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December 14, 2021

Google-funded ocean drones are now mining carbon data from Gulf Stream

A group of ocean drones, funded in part by a $1 million grant from Google.org, have been deployed from Rhode Island’s Newport to build the largest-ever set of wintertime weather and carbon data in the Gulf Stream.

June 4, 2021

Google designer behind Project Kennedy, Material, AR/VR, and Ambient Computing departs

Jon Wiley announced today that he is leaving Google after a nearly 15-year career. The designer played a big role in unifying the company’s design language at the start of the last decade.

May 20, 2021

OxygenOS Open Beta 10 for OnePlus 8/8 Pro adds Bitmoji AOD, May patch

OxygenOS Open Beta 10 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro with plenty of improvements, a couple of new features, and the May 2021 security patch.

December 30, 2014

Larry Page named in lawsuit by worker who was injured while painting his yacht

Google CEO Larry Page is being sued by a worker who sustained injuries while painting the executive’s yacht. When Page hired contractor HF Interior to remodel his boat, painter James Grupinski says he was forced to work 12-hour days without the proper tools or safety equipment.

The painter says he collapsed at one point after being subjected to toxic fumes from the paint he was given to use. He asked to be taken to the hospital, but his employer threatened to fire him and allegedly told him to “stop being a baby” and “drink some milk.”

How any of this ends up being Page’s fault is somewhat of a mystery, but it’s likely Grupinski is just hoping to make his payday a little bit bigger by roping the CEO into the mess. Grupinski is also suing several contractors, according to the report.

July 27, 2015

Chrome Beta 45 introduces improved media playback controls, timed install banners to Android version

As the Google Chrome web browser and web-based Chrome OS operating system continue on their ever quickening path towards divergence and feature parity with the native Android smartphone operating system, all of which are overseen by Google CEO Larry Page’s number two, Sundar Pichai, Chrome for Android is getting some new functionality that brings it closer to […]

January 22, 2015

Opinion: Can Google woo businesses while seemingly suffering from ‘Product ADD’?

Two of the biggest tech companies in the world–Google and Apple–couldn’t be more different in their philosophies. Apple has always believed in doing a very few things very well, famously saying no to a thousand things for every time it says yes. Google, in contrast, has tried to do– well, almost everything, including things well in the realms of […]

March 24, 2015

Google hires Morgan Stanley’s Ruth Porat as new CFO

Google announced this morning that the company will soon have a new person filling the CFO role. Ruth Porat, who currently serves as chief financial officer at the finance firm Morgan Stanley, will take over for Patrick Pichette starting May 26th. “I look forward to learning from Ruth as we continue to innovate in our core–from search and ads, […]

WSJ: Google spent $16.8 million on lobbying in 2014, has almost weekly meetings at the White House

The Wall Street Journal has published a new report highlighting the reach that Google has in the United States government. According to the report, Google employees have visited the White House 230 times since President Obama took office. That comes out to an average of roughly once a week. For comparison’s sake, Comcast employees have […]

April 8, 2015

LG giving out 4000 G4 Smartphones to consumers in 15 countries in social media push

LG would like you to get social with its upcoming G4 smartphone launch.

SEOUL, April 8, 2015 — As part of its most ambitious smartphone introduction yet, LG Electronics (LG) will select 4,000 consumers in 15 countries who will “test drive” the all new LG G4 smartphone weeks before its official launch. Kicking off today in Korea, the program will target consumers in the following 14 other markets in the days ahead: Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, United States, China, India, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Mexico, Japan and Hong Kong.

Participants will be selected from applicants based on their entry responses (selection criteria may vary in each market). Individuals can increase their chances of being selected by sharing their application experience on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Weibo. Once selected, participants in each country will be given an LG G4 for up to 30 days to experience its unique design and features, including its personalized UX, high performance camera and impressive display for sharing online. Participants will be given various assignments to carry out over the course of their experience with prizes awarded.

“Customers are our best fans and we think this would be an exciting and unique way to get our most important mobile product of the year close to the public,” said Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “We’re putting the success of LG G4 in the hands of consumers before the launch because we believe they are the best judge of a great user experience, beyond just benchmarks and speed tests.”

Interested consumers in participating markets are encouraged to check the local LG web page and social media sites in the coming days for more details on how to participate.

“Customers are our best fans” indeed.

May 11, 2015

Elon Musk doesn’t have a place in the Valley, often sleeps at Larry Page’s house

From Electrek:

Elon Musk, although CEO of a company based on Silicon Valley, often finds himself without a place to sleep when he’s away from his $17 million home located in Los Angeles. According to statements from Google CEO Larry Page given to Ashlee Vance for his upcoming book on the Tesla CEO, Musk is “kind of homeless,” and sometimes sleeps over at Page’s house when he’s in town.

“He’s kind of homeless, which I think is sort of funny,” Google CEO Larry Page said. “He’ll e-mail and say, ‘I don’t know where to stay tonight. Can I come over?'”

Larry Page hasn’t “given him a key or anything yet,” though, for his 8,000 square-foot, six bedroom home in Palo Alto. He owns another 6,000 square-foot environmentally friendly mansion on the same property. But maybe it won’t be long—it would make sense that maybe Musk’s focus is more to build out his business relationship with Google. It’s not like he couldn’t afford to sleep in a nice hotel.

The Washington Post put together some other notable quotes from the book.

April 15, 2015

Huawei announces its P8 and P8max flagships w/ steel construction, spec bumps all-around

Ditching the Ascend name, Huawei has today announced its P8 flagship smartphone, most notably packing a steel metal construction and some nifty new camera features built around a 13-megapixel main shooter with optical image stabilization. Of course the software on the device got a bump into 2015 as well, bringing on board Google’s Android Lollipop (or […]

April 22, 2015

Jonathan Rosenberg temporarily leading Google’s robotics division

 

Jonathan Rosenberg has been tapped to temporarily lead Google’s robotics division replacing James Kuffner, according to The Information.

The report cites sourcing claiming Kuffner’s appointment to replace Andy Rubin last year was never intended to be permanent with Rosenberg being the division’s next boss. CEO Larry Page is expected to continue searching for a permanent head of the robotics division in the meantime.

Android’s co-founder Rubin led the robotics division from late 2013 to late 2014. Rosenberg’s appointment now makes the third head of Google’s robotics team in less than two years. Subscribers can read the full report here.

August 12, 2015

Alphabet’s L is for Life Sciences, meaning it has graduated from Google X

The Life Sciences group at Google, previously under the umbrella of the company’s experimental X lab, seems to now be holding its own under the newly-formed Alphabet parent company. It’s something that somehow went under the radar with Larry Page’s announcement of Alphabet, but it’s definitely notable. It’s yet another graduation from the skunkworks lab, […]

August 10, 2015

Google announces major restructuring with new parent company ‘Alphabet’, Sundar Pichai named CEO of Google subsidiary

Google has announced a major restructuring of the entire organization, starting with the creation of an all-new company called Alphabet, Inc., which will now serve as the parent company of Google and all of its previous projects. The Google brand will be “slimmed down” and focus on web products like Search and Gmail, with SVP of […]

November 13, 2014

Fortune names Google CEO Larry Page ‘Business person of the Year’, Apple’s Tim Cook #2

Fortune has officially named Google CEO Larry Page its 2014 Business person of the Year beating out rival Apple CEO Tim Cook who earns the number 2 spot on Fortune’s list of 50 executives.

June 9, 2015

Larry Page named top CEO of 2015 with a 97% approval rating

Career website Glassdoor today has released its annual breakdown of the top 50 CEOs, as voted on by employees. This year, Google CEO Larry Page was voted as the chief executive officer of the year with a 97 percent employee approval rating. Last year, Page was 10th on the list, with LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner taking […]

June 10, 2015

Google announces new Sidewalk Labs company to help improve city life

Google CEO Larry Page today announced in a post on Google+ a new company called Sidewalk Labs. The company, according to Page, will focus on improving city life for everyone. Sidewalk Labs will be led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York.

October 24, 2014

Seeking to focus on ‘big picture,’ Larry Page hands control of most Google products to Sundar Pichai

Google’s executive team has undergone a shakeup according to a new Re/code report. CEO Larry Page has apparently decided to hand control of many of Google’s products over to SVP of Android, Chrome, and Apps Sundar Pichai in order to take a step back and guide the ‘big picture’ of the company’s future. Page has […]

November 10, 2014

Google donating $10 million to fight Ebola, launches donation matching campaign

Google CEO Larry Page announced on the company’s blog today that Google has donated $10 million to several nonprofit organizations in an effort to fight the Ebola virus disease. Among the nonprofit organizations Google has donated money, “InSTEDD, International Rescue Committee, Medecins Sans Frontieres, NetHope, Partners in Health, Save the Children and U.S. Fund for UNICEF” are included according to Page. In addition […]

December 29, 2014

What’s in Dom’s bag: CES 2015 Edition (Video)

It’s no surprise, the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 is right around the corner and we’ve been prepping our gear and getting ready to hit the show floor. The whole thing kicks off on Jan 5, 2015 and we’re excited to dive in and bring you coverage of the latest gadgets and accessories that 2015 has […]

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