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After Uproar, Google Exec To Sell Oregon Home

By Steven Dubois | Monday Jun 30, 2014
A Google executive who had planned to tear down his historic Portland house has instead opted to sell it after outraged neighbors complained and 3,000 people signed an online petition urging him to preserve the 19th century home.

Google ’Glassholes’ Tell ’Daily Show’ They’re Victims of ’Hate Crimes’

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jun 13, 2014
Google Glass wearers, aka "Explorers," tell "Daily Show" corespondent Jason Jones they are assaulted and the victims of hate crimes because of the controversial technology they wear on their face.

Google Makes Statement About Russian Anti-Gay Law

Friday Feb 7, 2014
Google makes a stand on Russia’s anti-gay law just before the Sochi Olympics begin.

Shakuntala Devi, ’Human Computer’ & LGBT Activists Honored in Google Doodle

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Nov 4, 2013
Monday’s Google Doodle honors Shakuntala Devi, a math genius known as the "human computer." But many don’t know she was also one of India’s first LGBT activists.

Exploring Google Glass Through The Eyes of Early Adapters

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013
Geeks aren’t the only people wearing Google Glass. Among the people testing Google Inc.’s wearable computer are teachers, dentists, doctors, radio disc jockeys, hair stylists, architects, athletes and even a zookeeper.

Review: First Peek Through Google Glasses Impresses

By Michael Liedtke | Thursday Aug 8, 2013
Google hopes to change the face of technology by persuading people to wear computers on their heads. That’s the inspiration behind Google Glass, a spectacle-like device that contains a hidden computer, a thumbnail-size transparent display screen above th

Finally! You can Google ’Bisexual’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 13, 2012
Since 2009, Google has blocked the term ’bisexual’ from its search features. Finally, after a campaign headed by a bisexual advocacy group, the nation’s dominant search engine has unblocked the innocuous word.

AFA Exec to Google :: ’I Wish I Knew How To Quit You’

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jul 12, 2012
Buster Wilson, an executive of the the American Family Association, has urged supporters to boycot Google for the company’s recently launched gay rights campaign. But it seems Wilson can’t quit Google as he’s already called off the ban in a blog post.

Google Launches Gay Rights Campaign

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jul 10, 2012
Google has launched a new worldwide gay rights campaign that will work with employees in countries that have outlawed homosexuality.

Major Corporations Back Wash. Gay Marriage Law

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jan 25, 2012
Major companies, such as Google and Starbucks, announced today that they would support Washington State’s gay marriage legislation.