Items tagged with sergey brin

Amassing great wealth affords a person the opportunity to splurge on all kinds of luxuries. Some end up buying a yacht or their own personal jet, while others spend an obscene amount of money on cars, whether they're vintage automobiles or modern muscle vehicles like the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Google's Sergey Brin has something else in mind—a freaking airship. Citing "four people with knowledge of the project," Bloomberg says Brin has been secretly building a massive airship inside of Hangar 2 at the NASA Ames Researcher Center. Details are fairly light, though apparently it looks a lot like... Read more...
Most people already recognize Google as a verb, and now it's officially part of Alphabet. Yes, that's Alphabet with a capital "A," which is a newly formed entity that its CEO Larry Page describes as "mostly a collection of companies." That includes Google, Alphabet's largest building block, along with "companies that are pretty far afield" of Google's Internet products. "What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity)," Page explains. "Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more... Read more...