April 6, 2012 |
Google's Project Glass made its public debut on the face of Google co-founder Sergey Brin on Thursday night, prompting new excitement about the project, fresh predictions of future marvels -- or horrors -- and inspiration, most likely, for new parodies of the funky, futuristic headset. In photos, Brin appears comfortable in the augmented-reality specs as he stands alongside tech guru Robert Scoble at a charity event in San Francisco. Interestingly, the event at which the futuristic eyewear made its first appearance was Dining in the Dark for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
November 29, 2009 |
Googled The End of the World as We Know It Ken Auletta Penguin Press: 400 pp., $27.95 " Google" has become as common a word as any in the modern vocabulary. We google phone numbers instead of picking up a phone book; we google for dirt on potential dates and celebrities; we google ourselves, to see what trace we've left in the digital ether. Google has become synonymous with user-friendly efficiency, via its search engine and its many free and easy-to-use offshoots.
April 12, 2006
* Power-plant owner Calpine Corp. will have until the end of the year to present a bankruptcy reorganization plan to creditors before they can offer a competing proposal, a judge ruled. * Kinder Morgan Energy Partners agreed to spend as much as $90 million over the next five years to improve safety on pipelines that carry fuel through California and five other states. * Google Inc. will open a research and development office in Moscow, the birthplace of co-founder Sergey Brin.
February 9, 2008 |
Tesla Motors Inc., aiming to be the first high-volume electric car maker, raised $40 million more from Silicon Valley investors to ensure that it could begin production next month after delays and a management shake-up. Tesla is closing the "funding round right now," Chairman Elon Musk said. San Carlos, Calif.-based Tesla collected $100 million earlier from backers including Google Inc. founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and venture capital firms such as Palo Alto-based Technology Partners.
May 23, 2007 |
Fresh off her marriage to Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin, biotechnology entrepreneur Anne Wojcicki is now wedded to the company too. In Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed Tuesday, Google disclosed that it invested $3.9 million to obtain a minority stake in Wojcicki's biotech start-up, 23andMe Inc. Some of the money that Mountain View, Calif.-based Google anted up this month was used to repay $2.6 million in financing provided to 23andMe by Brin.
August 28, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO -- In another bombshell, top Android executive Hugo Barra is leaving Google to join Chinese phone maker Xiaomi. That's according to a report in technology blog All Things D. His departure comes on the heels of the revelation that Google co-founder Sergey Brin is separating from wife and 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki and is dating a Google employee. Android, indisputably one of the most important endeavors at Google, has been undergoing some upheaval. In March, Andy Rubin, who guided the mobile software to be the world's most popular over Apple, stepped down to “start a new chapter at Google.” Barra, vice president of product management for Android, is a high-profile figure to the media and software developers, making frequent appearances at news conferences and at Google's annual conference for developers.