August 28, 2013 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.