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Smith, a former vice president at Google X, is heading to Washington to help the Obama administration navigate the terrain at the intersection of tech and government.
As the search for the country's new CTO gets under way, one report says the choice could be the vice president of Google X.
Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.
An imaginative New Yorker takes home the top prize in Google's annual contest for her doodle of a device that transforms dirty water into something clean and drinkable.
Vaccines; crowdsourcing apps to report your symptoms; calling a doc instead of going to the hospital.... Individuals benefit, yes, but the masses even more so.
Creating a Person Finder and Relief Map, the Web giant looks to help people find loved ones, along with food and shelter, in the aftermath of the devastating natural disaster.
From Ellison to Musk to Bezos, technology's richest can't seem to stay away from wacky desires to live forever, colonize other planets, and recreate the plot line of "Deep Impact," minus the apocalypse.
Google has launched an online service that shows the location and severity of the bushfires currently raging across Australia.
Larry Page recruits Art Levinson, chairman at both Genentech and Apple, to run the new health-focused company.
Microsoft's chairman says Google is just doing its core thing with its balloon-powered Internet access project, but it won't do much help to people suffering from malaria.