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The truth about Google's famous '20% time' policy (GOOG)

One of Google's most famous management philosophies is something called "20% time." Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin highlighted the idea in their 2004 IPO letter: " We encourage our employees, in addition to their regular projects, to spend 20% of their time working on what they think will most benefit Google," they wrote. Show More Summary

Google's HR boss explains why the company can never live up to its mission statement, and doesn't want to

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google in 1998, they gave it a straightforward mission statement: "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." It's crucial, says Google's SVP of PeopleShow More Summary

Tech billionaires are trying to defeat death

Even the most optimistic of today's big-dreaming tech luminaries — people like Peter Thiel, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page — know that living forever is a most-likely impossible goal. Yet they still want to defeat death. At the very least, they want to find a way to delay it as long as possible. Show More Summary

Why Google CEO Larry Page personally reviews every candidate the company hires

At the start of 2015, Google had 53,600 full-time employees around the world, compared to 47,800 Googlers a year before. Not even counting replacements, that means it hired about 6,000 new people in just one year. Cofounder and CEO Larry...Show More Summary

How Google weighs all of its crazy-awesome perks (GOOG)

With free gourmet meals, in-house massages, and dry cleaning on campus, Google is known for its extensive list of perks. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin even brought up the myriad perks in their shareholders' letter when the company...Show More Summary

Pac-12 Conference has 'serious concern' about NCAA's punishment of USC

Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott on Monday criticized the NCAA’s investigation and punishment of USC -- this in the aftermath of the unsealing last month of almost 500 pages of documents in Todd McNair's lawsuit against the NCAA.

The Mary Sue Exclusive: A Look at Diana’s Amazonian History in Convergence: Wonder Woman #1 - Anyone else seeing spots?

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Last week, we brought you bio pages of DC Comics' Batgirl(s) from the Convergence event title Convergence: Batgirl #1. Today, DC has give TMS the exclusive reveal of Princess Diana's (aka Wonder Woman) history. Written by Larry Hama with art by Josh Middleton, check out a few pages from Convergence: Wonder Woman #1!

Larry Kramer’s Historical Outings

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Out.com

In his new doorstop, The American People: Volume 1, writer and activist Larry Kramer satirically reimagines the story of our nation up to the 1950s, devoting a nice chunk of the novel’s 800 pages to the homoerotic escapades of influential figures — like these ones.

Google should be terrified right now (GOOG, FB)

Is Larry Page asleep at the wheel? Because it sure feels like it. Facebook is conducting an all-out assault on Google. It just launched embeddable videos and a new ad network. Those businesses will compete with YouTube and Google's DoubleClick display ad business. Show More Summary

Google has a new CFO

Former Morgan Stanley CFO, Ruth Porat, is Google's new CFO, replacing Patrick Pichette, who announced his retirement on March 10. Porat will start as CFO on May 26 and will report directly to Google CEO Larry Page. Here's Google's blog post with the announcement: Google Inc. Show More Summary

Why Music: The Secret Sauce of Success

"I feel like music training lead to the high-speed legacy of Google for me.''- Larry Page, CEO Apple clearly took the lead over competing internet giants when it came to selling digital downloads and mp3 players, but that doesn't mean that music wasn't an essential ingredient in the building of the Google empire. Show More Summary

Here's how one of Google's founders handles all the email he gets

What would happen if you emailed Larry Page or Sergey Brin? There's a great thread on Quora where people dish about the email habits of some of tech's biggest stars. The answer for Google's cofounders is especially funny. User David Shin wrote that when he worked at Google in 2006/2007, Page and Brin held a Q&A session. Show More Summary

Rising stars: Meeting the men and women leading some of Google's most important products (GOOG)

Last fall, Google CEO Larry Page anointed former Android and Chrome SVP Sundar Pichai as the overseer of all of the company's core products. It's a big job, but luckily for Pichai, Google's got a crack team of other execs hustling away on each vertical. Show More Summary

Larry Donnell: Giants tight end, New York Times photojournalist?

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell might have accidentally found a new career on Friday — New York Times photojournalist. The paper used the photograph Donnell posted to Instagram on Thursday on its front page on Friday to go with a story about the plane that skidded off the runway at LaGuardia Airport. Donnell […]

Why Would Anyone Go to Burning Man?

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

Does your startup pass the ‘Toothbrush Test’?

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

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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

How The Larry Pages Of The World Get Their Big Ideas

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

Is Larry Page asleep at the wheel? (GOOG)

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's co-founders are about to sell $4.4 billion worth of shares (GOOG)

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

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