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11/21/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Members of the European Parliament are readying a motion calling for the break-up of Google, by separating its search engine functionality from other commercial services, according to news reports. A draft resolution calling for the break-up should be finalized early next week, with a vote potentially on Thursday, according to a report from The...
News Release
11/21/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today praised an expected call from the European Parliament to break up Google to end the Internet giant’s monopolistic dominance, a remedy that the public interest group proposed more than four years ago. The Financial Times first reported today that the European Parliament is expected to call for...
Blog Post
11/14/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
Internet giant Google is so rapidly expanding both its data collecting and its political clout that it may become too powerful to be held accountable, according to a new study by our friends at Public Citizen. The 69-page report from the public interest group, titled Mission Creep-y: Google Is Quietly Becoming One Of the Nation’s Most...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
NASA announced today that officials signed a lease with Google's Planetary Ventures LLC to manage Moffett Federal Airfield and rehabilitate the landmark Hangar One. The agreement comes more than three years after Google's top executives offered to restore the massive hangar built in the early 1930s. Planetary Ventures was awarded the...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
The tech giant will pay $1.16 billion over the course of a 60-year lease in order to conduct research at the Moffett Federal Airfield in California. According to a NASA statement, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) will use the site for research, development, assembly and testing related to “space exploration, aviation, rover/robotics...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- In a deal that promises to restore Moffett Field's beloved Hangar One, Google on Monday said it would spend more than $200 million to rehab that and two other hangars, create an educational center and assume management for much of the historic air base, drawing cheers from preservationists.     Saying it will...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. has signed a long-term lease for part of a historic Navy air base, where it plans to renovate three massive hangars and use them for projects involving aviation, space exploration, and robotics. The giant Internet company will pay $1.16 billion in rent over 60 years for the property, which also includes a working air...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Mountain View gets 60-year lease on historic Moffett Airfield A consumer watchdog has slammed NASA for signing a whopping $1bn deal that will see a historic airbase turned into Google's space "playground". Mountain View has inked a deal with the space agency which will see it rent Moffett Federal Airfield for 60 years. The massive...
News Release
11/10/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – NASA’s just announced lease agreement with a Google subsidiary to manage Moffett Federal Airfield wrongly rewards the Internet giant’s executives for longstanding abuses at Ames Research Center, Consumer Watchdog said. NASA claimed the lease would save the agency approximately $6.3 million annually in...
News Story
11/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A Google Inc. subsidiary has sealed a deal with NASA to lease Moffett Field — plugging in the largest puzzle piece yet in Google's massive Peninsula real estate expansion and paving the way for the rehabilitation of the storied Hangar One. The deal, first announced in February, became official today, providing a first look at the...