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A Look Back at Google's History of Social Media Failures Orkut, Buzz, Latitude, and it's still in the game

In some alternate social media history, the term Crush List is a verb—meaning to elevate a friend to the most prominent position within one’s social network. And somewhere MySpace founder…

July 1, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

WhatsApp and 7 Other Startups That Hated Advertising, Like Facebook Founder shows familiar disdain

The advertising world is used to tech startups that resist its charms, and WhatsApp’s founders are just the latest in a long line of techies who seem to have nothing…

February 20, 2014, 4:56 PM EST

B-to-B Firm Hopes Facebook-Look-Back-Styled Video Reels In Zuck, Martin and Marissa Eyeview's effort could be a reach, or brilliant

Who knows if Eyeview's stunt will work, but credit it for thinking outside the box. The personalized video technology firm is emailing a Who's Who of the advertising world a…

February 11, 2014, 11:45 AM EST

Google Takes $7B Hit In Motorola Sale Hardware dreams crash in ill-fated acquisition

Google’s Motorola adventure came to an abrupt end today, as the search giant unloaded the smartphone maker for a more than $7 billion loss. It’s the best money Google ever…

January 29, 2014, 6:16 PM EST

Google Welcomes Nest Home Pays $3.2b for smart thermostat maker

Google is spending $3.2 billion to buy Nest, the hardware for the home technology startup. The acquisition is Google’s second-most expensive purchase after its 2012 deal to buy Motorola for $12.5…

January 13, 2014, 7:01 PM EST

Google's $1,000 Stock Means Billions to Founders' Bank Accounts It's a good time to be Sergey Brin or Larry Page

$1,000. Google’s stock price hit its all-time high today, making the rich founders even wealthier. Co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin each saw their fortunes rise more than $250 million…

October 18, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

Did Google CEO Larry Page Just Handle His Last Wall Street Call? No longer wants to talk every earnings period

Google CEO Larry Page signaled to Wall Street today that he no longer wants to handle routine quarterly calls. During today’s conference call with analysts announcing third quarter results, Page…

October 17, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

Android Head Andy Rubin Stepping Away Chrome lead Pichai to take over Google’s mobile operating system

The head of Google’s Android mobile operating system Andy Rubin was supposed to speak during this past week’s South by Southwest Interactive conference. A few days before the scheduled appearance,…

March 13, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

'Vanity Fair' Releases Tech-Heavy 'New Establishment' List Zuckerberg No. 1 for second year in row

Vanity Fair has just released its yearly “New Establishment” list and, this time around, it’s dominated not by media stalwarts, but Silicon Valley tech mavens. For the second year in a…

September 1, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

Mark Zuckerberg Closes Off His Google+ Account Facebook founder keeps people from seeing his friend list on rival service

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, whose stance on social networking privacy has been widely criticized, seems to suddenly have felt the need for a bit more online privacy himself. When Zuckerberg first…

July 13, 2011, 2:59 PM EDT

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