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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 »

Misidentified 'Google Mistress' Sues People for $4M

Nathalie De Clercq, Amanda Rosenberg both 'Eurasian,' 'have long hair'

(Newser) - When Sergey Brin and his wife split last year, People was among various media outlets reporting on the alleged cause behind the breakup: Brin's affair with 27-year-old Google Glass employee Amanda Rosenberg. Problem? The gossip mag ran a photo of one Nathalie De Clercq, a New York City entrepreneur... 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 »

America's Richest Got $800M Richer Last Year

And more facts and figures from the Forbes 400 list that will make you sad

(Newser) - Forbes has dropped its annual Forbes 400 list, full of names and numbers to make you feel even worse about the state of your bank balance. Some highlights:
  • With a net worth of $72 billion, Bill Gates is once again the richest person in America, now holding the top spot
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Google's Brin Splits With Wife

Amid reports that he is dating an employee

(Newser) - A Silicon Valley power couple have split after six years of marriage. A rep for Google co-founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki tells AllThingsD the two "have been living apart for several months. They remain good friends and partners." They have two children. They aren't... More »

What the $330K 'Frankenburger' Tastes Like

Thank Sergey Brin for the pricey patty

(Newser) - The $330,000 "Frankenburger" was cooked and eaten at a London press conference today, and it turns out we have Sergey Brin to thank for the blessed event. The Google co-founder put up the aforementioned cash needed to create the first lab-grown burger, a move borne from a concern... More »

Google Goes Hollywood, With Big Role in New Film

Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson comedy 'The Internship' gets prime access

(Newser) - The phrase "product placement" doesn't begin to cut it. In the upcoming comedy The Internship, Google has something more akin to a starring role, reports the Los Angeles Times . The company not only allowed the comedy with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn to shoot for two days at... More »

Google's Brin: Smartphones 'Emasculating'

His issue: 'Rubbing featureless piece of glass.' Critics pounce

(Newser) - Sergey Brin thinks smartphones are "emasculating." "You're standing around and just rubbing this featureless piece of glass," the Google co-founder told a TED audience yesterday. That contrasts, apparently, with his Google Glass project, which has come a long way. It began as essentially "a... More »

Tech Giants Fund Big Annual Award for Scientists

Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, will shell out $3M to each winner

(Newser) - Forget the Nobel Prize; pretty soon, enterprising medical researchers will really be after the Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize. Some of the biggest names in tech—including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Sergey Brin—have teamed to create the award, which rewards biological breakthroughs with fat, $3 million checks.... More »

California Gets Ready for Driverless Cars

New law creates regulations for testing self-driven vehicles

(Newser) - Attention, Amanda Bynes : Your driverless car is ready. California, which perhaps coincidentally seems to bear the brunt of starlets driving under the influence of stardom, has passed legislation clearing the way for autonomous cars on its roads. "Today we're looking at science fiction becoming tomorrow's reality,"... More »

Tech Moguls: Modern-Day Robber Barons

Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos equally big on biz, not values

(Newser) - Ten of the world's richest 100 people have ruthlessly siphoned their billions from IT, making today's tech moguls the equivalent of the infamous capitalist robber-barons of last century, like John Rockefeller or Andrew Carnegie, writes John Naughton in the Guardian . From Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to Sergey... More »

Google's Brin: Free Internet in Serious Danger

Sergey Brin sees threat from governments, Hollywood, Facebook

(Newser) - Internet freedom is under attack, says Google's co-founder. "It's scary," Sergey Brin tells the Guardian , saying he's "more worried" than ever about "very powerful forces that have lined up against the open Internet on all sides and around the world." Once, Brin... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Google Unveils 'Chromebooks'

New laptops go on sale in June, priced from $349 to $499

(Newser) - The first laptops running Google’s Chrome OS will hit in June, the company announced yesterday, in an announcement it’s spent two years building up to. The first models will be manufactured by Acer and Samsung and priced $349 to $499, the Wall Street Journal reports. Google won’t... 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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Google Movie in the Works

Producers buy rights to 'don't be evil' story

(Newser) - The Social Network is going to have some competition in the tech start-up thriller genre. Producers have bought the rights to the book Googled: The End of the World As We Know it and plan to make a movie based on the story of Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry... More »

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