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June 22, 2012 |
Google Chief Executive Larry Page has reassured employees that he does not have a serious medical condition and that he will continue to run the search giant. Page delivered the news in an email to employees Thursday after skipping the company's annual shareholder meeting that day, the Wall Street Journal reported . In the email, Page said: "There is nothing seriously wrong with me. " Page has been having trouble with his voice, said Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, who filled in for him Thursday.
April 18, 2012 |
Google Inc. Chief Executive Larry Page returned to the witness stand for nearly an hour in a San Francisco federal courtroom Wednesday to defend his company against allegations that its Android mobile software, which now powers more than 300 million smartphones and tablet computers, infringes on Oracle Corp.'s patents and copyrights. Page, in a rare appearance in suit and tie, was questioned by David Boies, famous for going after Bill Gates during the federal government's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft Corp.
April 5, 2012 |
Larry Page isn't big on sharing. But on Thursday he published a 3,459-word “update” after his first year back as chief executive of Google. In it, he underscored Google's commitment to making big long-term bets and to its social networkGoogle+, but he did not make any big revelations or provide any financial details. Google is due to report first-quarter financial results next week. Page took over from Eric Schmidt as CEO last April. It is his second stint as Google's CEO, his first as the CEO of a publicly traded company.
April 19, 2013 |
Facebook has begun expanding the free voice calling feature on its Messenger app to Android users. Earlier this year, the company introduced free voice calling for iPhone users, letting them use the Messenger app to call other Facebook members. The app uses smartphones' Internet connections to make the call, either through a Wi-Fi network or over 3G or 4G networks. Now, three months after introducing the feature for iPhone users, Facebook started rolling it out to some U.S. Android users Thursday afternoon and says more users will get the feature throughout Friday.
April 19, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Larry Page, the co-founder of Google Inc. who returned as its chief executive one year ago, has commanded respect for making decisive, bold moves to recharge the search giant. But the usually self-assured Page appeared uncomfortable on the witness stand Wednesday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco. He was there to dispute allegations that his company infringed Oracle Corp.'s patents and copyrights to build its Android mobile software, which now powers more than 300 million mobile devices.
January 22, 2011 |
When he was 12, Larry Page read a biography of inventor Nikola Tesla who ? eclipsed by rival Thomas Edison ? died penniless even though he had figured out how to deliver electricity on a massive scale. "You don't want to be Tesla," Page told Fortune magazine in 2008. "He was one of the greatest inventors, but it's a sad, sad story. He couldn't commercialize anything, he could barely fund his own research. You'd want to be more like Edison. If you invent something, that doesn't necessarily help anybody.
January 16, 2013 |
MENLO PARK, Calif. - Facebook Inc. has begun rolling out a new search feature that will eventually let 1 billion-plus users around the world unearth and sift through vast amounts of information that they and their friends have shared on the social network. The new tool, dubbed Graph Search, takes aim at major rivals such as Google Inc. and promises to open up a whole new way of searching online. With the tool, users can find a single guy in San Francisco to date, a friend of a friend who knows of a job or friends who live in a 10-mile radius and are fans of "Game of Thrones.
May 17, 2012 |
$19.1 billion dollars. That's how much Mark Zuckerberg is worth after Facebook Inc. sold 421.2 million shares valued for $38 each on Thursday. Not bad for a guy who just celebrated his 28th birthday Monday. Zuckerberg, who first showed up on Forbes' billionaires list in 2008 with an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion, is now richer than Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Bloomberg reports. Facebook: Road to IPO However, he's not quite as wealthy as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is worth $60.4 billion, or Oracle's Larry Ellison, who is worth $34.2 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index . For that matter, Zuckerberg is also worth less than Michael Bloomberg himself, who Forbes estimates is worth $22 billion.
November 20, 2004 |
Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each plan to sell as many as 7.2 million company shares during the next 18 months -- divestitures that would generate windfalls of more than $1 billion apiece at current market prices. The online search engine leader disclosed the intentions of Page and Brin, both 31, late Friday in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the same filing, Mountain View, Calif.
April 5, 2011 |
As co-founder Larry Page retook command of Google Inc. as chief executive Monday, the Internet search giant announced a significant resignation from its senior management ranks. Jonathan Rosenberg, senior vice president of product management, plans to step down in the coming months, the Mountain View, Calif., company said. Page had asked his senior executives to make long-term commitments to remain at the company. Rosenberg, 49, a member of the powerful executive committee that makes major strategic decisions for Google, had planned to step down in 2013 when his children reached college age, so he thought he owed it to Page to be clear that he could not stay that long, a Google spokesman said.