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Google tries boosting Greek tourism -- and maybe itself, too

The search titan is touting a program to help Greek companies expand the country's tourism economy. Could be it'll also improve Google's image in Europe.

By 30 September 2014

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'Space' tourism goes ballooning for $75,000 a head

You won't confuse World View's near-space balloon rides with a trip to the International Space Station, but the views will still be incredible.

By 24 October 2013

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Calls for freeze on taxi fares in face of 'illegal' ridesharing competition

Australia's pricing regulator has called for a freeze on Sydney taxi fares as research shows 11 percent of Sydneysiders have used ridesharing services, such as Uber X, in the past 6 months.

By 19 December 2014

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Perth expands free Wi-Fi access throughout CBD

Residents and visitors in Perth will now have greater access to free Wi-Fi across the CBD with the expansion of the city's public Wi-Fi network.

By 1 December 2014

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European Parliament vote promotes idea of a Google breakup

A resolution calls on Europe's competition regulators to consider "unbundling" Google's other commercial services from its search business. The vote sends a signal -- but it's only symbolic.

By 28 November 2014

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Taiwan: Come for the tourism, stay for the free Wi-Fi

Taiwan uses free widespread Wi-Fi at 4,400 hot spots to lure tourists. Visitors just need to open an account on the iTaiwan Wi-Fi network.

By 13 June 2013

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Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, 1 dead

The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by Virgin Galactic.

By 1 November 2014

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Branson on Virgin Galactic crash: 'Space flight is hard -- but worth it'

As the National Transportation Safety Board takes the lead role in investigating the crash of SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the space-tourism venture would still "love to finish what we started."

By 2 November 2014

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What scuttled Google's barge plans? The fire hazard

For a while, the mystery of the Google barges kept the buzz afloat. But then the Coast Guard took a closer look inside.

By 8 November 2014

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SpaceShipTwo probe said to focus on possible structural failure

Early reports suggested an engine explosion led to the crash of the experimental space plane, killing one pilot.

By 3 November 2014