Last week, Google CEO Larry Page met with WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum in a last-ditch effort to prevent the rapidly growing messaging app from selling itself to Facebook, according to three people involved in the deal. The Google chief had learned that a few days before, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had made a pitch to... Read More
WhatsApp's founders turned down Google because they believed the only reason CEO Larry Page was bidding on WhatsApp was to keep it out of Facebook's hands.
Good morning and happy Friday! Here's what you need to know heading into the weekend. 1. Last week, Google CEO Larry Page met with WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum in a last-ditch effort to prevent the rapidly growing messaging app from selling itself to Facebook, according to three people involved in the deal. Show More Summary
Google CEO Larry Page blew his chance to buy WhatsApp. Page was willing to pay more than the $19 billion Facebook paid for WhatsApp, according to a new report from Amir Efrati at The Information. But WhatsApp's founders turned down Google because they believed the only reason Page was bidding on WhatsApp was to keep it out of Facebook's hands. Show More Summary
As talks between Facebook and WhatsApp began to draw to a close, Google Chief Executive Larry Page made a last-ditch effort to block the deal, and was even willing to outdo the $19 billion agreement the messaging app eventually reached with Facebook.
Tech luminaries are often drawn from the ranks of the already affluentMark Zuckerberg was the son of an upper-middle-class dentist. Bill Gates was technically a millionaire before he even started Microsoft in 1975. Larry Page's parents...Show More Summary
More stylish? (Credit: Laforge Optical) Picture Larry Page: all nerd, all business. Not a man, one suspects, who worries too much about couture. Now take a look at Laforge Optical CEO and Founder Corey Mack in the video below. There's a little snazz there. Show More Summary
Sixteen years ago, Larry Page and Sergey Brin created the first Google doodle, a drawing on the search engine’s homepage to let employees know that their bosses had split for Burning Man, the desert music festival. Since then Google has built a team of 10 artists and three full-time engineers dedicated to making the drawings. Show More Summary
Google autocompletes are a great way to see what people want to know about the top CEOs and founders in tech. Here are some of our favorite questions: Does Tim Cook reply to emails? Did Larry Page dropout of college? Does Jack Dorsey...Show More Summary
Longtime Google executive Susan Wojcicki is the new CEO of YouTube. Thanks to her lengthy tenure – Google's office was once her garage – and her success running Google's massive ads business, Wojcicki is one of Google CEO Larry Page's most trusted confidantes. Show More Summary
"We need more kids falling in love with science and math.” That's what Larry Page said at last year's I/O, and it's a feeling shared by all of us. We want to inspire young people around the world not just to use technology, but to create it. Show More Summary
By Joel West: Wednesday Google (GOOG) announced it is dumping Motorola by selling it to Lenovo (OTCPK:LNVGY), the same company that bought IBM's PC business when it decided to exit. CEO-founder Larry Page wrote: We acquired MotorolaShow More Summary
Smart homes might be the next big thing for Google, especially after their attempt to enter the smart phone industry failed. On Wednesday, Google’s CEO, Larry Page, announced the companies plans to sell Motorolla to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Show More Summary
A new web app by Google allows you to place Lego structures of your own creation in the real world. Google owes something of a debt to Lego. The storage assembly used to stash Larry Page and Sergey Brin's search engine algorithms in 1996 were actually kept in a a home-made case made out of Lego bricks. Read Full Story
Some moonshots are more self-serving than others. On April 2, Google will split its stock for the first time, in an "unorthodox" move to that shareholders fear will benefit cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin "at the expense of just about everyone else," reports the Associated Press. Read more...
After five months of Microsoft CEO purgatory, we're finally reaching a climax: It's most likely going to be Microsoft enterprise head Satya Nadella, though everyone except Larry Page wants it to be Google's Sundar Pichai (kidding).
Google’s earnings call doesn’t feature CEO Larry Page this time around, which is a disappointment in terms of product discussion. But Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora discussed briefly hardware during the call, flagging the search giant’s growing satisfaction with the Nexus line and with the Nexus 5 in particular. Show More Summary
After agreeing to acquire Motorola Mobility three years ago for $12.5 billion, Larry Page, Google’s chief executive, gushed with optimism for the phone-maker’s future. No, he didn’t buy the company merely for its patents. Rather, he promised to reinvigorate Motorola by creating innovative phones to better compete against rivals Apple and Samsung. Show More Summary
As announced yesterday evening by Google CEO Larry Page himself, Google and Lenovo signed an agreement to sell Motorola for US$ 2.91 billion. As this is an important move for Android users everywhere, Page explained in Google' own blog...Show More Summary
Google dumps Motorola and goes home to Nest. At Google, the smart home is in but the smartphone is out.