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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...
News Story
2/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
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...
News Release
12/11/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on NASA to evict a fleet of planes owned by Google’s billionaire top executives from Ames Research Center after an audit by the agency’s Inspector General found they received an unwarranted discount worth up to $5.3 million on jet fuel purchased from the government. Two years ago...
News Story
5/17/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
Google Glass isn't officially available to all consumers yet, and it's already drawing concerns from Congress. They've sent a letter to Google asking about privacy issues for those wearing the glasses, and those who will be on the receiving end of a Glass-wearer's gaze. Google may answer the questions -- or it could wait until a...
Blog Post
5/16/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
Eight members of Congress have sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page asking tough and necessary questions about the Internet giant's new wearable computing device, Google Glass. The letter from members of the Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, whose Co-chairman is conservative Joe Barton, (R-TX), says, "As members of the Congressional Bipartisan...
Blog Post
11/30/2012
Posted by Jamie Court
When you stare down a $220 billion corporation, it's hard not to blink. But if the Federal Trade Commission doesn't deliver on its ultimatum to Google that it settle its antitrust problems soon for real relief or face prosecution, then consumers will never get the open and unfettered online and mobile access to information they deserve....
Blog Post
11/7/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
Sergey Brin, Google's co-founder, is getting a little bit of ink for his suggestion that all politicians elected today quit their parties and "govern as independents in name and in spirit." Here's how he puts it in his post on Google+: I must confess, I am dreading today’s elections. Not because of who might win or...