January 21, 2013 |
Who was that man wearing super high-tech, $1,500 smart glasses on the New York City subway? According to a tweet by a guy who got a picture of the mystery glasses-wearer, it was none other than Google co-founder Sergey Brin, wearing a prototype of one of the most highly anticipated new tech products -- Google Glass. Noah Zerkin, who took the picture and tweeted it, describes himself as a wearable computing enthusiast and "prototyper" on his Twitter profile. He said he just happened to run into the most famous piece of wearable technology Sunday and the man behind it. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 Zerkin tweeted a picture of his encounter with Brin, saying "Yeeeah ... I just had a brief conversation with the most powerful man in the world.
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.
December 15, 2013 |
Cutting-edge companies often walk a tightrope between regulators trying to keep their technologies under control and marketers trying to push them out to consumers as fast as possible. That's where a Silicon Valley company named 23andMe is today. The Mountain View, Calif., firm has been hawking genetic tests for you to take at home. You spit into a receptacle and ship your saliva back to the company so it can analyze your DNA for a mere $99. Eventually you get a readout detailing your genetic susceptibility to hundreds of diseases.
September 18, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc. believes that making big gambles can yield revolutionary advances, whether it be cars that drive themselves, wearable computers connected to the Internet or air balloons that beam wireless Internet access to remote areas of the world. Now it's searching for ways to keep people alive longer. The technology giant said Wednesday that it's a major investor in a venture that would work on combating aging and disease. But Google declined to provide any more details on how the venture would operate or what it would do. Google is not the first technology company to make the leap into healthcare.
March 27, 2001 |
Novell Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt was named chairman of Internet search-engine company Google. Schmidt succeeds Sergey Brin, Google's founding chairman and president. Brin will continue as president of privately held Google. A Novell spokesman said Schmidt's role with the Provo, Utah-based Web network software provider remains unchanged. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google said Schmidt's appointment is effective immediately.
June 28, 2012 |
Google I/O, the tech giant's annual developers' conference in San Francisco, is all abuzz over another Sergey Brin-pioneered flight. OnGoogle+, Brin posted to stay tuned at 11 a.m. for "some amazing action over San Francisco. " Meanwhile, something else is also soaring, according to Google: Its Chrome browser. The company announced that the browser can now be used to surf the Web on the iPhone and the iPad. Chrome is now the world's most popular browser, the company says, by nearly doubling from 160 million to 310 million active users since last year.
February 4, 2014 |
Doodle 4 Google, the contest for kids that puts one young artist's work on the Google homepage for a day, kicked off on Tuesday. It's the seventh year for the doodle contest for artists in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grand prize is a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 to the winner's school to create a technology lab. And for this year's contest there's a new twist. The Google Doodles, if you're not familiar, are those works that incorporate the Google logo and pop up frequently at Google.com.
March 29, 2007 |
Google Inc. will pay its top executives performance bonuses of as much as $4.5 million each this year. The amount of the bonuses will be based on a formula tied to Google's operating income, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company said. All executive officers are eligible for the bonus except Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google said. The bonus plan still requires shareholder approval at the company's annual meeting.
January 24, 2006 |
Google Inc. co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, enriched by a fivefold increase in the company's shares, will keep their salaries at $1 this year, unchanged from 2005. Other top executives at the Mountain View, Calif.-based online search engine company will get a 43% pay raise. Page, 33, and Brin, 32, are the company's largest stockholders. They are tied for 16th on Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans with fortunes estimated at $11 billion.