Larry Page

Larry Page’s secret war on the flu

Now that Larry Page has stepped down as CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, he could be following in Bill Gates’s footsteps and tackling global health challenges.

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s ‘twisted logic’ on hate speech and fakes

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has waded into the debate about social media regulation. In an award-acceptance speech to the Anti-Defamation League yesterday, the creator of Ali G and Borat delivered a pr

Reaction Engines’ Mach 5 engine is just the tip of the new aerospace boom

Imagine a hypersonic passenger aircraft that would cut the journey time between London and New York to around two hours. At Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, the aircraft would complete a tr

Kitty Hawk reveals its secret project, Heaviside

Sebastian Thrun is waving a device in his hand with an excited, almost gleeful expression on his face as he trots from a makeshift aircraft hangar toward the secret project that Kitty Hawk Corp. has b

Kitty Hawk CEO Sebastian Thrun is coming to Disrupt SF

Sebastian Thrun can’t be described easily. He’s a serial entrepreneur and educator, a computer scientist and inventor. He helped bring self-driving cars out of academia through X, the Alph

Boeing is going to work with Kitty Hawk on flying cars and safety

Kitty Hawk, the flying car company backed by Google’s Larry Page and led by Udacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun, has struck a deal with aerospace giant Boeing. The terms of the strategic partners

EC Weekly: Gaming, crypto, shipping and the multiple future strategies of tech

Niantic EC-1 Greg Kumparak published the first part of his planned four part EC-1 series on Niantic yesterday, focusing on the founding story of the AR/gaming unicorn from Keyhole and Google Earth to

Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next

A decade ago, about a dozen or so engineers gathered at Google’s main Mountain View campus on Charleston Road to work on Project Chauffeur, a secret endeavor housed under the tech giant’s

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

A new lawsuit may require Andy Rubin to return his $90 million payout.

Highlights from the Senate Intelligence hearing with Facebook and Twitter

Another day, another political grilling for social media platform giants. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s fourth hearing took place this morning, with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitte

Google rebuked by Senate Intelligence Committee for not sending Page or Pichai to testify

Alphabet’s decision to decline to send its CEO Larry Page to today’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing — to answer questions about what social media platforms are doing to thwar

Facebook, Twitter: US intelligence could help us more in fighting election interference

Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has admitted that the social networking giant could have done more to prevent foreign interference on its platforms, but said that the governme

Google, Facebook, Twitter chiefs called back to Senate Intelligence Committee

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey and Facebook chief operations officer Sheryl Sandberg will testify in an open hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee next week, the committee’s chairman

Is venture capital ready for companies with no founders?

Initial coin offerings (ICOs) -- a funding mechanism based on the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin -- are a hot new way to launch a startup, and they're forcing investors to look at the

Google co-founder’s Kitty Hawk unveils its electric autonomous flying taxi

Kitty Hawk, the company led by the ‘godfather of self-driving cars’ Sebastian Thrun and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, has revealed its Cora aircraft, which is a hybrid vertical t

Kitty Hawk begins certifying its self-flying taxis for service in New Zealand

The flying car company led by Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page is breaking cover with a new deal that will see it test its autonomous electric air taxis with the

Alphabet’s efforts beyond search are ballooning into their own huge businesses

Alphabet's advertising business seems to be following the same pattern these days — but its operations beyond that look like they are beginning to grow into strong businesses in their own right. The

Uber seeks information from Larry Page in Waymo court case

Uber is looking to get Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page to provide a deposition in the ongoing court case between itself and Waymo. The company made the request in court today during a di

Our self-flying car future

Self-driving cars might be exciting, but not nearly as much as what comes afterwards.

Alphabet tried to convince Wall Street it’s not just a search engine this year

Google (or Alphabet, if you prefer) has long been plagued with a problem with its advertising business: while the number of ads people are clicking on has been growing, the value of those ads has bee
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