March 1, 2012 |
May 18, 2012 |
With Facebook now on the market with a $104 billion valuation, how will the brainchild of co-founder Mark Zuckerberg move ahead as a public company? At 28, Zuckerberg has seen the project he began building with other students in a college dorm room become the subject of an Oscar-nominated film, the focus of frenzied investors and a central part of the daily lives of nearly 1 billion users — 901 million, at last count. His personal stake in Facebook is now worth around $19.1 billion, making him richer...
August 13, 2013 |
Oracle chief executive officer Larry Ellison gave a candid interview to CBS This Morning Tuesday, sharing his thoughts on Steve Jobs, the NSA surveillance program and a little bit about his company's lawsuit with Google. The often-outspoken executive told interviewer Charlie Rose that while Apple has a lot of talented people at the company — including chief executive Tim Cook — he thinks that it will be difficult for the firm to keep pace with the Jobs years. He predicted Apple will see a period ...
September 9, 2012 |
Some policymakers, including certain senators and members of Congress, cannot resist ridiculing any research project with an unusual title. Their press releases are perhaps already waiting in the drawer, with blanks for the name of the latest scientist being attacked. The hottest topics for ridicule involve sex, exotic animals and bugs. The champion of mocking science was the late William Proxmire, whose Golden Fleece Awards enlivened dull Senate floor proceedings from 1975 until 1988.
April 6, 2011 |
The Justice Department is poised to make a decision that could fundamentally alter Google's relationship with Washington. Antitrust officials are pushing Google to accept limits on its behavior in exchange for government approval of the search giant's purchase of travel software firm ITA, according to people familiar with the matter. Such an agreement would require ongoing monitoring by government antitrust officials — a first for Google — just as scrutiny on the firm heats up from regulators...
September 23, 2008 |
Just as Google is celebrating its 10th anniversary, a man claiming to be the "third" founder of Google has come out to stake his claim to history. In the video above, a man calling himself Hubert Chang claims that as an NYU Ph.D student in 1997 he was introduced to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin by Stanford professor Rajeev Motwani. He then helped the two come up with PageRank (the underlying algorithm that powers Google's search engine), the name Google, and even the business plan.