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February 27, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
There's no question about what the ultimate accessory was this week at TED 2013 in Long Beach: Google Glass.  QUIZ: How much do you know about Google? In conference hotels, parties and at the conference itself, random people could be spotted wearing the ultimate must-have-but-incredibly-scarce gadget.  On Wednesday, Google's Sergey Brin took to the stage at TED 2013 wearing his pair to discuss his, ahem, vision for Google Glass. His appearance came on the day when applications were d ue in a contest to win the right to buy one of the $1,500 devices.
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February 5, 2014 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, This post has been updated, as indicated below
The Internet's most dominant online video site is about to get a new boss. Google ad executive Susan Wojcicki appears will become the next head of YouTube, according to reports published by online sites The Information and Re/code. The executive would succeed Salar Kamangar, who has run the unit since YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley left the company in 2010. A YouTube spokeswoman could not be immediately reached for comment. UPDATE: Confirming the appointment, Google chief executive Larry Page said in a statement, "Salar and the whole YouTube team have built something amazing.  Like Salar, Susan has a healthy disregard for the impossible and is excited about improving YouTube in ways that people will love.
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April 6, 2012 | By Amy Hubbard
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.
BUSINESS
October 3, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- As Twitter made public its stealth filing for an initial public offering, it parted with some of its Silicon Valley brethren by saying it would only issue one class of shares, meaning it plans to give all shareholders a vote. Unlike Facebook, Groupon and LinkedIn, Twitter will not have two classes of stock. (Or three classes of stock, like Google and Zynga). Shareholder activists and corporate governance experts have heaped scorn on the practice that they say disenfranchises investors.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of Silicon Valley's power couples has separated. Google co-founder Sergey Brin is living apart from wife and 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki, according to a report in technology blog All Things D. Brin and Wojcicki, both 40, have been married for six years and have two children. The couple have been living apart for several months, a spokesman for the couple said. "They remain good friends and partners,” the person said. They are not legally separated.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2009 | By Joy Press
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
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.
BUSINESS
May 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Google is letting users time travel and see what the search engine website looked like when it launched. When users go to Google.com and search for "Google in 1998" the website transforms from its modern 2013 design to replicate what it looked like back in the late '90s. Complete with an exclamation mark at the end of "Google," the retro website shows just how far web design has come since its early days. The 1998 version of Google is a plain white page with Google's original bulky-letter logo and no ads. PHOTOS: Top 11 cool, hidden features in Apple's iOS 7 Users will also notice the old-fashioned website lacks any other types of searches, such as "Images," "Videos," or "News.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Google went back to where it all began Thursday, to the Menlo Park garage where founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first dreamed of a better search engine. The company opened up the Silicon Valley landmark to the media to celebrate its 15 th birthday. Neighbors say the garage doesn't get the busloads of tourists that regularly visit the Palo Alto garage of Hewlett-Packard or the Los Altos garage where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first Apple computers.
BUSINESS
August 29, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
T-Mobile is reportedly blocking employees from taking Sept. 20 off, a move that could indicate when the newest iPhone models will go on sale. For weeks, reports have said that Apple will formally unveil the iPhone 5S and the low-cost iPhone 5C on Sept. 10. but normally, Apple doesn't begin selling an iPhone model on the same day it is unveiled. In the past, the Cupertino tech giant typically announces the phone, begins preselling it and then finally starts delivering the device and selling it in stores.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
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.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- One of Silicon Valley's power couples has separated. Google co-founder Sergey Brin is living apart from wife and 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki, according to a report in technology blog All Things D. Brin and Wojcicki, both 40, have been married for six years and have two children. The couple have been living apart for several months, a spokesman for the couple said. "They remain good friends and partners,” the person said. They are not legally separated.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google glasses may still be on the fringes of mainstream consciousness. But they are not going to stay there very long. It's one of the longest and most anticipated product rollouts in recent memory (the $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear won't be widely available for months yet). And the product tease is working for Google Glass. Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the product's most famous beta tester, turned the product launch into performance art by introducing the world to Project Glass during a skydiving stunt last year at Google's annual developer conference in San Francisco.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Google glasses may still be on the fringes of mainstream consciousness. But they are not going to stay there very long. It's one of the longest and most anticipated product rollouts in recent memory (the $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear won't be widely available for months yet). And the product tease is working for Google Glass. Google co-founder Sergey Brin, the product's most famous beta tester, turned the product launch into performance art by introducing the world to Project Glass during a skydiving stunt last year at Google's annual developer conference in San Francisco.
BUSINESS
September 26, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Google is letting users time travel and see what the search engine website looked like when it launched. When users go to Google.com and search for "Google in 1998" the website transforms from its modern 2013 design to replicate what it looked like back in the late '90s. Complete with an exclamation mark at the end of "Google," the retro website shows just how far web design has come since its early days. The 1998 version of Google is a plain white page with Google's original bulky-letter logo and no ads. PHOTOS: Top 11 cool, hidden features in Apple's iOS 7 Users will also notice the old-fashioned website lacks any other types of searches, such as "Images," "Videos," or "News.
BUSINESS
February 28, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
Among those in Long Beach for TED 2013 this week is Larry Brilliant, former head of Google.org. Brilliant was an influential epidemiologist and technologist whose life and career was altered in 2006 when he received the  TED Prize .  The TED Prize was one of the changes introduced by TED president Chris Anderson in 2005 as way to try to expand the impact of TED beyond the annual conference. The idea was to give three people $100,000 each to try to implement their idea, or "wish" as TED termed it. Recipients have included Bono,  Bill Clinton  and author Dave Eggers.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
There's no question about what the ultimate accessory was this week at TED 2013 in Long Beach: Google Glass.  QUIZ: How much do you know about Google? In conference hotels, parties and at the conference itself, random people could be spotted wearing the ultimate must-have-but-incredibly-scarce gadget.  On Wednesday, Google's Sergey Brin took to the stage at TED 2013 wearing his pair to discuss his, ahem, vision for Google Glass. His appearance came on the day when applications were d ue in a contest to win the right to buy one of the $1,500 devices.
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