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  • Ford CEO joins IBM board as auto industry transforms Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016 | 6:40 PM ET

    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...

  • Syrian refugee vetting process is tough enough Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 2:22 PM ET
    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.

  • Why Syrian refugees are no threat Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
    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.

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct 28- Alphabet Inc, the new holding company for Google, has teamed up with three Indonesian telecommunications companies to expand Internet access in that country using solar-powered balloons. Alphabet officials, including co-founder Sergey Brin, and representatives from Indonesian companies Telkomsel, XL Axiata Tbk PT and Indosat...

  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct 28- Alphabet Inc, the new holding company for Google, has teamed up with three Indonesian telecommunications companies as part of its effort to connect people in emerging markets to the Internet, to the country. Google officials, including co-founder Sergey Brin, and representatives from Indonesian companies Telkomsel, XL Axiata Tbk PT...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.