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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


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


Google Board Sued for Hushing Claims of Executive Misconduct

The complaint targeted 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 sexual harassment by Rubin to be credible,” according to one complaint filed Thursday in California state court.
Tags: Science, California, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, John Doerr, Ram Shriram, Rubin, David Drummond


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


The unlikely way Jeff Bezos became one of the first investors in Google, which probably made him a billionaire outside of Amazon (GOOG, AMZN)

Jeff Bezos made a personal early investment in Google in 1998, four years after founding Amazon as detailed in The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon. Google went on to become one of Amazon's top rivals. Even if Bezos had never started Amazon, the CEO would still be worth billions. Four years after founding Amazon in his garage, Jeff Bezos insisted on personally investing in a small, unknown search engine site. That search engine startup would later blossom into a multi-billi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Stanford, Trends, Bloomberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Jeff Bezos, Ram Shriram, Bay Area, Page, Jeff, Bezos, Apple Microsoft, Bezos Amazon, Brin


Sean Parker's other notorious startup, Plaxo, is finally dead — here's how it influenced Facebook

Comcast is officially pulling the plug on an online address book called Plaxo on December 31.  Plaxo isn't well known these days but it is a startup founded by famed Valley entrepreneur and investor Sean Parker. Parker's experience at Plaxo greatly influenced the early days of Facebook and is one inspiration for why CEO Mark Zuckerberg locked down his control of Facebook. Comcast is officially pulling the plug on Plaxo on December 31, 2017.  Thus ends the long and uniquely Silicon Valley his...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Stanford, US, San Francisco, Trends, Comcast, SEC, Silicon Valley, Riaa, Vanity Fair, Accel Partners, Sean Parker, Michael Moritz, Sequoia


Loans Marketplace, Deal4Loans Secures Funding From A Clutch Of Investors

Company Name : Deal4Loans Funding Amount : Undisclosed Investor(s) Ram Shriram Neeraj Arora. Puru Vashishtha. Funding Round : Not Disclosed B2C loans marketplace, Deal4Loans has received the backing of high profile investors. These investors include Ram Shriram, founding board member and one of the first investors in Google, Neeraj Arora, WhatsApp global business head and a Board Member of Paytm and Puru Vashishtha, previously an investor on Wall Street hedge funds including Soros Fund Manageme...
Tags: Startups, Stanford, India, Funding, Ram Shriram, Rishi, Palo Alto California, Neeraj Arora, Google Neeraj Arora, Board Member of Paytm, Puru Vashishtha, Samir Sood, VH Capital Puru, Board of Deal4Loans, Rishi Mehra


Google's former CEO charges the company $7,500 an hour to use his private planes, but he's not making a profit (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet had to reimburse its executive chairman $396,000 for flying in his private planes, according to an updated 10-K filing on Tuesday. Eric Schmidt, Google's former CEO,  "owns 100% of one aircraft and 33% of another aircraft, both of which are used by Eric and our other executive officers from time to time for business trips," the filing states. As a result, the board of directors approved a reimbursement rate of $7,500 an hour for use of the plane. The $396,000 payment for 2015 meant th...
Tags: Google, Eric Schmidt, Ram Shriram, Eric, SCHMIDT, Eric Schmidt Google, Larry Page Sergey Brin, Moffett Federal Airfield


Google’s former CEO charges the company $7,500 an hour to use his private planes — but he’s not making a profit (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet had to reimburse its executive chairman $396,000 for flying in his private planes, according to an updated 10-k filing on Tuesday.  Eric Schmidt, Google's former CEO,   "owns 100% of one aircraft and 33% of another aircraft, both of which are used by Eric and our other executive officers from time to time for business trips," the filing states. As a result, the board of directors approved a reimbursement rate of $7,500 an hour for use of the plane. The $396,000 payment for 2015  meant...
Tags: Google, Eric Schmidt, Ram Shriram, Eric, SCHMIDT, Eric Schmidt Google, Larry Page Sergey Brin, Moffett Airfield


Dyson, Maeda, Jepsen, & More at Our Napa Summit–Request Your Invite

Forget for a moment our truly mind-blowing presidential possibilities. Consider instead the wellspring of innovators and innovation out there, and you’ll feel better about the future, no matter where your political anxieties lie. And then imagine coming to Napa in mid-May to join Xconomy at our most special event—where you will enjoy first-hand interaction with some of the world’s most visionary innovators. We can’t guarantee it will keep you feeling good through November, but it sure will ...
Tags: Deals, Security, Energy, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Space, Design, Privacy, California, Cancer, Connected Devices, Events, Economics, Economy


Sexism almost ended the career of one of the most powerful women in the Valley and her new startup is fighting back

A run-in with an incredibly sexist boss at her first Valley job 18 years ago almost convinced Sukhinder Singh Cassidy to quit the tech industry, and give up her entrepreneurial dreams. Fortunately she didn't and now she's launched a new startup called theBoardlist that could help the tech industry solve the problem of the lack of woman in the business. "Diversity is such a hot topic but I’m only interested in talking about solutions at this point," Cassidy told Business Insider. Cassidy is  a...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Asia Pacific, Merrill Lynch, Silicon Valley, Benefit Corp, Github, Latin America, Columbia, Ram Shriram, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, Michelle Zatlyn, Joyus, Omid Kordestani, The Valley


With A Slew Of US Investors, Zimmber Launches Home Service Marketplace For India

 A who’s-who of big time American investors are bringing the marketplace investment thesis behind HomeJoy and Handy to India — backing the new startup Zimmber. Ram Shriram, the founder of Sherpalo Ventures and an investor in Google, IDG Ventures, the Omidyar Network, and the India-based chairman of Manipal Global Education, V. Mohandas Pai, have committed just under $2 million into… Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Ecommerce, Amit Kumar, India, US, Mumbai, Homejoy, Founder, Amit Gupta, Gurgaon, Idg Ventures, Idg Ventures India, Inmobi, Naveen Tiwari, Ram Shriram