2010 - The Technology + Economy Conference - Special Report Sergey Brin


  • DETROIT— Fiat Chrysler and Google's self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership. The partnership would be the first to match an automaker with Google's 7- year-old autonomous car project, which is now part of the so-called X lab at Alphabet Inc., Google's parent company. Last fall, Google hired John Krafcik, an auto industry...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Larry Page's five-year tenure as CEO of Google— and now its new corporate parent Alphabet— is reminding investors that patience pays off, despite a letdown in the first quarter. Both earnings and revenue fell below the analyst projections that steer investor reactions, causing Alphabet Inc. shares to backtrack by $39.89, or 5 percent, to $740.11 in...

  • Jan 26- Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Mark Fields is joining IBM's board of directors as the No. 2 U.S. automaker explores alternative mobility options beyond selling cars and trucks. Armonk, N.Y.- based IBM said on Tuesday that Fields, 55, was elected to join the board starting March 1. He is leading Ford into a future where cars are not only vehicles, but increasingly...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- Google and Ford Motor Co are in talks about forming a partnership to develop autonomous car technology, a person briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The extent of a partnership between the second-largest U.S. automaker and search engine giant Alphabet Inc remains under discussion and the precise framework of any effort is unclear but it...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 1- Mark Zuckerberg's pledge on Tuesday to give away most of his Facebook shares, a roughly $45 billion fortune, helps cement his role as one of Silicon Valley's most generous donors. Zuckerberg, 31, and his wife Priscilla Chan, already lauded for donating $1.5 billion in Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, are setting a...

  • A Syrian refugee cries while disembarking from a flooded raft at a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos, October 20, 2015.

    Americans do not need to be kept safe from Syrian refugees, says Tammy Lin. Our vetting process is one of the toughest in the world.

  • Fatima from Syria (front) walks ahead of other migrants as they make their way on foot after crossing the Croatian-Slovenian border, in Rigonce, Slovenia, October 22, 2015.

    U.S. governors trying to block Syrian refugees don't understand who they are and what they bring to America, says Elizabeth MacBride.

  • Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

    For the millions of consumers using Google for search, YouTube videos and maps, the company is no different today that it was yesterday.

  • Domain name

    Google picked abc.xyz as the web address for its new parent company Alphabet. Daniel Negari is one guy who's celebrating.

  • Sundar Pichai, currently a senior vice president, will become CEO of Google. Shares will be converted into Alphabet shares.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Bill Tai

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

  • Sergey Brin

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

  • Google Ventures Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.