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  • Google refines logo as it prepares to join Alphabet Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 12:51 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Google is refining its famous logo as it prepares to become a part of a new holding company called Alphabet. Although this will be the sixth time that Google has changed its logo since Larry Page and Sergey Brin formed the company, this marks the most noticeable redesign since it dropped an exclamation point that appeared after its name until May...

  • Aug 12- Deciding if you want to bet on Alphabet is essentially a choice on what you want to back: Sergey Brin and Larry Page or human nature. Brin and Page have changed the world and created a cash flow behemoth in Google. Human nature, on the other hand, has created every other conglomerate, which, with the possible exception of Berkshire Hathaway, have a general record...

  • Aug 11- By separating moonshots from moneymakers, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are now free to pursue more quixotic business ideas such as glucose-monitoring contact lenses, Internet-connected, high-altitude balloons and even immortality. "In the near term, investors are going to focus on the core business and give them some leeway," said...

  • SAN FRANCISCO Aug 10- Google Inc announced a major shake-up of its operating structure on Monday, creating a holding company called Alphabet which will contain subsidiaries to separate its core web advertising business from newer ventures like driverless cars. Maybe it's better to sort them out a bit and make it clearer which ones are bringing in the bacon and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO Aug 10- Google Inc announced a major shake-up of its operating structure on Monday, creating a holding company called Alphabet which will contain subsidiaries to separate its core web advertising business from newer ventures like driverless cars. Roger Kay, an analyst with Endpoint Technologies Associates, said the new structure "makes a lot of...

  • UPDATE 1-Google to become Alphabet Inc in shakeup Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 5:21 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO Aug 10- Google Inc announced a new operating structure Monday, creating a holding company called Alphabet to encompass the search engine unit and other subsidiaries. Fellow co-founder Sergey Brin will become president of Alphabet, and Eric Schmidt will be executive chairman. Sundar Pichai will be the CEO of Google Inc, while current Google Chief...

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos just made $8 billion Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 9:46 AM ET
    Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc.

    CEO Jeff Bezos, who owns 83,921,121 of Amazon shares, made a paper gain of more than $8 billion as shares spiked nearly 18 percent after hours.

  • Is the search for immortality a rich man's game? Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds in a scene from the movie “Self/less”

    Technology and medicine are probing the boundaries of mortality. So can only the rich afford to drink from the fountain of youth?

  • Why kiteboarding has taken off in Silicon Valley Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 1:58 PM ET
    Bill Tai

    MaiTai Global co-founder Bill Tai explains why Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are drawn to kiteboarding.

  • Sergey Brin defends Google's expensive projects Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    Sergey Brin

    Google co-founder Sergey Brin released a short letter, defending some of the audacious, expensive projects he oversees. Recode reports.

  • 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...

  • Google Ventures: Startups to save the world Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 3:20 PM ET
    Google Ventures Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

    Google Ventures wants to save the world, one startup at a time

  • Misidentified as a mistress, techie can sue mag Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 6:28 PM ET
    Sergey Brin and wife Anne Wojcicki attend the 23 and Me Spit party at the IAC Building in New York.

    Woman mislabeled as mistress of Google co-founder sues People magazine for libel. New York judge determined case will move forward.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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