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United Kingdom

Google loses British court of appeal bid to prevent consumers having the right to sue it in the UK - @pressassoc

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Google

Google Inc. agreed to pay its new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million by 2016 - @BloombergNews

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Salt Lake City, UT, US

Google's all-fiber network for super high-speed Internet and TV services to come to Salt Lake City - @CNET

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Barack Obama

Google executives average a White House meeting a week during Obama administration, visitor logs show - @wsjbreakingnews

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banks

Morgan Stanley CFO Ruth Porat leaving firm to join Google as CFO - @RobinWigg

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business

Oregon lawmakers rush to fix faulty wording in Google Fiber tax law - @Oregonian

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Federal Trade Commission

Documents reveal key FTC staff wanted to bring antitrust charges against Google in 2012 - @WSJbreakingnews

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business

Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer is creating a smartwatch in partnership with Google - @business

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tech

Google says it has been reviewing mobile app submissions prior to publication, is rolling out age-based rating system - @TechCrunch

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Microsoft

Microsoft says next version of Cortana digital assistant will read, understand email; can be used on Apple, Google devices - @Reuters

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Google

Google's CFO Patrick Pichette is retiring. - @RolfeWinkler

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United States Patent and Trademark Office

US Senate approves former Google executive Michelle Lee for chief of US Patent and Trademark Office - @thehill

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US same-sex marriage

More than 300 companies, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, ask US Supreme Court for nationwide marriage equality - @verge

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Google

Google announces US version of auto insurance shopping site - @nytimesbusiness

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labor

Google tops Fortune's list of top companies to work for - @NBCNewsBusiness

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Google

Federal court in Mississippi grants preliminary injunction in case against Google, restricts further action from state attorney general - @verge

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Mobile World Congress 2015

Google is working on OS-level payments service called Android Pay; service won't compete with Google Wallet - @TheNextWeb

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Mobile World Congress 2015

Google confirms plans to offer a small-scale US wireless service; company will partner with carriers to launch the service - @WSJD

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Iran

Iran says it is ready to let in Google, other Internet firms - @AFP

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San Jose, CA, US

San Francisco Bay Area shuttle bus drivers for Apple, Google and Genentech vote to join Teamsters union - @KCBSNews

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