Sergey Brin

  • Sergey Brin On New Role: Beyond Chauffeur, Nothing To Show Yet — Hopefully Next Year

    Sergey Brin On New Role: Beyond Chauffeur, Nothing To Show Yet — Hopefully Next Year

    Today during a press Q&A following the Chrome keynote at Google I/O, Google co-founder Sergey Brin joined the panel to take questions about the announcements. Naturally, the questions strayed a bit. But Brin still did his best to answer them — sort of. One question asked Brin about his new role at the company. Google recently saw the triumvirate of power swap places, which… Read More

  • Sergey Brin Guesses That Only 20% Of Googlers Still Use Windows Machines

    Sergey Brin Guesses That Only 20% Of Googlers Still Use Windows Machines

    Today during the press Q&A after the Chrome OS/Chromebook keynote, Google co-founder Sergey Brin joined the panel to share his thoughts on the new products and Google in general. Since the end goal of Chrome OS is clearly to end Windows dominance both in the workplace and the world in general, someone asked what percentage of Google employees still use Windows machines at… Read More

  • Schmidt: Decision Made Over The Holidays, It's About Execution, And Larry Is Ready To Lead

    Schmidt: Decision Made Over The Holidays, It's About Execution, And Larry Is Ready To Lead

    We’re still digesting the huge news today that co-founder Larry Page will be replacing Eric Schmidt as CEO of Google on April 4. It’s a move that no one saw coming — or did they? After reading over his statements and listening to his comments during the earnings calls, Schmidt does give some insight into the move. Most notably, Schmidt says that he got together with Page… Read More

  • Live: Eric Schmidt And Larry Page Talk About Google's Q4 And Their New Roles

    Live: Eric Schmidt And Larry Page Talk About Google's Q4 And Their New Roles

    Google has just announced their Q4 2010 results. Oh, and they announced that co-founder Larry Page would be replacing Eric Schmidt as CEO on April 4. Obviously, the earnings call is going to be interesting. Find our live notes below (paraphrased): Eric Schmidt: Thanks everyone for getting on our call. We jumped on to talk about the other announcement this afternoon. We had a very strong… Read More

  • Google Toying With Naming Social Product "Google +1" As Sergey Brin Gets Involved

    Google Toying With Naming Social Product "Google +1" As Sergey Brin Gets Involved

    Yesterday, after some digging, we were able to confirm that the internal codename for Google’s upcoming social project is “Emerald Sea“. Despite some confusion that it may be called “Emerald City“, it is definitely “Sea”, we’ve confirmed with several sources. But there’s more. As one of our sources told us yesterday, these codenames… Read More

  • Sergey Brin Donates $1 Million To Organization That Helped Him Migrate To The U.S.

    Sergey Brin Donates $1 Million To Organization That Helped Him Migrate To The U.S.

    Google co-founder Sergey Brin has donated $1 million to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the organization that played a critical role in helping his family escape anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union and migrate to the States thirty years ago. The New York Times ran an article and interview with Brin about the donation this weekend, revealing that Sergey’s mother, scientist… Read More

  • Sergey Brin's Surprise Web 2.0 Visit: The Video

    On Thursday, Google co-founder Sergey Brin made a surprise visit to the Web 2.0 Summit and was interviewed on-stage by John Battelle for about 18 minutes. Our full notes from that day are here, but the video above gives a good sense of where Brin’s head is at right now. Also check out his what he’s wearing on his feet at the beginning. I’m not sure if those are shoes or… Read More

  • Settling The Google Book Debate and Other Unicorn Fantasies

    Settling The Google Book Debate and Other Unicorn Fantasies

    Despite ongoing legal wranglings, Google is still on the offensive against critics of its book settlement. The latest salvo is an Op-Ed in the New York Times by Google co-founder Sergey Brin. He goes over much the same ground that he articulated at a meeting with reporters on Wednesday: Google has done the hard work of digitizing more than 10 million books, while its competitors who oppose… Read More

  • On Book Settlement, Google Is Still Trying To Hold The Line

    On Book Settlement, Google Is Still Trying To Hold The Line

    Earlier today, as Google co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Eric Schmidt were holding forth before a dozen or so reporters in their New York City offices, a judge downtown was postponing a hearing on the Google Book settlement until November 9 to give Google and the Author’s Guild more time to change parts of the settlement. Because of opposition from the Department of Justice and others… Read More

  • Why Did Sergey Brin Stop Blogging?

    Why Did Sergey Brin Stop Blogging?

    Remember back in September 2008 when Google co-founder Sergey Brin started a personal blog? TechCrunch was the first to spot it, and it was interesting enough for the Wall Street Journal and the NY Times to pick up the story. Of course, it was the actual content of the second blog post (the one after the obligatory introduction one) that was the real story there. After all, an executive of… Read More