Items tagged with Larry Page

Alphabet’s Google Fiber business has been in a bit of turmoil for the past 9 months. In late October, the company was forced to shutter its plans to expand services in 10 metropolitan areas across the country. In its place, the company has looked into wireless deployments — courtesy of its Webpass acquisition — to further its efforts as an ISP. However, Google Fiber’s troubles are once again bubbling to the surface. It was reported this week that the chief executive of Access, the Alphabet division that manages Google Fiber, is leaving. Gregory McCray came onboard to helm Access in February, and... Read more...
Flying cars are no longer just a fantasy from The Jetson’s. Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley company backed by Google founder Larry Page, recently tested its Kitty Hawk flyer. The Kitty Hawk Flyer is an ultralight electric aircraft that is currently FAA approved, and has been categorized as an aircraft that does not require a pilot’s license. The aircraft is intended for recreational purposes over open water. The vehicle cannot be flown over land or in urban areas. The aircraft has been designed by several Silicon Valley leaders and entrepreneurs. Its chief executive is Sebastian Thrun, who founded... 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...
Google+ may be on track to be the fastest-growing social network in history, after an announcement Thursday by CEO Larry Page. As previously predicted by Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen, the service has had skyrocketing numbers, gaining as many as 2.2 million users within a period of 32-34 hours earlier in the week. The news of the booming population on the social network coincided with a release of the company’s quarterly earnings, which boasted as much success: Google earned $9.03 billion in revenue during the second quarter, a 32% increase over the same period last year.... Read more...