Google’s High-Profile Los Angeles Deal Faces Criticism

Google Inc. has been unable to provide more than a third of Los Angeles city employees with its Apps software because of security concerns, highlighting difficulties the search giant faces as it tries to create revenue streams outside of its core business.

On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Council member Dennis Zine filed a motion requesting a status report on Google’s contract with the city. Google and Computer Sciences Corp., its partner implementing Apps, have been unable to meet the security requirements of the city’s police department, Mr. Zine wrote in the motion.

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