TechCrunch ran an interesting piece today on Google's recent investment of $86 million
, not to buy a handful of disruptive technology companies, but to fund the "construction and operation of 480 affordable rental housing units for
low income families and senior citizens in seven communities throughout
the West and Midwest."
What's in it for Google?Â Tax credits, of course, but also the feel good granola crunchiness the tech giant aims for with it's social initiatives.