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Snap and WeWork have done an outstanding job showing the problems with making CEOs all-powerful (FB, GOOGL, DBX, SNAP, ROKU)

Recent news out of WeWork and Snap illustrates the shortcomings of their corporate structures.  At Snap, CEO Evan Spiegel's imperial management style seems to be driving away numerous top managers, including its chief financial officer, who announced his departure Tuesday. At WeWork, CEO Adam Neumann is reportedly engaged in what has the appearance of self-dealing — directing the company to lease buildings that he himself owns, despite the objections of the company's investors. Both companies ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Softbank, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Chicago, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Evan Spiegel, WeWork, New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street Journal

Google board sued for $90 million payout to Andy Rubin amid sexual abuse probe

“While at Google, Rubin is also alleged to have engaged in human sex trafficking -- paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to women to be, in Rubin’s own words, ‘owned’ by him.” The Board of Directors of Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, has been sued by shareholders for okaying that $90 million exit payment to Andy Rubin, the Android mobile software superstar developer, while actively covering up abuse committed by him and other executives. Rubin was credibly accused of violently se...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Technology, News, California, Tech, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Alphabet

Jeff Bezos' impending divorce carries some big risks for Amazon shareholders (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' impending divorce from his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, carries at least two big risks for the company's shareholders, legal experts say. Bezos could become distracted by the divorce proceedings, affecting his ability to run Amazon. The divorce could also potentially lead to a mass sell-off of stock by either Bezos or his wife. Legal experts think Bezos and his wife will work to minimize those risks, since it's in their interests to do so. But divorces don't always go smoothly...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York Post, New York, Washington, Trends, Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, National Enquirer, Amazon Web Services, Blackrock, Paul Tudor Jones, Vanguard

Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts

Months after an earth-shattering New York Times investigation exposed Google parent company Alphabet’s $90 million payout to Android co-founder Andy Rubin, despite the accusations of sexual misconduct made against him, a Google shareholder is suing the company. James Martin filed suit in the  San Mateo Superior Court Thursday morning, alleging the company’s leaders deployed massive allowances to poor-behaving executives to cover up harassment scandals. Both Rubin and Google’s former head of s...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Lawsuit, Tech, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Sexual Harassment, James Martin, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, John Doerr, Ram Shriram

Alphabet's board of directors is being sued for allegations that it covered up claims of sexual harassment by top executives (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet's board of directors are being sued over allegations of covering up company executives accused of sexual harassment or discrimination.  The lawsuit, on behalf of an Alphabet shareholder, cites Android creator Andy Rubin's alleged $90 million exit package following an internal investigation into his behavior. “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign by defendants Larry Page and Sergey Brin after an internal investigation found the allegations of sexual harassment by Rubin to be cred...
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Times, Alphabet, San Francisco City, Rubin, Brin, Andy Rubin, Google s Board

Google Board Sued for Hushing Misconduct Claims About Rubin

The investor claims the Google parent’s board failed in its duties by allowing the harassment to occur and covering up Rubin’s behavior, as did the company’s top executives and committee members, including co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, venture capitalist John Doerr, investor Ram Shriram and Alphabet Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, among others. “Rubin was allowed to quietly resign by defendants Larry Page and Sergey Brin after an internal investigation found the allegations of sex...
Tags: Google, Science, California, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Rubin, David Drummond, Google Board

3 Ways to Increase Your Website Authority

By Albin Sandberg Are you scratching you head, wondering why your website doesn’t receive the organic traffic you think it deserves? This could be because it’s lacking authority – one of the key factors that affects your rankings in search engines like Google. Let me show you three ways to turn the ship around. But first, let’s start with the basics. What is an authoritative website? Well, to put it short, I would describe an authoritative website as a trusted site. A site that is trusted by b...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Domain Authority, Right Now, Rawpixel, Albin Sandberg, Ways to Increase Your Website Authority, Acast Spotify

The career rise of Susan Wojcicki, who rented her garage to Google's founders in 1998 and is now the CEO of YouTube (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 1998, Susan Wojcicki rented her Menlo Park, California, garage to Sergey Brin and Larry Page for $1,700 per month.  The next year, she would join Google as its 16th employee. Below is a glimpse at the life of Susan Wojcicki and her rise at Google, from an early employee to YouTube's chief exec.  Most landlords only hope their renters pay on time, keep a tidy space, and don't disturb the neighbors.  But for Susan Wojcicki, her renters ended up offering up a bit more: the chance to become em...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Usa, Steve Jobs, Youtube, Satya Nadella, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, James Franco, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki, Stanford University, Palo Alto California, Palo Alto High School, Menlo Park California

40 photos of Google's rise from a Stanford dorm room to becoming a global internet superpower (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is a global superpower worth some $685 billion.  But it wasn't always that way. Below are 40 photos of Google's rise from a Stanford dorm room to world domination.  Google is a global superpower.  Not only is Google the most-visited website in the world — it also makes Android, the most popular operating system in the world, an Google Chrome, the most popular web browser. It operates at least 15 massive data centers worldwide. And on the back of its incredibly profitable advertising bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Stanford, Trends, Larry Page, Harvard, Sergey Brin, Brin

Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

We knew that being connected had a price – our data. But we didn’t care. Then it turned out that Google’s main clients included the military and intelligence agencies. By Yasha LevineThe internet surrounds us. It mediates modern life, like a giant, unseen blob that engulfs the modern world. There is no escape, and, as Larry Page and Sergey Brin so astutely understood when they launched Google in 1998, everything that people do online leaves a trail of data. If saved and used correctly, these tra...
Tags: Google, Technology, Internet, World news, US news, Surveillance, Larry Page, US military, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Cia, Alphabet, Yasha LevineThe

We talked to the CEO of Waze about selling to Google for $1 billion, his new Tesla, self-driving cars, and the future of your commute (GOOGL)

Many founders depart from their startups soon after the company is acquired — but not Noam Bardin. We sat down with the Waze CEO at CB Insights' Transform conference to talk about selling the company to Google for $1 billion. He talked Tesla, Uber, self-driving cars, and more in a fireside chat about how Waze was moving beyond traditional notions of commuting. One of the first hard decisions Noam Bardin, the CEO of Waze, had to make in the early innings of the company's life was deciding w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Israel, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, David

The CEO of Waze explains why he's still running the company five years after selling it to Google for $1 billion (GOOGL)

Many founders depart from their startups soon after the company is acquired — but not Noam Bardin. We sat down with the Waze CEO at CB Insights' Transform conference to talk about selling the company to Google for $1 billion. He talked Tesla, Uber, self-driving cars, and more in a fireside chat about how Waze was moving beyond traditional notions of commuting. One of the first hard decisions Noam Bardin, the CEO of Waze, had to make in the early innings of the company's life was deciding w...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Israel, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, David

Apply These 4 Techniques to Improve Work Life Balance in your Business

A study by Gallup found that a quarter of Americans dream of becoming entrepreneurs but are holding themselves back. The study attributed this trend to many reasons like fear and financial limitations. Among these reasons, the fear of losing their work-life balance caused 47% of these people to give up their entrepreneurial dream. Another research from NodeSource augments the urgency of this fact, saying that work-life balance is the biggest challenge entrepreneurs face, ranking it even higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Steve Jobs, Sales, Management, Mit, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Gallup, Steve Wozniak, NodeSource, Somn

Technology will kill the 9-to-5 work week, says Richard Branson

Branson made the argument in a recent blog post published on the Virgin website.The 40-hour work week stems from labor laws created in the early 20th century, and many have said this model is becoming increasingly obsolete.The average American currently works 47 hours per week, on average. None Have you ever had a 'case of the Mondays,' or remarked that you can't believe it's 'hump day' already, or said TGIF to a coworker at the end of a regular, 9-to-5 week? The chances are that, as A.I. contin...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, Tesla, Walmart, Larry Page, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Innovation, Richard Branson, Branson, Musk, National Governors Association

All the companies and divisions under Google's parent company, Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google reorganized to become Alphabet three years ago, but the way the company is structured is still rather confusing. Alphabet is organized in two parts: Google and "Other Bets," which each house the various other parts of the company's business. Here's a breakdown of all the divisions under Alphabet.  It's been three years since Google blew up its entire corporate structure to form a new parent company: Alphabet. The shake-up was intended to help all of its businesses operate more efficien...
Tags: Google, Trends, Larry Page, Kansas City, Google Fiber, Alphabet, Page, MEGHAN MARKLE, Alphabet Alphabet, Business Insider See

Tim Cook's estimated net worth is $625 million — here's how he makes and spends his money

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has an estimated net worth of $625 million, but he's not a typical tech giant executive. Cook's net worth is lower than many of his tech CEO peers and he doesn't lead a lavish lifestyle. His leadership at Apple led to a shift in philanthropic giving. Watch the video above to learn how Cook makes and spends his millions. Tim Cook is worth an estimated $625 million. As the CEO of Apple, he's the first openly gay CEO in the Fortune 500. And in 2018, Apple became the fi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Nordstrom, Cook, US, Alabama, Barack Obama, Trends, Nike, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Hillary Clinton, Tim Cook

The 50 best places to work in 2019, according to employees

If you're looking for a new job, you might want to check out companies where employees are happier than the norm.  Glassdoor has released its annual ranking of the best places to work, which takes into account its database of 45 million company reviews provided by anonymous current and former workers.  Tech companies dominated the listing, but plenty of firms in healthcare, consulting, manufacturing, and food got kudos for their excellent workplace cultures.    The average American spends som...
Tags: Google, Spacex, US, San Francisco, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Mars, Glassdoor, Bay Area, Chamberlain, Johnson Johnson, Crowe, New Brunswick New Jersey, Andrew Chamberlain, Business Insider Read

There's another famous Google duo that worked together to change internet history and their names are not Larry and Sergey (GOOG, GOOGL)

Larry Page and Sergey Brin isn't the only duo at Google that played a crucial part in the company's history. A new profile by The New Yorker tells the story of how early engineers Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat saved the company from disaster. Coding together side by side-for-days, the pair of engineers resolved a flaw that was causing Google to serve five-month old search results at the worst possible time. If you've got some time to spare, it's worth tucking into the fascinating 6500+ word st...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, New Yorker, Jeff, Larry, Dean, Sanjay, Brin, Jeff Dean, Crystal City Virginia, James Somers

Here's what Sergey Brin's resume looked like back in 1996, two years before he cofounded Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

These days, Sergey Brin is one of the wealthiest and most powerful people in tech.  But back in 1996, Brin was a lot like any other Ph.D. candidate — on paper, at least.  Brin's resume, which was last updated more than 20 years ago, is still available online. At the time Brin made it, he was working toward completing his Ph.D. at Stanford University. Brin is now worth $43.6 billion and serves as president of Google parent company Alphabet, but in the early days, he was more focused on making an ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Bahamas, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Anne Wojcicki, Brin, Larry Page Join, Lisa Eadicicco, Stanford University Brin

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is reportedly going to be grilled by Congress for the first time next week

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will give evidence to the House Judiciary Committee next week. The Washington Post said it promises to be a "long, wide-ranging review of Google’s business practices at a perilous political moment for the tech giant." Pichai will face questions from Republicans who have unproven beliefs that Google has a liberal bias, while antitrust concerns are also likely to be raised. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is going to face Congress for the first time next week, according to The...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, Congress, China, US, Trends, Larry Page, Amnesty International, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Senate Intelligence Committee, Sundar Pichai, Sheryl Sandberg, Pichai

Google Workers Sign Letter Seeking End To China Search Project

A group of Google employees have put their name to a public letter calling on the company to abandon its plans for a Chinese search product that censors results. From a report: Project Dragonfly, as the initiative is known, would enable state surveillance at a time when the Chinese government is expanding controls over the population, according to the letter signed by at least 10 workers, predominately software engineers and researchers. The document also called on management to commit to transp...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Larry Page, Beijing, Sergey Brin

Google Walkouts

One of the early cases of sexual harassment that I remember reading about is that of Phaneesh Murthy in 2002. When I joined Infosys in 2003 it was hot topic. There were discussions about how Infosys fired him; unhappiness about the compensation Infosys had to pay etc. I was mostly disgusted by the fact that he got hired by iGate and how much of Infosys’s internal system had failed. A decade later he got sacked by the iGate for similar reasons. In 2014, Andy Rubin, Android Creator, got hero’s ex...
Tags: Travel, Google, Technology, Life, India, US, San Francisco, Larry Page, Infosys, Thoughts, Andy, Rubin, Kara Swisher, Andy Rubin, Phaneesh Murthy, IT-Industry

A Googler vividly described the 'disastrous' leadership meeting that sparked a giant protest over sexual misconduct

The Google Walkout organizers told Recode's Kara Swisher about the "disastrous" internal meeting which sparked the mass protest over sexual harassment. The so-called TGIF meetings are hosted by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, where any employee can ask any question. YouTube exec Claire Stapleton said management's "dismissive" approach to questions about a New York Times exposé on sexual misconduct at Google was a turning point. "It was a very awkward, hollow, somewhat disastrous TG...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Larry Page, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, Larry, Rubin, Sergey, Stapleton, Kara Swisher, Recode, Andy Rubin, Amr Gaber, Claire Stapleton

California Republicans missed the future

A decade ago, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sounded an alarm when he candidly told delegates at a Party convention that Republicans were “dying at the box office.” It hasn’t gotten better. The California Republican Party has seen a dramatic drop in its number of registered voters and elected officials. We have failed to elect a single Republican to statewide office since 2006. In the wake of the Nov. 6 election, in which Republicans suffered devastating losses, many are questioning if there is...
Tags: Google, California, Opinion, Sport, Larry Page, Soccer, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Party, Dublin, Republican Party, Republican, Joe Arpaio, Donald Trump, Baker

A Facebook executive says he's slugging it out with Google in 'huge battles' for AI talent

A Facebook AI chief told Wired that he has "huge battles" with Google-owned DeepMind for talent. Both Facebook and Google tried to buy Deepmind. Google won. Elon Musk has previously voiced concern about Facebook and Deepmind monopolising AI. Facebook and Google are slugging it out for artificial intelligence talent. That's according to Rob Fergus, who heads up Facebook's AI division in New York. He told Wired that the company engages in "huge battles" with Google's London-based AI company Dee...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Elon Musk, New York, London, France, US, Trends, Larry Page, Ibm, Deepmind, Demis Hassabis, Fair, Dota, Kara Swisher, DeepMind Google

Eric Schmidt takes the blame for Google's social networking failures: 'I suspect we didn’t fully understand how to do it' (GOOG, GOOGL)

In a recent podcast interview with economist Tyler Cowen, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the company's failure to build the next, big social network was mostly his fault.  " I think it would be fair to say that the rise of Facebook, etc., occurred on my watch," Schmidt admitted.  The former top executive blamed his age, in part, for the company's social failures, saying: "Because we didn’t collectively use it, I suspect we didn’t fully understand how to do it."  Google has never been ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Larry Page, New York Times, Princeton, Tyler Cowen, Eric Schmidt, SCHMIDT, YouTube Today, Cowen, Google Buzz, Google Groups Well, Interestingly Cowen

It's become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google's parent company, needs new leadership (GOOGL, GOOG)

It's become increasingly clear that Alphabet needs new leadership. The recent scandals and controversies and scandals at the company, most notably over its handling of sexual harassment allegations, have highlighted the shortcomings of its top leaders. CEO Larry Page, for example, hasn't made a public appearance in years. Behind the scenes, though, he and other top leaders have been enabling bad behavior among high-level employees, by all reports.  They've also repeatedly chosen expediency ove...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, New York, Senate, China, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Larry Page, New York Times, European Commission, Mountain View, Times, Gizmodo

Tim Cook is worth $625 million and leads a $1 trillion company — but he reportedly buys discounted underwear and wants to give his money away after paying for his nephew's tuition

Apple CEO Tim Cook's net worth is estimated to be $625.37 million. That's mostly from Apple stock options. But the native Alabaman doesn't live very lavishly.  Apple CEO Tim Cook, 58, leads the first company in the world to become worth $1 trillion. But he actually is a lot less wealthy than leaders of other, less revenue-generating corporations. He's worth "only" $625 million, while folks like Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page are worth tens of billions. Cook, who is the son of a shipyard worke...
Tags: Apple, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Trends, Nike, Larry Page, Tim Cook, Time Cook, Equilar

Sundar Pichai emailed Google staff saying he is 'deeply sorry' for the firm's record on sexual misconduct

Sundar Pichai emailed Google staff saying he is "deeply sorry" for sexual misconduct at the company following last week's explosive New York Times report. The email comes after news emerged that Google staff are planning a walkout to protest against the company's handling of the sexual misconduct allegations. Pichai alluded to staff dissatisfaction in the email, and said Google must take a "much harder line on inappropriate behavior." Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent an email to staff saying he ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Larry Page, New York Times, Times, Maisie Williams, Arya Stark, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Larry, Rubin, Andy Rubin, Richard Devaul, New York Times Ars Technica

200 Google workers will walk out on Thursday over sexual misconduct handling

48 people have been terminated from Google for sexual misconduct in the last two years.13 of those were senior management.The highest-level senior manager manager accused—creator of the Android OS Andy Rubin—is the only one who received a $90-million "golden parachute". None Google has a bit of a PR problem on its hands. The exit of Android creator Andy Rubin in 2014 was accompanied by talk of his many relationships with other Google staffers, as well as the verified sexual misconduct incident ...
Tags: Google, Activism, Women, Larry Page, New York Times, Innovation, Protests, The New York Times, Andy, Rubin, Andy Rubin

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