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He will never make a showman. But as Google's co-founder steps up to be its CEO, can he display the business nous to match his genius as an inventor?
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Google committed a "significant breach" of data protection laws when its Street View cars "mistakenly" collected people's email addresses and passwords over unsecured WiFi networks, the Information Commissioner has ruled. However, the company escaped a fine and was asked only to promise not to do it again.
The technology firm's staff are allowed to spend one day a week indulging their own flights of inventive fancy. And the results, says Rhodri Marsden, could be extraordinary