People who haven't been to Burning Man often assume the festival is full of dreadlocked drug abusers and hippy-dippy crystal worshipers. Yes, those folks are there, in droves. But consider: Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, are big-time Burners (in fact the very first Google Doodle was of the man himself). Show More Summary
Last year, Google’s Larry Page urged startups to consider if their businesses pass the “Toothbrush Test.” What does it mean, exactly? Well, let’s just say it requires understanding the art of the metaphor… Vooza – a video comic strip...Show More Summary
The formula has been the same since the beginning of the Internet: a Larry Page, Tom Anderson or Mark Zuckerberg gets inspired and launches a website that takes the world by storm. After that, all their passion, energy and vision is channeled into monetizing the platform. Show More Summary
Pro tip #1: Play with Lego. In a February 2014 interview with Dr. Paul Jacobs, the then CEO of the wireless technology company Qualcomm and now its executive chairman, it dawned on me that there were common threads among the world's leading innovators that no one had yet defined. Read Full Story
In the New York Times this week, columnist Farhad Manjoo argues that Google's era of dominance may be coming to a close. Here's his argument: Growth in Google’s primary business, search advertising, has flattened out at about 20 percent a year for the last few years. Show More Summary
Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are going to sell about $4.4 billion worth of company shares, according to a new filing with the SEC (which we first spotted thanks to Footnoted). It's basically an extension of a plan that was previously in place but expired at the end of January. Show More Summary
Tim Cook and President Obama are attending today’s White House Cyber Security Summit to talk about a range of issues facing the U.S. tech industry. Mark Zuckerberg, Marrisa Mayer, and Google CEO Larry Page all decline invites to the summit … Read more ›
Peter Diamandis is a force in the high-tech world. He's founded more than 15 technology companies, is the CEO of the XPRIZE, and is executive chairman of Singularity University. Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Google CEO Larry Page sit on his board. Show More Summary
Another large reorganization could be on the horizon for Google, sources tell TechCrunch. The latest shake-up starts with Alan Eustace, Google's SVP of Knowledge, who TechCrunch confirmed is retiring. Eustace — who broke the world record for highest-altitude space jump in October 2014 — has been at Google for about 13 years. Show More Summary
Many moons ago, before Google was a verb, the powerful search engine’s co-founder, Larry Page, spoke at Real Estate Connect in San Francisco. At the time, I overheard a wary, old-school real estate broker in a suit and tie in...
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The search giant has stumbled a bit of late, but if it can hit on a few key points during its upcoming earnings call, it could spark a turnaround.
Larry Drew is an assistant coach for the Cavaliers. He is 56 years old. His son, Larry Drew II, just signed with the 76ers. Somehow, that adds up to this player page: That's the elder Larry, and that says he's on the Heat (Larry II's first NBA team). Show More Summary
Google generates an astonishing $3 billion in free cash flow every quarter, and is growing at a rate around 20% per year. Google still dominates search — the way most of us find information online, and the most lucrative form of advertising ever invented. Show More Summary
A painter who worked on a remodel of "Senses," a 193-foot superyacht belonging to Larry Page, has filed suit against the Google CEO after suffering ongoing medical problems. According to documents filed in Alameda County Superior Court,...Show More Summary
A California yacht painter claims that while bleeding from the eyes, he was told to "stop being a baby" and to get back to work.
The injuries included collapsing, vomiting, and bleeding from the eyes and ears.
Courthouse News Service reports that a man hired to help repaint a yacht owned by Larry Page has sued the Google CEO. Why? Because despite vomiting and bleeding from the eyes, ears, and anus, James Grupinksi claims in court he was told by a supervisor to “stop being a baby” and to get back to work on Paige’s yacht. Show More Summary
Justin Bieber may be your favorite skater —next to Bucky Lasek—but he is not your favorite private jet owner. (The title reverts to Larry Page and Sergey Brin, so congrats to them.) Read more...
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