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  • Google lavishes chairman with $109 million pay package Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 7:56 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. It was the largest stock package that Schmidt has received since 2011 when Google Inc. awarded him a bundle valued at $94 million at the time he relinquished the CEO's job to company co-founder Larry Page.

  • Google's 1Q reassures investors despite earnings miss Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 4:36 PM ET

    Google's first-quarter earnings rose 4 percent from last year to $3.6 billion as the company's Internet-leading advertising network lifted revenue by 14 percent to $17.3 billion. After accounting adjustments, Google said it would have earned $6.57 per share, four cents below the estimates among analysts polled by FactSet. The market also had been bracing...

  • Reports: Google facing antitrust showdown in Europe Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:12 PM ET

    Kent Walker, Google's general counsel, wrote that a "statement of objections" to Google's business practices will be released Wednesday by Europe's top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager. Besides outlining their belief that Google has been illegally rigging its search results to favor its own services, European regulators also may announce they are...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How Google is dealing with its slow brain drain Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    A person passes by a Google logo in the company's offices in Berlin.

    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- backed 23 andme had to stop selling test in U.S. LONDON, Dec 2- A controversial personal DNA testing kit from Google- backed genetics business 23 andme was launched in Britain on Tuesday. Formed in 2006 by Anne Wojcicki, wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin, 23 andme aims to deliver insights about people's genetic heritage from a swab of saliva.

  • 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.

  • In Google's best interest to protect privacy: Tech expert

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on the tech community's focus on Internet surveillance. It's in Google's best interest and all the tech company's best interest to protect privacy and trust, says Michael Wolf, Activate founder.