April 18, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Make no mistake about it, Larry Page has his sights set on the future. The Google co-founder and chief executive discussed his company's big bets such as YouTube, Android and Chrome, but focused on more speculative bets such as Google Glass and Google Fiber during a conference call with analysts to discuss first-quarter financial results. "Companies tend to get comfortable doing what they've always done, with only a few minor tweaks. It's only natural to work on the things you know," Page said.
July 19, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Chief Executive Larry Page isn't living in the moment -- that moment being not so great , what with the average rate for ads in the second quarter falling 6% when analysts thought they'd fall 3%. Page says he's living in the future. Google will continue to invest in all of those highly risky, long-term bets such as high-altitude balloons to bring Internet access to remote areas, self-driving cars and, of course, Glass, he told analysts during a second-quarter earnings call Thursday.
April 9, 2011 |
The Larry Page era has officially begun — with a management shake-up. Just days after returning as Google Inc.'s chief executive, Page swiftly set the tone for how he would run the Internet search giant with a major reorganization of his management team. Page is trying to restore the sense of urgency and innovation that drove Google's prior successes, analysts said. The reorganization also puts him firmly in charge of the world's largest Internet company in much the same way Steve Jobs runs Apple Inc. "Larry's coming out of the gate blazing," said BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis.
July 15, 2011 |
Larry Page got a second chance to make an impression on Wall Street. This one was definitely better than the first. Google Inc. posted a 36% surge in profit, blowing past analysts' expectations and overshadowing concerns about rising expenses and slowing growth. The stronger-than-expected performance countered critics who said Google's hyper-growth days were behind it. Google's chief executive stressed that the company's investments in its Android mobile device software and the Chrome Web browser would generate "huge new businesses for Google in the long run, just like search.
May 14, 2013 |
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Even though its ubiquitous Internet search engine practically mints money, Google Inc. was widely seen as a company whose best days were behind it. It was written off as the next Microsoft Corp. - a staid high-tech giant in the shadows of Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. that had lost its sense of urgency and innovative edge. But that sentiment has shifted dramatically over the last year, and when Google swings open the doors to its annual conference for software developers Wednesday, it won't just be showcasing its latest products.
January 2, 2011 |
The gig: Perhaps more than any other person, Marissa Mayer influences how the world experiences the Web. As Google Inc.'s champion of innovation and design, she has had her hand in nearly every product the Internet search giant has rolled out. Basically, nothing gets out the door without her approval, including such popular services as Gmail and Google Earth. Her latest job at the company: vice president of consumer products. One of her responsibilities is to run Google's geographic and local services effort, the red-hot market focused on delivering information and advertising to people based on where they are. Mayer also recently got a promotion to Google's operating committee, the elite group that sets the company's strategic direction.