By Randell Suba, TECHTIMES.COM
Planetary Ventures, a company operating under the umbrella of Google, has been awarded by the General Services Administration (GSA) and NASA to renovate and manage the Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California.
The U.S. GSA announced, after a comprehensive review process, its decision, Monday, paving the way for the takeover of...
By Jennifer Baker, PCWORLD.COM
A U.S. consumer group on Monday added its voice to the growing criticism of Google’s proposed settlement with the European Union’s competition authorities.
“We had been impressed with the strong position the Commission had taken in your investigation, unlike regulatory authorities in the United States,” wrote John Simpson,...
By Alexei Alexis, BLOOMBERG BNA
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration Feb. 6 convened the first of a series of multistakeholder meetings aimed at crafting a voluntary privacy code of conduct for commercial uses of facial recognition technology.
Larry Strickling, administrator of the NTIA, a division of the Commerce Department, told stakeholders at the...
By Frederic Lardinois, TECHCRUNCH.COM
Google has long operated its fleet of private jets out of NASA’s Moffett Field thanks to a long-standing deal with the U.S. government, but it looks like it’s ready to expand its presence at the Silicon Valley airfield. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and NASA today announced that Planetary Ventures LLC, a shell company...
By Mike Liedtke, ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S government has picked a Google subsidiary to run and renovate a federal airfield that is frequently used for the personal flights of the Internet company’s billionaire executives.
The decision announced Monday clears the way for Google’s Planetary Ventures LLC to take over management of the 1,000-acre...
By Zach Miners, PCWORLD.COM
The U.S. government has chosen a Google subsidiary to rehabilitate Moffett Federal Airfield in Silicon Valley, a site that has hosted Google executives’ fleet of private jets.
Moffett Federal Airfield is a former naval air station that is now home to the NASA Ames Research Center. It includes the historic Hangar One, originally built to...
By Julie Appleby, USA TODAY / KAISER HEALTH NEWS
For millions, subsidies don't kick in until up to 9.5% of their income goes to premiums.
The lure used to get uninsured Americans to sign up for health law coverage was the promise of generous premium subsidies.
The promise comes with a catch for almost 3 million people earning three to four times the federal poverty rate: They may have to pay...
By Juergen Baetz, ASSOCIATED PRESS
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's antitrust watchdog on Wednesday accepted "far-reaching" concessions offered by Google to settle allegations it is abusing its dominant position in Internet searches, bringing the three-year-old case close to an end.
Google would significantly change the ways it displays some search...
By Wendy Davis, ONLINE MEDIA DAILY
Google has tentatively settled an European antitrust probe by promising to display “clearly visible” links to three rivals whenever the company also returns links to its own vertical services, like Google Shopping, EU regulators said on Wednesday.
The companies that want to appear in those results pages reportedly will have to pay at...
By Jim Puzzanghera, LOS ANGELES TIMES
European officials alleged that the Internet giant abused its search-engine dominance to promote its own services over those of rivals.
Google Inc. cleared out a key antitrust case, among other battles it faces, by agreeing to terms with European officials over allegations that the Internet giant abused its search-engine dominance to promote its...