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Wind turbines near the Altamont Pass. (CBS)

Google Invests In Altamont Pass Wind Farm To Power Its Mountain View Headquarters

Google announced on Wednesday, a 20-year deal with the Altamont Pass wind farm that will allow its Mountain View headquarters to be entirely powered by wind energy.

02/11/2015

Jan Koum, the 38-year-old founder of the messaging company WhatsApp, donated $556 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation putting him at No. 4 on the list. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Bay Area Tech Leaders Under 40 Among 2014’s Top Philanthropic Givers

Out of the top 10 most generous American philanthropists in 2014, four hail from Bay Area tech companies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual Philanthropy 50 list.

02/10/2015

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Google Donates $1 Million To Lick Observatory Atop Mount Hamilton

Google has donated $1 million to a 125-year-old Lick Observatory atop Mount Hamilton that has been in need of financial support.

02/10/2015

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Robotic Dog From Google Subsidiary Stands Up To Kicks From Humans, Rough Terrain

A Google-owned subsidiary that makes animal-inspired robots revealed their latest creation, a small robotic dog that can stand up to all kinds of challenges.

02/09/2015

Google Glass is displayed ahead of a discussion at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where participants discussed issues with the gadget and its role in storytelling. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Next Google Glass Reportedly Being Built From Scratch After Numerous Problems With First Device

After pulling Google Glass from the market, the Mountain View-based tech giant is reportedly working on a brand-new version of the wearable computer from the ground up.

02/04/2015

Google is building 100 prototypes of a car without steering wheels. (Source: Google)

Is Google Developing Its Own Uber?

Google is allegedly preparing to offer its own ride-sharing service along with its driverless car project.

02/03/2015

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Google Apologizes For Translating ‘Gay’ Into Homophobic Slurs

Google apologized after facing fierce criticism for a software glitch that was translating “gay” into homophobic slurs for several different languages.

01/29/2015

Google headquarters. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Lab Quietly Working On Fitbit-Like Wristband To Detect Cancer, Creating Synthetic Skin

While recent Google technologies such as driverless cars and wearable computers make headlines, the tech giant has been quietly working on health related-technologies cancer detectors and making synthetic human skin.

01/29/2015

An image of what a potential Uber-Google car might look like (Photo Used By Permission From Zack Kanter)

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025

COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.

01/27/2015

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Google’s 1 Gigabit Per Second Fiber Internet Expands To 4 More Cities, Not Yet In Bay Area

Google is reportedly planning to expand its ultra high-speed fiber optic internet service to four more cities, but no Bay Area or California cities have yet been announced.

01/27/2015

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