Google's global headquarters has the uncanny feel of a carnival. Beneath cloudless California skies, engineers in board shorts glide through the leafy campus on brightly coloured bicycles.

Step inside and find a cavalcade of attractions: giant stuffed animals and a VW camper van are parked up in the corridors beneath signs advertising belly dancing and K-Pop classes.

In the distance, a colossal tent-like structure resembling a circus Big Top is under construction, which once complete in 2021 will be the company's new HQ.

Amid all this excitement — and with gushing profits of over US$15 billion ($23.95b) in the first

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