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  • June 3- Three Google Inc compensation committee members were re-elected on Wednesday, the technology company said at its annual meeting, despite a challenge from a high-profile proxy adviser that raised concerns over executive pay. Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services had recommended that Google shareholders withhold votes for the three...

  • June 3- Proxy adviser Institutional Shareholder Services recommended that Google Inc's shareholders withhold votes for all three directors on the company's compensation committee, saying "mega grants" provided to Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani were "problematic." Kordestani, who was re-hired in October to...

  • This could cost Google more than $500 million Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 7:18 AM ET
    Sergey Brin and Larry Page, founders of Google, in 2004

    An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Larry Page and Sergey Brin retain control of the company could cost Google more than $500 million.

  • TEL AVIV/ FRANKFURT, March 12- Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit...

  • This country's quietly invading Silicon Valley Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Australia has never been known as a tech hub. But Aussie software companies are making waves in the U.S. and raising piles of cash.

  • TABLE-Forbes rich list rankings Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    March 2- Bill Gates topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, released on Monday, with Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim Helu in second place. 6 Charles Koch $42.9 bln Up Diversified U.S. 6 David Koch $42.9 bln Up Diversified U.S. 8 Christy Walton $41.7 bln Up Wal-Mart Stores Inc U.S. 11 Alice Walton $39.4 bln Up Wal-Mart U.S. 12...

  • Who gave away the most money in 2014? Monday, 9 Feb 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    Bill Gates, founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    America's 50 top givers in 2014 donated $9.8 billion to charity, up 27.5 percent from the top 50 gifts in 2013, according to a new report.

  • How Google is dealing with its slow brain drain Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Google Berlin, Germany

    Google is a massive company loaded with smart people, but high-profile departures are adding up. The latest is Senior Vice President Alan Eustace.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29- Google Inc plans to keep making ambitious and costly bets on futuristic products, even if it means shelving some of its most beloved projects. The comments by Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette during Thursday's quarterly results conference call struck a decidedly different tone from Google's talk earlier this month of Glass "...

  • Happy birthday, Jeff Bezos: Here's another $1.5M Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET
    Amazon's Jeff Bezos

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos turns 51 Monday. We look at how fast he accumulated his wealth on a per-day basis, comparing that to other billionaires.

  • 23 andMe, co-founded by Anne Wojcicki, the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, will contribute the genome sequencing and data from its Parkinson's disease community. Genentech, a unit of Roche Holding AG, will work to identify potential therapeutics based on that information. There is no cure for Parkinson's, which affects about 1 million people in the United...

  • YouTube CEO won't let motherhood stop her Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki

    YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki prepares for her fifth child, all while running the multi-billion dollar company, The Today Show reports.

  • Google's latest innovation: A spoon? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:14 AM ET
    Shirin Vala, 65, who is an essential tremor patient, uses a Liftware Spoon to eat without spilling at her home in Oakland, Calif.

    Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon for people with tremors.

  • Not cool? Diehards abandon Google Glass Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    A woman wears Google Glass as she visits an art exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, Nov. 6, 2014.

    With the delayed roll out of Google Glass and departure of many developers, the highly-hyped gadget is losing its charm even among early adopters.

  • YouTube CEO wants to sell video subscriptions Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 AM ET
     Susan Wojicki at CodeMobile recode conference

    YouTube is in the early stages of exploring new subscription services, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki told Re/code at Monday's Code/Mobile conference.

  • Google by the numbers, 10 years after the IPO Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    The facts of Google's first 10 years are impressive.

  • Remember Google's weird IPO? Why it never took off Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Google's unorthodox auction-style IPO was intended to be the future of companies going public. Then it wasn't. Here's why.

  • Google's IPO was a disaster...at the time Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:28 AM ET
    The closing share price of Google is displayed on the Nasdaq Marketsite board in New York, Dec. 31, 2004.

    Ten years after Google's IPO, CNBC's Bob Pisani says the auction was a disaster and many weren't sure what it did or how Google would fly as a listed company.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is $1.6B richer Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    Facebook's record close on Thursday, fueled by earnings, added $1.6 billion to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's bottom line. USA Today reports.

  • Google exec's departure leaves 'hole': Analysts Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:38 PM ET
    Google Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora, left, and CEO Eric Schmidt attend the Burda DLD Nightcap 2011 in Davos, Switzerland.

    Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora is leaving the company, which financial analysts said is a significant loss for the search giant.