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The 15 Wildest Things Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Has Ever Said

Eric Schmidt is the former CEO of Google and currently serves as its chairman. He was originally brought in as the "adult supervision" for founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, but, as one of the most vocal senior executives at Google, he's also said some pretty controversial, provocative, or bizarre things over the years. Show More Summary

Meet The Well-Loved Google Exec Who's Back In Charge Of The Business After Five Years (GOOG)

Last week, Google announced that Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora would be leaving the company. CEO Larry Page said that Omid Kordestani would be taking over for Arora " for now". " Omid's back!!!" tweeted Megan Quinn, a former Google employee, and current VC at Kleiner Perkins when the news broke. Show More Summary

Google reportedly confronted Samsung over its approach to smartwatches

The strained relationship between Google and Samsung over Android customization has been apparent for a while, and it now looks like this discontent has spread to the wearable world. The Information claims that Google CEO Larry Page confronted...

A 4-Day Work Week Sounds Like a Great Idea, but Would It Work?

Affluent investors are on board with Google co-founder Larry Page’s proposition for a rethink of the 40-hour work week.

Report: Samsung and Google Butt Heads Over Smartwatches

Are Google and Samsung fighting over Tizen's role in wearables? According to a new report, the answer is yes. According to The Information, Google CEO Larry Page met with Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley. Show More Summary

Samsung and Google Are Fighting About Tizen OS Again

Google and Samsung are reportedly at odds once again. According to The Information, Google CEO Larry Page is unhappy that Samsung is pushing Tizen as its chosen smartwatch platform. Apparently joining LG in the retail launch of Android Wear wasn’t enough to satisfy Page. The report describes a “tense private meeting” between Google’s leader and... Read More

Google's Executive Shuffle Highlights Growing Ambitions

Getty Images By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO -- Google's reshuffle of its senior ranks underscores the Internet company's evolving business ambitions, analysts say. Three years after co-founder Larry Page took the reins back as chief...Show More Summary

Google And Samsung Execs Had A Tense Conversation About Smartwatches (GOOG)

Google and Samsung execs got into a tense conversation about smartwatches at last week's mega-conference in Sun Valley, according to The Information's Jessica Lessin. Google CEO Larry Page vented to Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Lee that...Show More Summary

Here's How Google Changed When Larry Page Became CEO Again (GOOG)

If you think of all the things that Google works on concurrently — self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, robotics, making phones and computers, curing death, and, ya know, search and advertising, to name a few — it can be a bit overwhelming. Show More Summary

Google CEO Larry Page Doesn't Understand How Football Works (GOOG)

With the big news that Time Warner turned down a $80 million acquisition bid from Rupert Murdoch's 21 Century Fox, people are speculating that Google might be interested in buying the company. Re/Code's Peter Kafka writes that although...Show More Summary

Why Big Data Won't Solve All Our Health Challenges

Talking up the power of big data is a real trend at the moment and Google founder Larry Page took it to new levels this month by proclaiming that 100,000 lives could be saved next year alone if we did more to open up healthcare information. More »      

Google's Board Of Directors Wanted The Founders To Personally Try To Poach Facebook Employees

Two members on Google's board of directors wanted founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to personally try to poach Facebook employees, according to newly released documents from Silicon Valley's high-profile wage collusion case, as noted by The Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary

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Google boss Larry Page recently called for the end of the conventional 40-hour working week. Some new research suggests this could have more profound cultural effects than generally thought. Anne-Laure Sellier and Tamar Avnet primed people to choose between organizing...

Here's Why Google Goes After So Many Projects At Once

The Allen & Company Sun Valley conference has almost the same handful of speakers every year: the Bloomberg, Buffett, Bezos types. This year, however, Google CEO Larry Page strayed from the usual topics of leadership and strategy and talked straight Google. Show More Summary

Google Co-Founders Sergey Brin & Larry Page: Health Care Regulation Is Blocking Innovation

Michael F. Cannon At a forum sponsored by Khosla Ventures, Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page discussed the burden of health care regulations in the United States. When asked, “Can you imagine Google becoming a health company?”, Brin responded: Health is just so heavily regulated, it’s just a painful business to be in. Show More Summary

Google Launches $100 M. VC Fund in Europe While Under EU Investigation

The only way Google could be in worse trouble with European regulators right now is if Larry Page signed the order to wiretap Angela Merkel's phone himself. NSA revelations have hurt Google's European contracts and antitrust investigations are multiplying like Gremlins. Read more...

Google Launches $100 M. VC Fund in Europe While Under EU Investigation

The only way Google could be in worse trouble with European regulators right now is if Larry Page signed the order to wiretap Angela Merkel's phone himself. NSA revelations have hurt Google's European contracts and antitrust investigations are multiplying like Gremlins. Read more...

View Page Source: "Are Jobs Obsolete?"

The other day, Sandwichman posted a passage from an interview with Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page in which he mentioned working less as a response to worries about technological unemployment. Page cited Peter Diamandis's book Abundance...Show More Summary

"A Very Complicating Influence on the Theory of Distribution"

Google co-founder and CEO, Larry Page: I totally believe we should be living in a time of abundance, like Peter Diamandis' book. If you really think about the things that you need to make yourself happy - housing, security, opportunities for your kids - anthropologists have been identifying these things. Show More Summary

Revisiting Google founder’s take on 40-hour work week

As we reported yesterday, Google’s Larry Page and co-founder Sergey Brin, proposed that perhaps it is time to rethink the 40-hour work week. Read more about Revisiting Google founder’s take on 40-hour work week

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