Google diagnosed with big heart

It may be deep in a legal tussle with Microsoft, but Google has still found time to set up a new charity division, google.org.The site is the culminat

It may be deep in a legal tussle with Microsoft, but Google has still found time to set up a new charity division, google.org.

The site is the culmination of founders' Larry Page and Sergey Brin promise that they would set up a Google foundation to do 'good things for the world'. To get it started, the venture will receive a gift of 3 million company shares that could ultimately amount to a whopping $1 billion (£573m).

Among the first lucky recipients will be The Acumen Fund (its re-housing of Pakistani urban squatters is shown by the photo) which will receive $5 million to fund anti-poverty. A research project in Kenya will also get $400,000 to improve rural water quality.

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