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Google Founders: Goodbye Google, Hello Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin create new parent company, will run that

(Newser) - Big changes at Google today: Its founders have a created a parent company for it called Alphabet and will focus on running that. Google itself will still exist, but in a "slimmed down" version that will be run by current Google exec Sundar Pichai, writes Larry Page in a... More »

Zuck Down $3 Billion in Tough Week for Tech

Google, Amazon bosses see fortunes drop

(Newser) - It's been a rough week for tech stocks, and some of Silicon Valley's top figures have paid the price. Mark Zuckerberg has lost $3.1 billion, Bloomberg reports, as Facebook dropped 11%. Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, meanwhile, saw their joint fortunes dip $3 billion, while... More »

Google CEO Has Rare Vocal Cord Condition

Larry Page says problem won't stop him doing his job

(Newser) - Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page has broken his silence about the condition that prevented him from speaking publicly last summer , sparking fears he may have had an undisclosed, life-threatening illness. Page says he is in good health, but his left vocal cord has been paralyzed since he caught a... More »

Employees Say the Top CEO in America Is ...

Mark Zuckerberg wins poll, tying with SAP's co-CEOs

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg may not be able to keep his investors happy , but those inside Facebook still love him. Zuckerberg just topped Glassdoor's latest list of the 50 highest-rated CEOs in the country, with a 99% approval rating from Facebook employees, reports PC Mag . Not surprisingly, Facebook employees also voted... More »

Today's Newsy Meme: 'Pending Larry'

Twitter account springs up to poke fun at earnings miscue

(Newser) - Google and its printer are learning what it's like to make a public gaffe in the age of Twitter. After the company's disappointing earnings were released hours early by accident—complete with the line, "PENDING LARRY QUOTE," referring to co-founder Larry Page—the Internet pounced, reports... More »

Google, Apple CEOs Holding Secret Peace Talks?

Tim Cook, Larry Page have had at least one conversation

(Newser) - While the smartphone patent wars rage on, the CEOs of Apple and Google have been quietly communicating with each other in an attempt to resolve a range of intellectual property issues, sources tell Reuters . Apple's Tim Cook and Google's Larry Page had a phone conversation last week and... More »

Google CEO: 'Nothing Seriously Wrong With Me'

Larry Page sends email about health after skipping shareholders meeting

(Newser) - Wall Street was abuzz today with rumors about Google CEO Larry Page's health after he skipped yesterday's shareholder meeting and the company said he'd miss two upcoming events as well. So much so that Page wrote an email to employees to say that "there is nothing... More »

Yes, It's Real: New Company Will Mine Asteroids

It will scour near-earth sites for precious metals

(Newser) - It's official, earthlings: The world's first asteroid-mining company has launched. Planetary Resources had its official coming out party today, the AP reports, with its co-founders laying out their plan to mine outer space for precious metal. The company, which is backed by such big-name investors as James Cameron... More »

James Cameron's Next Trick: Mining Asteroids?

He, Google execs back new space venture

(Newser) - After hanging out in the deepest depths of the oceans , how does a Hollywood super-director top himself? By space mining, of course. James Cameron has teamed up with two Google billionaires, several ex-NASA officials, and some other ambitious investors to form Planetary Resources Inc., a space exploration company that seems... More »

Google Splits Stock as Profits Soar

Move keeps co-founders in control

(Newser) - Google has unveiled a stock split that will double the number of shares while keeping co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin firmly in control. The company is creating a new class of nonvoting shares that will be distributed to existing shareholders in a 2 for 1 split. The move will... More »

Britney Is the Queen of Google+

Pop star boots Google CEO from top spot

(Newser) - Lady Gaga may be the queen of Twitter , but Britney Spears is the queen of Google+. The pop star recently overtook Google CEO Larry Page to become the most-followed person on the social network, PC Magazine reports. The top five, along with their number of followers as of Social Statistics... More »

Inside Google X Lab: Office Robots, Space Elevators

'Google X' lab envisions future of technology

(Newser) - To Google is to search, but in the future it could mean much more. Google operates a secret lab in the Bay Area devoted to projects far beyond the cutting-edge: ideas like robots that go to the office for you and dinner plates that communicate with your social network, the... More »

IRS Eyes Google As Profits Jump

Company going 'gangbusters,' boasts CEO

(Newser) - Hard times elsewhere haven't done any damage to Google's bottom line. The company has announced a whopping 26% year-on-year jump in profits for the third quarter of this year, with net income of $2.73 billion on nearly $10 billion revenue, most of it from advertising, the BBC... More »

Google Bosses Not Using Google+

Only 2 of top 18 Googlers are active users of service

(Newser) - The top layer of management at Google doesn't seem to have warmed to to Google+, blogs Michael Degusta at the understatement . Out of the company's top 18 execs, only two can be considered active users of the social networking service, he finds. Five others are minimal users, including... More »

Vanity Fair Unveils 'New Establishment' List

Mark Zuckerberg tops it, along with other tech execs

(Newser) - Vanity Fair put another feather in Mark Zuckerberg’s cap today, naming him to the top spot in its “ New Establishment ” list for the second year in a row. What’s the “New Establishment” you ask? Well, in the magazine’s words, it’s “an innovative... More »

Google+ to Let Users Keep Gender Private

Site wants the information, but it can be hidden

(Newser) - As Google works out its social-networking kinks, it has announced a new privacy setting: Google+ users will soon be able to keep their gender hidden from others. "Gender can be a sensitive topic, especially on the Internet," says a Google product manager in an online video. Starting this... More »

Most Popular User on Google+ Is ... Zuckerberg

Facebook founder has more followers than anyone else

(Newser) - How's this for irony: Google+ is a Facebook competitor ... but its most popular user is none other than Mark Zuckerberg. Zuck hasn't even posted to Google+ yet, the Atlantic notes, but according to tracking service Social Statistics , he has amassed the most followers; in second is Larry Page.... More »

Google Wants Solar Panels on Your Roof

Company invests $280M in plan with installer SolarCity

(Newser) - Google is investing $280 million to help private US homeowners put solar panels on their rooftops. The money will allow installer SolarCity to offer solar systems to 10,000 homeowners for no money up front. In exchange, customers agree to pay a set price for the power produced by the... More »

Eric Schmidt Out as Google CEO—With $334M Payday

Co-founder Larry Page will take over in April

(Newser) - Google made a surprise shuffle at the top today when announcing its quarterly results: Eric Schmidt is stepping down as CEO and will be replaced by co-founder Larry Page, reports MarketWatch . Schmidt will remain with the company as executive chairman, while Page's co-founder, Sergey Brin, will take a bigger role... More »

Most Influential of 2010: Zuck

Facebook founder tops Steve Jobs, Rupert Murdoch

(Newser) - Frighteningly enough, Mark Zuckerberg tops Vanity Fair 's list of this year's most influential people of the Information Age. The top 5 of its 100:
  1. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook: His company is valued at around $25 billion, has more than 500 million members, runs 176 billion banner ads a month, and
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