Larry Page

  • Forget LeBron and Durant: Bringing In Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Co. For The Olympic Tech Dream Team

    Forget LeBron and Durant: Bringing In Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Co. For The Olympic Tech Dream Team

    In one week, the Olympics kick off. When you think about it, they aren’t so different from our startup world. How many pitches have you heard that include the phrase “dream team?” If you had to compare the startup world to one sports league, what would it be? I’d argue the NBA, where the best players leave school early to start their pro careers and work to join… Read More

  • Larry Page Spotted Wearing Google Glasses In England!

    Larry Page Spotted Wearing Google Glasses In England!

    There hasn’t been a whole lot of news coming out of the Google Zeitgeist event taking place in a posh hotel on the outskirts of London this week, but Google’s making some other news in England: its CEO Larry Page has been spotted wearing Google Glasses. The pictures of Page wearing the super-funky augmented reality eyewear are possibly the first — although his Google… Read More

  • How The IPO Ruined Google

    How The IPO Ruined Google

    I’m a Google-phile. Or at least, I was. Lately, my gut’s felt a bit wobbly every time someone mentions the big G. Page, Brin and company have lost their focus. Once, they helped us all find the stuff we needed. Now, they spend their time in slap fights with Facebook. It’s almost like the Googlers are no longer in charge at Google. That’s because they’re not. Read More

  • Google’s 3 Top Executives Have 8 Private Jets

    Google’s 3 Top Executives Have 8 Private Jets

    A surprising piece of news was buried in an article this week. Friday, The Mercury News reported the three top executives at Google, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, are offering to pay $33 million to finish the restoration of the historic airship hangar at Moffett Field. The giant structure, built in the 1930s and called Hangar One, sits a few miles from the Googleplex and… Read More

  • Larry Page And Eric Schmidt Hold Court At Google Zeitgeist [Video]

    Larry Page And Eric Schmidt Hold Court At Google Zeitgeist [Video]

    Even though Larry Page has been CEO of Google for just about 6 months now, he hasn’t been as visible as many other high-profile CEOs. In fact, the most we’ve heard from him has been during earnings calls. But today during Google’s annual Zeitgeist conference, Page took the stage to address the audience. Watch the entire 45-minute talk above. Page talked about a range of… Read More

  • Keen On with Douglas Edwards

    Keen On… Can Larry Page Be A Grown-Up CEO? (TCTV)

    Hired in 1999, Doug Edwards was employee #59 at Google. Edward’s six year stint in Mountain View has been recorded in his highly readable new book I’m Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee #59 where he reveals what life was really like at the plex in those early years. Earlier this week, TechcrunchTV got lucky when Edwards came into our San Francisco studio to tell me… Read More

  • "Like A Toothbrush": Larry Page Live-Google+'s His Own Earnings Call

    "Like A Toothbrush": Larry Page Live-Google+'s His Own Earnings Call

    Today, during the earnings call about Google’s great Q2 2011 results, CEO Larry Page kicked things off. While this was technically his first full quarter as CEO, he got some flak during the last earnings call for only saying a few sentences. This time, he went much further, even sticking around for the Q&A session. He also did something really cool: as he was on the call, he posted… Read More

  • Larry Page On Android Patent Problems: "There Hasn't Been Any Slow Down"

    Larry Page On Android Patent Problems: "There Hasn't Been Any Slow Down"

    During the earnings call after Google announced their Q2 2011 earnings today, a question was asked about the patent issues surrounding Google right now. Specifically, Android is under assault from Oracle as well as Microsoft and Apple. This is happening because Google only has roughly 700 patents, and they recently lost a bid to gain Nortel’s 6,000+ patents — with those going to… Read More

  • Wall Street Gives Larry Page A Big -1

    Wall Street Gives Larry Page A Big -1

    Google’s first quarterly earnings with Larry Page back at the helm as CEO of Google didn’t go so well last Thursday. Revenues did rise an impressive 27 percent, but expenses grew an even larger 34 percent, partly due to across-the-board salary raises and ballooning talent retention packages. The next day, Google’s stock took a nosedive, closing on Friday at $530, almost… Read More

  • To Figure Out Google's Priorities, Just Look At Team Larry

    To Figure Out Google's Priorities, Just Look At Team Larry

    When Larry Page accepted the resignation of senior VP of product Jonathan Rosenberg on Monday, that was just beginning of a shakeup in the top ranks of Google. Page is ending his first week back as CEO by naming the senior team who each will run a different part of Google and report directly to him. If you want to know what Page’s priorities will be for Google, just look at this team… Read More