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By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza
Gavin Newsom isn't just talking with Google co-founder Sergey Brin on his program this evening. He also has Sergey's wife Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of DNA-mapping service, 23andMe.
Spouses are rarely shy about revealing their partner's quirks and Anne is no exception. She told Gavin that one of the nuttiest things her husband has envisioned is a Zeppelin house that floats through the air.
Who knows whether it will come to fruition, but Sergey's other outlandish-seeming idea, Google Glass, does seem to be coming along quite nicely. Tune in to Current tonight at 11pm ET / 8 pm ET to see Gavin try on a pair and share feedback with The Gavin Newsom Show at @GavinonCurrent.By Jo Piazza / current.com / @jopiazza
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Larry Page just issued a letter to investors on the state of Google this year. He unveiled the letter in a post on Google+.
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As I was listening to today's earnings call, which featured an introduction that addressed the leadership change at Google, I was struck by Sergey Brin's comment about vaporware. Specifically, that he is being accused of it. I wouldn't really say that it's him personally, but the fact that there have been many rumored projects in the works by Google that have not come to fruition.As I was listening to today's earnings call, which featured an introduction that... more
Schmidt to step down as Google CEO
By David Goldman, staff writer
January 20, 2011: 6:02 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Eric Schmidt will step down from his role as Google's CEO in April and be replaced by co-founder Larry Page.
Schmidt, who joined Google in 2001 to become its chief executive, will stay on as executive chairman after he leaves his CEO role on April 4. According to the company, he will focus on deals, partnerships, customers and broader business relationships, government outreach and technology thought leadership. He will also continue to act as an advisor to co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.
"We've been talking about how best to simplify our management structure and speed up decision making for a long time," Schmidt said in a prepared statement. "By clarifying our individual roles we'll create clearer responsibility and accountability at the top of the company."
His Twitter comment on the shuffle was less formal: "Day-to-day adult supervision no longer needed!," he wrote.
On a conference call with analysts, Schmidt said he's excited about the change, because the more strategic role will give him "a chance to work on the things I'm most interested in." He expects it to be "a significant improvement in the things that I can do in my time."
The surprise move shocked the tech industry. Schmidt, Page and Brin have long run Google as a trio, an approach they spelled out in an "owner's manual" included in the company's 2004 IPO filing.
"We run Google as a triumvirate," Page and Brin wrote. "The three of us run the company collaboratively with Sergey and me as presidents. The structure is unconventional, but we have worked successfully in this way."
Schmidt said he doesn't anticipate any material change in strategy. "We tend to agree on everything," he noted.
But he said he believes the new management structure will speed up decision making at the company. Google has lost some of its top minds in the past several months, and a common complaint is that good ideas require too many steps to get approved.
Page, Google's founding CEO, served as chief executive from 1998 to 2001. He will once again take charge of the company's day-to-day operations, and he will also be in charge of Google's product development and technology strategy. Brin, Google's other co-founder, will continue to work on Google's new projects, but will no longer serve as a company president.
About Schmidt's tenure, Page said Google's results over the past decade "speak for themselves."
Schmidt returned the compliment, saying Thursday that Page is "ready to lead."
Another strong quarter
Also Thursday, Google reported a quarterly profit and sales that rose from year-ago results and beat Wall Street's forecasts.
The world's online search leader said its net income in the fourth quarter rose to $2.5 billion, up 29% from a year earlier.
Results included one-time charges of 94 cents per share. Without the charges, Google said it earned $8.75 per share. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, who typically exclude one-time items from their estimates, forecasted earnings of $8.10 per share.
Profit rose as both the number of clicks on Google's ads and the amount that advertising partners pay per click increased by a healthy margin: Paid clicks rose 18% and cost per click grew 5% over last year.
Sales for the Mountain View, Calif., company rose 26% to $8.4 billion. Excluding advertising sales that Google shares with partners, a figure also known as traffic acquisition costs, the company reported revenue of $6.3 billion, which topped analysts' forecasts of $6.1 billion.
Google noted that new products like mobile and display advertising continue to perform very well. YouTube's revenue more than doubled in 2010.
"Our strong performance has been driven by a rapidly growing digital economy ... and by the extraordinary momentum of our newer businesses, such as display and mobile," Schmidt said about Google's quarter. "These results give us the optimism and confidence to invest heavily in future growth."
With that rosy outlook, Google added more than 1,000 employees to its staff during the quarter and now employs 24,400 people.
Shares of Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) rose 2% after hours.
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Google's California Headquarters was the target of a protest against Google's controversial proposal with made Verizon to alter how data and is treated over the internet. The protest was attended by national and international news media and press. The protest was organized by an association of groups supporting "Network Neutrality". The protestors were well armed with boxes filled with OVER 300,000 PETITIONS supporting "a free and open internet". And warned Goolgle and others with similar thoughts, that this was only a sample of the overwhelming support of an open and free internet and Net-Neutrality." The Groups spokesman: James Rucker (co-founder of ColorofChange.org) staged the protest at Google's HQ, in a targeted attempt to make Google "re-think" their bold and controversial proposal made with Verizon and presented to the FCC.
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I'm fully convinced that Android can offer a cloud experience like Chrome OS can; there has to be a division between screens that are small and those that are larger. Perhaps Android running Chrome browser could bridge the gap, but that really goes against the convention of cloud computing at this point.I'm fully convinced that Android can offer a cloud experience like Chrome OS can;... more
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston --our favorite of all of America's sweetfarts--are on the cover of Us Weekly this week and that means the couple's in "We've Got You Covered," Conor Knighton's weekly roundup of magazines. Also, find out which tabloid is run by the devil and check out these other stars, also ready for their cover shot: Ke$ha, Drake, Ratatat, Britney Spears, Lebron James, Jewel, Jillian Michaels, Rihanna, and Lindsey Lohan.
We've Got You Covered is a recurring segment on Current TV's weekly television show, infoMania. In each episode of We've Got You Covered, Conor Knighton catches you up on everything you need to know about what's in this week's magazines. For more We've Got You Covered visit: http://current.com/groups/weve-got-you-covered/
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infoMania is a half-hour satirical news show that airs on Current TV. The show puts a comedic spin on the 24-hour chaos and information overload brought about by the constant bombardment of the media. Hosted by Conor Knighton and co-starring Brett Erlich, Erin Gibson, Ben Hoffman, Bryan Safi and Sergio Cilli, the show airs on Thursdays at 10/9c on Current TV.Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston --our favorite of all of America's... more
Silicon Alley Insider's recent chart showing the amount of time spent on major sites is showing a strong push for both Google and Facebook, while the previous (shocking) champ Yahoo is experiencing a steady decline.Silicon Alley Insider's recent chart showing the amount of time spent on major... more
The second part to the premiere episode of this new online documentary series about billionaires and philanthrocapitalism.
*Note - 'Now I Can Change The World' is part of ‘Bluebird AR’, an alternate reality drama by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) supported by Current. We invite you to participate in ‘Bluebird AR’. To learn more visit http://abc.net.au/bluebird.The second part to the premiere episode of this new online documentary series about... more
They're the great minds behind Microsoft, Google, CNN and Bloomberg. They're industrial titans, oil tycoons, venture capitalists and inventors.
But amongst the mega-rich there's a new generation of philanthropists keen to apply their business minds to tackle the planet's problems.
In this series we'll explore the new landscape of billionaire philanthropists. What drives them to pioneer new approaches to issues that were previously the domain of nation states?
Can the extremely wealthy save the world? And should we leave them to it?
*Note - 'Now I Can Change The World' is part of ‘Bluebird AR’, an alternate reality drama by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) supported by Current. We invite you to participate in ‘Bluebird AR’. To learn more visit http://abc.net.au/bluebird.They're the great minds behind Microsoft, Google, CNN and Bloomberg. They're... more
It seemed like a slow news week and then all of sudden NASA blew up the moon and Obama won a Nobel and, well, News! So here are some other things that slipped under the news radar.
Vaclav Klaus is the President of the Czech Republic, and after Ireland voted to accept the EU's Lisbon Treaty (in effect a constitution for Europe) his signature is the last thing Europe needs for Lisbon to become a reality. Well, he just pushed it off again this week. Read more at FP Passport: Klaus adds another hurdle
Google doesn't want you to freak out about Google Books. They just settled a big lawsuit with publishing industry groups and co-founder Sergey Brin wants to be clear with the public that the technology will not completely devalue books for the authors and publishers. Read Brin's op-ed at the NY Times: A Library to Last Forever
The health care debate continues! Oh you didn't hear about it? There may well be a Senate vote next week, but this week the Congressional Budget Office said the Baucus plan could actually cut the deficit. Read more from the AP: CBO: Health Bill costs $829 billion over decade
Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who faces at least one charge of corruption, lost his immunity to prosecution while in office. He said he felt 'invigorated' and vowed to fight. Read more from the BBC: Defiant Berlusconi vows to fight
A new game in the UK called Internet Eyes is turning Britain's thousands of CCTV cameras into a game for profit. Spot a crime - win up to 1000 pounds! More from FP Passport: New internet game offers cash prizes for spotting crime
Oh, and, lots of other people won Nobel Prizes this week. See the list at: nobelprize.org
Finally, this video has been making the rounds today. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) stood on the floor of the House and took a shot at the GOP, telling them that Americans don't care about their feelings (they care about health care!). Whether you agree with him or not, it's a refreshingly sincere voice in the politics of late. Crooks and Liars has the video: Rep. Alan Grayson: I Will Not Apologize- America Doesn't Care About Your Feelings
Any other stories you think we missed? Submit them at Current News and let us know!
Some of our other stories from the week:
- Prescription drug abuse in South Florida
- Did the US capture an Iranian nuclear scientist? – Reasons to think they did
- Love in Gaza: A Palestinian couple marries against all odds
- Death Penalty in the US: Ohio halts executions
- Oktoberfest in Palestine – Taybeh Brewery (Video)It seemed like a slow news week and then all of sudden NASA blew up the moon and Obama... more
In yet another sign that the economic slowdown may be over Google company CEO Eric Schmidy and Sergey Brin announced this morning that google is through with it's recent belt-tightening and will now be "increasing hiring."In yet another sign that the economic slowdown may be over Google company CEO Eric... more
Wired magazine has a great article on how facebook is trying to conquer the world and, it's on going rivalry with GoogleWired magazine has a great article on how facebook is trying to conquer the world and,... more
Googling our genomes is ste to become a relaity thatks to 23andme and Google founder Sergey Brin.
Brin, who has said he has a genetic risk for Parkinson's, has funded a study, promising 10,000 people their genomic data for just $25 each (the 23andMe service regularly costs about $400).
The idea is to combine significant amounts of data to identify people who are prone to diseases such as Parkinson's into an easily searched database. Thus making it easier for research.
Brin has committed to spending $4m of his own money on the project.Googling our genomes is ste to become a relaity thatks to 23andme and Google founder... more
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A company controlled by Google’s top executives, including billionaire founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, appears to have added a new plane to its well-equipped fleet: a fighter jet, or more precisely a Dornier Alpha Jet.
If the top Googlers indeed own the fighter jet, they would not be the first Silicon Valley moguls with such luxury toys. Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison has owned several aircraft, including fighter jets.WTF?
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin has used his blog to promote his wife's genetic testing company by announcing that he is predisposed to developing Parkinson's disease.
Brin, whose mother suffers from the disease, said he had a 20 per cent to 80 per cent higher chance of developing Parkinson's in his lifetime than the average person.
Genetic testing by his wife's company, 23andMe, discovered Brin and his mother had the G2019S mutation of the LRRK2 gene, which Brin said scientists had found was present in "a substantial proportion of familial Parkinson's".
However, Australian scientists have said that these tests are pointless and a total waste of money.Google co-founder Sergey Brin has used his blog to promote his wife's genetic... more
Google co-founder Sergey Brin has made a $5m (£2.5m) down payment to book a seat on a future orbital space flight, a US space tourism company has said.
Space Adventures says it is planning the first private space flight to the International Space Station in 2011 in a deal with the Russian space agency.
The initial payment gives members a first option on a seat on the mission.
It will go towards flight costs, which could be $35m or more, Space Adventures CEO Eric Anderson said.
"I am a big believer in the exploration and commercial development of the space frontier and am looking forward to the possibility of going into space," Mr Brin said in a statement.
In the past, Space Adventures has sent private tourists into space by buying seats on Russian missions to the International Space Station (ISS).
But the 2011 mission will be different.
"The Soyuz to be used for this mission will be a specially manufactured craft, separate from the other Soyuz vehicles designated for the transportation of the ISS crews," said Alexey Krasnov of the Federal Space Agency of the Russian Federation.
"This private mission, flying two Space Adventures clients at once, will not interfere with the implementation of the ISS programme or the obligations of the Russian space agency; on the contrary, it will add flexibility and redundancy to our ISS transportation capabilities."
Google has already shown an interest in space exploration by becoming one of the sponsors of a $30m prize designed to stimulate research into low-cost space missions, including landing a vehicle on the Moon.Google co-founder Sergey Brin has made a $5m (£2.5m) down payment to book a seat... more
Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are paying $1.3 million a year so their Boeing 767 plane can take off, land and park at a NASA-managed airport located just a few minutes away from the Internet search leader's Silicon Valley headquarters.Google Inc. co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are paying $1.3 million a year so... more