September 19, 2012 |
Bill Gates has been the richest person in the country for an entire generation, cinching the top spot on Forbes' list of the 400 wealthiest Americans for the 19th consecutive year. That's what a net worth of $66 billion will do for a guy. Last year, he had $59 billion. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. head Warren Buffett, again in second place, trailed with $46 billion. The slacker. Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle Corp., was next with $41 billion. The rest of the top 10 was populated with the likes of the Koch brothers, the Wal-Mart Waltons and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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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.
May 11, 2012 |
It's the latest revolution sweeping Silicon Valley: Potato chips are out, kale chips are in. More and more, tech workers are trying to get fit . They sleep with devices that measure their REM, load up on low-glycemic food and work at standing or walking treadmill desks. When they brainstorm new features, they go for a walk rather than piling into a conference room. They're getting an assist from their employers. The Facebooks and Googles of the tech world say they are responding to mounting evidence that links diet, exercise and sleep to on-the-job performance.
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.
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 13, 2012 |
Bolstered by a rise in paid advertising clicks, search engine giant Google Inc. posted a 61% jump in first-quarter profit. The Mountain View, Calif., company also announced a new stock structure that will keep its founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, in control of the company. Page, who is in his second stint as Google's chief executive after taking over from Eric Schmidt a year ago, said Google "saw tremendous momentum from the big bets we've made in products like Android, Chrome and YouTube.
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.
February 11, 2012 |
Google Inc.'s first hired employee, Craig Silverstein, is leaving the tech giant where he's worked since its founding to sign on with the rising education start-up Khan Academy. Silverstein, who was technically Google's third employee, after co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, was instrumental in creating the search engine that built Google into one of the world's leading tech companies. Google's search engine was its first product and is still its most widely used. Google and Khan Academy confirmed Silverstein's move Thursday.
January 20, 2012 |
Weighed down by a sluggish economy and government debt crisis in Europe,Google Inc.delivered a rare miss Thursday as its fourth-quarter results fell short of Wall Street's red-hot expectations. Google shares tumbled 9% in after-hours trading. The Internet search giant had surpassed Wall Street's revenue targets for eight consecutive quarters. The disappointing results could undermine confidence in the leadership of co-founder Larry Page, who replaced Eric Schmidt as chief executive in April, analysts said.
January 17, 2012 |
SAN JOSE — As millions of Americans desperately search for jobs, Tesla Motors' Arnnon Geshuri is racing to fill some. He's the point man for a company on a hiring spree, looking for top-flight engineers, vehicle technicians, sales experts and even an executive chef. Tesla is ramping up to manufacture its all-electric Model S sedan at the former NUMMI auto plant, now renamed the Tesla Factory, in Fremont, Calif. It has 1,400 employees worldwide, a figure expected to roughly double by the end of 2012 and double again by the end of 2013.