Google is doing WHAT?

Its motto is 'Don't do evil' -- but it looks like anything and everything else imaginable is pretty much fair game

It's planning to buy Expedia from Microsoft!

Read about it here.

Official response from Google:

No comment.

Dell is currently manufacturing the Google phone!

Read about it here.

Official response from Google:

No comment.

The company's working with the CIA!

Read about it here.

"Most of Google's products are available for free to any person with access to the Internet. We also provide enterprise solutions on a commercial basis to corporations, nonprofit organizations, and governments in many, many nations."

Google is making an operating system for the Web!

Read about it here.

Official response from Google:

No comment.

It's buying the Skype Internet phone service from eBay!

Read about it here.

Official response from Google:

No comment.

Google is buying up wireless spectrum for a second iteration of Wi-Fi called Wi-Fi 2.0!

Read about it here.

Official response from Google:

"This reflects a misunderstanding of this issue. We -- along with Microsoft, Dell, Philips and other technology companies -- are advocating that the vacant 'white spaces' in the TV spectrum band be opened up for unlicensed use for Internet access. 'Unlicensed' means that spectrum would not be auctioned off and would be available to anyone who wants to use it. Unlicensed spectrum is currently used by garage door openers and Wi-Fi stations, among others. So it is inaccurate to say that Google would 'buy' spectrum -- we think that it shouldn't even be auctioned."

John Brandon is a freelance writer and book author who worked as an IT manager for 10 years.

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