Larry Page, Google's CEO and co-founder, closed out the Google I/O keynote today with a sentimental, almost subdued speech. He didn't sound like a CEO. He sounded like a guy in charge of a company he genuinely thought could change the world. And it was a wonderful reminder that Google used to be, can be, and in many…
Internet deity and Google co-founder Larry Page was just speaking live to investors for Google's quarterly earnings call, and he sounds horrible. What the hell is going on here?
Google CEO Larry Page took the stand in federal court today to answer questions from über-lawyer David Boies—he of U.S. v. Microsoft, Bush v. Gore and a bajillion other high profile cases—in a case that pits Oracle against Google. So how did it go?
From a 2004 Playboy interview with Larry Page, in which the Google co-founder describes a very different company from the one we use now:
Mark Zuckerberg is so rich and incredible that he's not only running the universe's most beloved social network, but is the most beloved person on Google+—his competition! What a guy. He's even beating Google's own CEO.
The tough thing about translation: You need someone who actually speaks both languages. Easy for Spanish to English, not so much for Swahili to Inuktitut. In the Plex by Steven Levy illustrates how Google's machine translations will revolutionize human communication.
Way back in December of 1999, Google was able to fit all its employees into one room for their weekly "TGIF" meetings, hosted by Page and Brin. Watch as employees clad in jumpers that'll make our own Sam Biddle weak at the knees celebrate an office birthday, and get out the silly string.
Strippers are people too! And just like people, some of them are batshit crazy. Take Vera Svechina, a stripper who recently followed a blind Google employee into Google headquarters to leave a Russian book and "non-threatening" note for co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. A little weird, no? Turns out, Svechina…
In a then surprising move, Eric Schmidt stepped away from his position as Google CEO in January to make room for co-founder Larry Page. Schmidt has moved into an Executive Chairman role, and Page takes the reigns today. So what does it mean for you?
Schmidt laid out the new delegation of responsibilities at the time…
The Google CEO chair swap that happened in January was unique because it wasn't a matter of an entirely new entity coming in to helm the company. Larry Page, the co-founder and new CEO, was always making decisions—sometimes without even telling old CEO Eric Schmidt. So what's new with the switch? Fast Company explores…
Eric—it's been great. We're going to miss you as CEO of one of history's most important and influential companies. But we'll also miss you for the strange, creepy, absurd, and downright dumb things you've uttered. Below, our favorites:
In a wholly unexpected move, Eric Schmidt is stepping away from his position as Google CEO to make room for co-founder Larry Page. Schmidt will move into an Executive Chairman role. But why? And what does it mean for you?