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Google Foundation vs. Google.org[edit]

These are two seperate entities. The Google Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with an endowment of $90 million. Google.org, however, is a "for profit charity", probably one of the first of its kind, with $1 billion seed money from Google. These are both very different beasts and as such should be considered seperately. At the same time, this article is currently very inaccurate because its considering the two things as one, and I'll attempt to fix that. --Tedivm 07:24, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Article seems to have been fixed[edit]

The article seems to only contain information partaining to google.org now.

1 billion dollars[edit]

need a source for that piece of data, it was reported in the new york times online, but that can only be read by members so it does not serve as a good source. If you can find a refrence please cite it.

Actually, Google gave Google.org 3 million shares of stock during their IPO. That has a current market value of around $2 billion, but will fluctuate over time. It's not clear how much of that stock has been sold, but I doubt it's much considering they've only donated around $15 million so far. Source:

http://google.org/about.html

They also donate 1% of profits every year, which is around $63 million for the last 4 quarters.Drake 19:27, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Fixing the merge[edit]

The merge of Google Foundation into the accompanying article simply added the body text of the foundation article as the text of a section of Google.org, making no effort to justify its inclusion there or eliminate repetitive language. I've refactored the existing text & added new material, drawing on

http://www.infoworld.com/article/05/10/12/HNgooglephilanthropy_1.html (October 12, 2005)
http://www.google.org/foundation.html 2007
http://www.irc.nl/page/26539 2005 (source for both the $90M and the $1B)

This Gregory Miller is probably not the same financial guy of that name who's w/ SunTrust Banks, Inc. Per http://www.port-of-charleston.com/SCITC/documents/2007_gregory_miller.pdf (I relied on Google's HTML version: http://www.port-of-charleston.com/SCITC/documents/2007_gregory_miller.pdf) :

Gregory Miller is First Vice President and Chief Economist with SunTrust Bank, Inc. He completed his undergraduate and graduate Economics degrees at Florida State University and has been a practicing economist, forecaster, and teacher for over 20 years.

--Jerzyt 06:20 &06:25, 16 August 2007 (UTC) (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Googledotorg.gif[edit]

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BetacommandBot 04:27, 28 September 2007 (UTC)