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The world’s largest aircraft breaks cover in Silicon Valley

As dawn breaks over Silicon Valley, the world is getting its first look at Pathfinder 1, a prototype electric airship that its maker LTA Research hopes will kickstart a new era in climate-friendly air travel, and accelerate the humanitarian work of its funder, Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The airship — its snow-white steampunk profile visible…

6:20 am PST • November 8, 2023
The world’s largest aircraft breaks cover in Silicon Valley

While Google tried to invent the design of its new glasses — using its imagination about what people wanted — Facebook leveraged a design that already has some certainties around…

Facebook’s wearable glasses can succeed where Google Glass flopped

Southeast Asian tech companies are drawing the attention of investors around the world. In 2020, startups in the region raised over $8.2 billion, about four times more than they did…

Investors are doubling down on Southeast Asia’s digital economy

Buoyant says its hybrid design solves the notoriously difficult problem of dropping off cargo – difficult because as airships offload weight, they risk shooting back up into the air.

YC grad Buoyant wants to solve middle-mile delivery with cargo airships

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What’s fueling hydrogen tech?

Hydrogen is capturing the attention of governments and private sector players, fueled by new tech, global green energy legislation and post-pandemic “green recovery” schemes.

10:20 am PDT • April 13, 2021
What’s fueling hydrogen tech?

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Sergey Brin’s airship aims to use world’s biggest mobile hydrogen fuel cell

Sergey Brin’s secretive airship company LTA Research and Exploration is planning to power a huge disaster relief airship with an equally record-breaking hydrogen fuel cell. A job listing from the company, which is based in Mountain View, California and Akron, Ohio, reveals that LTA wants to configure a 1.5-megawatt hydrogen propulsion system for an airship…

10:15 am PST • February 25, 2021
Sergey Brin’s airship aims to use world’s biggest mobile hydrogen fuel cell

Not only is it the right way to treat your team, but when developers are more stimulated, the standard of their work goes up, along with productivity levels and general…

Want to hire and retain high-quality developers? Give them stimulating work

Google’s Sundar Pichai faced an awkward line of enquiry during today’s House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing related to its 2007 acquisition of adtech platform DoubleClick, and how it went on to…

Google’s Sundar Pichai grilled over ‘destroying anonymity on the internet’

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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.

4:05 am PST • December 11, 2019
Larry Page’s secret war on the flu

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…

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

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

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

As we head into awards season, one of the first shows to lead the pack is all about science. The Breakthrough Prize, a cumulative $22 million in awards that go…

Watch the sixth annual Breakthrough Prize awards live right here!

Sprig is shutting down, Sergey Brin is building a giant airship, Nielsen’s latest data show a ton of people still watch content on TV and bitcoin experiences an outage from…

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is building a massive airship, we learned in April, and now The Guardian reports some additional details about the purpose and nature of the project. It’ll…

Sergey Brin’s giant airship will be world’s largest, serve humanitarian role

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has been known to enjoy ambitious flights of technological fancy, but this may be his flightiest: Bloomberg reports the enigmatic billionaire, who favors dark attire and…

Google’s Sergey Brin said to be working on a zeppelin-like airship

Today at the 5th annual Breakthrough Prize, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names will award more than $25 million to scientific research in departments across the globe. The event splices…

These science superstars just won the 2017 Breakthrough Prize

While many of the ideas of transhumanism are noble, the field is accused of sharing traits with eugenics. I can’t answer the many ethical, moral and existential questions raised by…

The ethics of transhumanism

On a recent episode of our podcast we spoke about the VR industry with Matt Hartman, director of seed investments at Betaworks. When evaluating VR companies, Hartman looks for whether…

Why the Oculus Rift won’t go the way of Google Glass

Fifteen miles away from where Larry Page and Sergey Brin worked out of their first office developing the technology that would become Google, a team of eleven engineers no older than 20 are hard…

Meet Brain, The AI Engine That Wants To Replace Search

OK Alphabet

7:49 pm PDT • August 10, 2015

“Finally.” “Moonshots.” “Sundar.” “Speed.” “Brilliant.” “YES!” These are all things that I’ve heard from insiders today in response to Google’s move to put itself, and its other units, under a…

OK Alphabet

Google just rocked the world with some light news on a Monday. It has restructured the company and everything will now report up to “Alphabet Inc.” a new corporate name.…

Meet Alphabet, Google’s New Corporate Boss As Sundar Pichai Takes Over The Search Company

Google co-founder Sergey Brin wants the company to explore new areas of technology and develop projects that could have a huge impact on the world. Which is why he’s thrilled…

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin On Google X’s Translation Of Research Into New Businesses

As more developers are receiving their pair of Google Glass, the tinkering with the device is heating up. One developer found a very interesting easter egg within Glass itself, which…

Google Glass Easter Egg Introduces You To The Entire Team In A Panoramic Image Controlled By Your Head’s Movement

Today, Google Ventures announced a partnership with two of the biggest technology venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, on what they’re calling the “Glass Collective.”…

Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As “Glass Collective” To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystem

Google co-founder Sergey Brin appears to have been pranked by Google employees, according to info shared on the Tesla Motors Club forum. This image of the Google bigwig’s fancy Tesla…

Tesla Should Make Sergey Brin’s Model S Makeover A Standard Option

Google co-founder Sergey Brin took the stage at the TED Conference late in February, delivering a talk about Google Glass in which he dropped his now infamous quote about smartphones…

Watch Google’s Sergey Brin Talk About The Emasculating Smartphone And Google Glass

Facebooking While Rome Burns

6:00 am PDT • August 4, 2012

I’m an optimist, I really am, especially when it comes to technology and its ability to transform the world. But today I can’t shake the feeling that we as a…

Facebooking While Rome Burns

It’s hard to say how popular Chrome OS, Google’s browser-centric operating system, really is. There can be little doubt, though, that Google is quite serious about this initiative. Today, Google…

Google’s Chrome OS Will Soon Look More Like Windows Than A Browser
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How The IPO Ruined Google

10:16 am PDT • April 8, 2012

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.…

How The IPO Ruined Google

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin has expressed interest in retiring “in a year or so” to take up the intense study of blues guitar, sources inside Google say. The decision places…

Google’s Sergey Brin To Retire: “I’m Really Into Blues Guitar”