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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


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 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


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


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


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 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


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


A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $24 billion industry with devices that spot disease sooner — and she's already testing it on animals

A brush with death inspired ex-Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen to embark on her latest initiative as the founder of a San Francisco-based startup called Openwater. Jepsen is working on devices that are akin to portable, miniature MRIs which could do everything from observing the effects of a medication in real time to monitoring a breast cancer tumor to decide if surgery is necessary. Her startup is currently running experiments on rats in a lab in the San Francisco area, she tol...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Brown University, San Francisco, Trends, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Kleiner Perkins, Bay Area, Genentech, MIT Media Lab, Advisory Board, Charlottesville Virginia, Jepsen, Half Moon Bay California


A superstar ex-Facebook and Google exec is trying to upend a $6B industry with mini-MRIs you can use at home—and she's already testing the technology on animals

A brush with death inspired ex-Facebook and Google executive Mary Lou Jepsen to embark on her latest initiative as the founder of a San Francisco-based startup called Openwater. Jepsen is working on devices that are akin to portable, miniature MRIs which could do everything from observing the effects of a medication in real time to monitoring a breast cancer tumor to decide if surgery is necessary. Her startup is currently running experiments on rats in a lab in the San Francisco area, she tol...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Brown University, San Francisco, Trends, Earth, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Kleiner Perkins, Bay Area, Genentech, MIT Media Lab, Charlottesville Virginia, Jepsen, Half Moon Bay California, Michael McCullough


Influential Business Leaders you should Learn from as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, it’s important that you learn from great examples of leadership and innovation. That’s why so many entrepreneurs read about successful business leaders. It isn’t about trying to recreate someone else’s path and goals, that’s not possible. It’s about looking at the goals, philosophies and achievements of another person’s life and trying to find where you could do better. There are a number of qualities you could use to choose your business heroes. You could choose them based o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Youtube, Entrepreneurship, China, Sales, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin, Howard Schultz, Richard Branson, Starbucks, Bill


Sundar Pichai's 11-year-old son is mining Ethereum on a computer the Google CEO built himself (GOOGL, GOOG)

At the New York Times DealBook Conference on Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said his 11-year-old son was mining the cryptocurrency ether on the family's home PC. Pichai explained that his son had to correct him recently, saying: "I was talking about something about Bitcoin and my son clarified what I was talking about was Ethereum."  The Google CEO said he did have to explain to his son how paper money works and why today's current banking systems are important.  In July, Google co-founder...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Bitcoin, Morocco, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, Ethereum, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Brin, New York Times Dealbook, New York Times DealBook Conference


Jewish Refugee Agency Target For Far Right, Including Synagogue Gunman

Just moments before the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead, the suspect is believed to have posted a final social media rant against a Jewish refugee settlement agency most people had never heard of, but which has increasingly become the target of right-wing rage and conspiracy theories. “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people,” Robert Gregory Bowers wrote on the platform Gab early Saturday. “I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your opti...
Tags: Google, News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Russia, United States, Sergey Brin, Manhattan, State Department, Donald Trump, Pittsburgh, Eastern Europe, Trump, Anti Defamation League, ADL


NYT: Saudi Arabia's Prince Charming was Mister Bone Saw all along

Everybody knows that Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the brutal killing and dismemberment of journalist Jamal Khashoggi (everybody, that is, except the Trumps, who coincidentally do a lot of business with the House of Saud) and the lurid brutality of that murder has prompted calls for western businesses to reconsider their increasingly cozy relationship with Mohammed bin Salman. MBS's charm offensive over the past year has been the subject of much uncritical reportin...
Tags: Post, Human Rights, News, Saudi Arabia, US, Bloomberg, Davos, New York Times, Sergey Brin, Starbucks, Times, Yemen, Media Theory, Michael Bloomberg, Vanity Fair, Bernie Sanders


Is Saudi money becoming radioactive?

Connie Loizos Contributor More posts by this contributor Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz Forerunner Ventures just closed a $360 million fund, tripling the size of its last effort Yesterday, a Saudi news outlet broke the news that such Silicon Valley big wheels as Marc Andreessen, Sam Altman and Travis Kalanick are advisors to a $500 billion megacity projec...
Tags: Google, TC, Column, Elon Musk, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Boston, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Tesla, Iran, Canada, New York Times, Middle East


Has Saudi money become radioactive now?

Connie Loizos Contributor More posts by this contributor Divvy, an interesting new fractional home ownership startup, just raised a Series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz Forerunner Ventures just closed a $360 million fund, tripling the size of its last effort Yesterday, a Saudi news outlet broke the news that such Silicon Valley big wheels as Marc Andreessen, Sam Altman and Travis Kalanick are advisors to a $500 billion megacity projec...
Tags: Google, TC, Column, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Boston, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Iran, Canada, New York Times, Middle East, Sergey Brin, Virgin Group


Will MBS’s money ever become radioactive?

Yesterday, a Saudi news outlet broke the news that such Silicon Valley big wheels as Marc Andreessen, Sam Altman, and Travis Kalanick are advisors to a $500 billion megacity project being built by the country, which has pitched it as a model of what future cities will look like. The announcement’s timing was not ideal for members of this 19-member list, who signed on to the project months ago in some cases. At the moment, there’s growing outrage over the weeklong disappearance of dissident Saudi...
Tags: Google, TC, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Boston, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Canada, New York Times, Middle East, Sergey Brin, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley


3 former Google execs explain why they left a company where just about everyone wants to work

Google often makes the list of best places to work in the US. The three founders of ad tech startup Beeswax are all former Google executives who made the tough decision to leave. They each explained to Business Insider why they decided to leave the company. Among the reasons that helped them decide: finding more room to work, getting the space to have unlimited impact, and operating in an environment not ruled by engineers. Employees routinely rank Google as one of the best workplaces in Amer...
Tags: Google, Navy, US, America, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Manhattan, AppNexus, Larry, Sergey, BazaarVoice, Beeswax, Paparo, Shamim Samadi, Samadi


The biggest clue that Google+ was long dead — Google's top executives stopped using it up to 3 years ago

Google announced it is shutting down Google+ for after The Wall Street Journal reported that it left users' data exposed. Some observers online were surprised to hear it still existed at all. You need only look at how Google's top executives have stopped using Google+ to see it was an unloved child. The tech world was rocked by another privacy scandal on Monday — this time on an unexpected platform. Google totally dominates many areas of our online lives, and Google+ was its attempt to break ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Indonesia, Samsung, Trends, Cnn, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Bahamas, Wall Street Journal, Eric Schmidt, Sundar Pichai, Journal, Pichai, Jane Jacobs, SCHMIDT


Google At 20: It Changed Our Entire Relationship To Information And Became A Cultural Force In Its Own Right

It’s strange to consider that a company so fundamental to our world is still so relatively young. … Sergey Brin and Larry Page defeated their competition so soundly and so effectively that competitors like Excite, Lycos, and AltaVista are blips in the internet’s long history, despite once being hugely important platforms.”
Tags: Google, Art, Larry Page, Ideas, Sergey Brin, Altavista, 10.02.18, Excite Lycos


Seek Substance and Not Style

--> In analyzing her success and downfall, a recent article about Lindsay Lohan in Vanity Fair discussed how she really was a great actress but put herself into competition with those much lesser than herself in the Los Angeles social scene: “She became infatuated with being in the press all the time like a Paris Hilton or a Kim Kardashian. It was like she forgot she actually had talent.” “Lindsay was on the A-list and it’s like she was fighting to get onto the D-list,” said the young woman. Wha...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Featured, Kim Kardashian, Fcc, White House, China, Careers, Los Angeles, Sergey Brin, Online Courses, Nicole Richie, San Diego


How Quantum Memory Could Change Computing

In a hot tub in 2012, physicist Seth Lloyd pitched a quantum internet application to Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page. He called it Quoogle: a search engine that, using mathematics based on the physics of subatomic particles, returns results without ever actually knowing the query. Such an advance would require an…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Computers, Sergey Brin, Quantum Computing, Seth Lloyd, Quantum Computers, Larry Page He, Memory Week


Google is letting people take a virtual tour inside the modest garage that served as its first headquarters

Google has recreated the modest garage that served as its first headquarters to celebrate 20 years of Google Search. The virtual tour can be found through Google Street View, and allows users to peer into the cluttered space that gave rise to the most popular search engine in the world. You can also find easter eggs within the map by turning on a neon light and opening a trap door. To celebrate 20 years of Google Search, Google is taking users inside the place where it was born — a garage. Se...
Tags: Google, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Susan Wojcicki, Google Street View, Caribbean, Susan, Brin, Menlo Park California, Google Search Google, Google Worldwide Headquarters