16 Aug '11, 2pm

@christinebader

In the hype over how Google has up-ended the tech world with its purchase of Motorola Mobility , one aspect of the deal hasn’t yet attracted attention – but is potentially the most important. Google entering the hardware business should lead to the one breakthrough the market truly needs: a smartphone free of conflict minerals. All smartphones and most consumer electronic goods contain tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. Tin is used to solder circuit boards; tantalum stores electricity; tungsten makes cellphones vibrate; gold is used in wiring. Most of these minerals come from the eastern Congo, which has been ravaged by conflict for years. Revenue from conflict minerals has kept warlords in power, and efforts to cut off that revenue have proven complex . Google is uniquely positioned to tackle the problem. What company has a more relentless commitment to innovation? Google ...

Full article: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/93-google-s-biggest-csr...

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