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Google is a technology company best known for its search engine.

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July 2018

The European Union fined Google $5.1 billion in July for abusing its market dominance in smartphone software.1

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Date: October 25, 2018
Type: News article
Alphabet Shrugs Off Bad News With Big Quarter. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/technology/alphabet-google-quarterly-earnings.html
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October 25, 2018

On Thursday and Friday, some Google employees said they were dispirited by how some executives accused of harassment were paid millions of dollars even as the company was fending off lawsuits from former employees and the Department of Labor that claimed it underpaid women.1

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Date: October 26, 2018
Type: News article
Google Workers Fume Over Executives' Payouts After Sexual Misconduct Claims. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/technology/sexual-harassment-google.html
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October 2018

When The New York Times reported in late October that Google had given a high-ranking official a $90 million payout as he left the company after allegations of sexual harassment, organizers said, it ignited these simmering frustrations.1

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Author(s): NOAM SCHEIBER
Date: November 6, 2018
Type: News article
Google Workers Reject Silicon Valley Individualism in Walkout. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/business/google-employee-walkout-labor.html
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December 17, 2018

Google said on Monday it would expand its presence in New York City with a $1 billion campus in the West Village, allowing the company to double the size of its 7,000-employee work force over the next decade.1

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Author(s): ED SHANAHAN
Date: December 17, 2018
Type: News article
Google to Add $1 Billion New York Campus for 7,000 More Workers. www.nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/technology/google-new-york-campus.html
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June 2018

Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said.1

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Date: December 19, 2018
Type: News article
Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation. AP NEWS. https://www.apnews.com/27d84d008f884bdf98ede51978072b1c
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December 18, 2018

Google and Facebook have agreed to pay $455,000 to settle allegations that they failed to keep proper records about who was paying for campaign ads on their sites, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday.1

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Date: December 19, 2018
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Google, Facebook to pay $450K for Washington state violation. AP NEWS. https://www.apnews.com/27d84d008f884bdf98ede51978072b1c
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December 13, 2018

But several British media outlets published it, and on Thursday Google included the man's name in the subject line of an email sent to people in New Zealand who subscribe to a service that local topics that trending online.1

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Author(s): CHARLOTTE GRAHAM-McLAY
Date: December 14, 2018
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New Zealand Rebukes Google for Airing Name of Backpacker's Accused Killer. www.nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/business/media/new-zealand-grace-millane-killing-google.html
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December 18, 2018

The European Commission fined Google €2.4 billion last year for abusing its dominant market position, while companies like Apple, Amazon and Qualcomm have also been investigated or penalized.1

And last year, the European Union's commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, ordered Luxembourg to collect around 250 million euros in unpaid taxes from Amazon.1

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Author(s): LIZ ALDERMAN
Date: December 18, 2018
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France, Not Waiting for European Union, to Tax U.S. Tech Firms as '19 Starts. www.nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/technology/france-tax-tech-companies.html
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December 10, 2018

Google announced on Monday that it found a security vulnerability last month in Google Plus, the company's answer to Facebook.1

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Author(s): DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and CECILIA KANG
Date: December 11, 2018
Type: News article
Sundar Pichai of Google Heads to Capitol Hill. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/business/sundar-pichai-google-house-hearing.html
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2014

When Andy Rubin, the creator of Android, left Google in 2014, he was given a $90 million exit package and an investment in his next venture.1

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Date: October 26, 2018
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DealBook Briefing: Google's #MeToo Moment. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/26/business/dealbook/google-sexual-misconduct-metoo.html
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2014

based Poynt was launched in 2014 by Osama Bedier, the former vice president of Wallet and Payments at Google.1

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Author(s): Kate Clark
Date: November 13, 2018
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Poynt raises $100M for its smart payment terminal. TechCrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/13/poynt-raises-100m-for-its-smart-payment-terminal/
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2018

The French government sued Google this year for €1.12 billion in taxes it claims the company avoided paying on advertising revenue earned.1

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Author(s): LIZ ALDERMAN
Date: December 18, 2018
Type: News article
France, Not Waiting for European Union, to Tax U.S. Tech Firms as '19 Starts. www.nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/18/technology/france-tax-tech-companies.html
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November 8, 2018

At a companywide meeting on Thursday, Eileen Naughton, Google's vice president of people operations, and Danielle Brown, its chief diversity officer, presented the changes announced by Mr. Pichai, said two people who attended and who were not authorized to speak publicly.1

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Author(s): KATE CONGER and DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
Date: November 8, 2018
Type: News article
Google Overhauls Sexual Misconduct Policy After Employee Walkout. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/technology/google-arbitration-sexual-harassment.html
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2018

Google said this year that it would buy the Manhattan Chelsea Market building for $2.4 billion and planned to lease more space at Pier 57, both about a mile north of the new campus along the Hudson River.1

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Date: December 17, 2018
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Google commences $1B expansion in New York City. Boston Herald. https://www.bostonherald.com/2018/12/17/google-to-spend-more-than-1b-to-expand-in-new-york-city/
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July 2018

But in July, Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, announced a partnership with Valley Metro in the Phoenix region to develop a transportation system that would look very much like Mr. Calthorpe's ART concept.1

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Date: October 27, 2018
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Urban Planning Guru Says Driverless Cars Won't Fix Congestion. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/technology/driverless-cars-congestion.html
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October 30, 2018

Richard DeVaul, a director at the X unit of Google's parent company, Alphabet, resigned from the company on Tuesday after he was accused in a New York Times article published last week of sexually harassing a female job applicant.1

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Author(s): DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
Date: October 31, 2018
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Alphabet Executive Resigns After Harassment Accusation. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/30/technology/alphabet-executive-sexual-harassment-resigns.html
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2016

Google, which first announced plans in late 2016 to open a 32,000-square-foot start-up campus, said this week that it had taken note of the protests, but took pains to counter the idea that it had been pressured into changing its plans.1

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Date: October 25, 2018
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Google Retreats from Berlin Plan Opposed by Local Groups. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/world/europe/google-berlin-kreuzberg-campus.html
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October 2018

The protests were prompted by an article in The New York Times in October revealing that Google had paid millions of dollars in exit packages to male executives accused of misconduct, while staying silent about the transgressions.1

In October, Google announced that it found a similar security issue with Google Plus.1

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Author(s): DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and CECILIA KANG
Date: December 11, 2018
Type: News article
Sundar Pichai of Google Heads to Capitol Hill. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/11/business/sundar-pichai-google-house-hearing.html
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2012

In 2012, Google agreed to pay a then-record $22.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented to users of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) Safari internet browser that it would not place tracking "cookies" or serve them targeted ads.1

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Author(s): David Shepardson
Date: November 2, 2018
Type: News article
Google's top Washington lobbyist stepping down. U.S.. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-google-dc/googles-top-washington-lobbyist-stepping-down-idUSKCN1N71VE
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March 2018

In March, Google spent $2.4 billion to buy the Chelsea Market building in Manhattan, where the company had set up some of its New York offices.1

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Author(s): DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
Date: November 8, 2018
Type: News article
Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York. nytimes.com. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/07/technology/google-expansion-new-york.html