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Google.org $40 million in grants includes antislavery groups

Organizations that work to educate people about slavery and put an end to the practice are among recipients of Google's largesse.

By Dec. 19, 2011

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Google.org unveils deforestation monitor

Satellite imagery data processor unveiled at climate summit in Copenhagen could provide means to curbing detrimental deforestation.

By Dec. 10, 2009

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Google.org exec leaves to tackle urgent threats

This post initially mischaracterized Google.org. It is the philanthropic arm of the company.

By Apr. 15, 2009

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Google.org exec leaves to tackle urgent threats

Dr. Larry Brilliant is leaving the search giant's philanthropic arm for the Skoll Urgent Threats Fund to tackle nuclear proliferation, water shortages, and other issues.

By Apr. 14, 2009

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Google.org issues $14.8 million in disease prevention grants

Google.org announces $14.8 million in grants aimed at preventing disease outbreaks in Southeast Asia and Africa.

By Oct. 21, 2008

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Google extends helping hand to Philippines typhoon survivors

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.

By Nov. 11, 2013

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Bill Gates criticizes Google for not uplifting the poor

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.

By Aug. 8, 2013

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Hurricane Sandy blows down paywalls at NY Times, WSJ

As people go online to keep tabs on Hurricane Sandy, news outlets including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are responding by making their content free, for a while.

By Oct. 29, 2012

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Latest flu-related tech is largely about the greater good, not you

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.

By Jan. 25, 2014

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Google now includes Amber alerts for missing children

The company's search and maps products will include the alerts for nearby users who may be able to help.

By Oct. 31, 2012