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Topic: Larry Page

Why Alphabet May Spell Good News for Google's Brand

But will it expose underdeveloped projects?

Late Monday afternoon, Google shook up the tech landscape by changing the name of its corporation to Alphabet. Its core advertising and media business—which includes YouTube, digital advertising, Maps and…

Adweek's Inaugural Power List Reflects Disruption in the Ad Industry

And just wait for the millennials to take charge

James Cooper Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Like every business Adweek covers, the notion of power, where it resides and how it's expressed, has been disrupted. Once closely held in a far country requiring white-shoe…

The 100 Most Influential Leaders in Marketing, Media and Tech

Google's Larry Page tops Adweek's first Power List

Presenting Adweek's inaugural Power List, our ranking of the 100 most influential, innovative and effective leaders controlling media, marketing and technology. To assemble this list, we considered the profiles and results…

Marketers Pick Apart Google's Twitch Purchase

Reported $1 billion deal is huge for the search giant

The Internet-based video game ad space has had its shares of ups and downs—as the likes of Zynga have seen revenues plummet. But marketers are not going to give up…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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