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  • Google Urges National Inventory of Radio Spectrum
    By on May 8, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments


    Hugh Pickens writes “Google, the wireless industry, and consumer advocates have come together to support a bill that would require the federal government to take a complete inventory of the national airwaves to determine what spectrum is being used, how it is being used and who is using it. The government needs to clean up its sloppy record keeping, they say, or the US risks running out of wireless capacity with the increasing use of the mobile Internet. (more…)

  • UK Possibly Exploring “Google Tax”
    By on May 4, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The UK government is considering proposals that could hit Google and other search engines with an online advertising tax to help boost revenue for the BBC. While these proposals are still in their infancy, some are already attacking the idea of taxing a growth industry in the middle of a recession. “Sources say the proposed taxes have been discussed by officials at the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform and the Department for (more…)

  • Google Mows With Goats
    By on May 4, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    Kelson writes “Google’s Mountain View headquarters has fields that need to be kept clear of fire hazards. This year instead of mowing them, they took a low-carbon approach: they hired a herd of goats to eat the grass for a week. ‘It costs us about the same as mowing, and goats are a lot cuter to watch than lawn mowers,’ wrote Dan Hoffman.”

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  • What the Infringer Bay Verdict Could Purpose In spite of Google
    By on April 18, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    explosivejared writes “Forbes is on-going a biography discussing the verdict in the Reproduce Bay turns out that and its implications on systematize sharing, specifically with watch to Google. The article points unlit what most people on Slashdot already make: Google provides essentially the very help that the Reproduce Bay does. The Infringer Bay suit may be set the world on fire from outstanding, accounting in search appeals, but the Filibuster (more…)