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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...
News Story
11/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Google is paying $1.16B and plans to renovate and use the historic Hangar One Google is paying $1.16 billion over 60 years to lease from NASA the Moffett Federal Airfield in California. The Internet giant plans to renovate and use the historic Hangar One, originally built to house airships, for research, development, assembly and testing in the...
Blog Post
4/18/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
Google, the company that makes its money by assembling digital dossiers about its users and selling them to advertisers for the highest bid, reported earnings Thursday.  Revenue increased 31 percent to $13.97 billion and net income in the first quarter rose 16 percent to $3.35 billion, or $9.94 a share. Admittedly, as I listened to the...
News Story
12/13/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
In an interview given yesterday to Bloomberg in New York City, Eric Schmidt, the chairman of that famous "do no evil" company, Google, said that he is "very proud" of Google's complex tax avoidance measures. "It's called a capitalsm", he said. And indeed it is, the ugly, arrogant and unacceptable face of it....
News Story
12/13/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Ads giant branded 'morally bankrupt modern-day robber baron' Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has dismissed criticism over how little corporation tax his company pays, saying it's just capitalism. Schmidt is "very proud" of the corporate structure Google set up to divert profits made in European countries, such as the...
News Story
12/13/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has insisted that he is "very proud" of the company's tax structure, and said that measures to lower its payments were just "capitalism". Mr Schmidt's comments risk inflaming the row over the amount of tax multinationals pay, after it emerged that Google funnelled $9.8bn (£6.07bn) of...
News Release
12/12/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog Wednesday called for a Senate hearing into Google’s “morally bankrupt” tax policies that force taxpayers “to make up for the Internet giant’s unwillingness to pay its fair share." Consumer Watchdog called for the hearing in a letter to Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the...
News Story
12/12/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The search giant paid £6m in tax – despite making sales of £2.6 billion -- Company’s chairman Eric Schmidt said the company paid 'lots of taxes - in legally prescribed ways' The boss of Google last night said he was ‘very proud’ of the elaborate structure that helped the search giant slash more than...