier, becoming the company’s highest-paid executive, a regulatory filing shows.
Google Inc. is adding employees and redoubling efforts to win new advertisers in China, even as a clash over censorship casts doubt on its ability to do business in the country, said Chief Legal Officer David Drummond .
Google Inc., which says it gets about 1,400 requests a month from U.S. authorities for users’ e- mails and documents, is organizing an effort to press for limits on government access to digital communications.
Google Inc., escalating a feud with Microsoft Corp. over patents, said Microsoft’s offer to join a bid for Novell Inc.’s intellectual property would have eliminated its ability to defend its Android mobile-phone operating system against legal attacks.
Google Inc. accused Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp. of waging a “hostile, organized campaign” against its Android mobile software, a sign of escalating tension in the technology industry’s patent war.
Google Inc., the biggest maker of smartphone software, agreed to buy Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in its largest acquisition, gaining mobile patents and expanding in the hardware business.