When Google first announced it was accepting applications from cities that wanted a piece of its high-speed broadband networks , Seattle had its i's dotted

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Is Seattle Doing Enough to Woo Google?

When Google first announced it was accepting applications from cities that wanted a piece of its high-speed broadband networks, Seattle had its i's dotted and t's crossed within 24 hours. But was a prompt response enough to woo the search giant?

It'll be a while till we find out -- Google hasn't set a timeline for when it'll make its choice -- but already some cities are making Seattle's efforts look like the kid who started working on his science project the night before the fair.

Topeka, Kansas temporarily changed its name to "Google." Same with Sarasota, Florida, who took the sunnier sounding "Google Island." And now Duluth, Minnesota has brought out the big guns with a video from Sen. Al Franken.

Handicappers say Seattle's chances of winning Google's love are less because this is Microsoft territory. But the real problem might be that we're not sucking up enough.

 
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