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Google’s Newest Venture Aims To Improve City Life

Google just started a new company called Sidewalk Labs with the mission of improving life in cities “for everyone through the application of technology to solve urban problems.” The project will be run by Dan Doctoroff, the former CEO of Bloomberg LP and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. He will serve as …

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Google Called Upon To Make Self-Driving Car Accident Reports Public

Google’s self-driving cars are coming under fire again as the Associated Press reported that four out of forty-eight of the cars Google has driving around California have gotten into accidents since September. As has been the case with previously reported accidents, however, none of these were actually the fault of Google’s cars, at least according to the company. According to …

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Has Google Lived Up To Its ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Mantra?

Google’s famous “Don’t be Evil” mantra has been questioned time and time again for many years, but it’s back in the spotlight thanks to comments made recently by co-founder and CEO Larry Page. Do you think Google has done a decent job of keeping in line with the “Don’t be evil” mantra? Share your thoughts in the comments. Page did …

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Google Makes Some Changes To Its Corporate Structure

Google is making changes to the way it functions internally from a corporate structure standpoint. At the end of the week last week, Re/code reported on an internal memo CEO Larry Page sent to staff detailing some of the changes. The biggest change is that Sundar Pichai, who has been heading Android and Chrome, is taking over leadership of the …

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Stephen Colbert Might Just Sue Larry Page’s Ass Over Knowledge Graph Screwup

Apparently, Stephen Colbert is 5’11” – a height that puts him on par with the likes of Brad Pitt, Richard Gere, and Orlando Bloom. Colbert’s proud of this. But there’s a problem. The jerk-offs over at Google are slandering his good height. According to Google and its knowledge graph, Colbert is only 5’10”. Might as well be a Oompa Loompa. …

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Google Reportedly Readies Ambitious ‘Google Y’ Branch

People have accused Google of a lot of things, but nobody can accuse the company of not being ambitious or forward-looking. Google already has a robot lab, a company that is trying to cure aging, and Google[x], which is behind high-tech initiatives like Google Glass, self-driving cars, Internet balloons, smart contact lenses, and delivery drones. Now, they’re reportedly trying to …

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Jason Hope And Google Founders Seek Cures For Heart Disease, Cancer

In 2010, Jason Hope joined Peter Thiel’s bold $3.5 million commitment to ending aging by making a $500,000 donation to the SENS foundation at an event Mr, Thiel held for SENS.  The SENS Foundation is the world’s foremost anti-aging lab, working on cutting edge technologies to cure the world’s worst diseases including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and many others. Peter …

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Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora Steps Down, As Company Releases Earnings Report

Google just released its Q2 earnings report, along with news that its Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is leaving the company. Arora has been with Google for nearly ten years. He will be joining SoftBank, which happens to be one of Google’s partners. There, he will serve as Vice Chairman of SoftBank Corp. and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media. …

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Here’s The Google Founders’ Recent Fireside Chat Video

It’s been a while since we’ve seen the original Google boys in a room together talking about the company, so here’s a fireside chat they did with VC Vinod Khosla. They spend some time talking about when Google almost got acquired. Here’s a snippet from Sergey Brin (via the transcript): Well, we had developed this technology we called PageRank – …

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Larry Page Gives Something Of A State Of The Google Address

Google has released its 2013 Founders’ Letter (yes, it is May, 2014) written by co-founder and CEO Larry Page, who hasn’t been present on the company’s last couple earnings calls. In it, Page says there are over 100 billion searches a month with 15% of them never seen before. Google updates its index within seconds to ensure it has the …

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David Besbris To Replace Vic Gundotra On Google+, Says Report

As previously reported, Vic Gundotra, the top dog at Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. But who will replace him? According to a report from Re/code, it will be VP of Engineering Dave Besbris. They cite unnamed sources. No official announcement has been made on Gundotra’s replacement. CEO Larry Page had this to say after Gundotra made his announcement: …

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Google Earnings Released: Revenue Up 19%, But Stock Falls

Google just released its earnings report for the first quarter. Revenue was up 19% from the same period last year, but it missed Wall Street estimates, and the stock is on the way down at the moment. Revenues from Google’s sites were $10.47 billion – 68% of total revenues – up 21% year-over-year. Revenues from partner sites were $3.40 billion …

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