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.
January 15, 2012 |
Four years ago, Drew Houston was just another super-smart hacker with ambitions of starting his own company. He'd strap on headphones to block out everything but the endorphin rush as he cranked code late into the night on a new service that instantly syncs all of your files on all of your devices. Houston, who played guitar in a '90s rock cover band at Boston bars and college parties, dubbed it "Even Flow" after one of his favorite Pearl Jam songs. On a white board in his Cambridge, Mass., apartment, he calculated that he'd need several hundred users to "not feel like an idiot" quitting his $85,000-a-year job as a software engineer.
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.
November 8, 2012 |
Texting and driving? It's against the law in 39 states - including California - but that hasn't stopped many of us from reaching for the phone while we're on the road. About 100,000 people are texting and driving at any given moment, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. And more than 1 million accidents this year have been caused by distracted drivers, many of them while texting. Still, the chime of a new text message is enticing and the urge to look at it is almost Pavlovian.
April 1, 2006 |
Google Inc.'s top three executives each received $1 in salary last year, and sales chief Omid Kordestani exercised stock options worth $287.9 million. Co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page and Chief Executive Eric Schmidt each received a $1 salary, the Mountain View, Calif., firm said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Kordestani received $1.02 million in compensation last year, including a $175,000 salary and a $837,956 bonus, the filing said.
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.