There seems to be a lot of negative sentiment coming from multiple directions. Tech blogs, Wall Street analysts, and conspiracy theorists are clamoring over Google’s announcement that they will be building a health and wellness company focused on aging and extending life. The sentiment has been expected, but it’s as shortsighted as the reports a… Continue reading Calico may be the best investment Google has ever made
Forget the 800-lb gorilla. Google has billions of dollars more to worry about now that its shares have surpassed the $800 mark for the first time. According to Mercury News: The milestone comes more than five years after Google’s shares initially hit $700. Not long after breaking that barrier in October 2007, the economy collapsed… Continue reading Google is officially the 800-dollar gorilla
It isn’t too common for Wall Street analysts to be very wrong. They have good indicators and past performances upon which to generate their predictions and it’s often more accurate than the weather. With Google’s Q4 2012 analysis, they were wrong by a mile even at Google’s revenue standards. They reported $14.42 billion in the… Continue reading Google beats analyst expectations by $2 billion last quarter. Yes, $2 billion.
We’ve been very critical of Groupon and its founding CEO Andrew Mason. The enigmatic Silicon Valley guy has famously shunned Google’s $6 billion bid for his company and seen his stocks fall to levels that make the shunning itself look downright ludicrous. We were critical when the shares were falling to $15. They’re hovering over… Continue reading Should Groupon founder Andrew Mason keep his job?
The Google co-founders have been saying since before Larry Page took over as CEO last year that social was their #1 priority. Page made it clear that everyone’s focus should be on social media above all else and that the employees’ bonus structure would be determined by success in this single area. We even defended… Continue reading Are Larry Page and Sergey Brin being hypocritical by not using Google+?
Few businessmen are pushing the boundaries of technology further than that of Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page. Where Steve Jobs was able to streamline and successfully market, Page innovates. After meeting fellow co-founder Sergey Brin whilst earning his doctorate degree (at Stanford!) in 1996, Page helped create an algorithm that would launch the most… Continue reading Larry Page: PhD, innovator, visionary
Google announced they intended to purchase Motorola Mobility last August. Nine months, a go-around with China, and $12.5 billion dollars later, the deal has been completed according to a post by CEO Larry Page. “It’s a well known fact that people tend to overestimate the impact technology will have in the short term, but underestimate… Continue reading The Google-Motorola deal is done
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird were on top of the basketball world in the 80s. They fought back wars against each other and the rest of the NBA, capturing 8 championships between them. While they were finishing up their careers, a young man was building the Chicago Bulls into a team that would win 6… Continue reading Why Larry Page is Right and Everyone Else is Wrong About Google Social
Taking a page out of Steve Jobs’ playbook, new Google CEO and co-founder Larry Page has restructured upper management at Google to streamline the decision making process and make the individual departments more autonomous. This move, which is happening a week into his reign, marks a dramatic shift in the way Google does business. It matches… Continue reading Google Cuts Bureaucratic Tape, Streamlines Decisions By Departments
When is the best time to change CEOs if you’re a major company? How about shortly after announcing fourth-quarter earnings of $8.75 a share on revenue of $6.37 billion, numbers that shattered analysts’ expectations. Today, Google announced that CEO Eric Schmidt would be going into a new role and co-founder Larry Page would be ascending… Continue reading The Google Shakeup