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
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
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
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 $2.91 billion. Show More Summary
After five months of Microsoft CEO purgatory, we're finally reaching a climax: It's most likely going to be Microsoft enterprise head Satya Nadella, though everyone except Larry Page wants it to be Google's Sundar Pichai (kidding).
Google’s earnings call doesn’t feature CEO Larry Page this time around, which is a disappointment in terms of product discussion. But Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora discussed briefly hardware during the call, flagging the search giant’s growing satisfaction with the Nexus line and with the Nexus 5 in particular. Show More Summary
As announced yesterday evening by Google CEO Larry Page himself, Google and Lenovo signed an agreement to sell Motorola for US$ 2.91 billion. As this is an important move for Android users everywhere, Page explained in Google' own blog...Show More Summary
Google (GOOG) shares are up $2.42, at $1,125.40, in late trading, after the company said it will pay home automation startup Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash. Google’s CEO, Larry Page, remarked that the company has “built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family.” “They’re already delivering amazing products [...]
Nest will continue to operate with current leadership Google has announced that they will acquire Nest, makers of the popular smart thermostat and smoke alarm systems. In a post in the Investor Relations blog, Google CEO Larry Page says:...Show More Summary
Mark Zuckerberg and Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were among those who posted gains, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. Some of Hollywood's favorite moguls saw their net worth soar in 2013. Tesla CEO Elon Musk,...Show More Summary
Amazon.com may have drones, but Google has robots. After Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said his company is developing drones for delivering packages, Google CEO Larry Page said in a blog post that Andy Rubin, a prime architect of Google’s Android smartphone operating system, has a new project.
Fortune released its annual list of the 50 top business people of 2013 on Thursday. We've culled through it to find the top 5 from the tech world. The list is surprising. While Google CEO Larry Page (No. 8), Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer (No. Show More Summary
We look at structures like Versailles or the Great Pyramid and marvel at how they were built on the whims of rich and powerful individuals. But here's the thing. Louis XIV, with his fancy house, and Khufu, with his big gravestone, haven't got a thing on Google CEO Larry Page. Show More Summary
Thanks to Google's record-breaking stock price, which closed the day at $1,011.41, up 122%, Google's co-founders found themselves worth $3 billion more Friday than Thursday. CEO Larry Page ended the day up $3 billion, while director of special projects Sergey Brin is up $2.93 billion, according to Forbes Real Time Billionaire's index. Show More Summary
Shares of Google (GOOG) today closed up $110.91, or 12.5%, at $999.70, after crossing the $1,000 line and hitting a high of $1,015.46, following better-than-expected Q3 results yesterday afternoon, with CEO Larry Page saying the company was making progress in stitching together all its properties to reach users on any device at any time. Google beat expectations that [...]
Google CEO Larry Page is stepping back from one of his public roles at the company, but investors have hardly lost faith. Instead, they've pushed Google shares past $1,000 -- nearly a mirror-opposite of Apple's year.