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2011-08-13 18:00:00

Global effort will bring Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) Down Under NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) today announced a new collaboration with the Shake It Up Foundation Australia and its founder, businessman Clyde Campbell. The organizations will work to bring MJFF's landmark clinical study, the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), to Australia. The Shake It Up Foundation will...

2011-05-31 08:30:00

If met, Challenge will take total Brin Wojcicki Foundation giving to $130 million NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki announced a $50-million challenge spurring existing and new donors at every level to give, or increase giving, to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF). The Challenge is now in effect and will match all new or increased gifts to The Michael J. Fox Foundation on a one-to-one basis through year-end 2012....

2011-05-05 09:30:00

NEW DELHI, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IndiaMART.com, India's largest online B2B marketplace, announced today that more than 4,000 of its employees, located across 75 offices within the country, have recently started using Google Apps for Business as their primary messaging and collaboration suite. Google Apps for Business is a web-based suite of messaging and collaboration applications, that includes Gmail, Google Calendar, and integrated IM, as well as Google Docs and Google Sites,...

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2011-03-07 07:10:00

Larry Page, co-founder of Google Inc., is taking a more visible and stronger turn at the helm of the internet giant in a move to keep ahead of upstart players such as Facebook and Twitter. The Silicon Valley company isn't waiting for the chief executive chair to be vacated in April by Eric Schmidt. Page has hit the ground running by tapping into the energy of other quick-thinking and fast-acting entrepreneurs bought with Google's sizable war chest. "Any engagement that Google can have with...

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2011-01-24 09:25:00

Outgoing Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt has received an equity award of $100 million, Bloomberg first reported over the weekend. A spokesperson told Reuters on Sunday that "the award, which will include stock units and options will vest over four years and is Schmidt's first such award since joining the company in 2001." According to CNET's Edward Moyer, the Wall Street Journal, "citing compensation specialists and data"¦ called the award 'highly unusual' for a sitting CEO, adding...

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2011-01-21 09:03:18

In a surprising move, Google CEO Eric Schmidt has announced his intention to step down on April 4, with co-founder Larry Page replacing him as the tech company's chief executive. This will be the 37-year-old Page's second stint as the California-based company's top executive, as he and Google co-founder Sergey Brin shared the role from 1998 to 2001. The 55-year-old Schmidt will remain with the company in the role of Executive Chairman. According to Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters, "Page's...

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2009-10-23 13:34:34

Sergey Brin, one of the co-founders of Google, said he was amazed at the resistance met by the company's efforts to digitize the world's books and lamented a deal to have Microsoft handle online search at Yahoo, AFP reported. Brin spoke about several issues during a surprise appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. He said it was "a shame" that Yahoo had a number of innovations and he wished the company had continued to innovate in search. However, he declined to say whether he...

2009-10-12 14:15:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arthur D. Levinson, a member of both Google and Apple's boards, acted correctly in resigning from Google's board, Consumer Watchdog said today. "We're pleased that Arthur Levinson finally realized that serving on both Google's and Apple's boards was untenable," said John M. Simpson, consumer advocate with Consumer Watchdog. "It took too long, but he finally did the right thing."' The nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy group had...


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2013-09-17 12:57:55

Lawrence "Larry" Page, born March 26, 1973 is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. As of 2013, Page's personal wealth is estimated to be $23 billion (US), ranking him #20 on the Forbes 400 list of the 400 richest Americans. Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google's search ranking algorithm, and he and Brin own approximately 16 percent of Google's stock. Page was born in East Lansing, Michigan....

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