Sergey Brin had admitted that it was "probably a mistake" that he ever worked on Google+ because, in his own words, he's "not a very social person" and "kind of a weirdo."
Hey, sweetheart, nice iPhone. Nice Android, too. It matches your Hello Kitty mug and bra. In fact, it's downright "emasculating," according to Google co-founder and Professional Computer Face Sergey Brin. So, stop throwing your manliness away.
Noah Zerkin spotted Sergey Brin riding New York's downtown 3 train last night—and the man from Google happened to have a pair of the company's glasses strapped to his face. Quite why he needs to wear them on public transport is unclear, but combined with his outfit they make him look like he should feature in the next…
Over the past three decades, the internet has changed—and if you're to believe Sergey Brin, the principles of openness and universal access that underpinned it at its conception are under the greatest threat they've ever faced.
Here's Google cofounder Sergey Brin demonstrating how the Google glasses actually look when used by a real human instead of a model. Awkward.
Would you be able to guess the real Sergey Brin, just two years after the company was founded? Game show To Tell the Truth's celebrity panel had some trouble, though kudos to the lady-in-red for her comedy routine. [The Guardian]
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.
Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, presumably beating out both Google and Facebook. But it turns out, Google didn't want Skype. Not at all, in fact. They even went so far as to sabotage themselves from a potential deal.
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 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?
Initially called a "Facebook killer," Google Me is now said to be a social toolbar/Chrome extension—but don't get too disappointed. Rumormongers are saying the project's so big, Sergey Brin is playing an active part in the development.
There were some huge movements in this year's Forbes Most Powerful People, with the Google guys Larry Page and Sergey Brin dropping from their joint-fifth spot last year, to 22nd and 23rd respectively. Steve Jobs climbed from 57 to 17.
When Sergey Brin and Larry Page were first looking for a CEO to run Google, they met with Steve Jobs. The Google co-founders left that meeting wanting the CEO of Apple to become the CEO of Google.
Today, Google's founder Sergey Brin said that they want to be your third "brain half". Yesterday, Eric Schmidt said Google knows where you are, what you like, and will suggest what you should do next. And that wasn't all.
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We've all seen the trailer for The Social Network (MARK!), but Zuckerberg's not the only rich nerd being played in a movie by someone more attractive than he really is: a Google movie is in the works.
Google's co-founders ended up in a shouting match in front of subordinates during internal discussions over aggressive ad targeting, according to the Wall Street Journal. The pro-targeting side prevailed, and Google is now edging toward Facebook-level privacy standards. Ack.