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A hairdresser blow-dries a wig on a mannequin.

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A hairdresser blow-dries a wig on a mannequin.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Brazilian Blowouts Here

As if the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner hadn’t already given rise to a cultural and commercial circus reaching well beyond the ballroom of the Washington Hilton, the marketers at Google have staked out a place of distinction at...

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A photographer takes pictures next to a Google logo during a launch ceremony  in Changhua, central Taiwan.

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A photographer takes pictures next to a Google logo during a launch ceremony in Changhua, central Taiwan.

Google Aids Hometown Eshoo’s PAC

Rep. Anna Eshoo of California, who’s seeking the top Democratic spot on the Energy and Commerce Committee, has received a political donation from a company she knows well: Google Inc. While Google, owner of the world’s biggest search engine, donates...

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Harvested palm fruit is tossed onto a truck at the PT Bakrie Sumatera Plantations palm oil plantation in Kisaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on April 26, 2012.

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Harvested palm fruit is tossed onto a truck at the PT Bakrie Sumatera Plantations palm oil plantation in Kisaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on April 26, 2012.

Watching the Forest and the Trees With Google Earth

Companies trying to do the right thing by the environment got a new tool today – a Google-powered program that can track deforestation in near-real time. “It’s going to change certainly the way that we do business and that we...

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

Obama’s ‘Action’ State of the Union: Pre-Show

Updated at 6:49 through 8:38 pm EST “Let’s make this a year of action,” President Barack Obama is saying in his State of the Union address tonight. “That’s what most Americans want – for all of us in this chamber...

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Skateboards at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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Skateboards at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Google Privacy: The White House Ask

Google privacy. See what you get. Among the results: Twitter’s Privacy Policy. It describes in detail what users of the micro-blogging site forfeit by way of privacy when they tweet. All the popular social sites have these policies. And for...

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc., center, rides on the Senate subway with Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, left, following a meeting with members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 19, 2013.

Internet vs. Government: Google et al

The biggest names in online communications are aligning in a bid to rein in unfettered government surveillance. “It is time for the world’s governments to address the practices and laws regulating government surveillance of individuals and access to their information,”...

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People charge their mobile device at a free cell phone charging station on Nov. 4, 2012, in Belmar, N.J. after Superstorm Sandy.

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People charge their mobile device at a free cell phone charging station on Nov. 4, 2012, in Belmar, N.J. after Superstorm Sandy.

‘Civic Tech:’ Fast-Growing Investment

Private capital providers and foundations have signficantly increased investments in “technology that spurs citizen engagement, improves cities and makes governments more effective” — more than $410 million going to the field between January 2011 and May 2013 — according to...

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