Despite tough economy, Wikimedia raises $20 million in donations

January 4, 2012

Wikimedia Foundation is marking the new year with a hefty deposit into its coffers.

Google’s Brin, wife donate $500,000 to keep Wikipedia going

November 18, 2011

Very few have missed Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales’ picture looming on all of the pages of the user-generated information website.

Sergey’s secret Google projects, and the challenge of 1,000 blooming flowers

October 20, 2011

What’s Sergey Brin been up to since his pal Larry Page took the reins as CEO of Google, the Internet search company that the pair co-founded 13 years ago?

Google+ to Facebook: TMI!

October 20, 2011

Vic Gundotra, Google’s head of social, doesn’t care about every song his friends are listening to and every article they’ve read.

Tech wrap: Breaking down Zynga’s possible IPO delay

August 29, 2011

One of tech’s most anticipated public offerings of the year could be delayed, according to a report in the New York Post on Monday. Online gaming company Zynga may hold off on its IPO until November said The Post, citing a “source close to the company.”

Wild news on Apple, Google changes? Not if you’re an analyst

January 21, 2011

It has certainly been an interesting week in Silicon Valley as two of the most closely watched companies in the world shuffled their executive suites. On Monday, Apple announced that its chief executive  and charismatic leader Steve Jobs was taking a temporary medical leave – his third since 2004  — a day before Apple released its quarterly results.  On Thursday, Google reported a stellar Q4 and dropped that Larry Page would be stepping into the role of chief executive, as Eric Schmidt takes up the executive chairman position.

Google’s Brin: Make smartphone apps searchable

September 9, 2010

For more than a decade, GOOGLE/Google has reigned supreme as the main gateway to online information.

Sun Valley: Jane Goodall and the primary primates

July 8, 2010

John MaloneIt’s day three of the Sun Valley media conference and the event has started to feel like a Jane Goodall documentary, in which we’re Jane and the moguls are the apes who have become comfortable letting us observe and record their movements. Several media executives groggily making their way to the morning’s first session (scheduled to kick off at 7:30), stopped to chat with the throng of press waiting to greet them.

Google’s Brin clears the air (sort of) on Twitter

October 23, 2009

Before this week’s dueling Google and Microsoft search licensing deals with Twitter, a recurring rumor in Silicon Valley had Google trying to buy Twitter outright.

Google’s chief: small salary, big expenses

March 24, 2009

Protecting Google’s head honcho got more affordable in 2008, but the cost of air travel for CEO Eric Schmidt and his entourage rose sharply.