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News Story
4/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will stop looking for advertising ideas in the emails of students using a suite of the Internet company's free products tailored for schools. The changes announced Wednesday affect Google's "Apps for Education" service that has been offered to schools for the past seven years. Among other things...
News Story
4/30/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Looking for advice on how to spend $2 billion for schoolhouse technology, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo turned to one of the men who built Google into a global colossus. Now critics are asking whether it’s appropriate for Eric Schmidt, the tech company’s executive chairman, to be recommending projects that his company could well benefit...
News Story
4/29/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer-rights group wants New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remove Google's executive chairman from his appointed position on a panel charged with advising the state on proposed spending on school technology. The group cites what it sees as the online-services company's weaknesses in protecting student privacy. In a letter to the...
News Release
4/28/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog, a national public interest group, today expressed deep concern about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s appointment of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to the New York Smart Schools Commission to advise the state on how to invest proceeds from the proposed $2 billion bond act and bring technology into classrooms...
Blog Post
4/24/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
A settlement has been reached in the $3 billion class action lawsuit on behalf of 64,000 high tech workers who charged that Silicon Valley tech titans like Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin illegally conspired to keep their wages down. Details of the settlement weren't released, but a joint letter from plaintiffs' and defendants...
Blog Post
4/16/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
The CEO of Europe's largest newspaper publishing company is charging that Google is seeking to build a "digital superstate" free from the constraints of antitrust regulators and privacy concerns. In an open letter to the Internet giant's Chairman Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Alex Springer writes, "We are afraid of Google. I...
News Story
2/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
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...
News Release
2/10/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA. -- Giving a Google corporate subsidiary control of Moffett Field, as announced today by the General Services Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, wrongly rewards the Internet giant’s executives for longstanding abuses at Ames Research Center, Consumer Watchdog said. In December a NASA audit...
News Story
2/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
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...
News Story
2/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
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...