Stories tagged with Google

Tech companies in Trumpland: Lobbying more than ever

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 22, 2017 at 6:16am   |   0 Comments

Amazon, Apple and Google are spending millions to win friends in Washington, Recode points out.

Google takes a cue from Goldman Sachs

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 30, 2017 at 11:54am   |   0 Comments

When it comes to outside connections, Google has a long way to go before it can compete with Goldman Sachs, infamously branded as the vampire squid.

EU fines Google $2.7 billion for antitrust

By Muckety   |   June 27, 2017 at 5:28am   |   0 Comments

The European Union has announced a $2.7 billion fine against Google for antitrust violations.

Tech giants oppose entry ban

By Muckety   |   February 6, 2017 at 9:21am   |   0 Comments

Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix, Twitter, Uber and 90 other tech companies have filed a legal brief opposing Donald Trump’s immigration ban, the Washington Post reports.

Immigration ban strains Trump relations with Silicon Valley

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 30, 2017 at 9:06am   |   0 Comments

Seven weeks ago, the president-elect made nice with the titans of tech, sitting down with them at Trump Tower and pledging government support.

Alphabet Inc. - the new billionaires’ club

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 31, 2015 at 4:02am   |   0 Comments

When Google restructured this year to create Alphabet as its new parent company, it drew praise from investors and analysts.

Google Glass creator jumps to Amazon

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 14, 2014 at 8:10am   |   0 Comments

Babak Parviz, the creator of Google Glass, is moving to Amazon.

Google casts wide net in think tank support

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 17, 2014 at 8:10am   |   0 Comments

Like the comprehensive search engine it aims to be, Google covers all political bases when it comes to think tank funding.

Reports: Feds collecting data from major internet companies

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 7, 2013 at 9:54am   |   0 Comments

The federal government is mining data not only from Verizon, but from top internet companies, according to coverage in the Guardian and the Washington Post.

Google’s policy director has impressive connections

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 15, 2013 at 9:49am   |   0 Comments

Few people in the tech sector can compare pedigrees with Robert O. Boorstin, Google’s public policy director.

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer riding high

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 29, 2013 at 6:47am   |   0 Comments

Few one-percenters in the Muckety database can equal the power surge Marissa Mayer has experienced in recent months.

Antitrust probe ends in Google’s favor

By Muckety   |   January 3, 2013 at 5:21pm   |   0 Comments

The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it had found no antitrust violations by Google.

Microsoft applies political tactics in fight with Google

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 15, 2012 at 7:41am   |   0 Comments

If you’ve noticed that Microsoft commercials have started to resemble campaign attack ads, there’s a reason for that.

Google lobbying bill highest ever

By Muckety   |   October 24, 2012 at 7:28am   |   0 Comments

Google, which hired former Rep. Susan Molinari earlier this year to head its Washington office, has spent a record $13.1 million lobbying this year.

The new revolving door: Silicon Valley and Washington

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 15, 2012 at 6:01am   |   0 Comments

Google blocked an offensive video from being seen in several countries this week, as anti-American protests spread.

John Hennessy: Stanford president, entrepreneur, investor

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 7, 2012 at 7:48am   |   2 Comments

Yesterday we wrote about the Dartmouth College trustees who stand to benefit from the school’s endowment investments.

Billionaire investors want to redefine ‘natural resources’

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 24, 2012 at 6:48am   |   0 Comments

An impressive group of prospectors plans to mine space.

Google: Search engine and soothsayer

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 18, 2012 at 1:27pm   |   1 Comments

One day, I started to search Google for “a bug that smells like…”

GOP-leaning Wal-Mart brings in Obama bundler

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 17, 2012 at 9:08am   |   0 Comments

Wal-Mart is adding some political diversity to its board by nominating Google’s Marissa Mayer as a new director.

Molinari to head Google’s DC efforts

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 23, 2012 at 6:10pm   |   0 Comments

Google has named former U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari to head its Washington office.

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