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  Googling in the wind: The search engine giant goes green

Google has gone from search engine to phonemaker to TV producer. Now, the Internet giant is investing in green energy, helping build a giant wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Google Street View angers advocates, but can it see inside your car?

Airports aren’t the only place to find companies selling X-ray scanners

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  Need to Know, August 13, 2010

This week on Need to Know: An epidemic of gun violence in Chicago. Is the Google-Verizon a deal a pact for good, or evil? And Andy Borowitz takes a cue from JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater.

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  Verizon, Google and the future of the Internet

Some fear that a pact between the two companies announced this week could undermine equal access to the internet. We talk to Need to Know contributor Rick Karr to find out what’s at stake.

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  Google and the ‘great firewall’

As China defended its policy of web censorship, Need to Know spoke with Google’s chief legal officer about his company’s own run-in with China’s censors.

Windows for free? Well, sort of.

It is difficult to compete with something that is free, but Microsoft — the world’s largest maker of computer software — is trying to do just that, taking on Google’s free web-based productivity applications with its own free web-based version of Microsoft Office 2010 just announced this week. That’s a tough task for Microsoft because [...]

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  Google and the ups and downs of world domination

The free market at work or a monopoly in the making? Google’s legal chief spoke with Alison Stewart about ubiquity, innovation and the elusive Google phone.

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Genetics gets personal: Send your saliva and start chatting

A company that will analyze your DNA is the perfect storm of Web and biotech, replete with social networking, online privacy concerns and a big-name backer.

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