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News.com Daily Podcast: Uncovering who is behind 'Googlegate'

Outing a covert tech lobbying effort; a breakthrough in alternative energy research; and another tech gazillionaire pays a fortune to tour space.

Outing a covert tech lobbying effort; a breakthrough in alternative energy research; and another tech gazillionaire pays a fortune to tour space.
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What in the world does a farm lobbying organization have to do with Net neutrality--let alone Google? As CNET News.com's Declan McCullagh discovered through his sleuthing, there's a lot more to this story than meets the eye.

If you have more money than you know what to do with, how does a multimillion-dollar jaunt into space sound? Well, it sounded just fab to Sergey Brin.

Martin LaMonica has the scoop on a breakthrough in the manufacture of alternative fuel--this on a day when oil again flirted with an all-time high.

Today's stories:

Yahoo to lose network exec Jeff Weiner?

Pearl Jam goes mobile with authorized bootlegs

Corn farmers take anti-Google fight to Washington

Reports examine causes, victims of data breaches

Icahn issues 'personally liable' warning to Yahoo board

Backstage tech tour at the NBA Finals

Google's Brin books space flight

Photos: Snapshots from HP Labs

Solazyme's algae diesel ready to hit the road