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Google fails to re-invent philanthropy | 

The New York Times’ Stephanie Strom and Miguel Helft have taken a good look at how, and why, Google’s experiment aimed at reinventing philanthropy — google.org, aka “DotOrg” — hasn’t worked out.

The article in Sunday’s paper, “Google Finds it Hard to Reinvent Philanthropy,” covers the launch of DotOrg in 2004 and quotes company co-founder Larry Page saying he hoped to break new ground by “ambitiously applying innovation and significant resources to the world’s largest problems.” Continue reading