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2008-07-05 18:00:10

By Joe Nocera In early May, Google held a series of secret focus groups with employees who had children in day care facilities at the company. The purpose was to gauge their reaction to a company plan to raise the amount it charged for in-house day care by 75 percent. For infants, whose parents had been paying less than $1,500 a month, the cost would rise to more than $2,500, well above the market rate. For toddlers and preschoolers, whose parents were charged less, the price increases...

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2007-05-17 00:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin and long-time sweetheart Anne Wojcicki, a biotech entrepreneur, exchanged vows recently in the Bahamas, guests confirmed to the San Jose Mercury News, in a ceremony so hush-hush that word didn't leak out for more than a week. Even the date remains secret: All sources would say was that it occurred sometime between May 4 and May 6. The ceremony combined the unconventional and traditional. The bride and groom and other members of the...

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2006-06-09 06:25:00

WASHINGTON -- Google Inc. is committed to doing business in China despite criticism the company has faced for abiding by Chinese government censorship restrictions, co-founder Sergey Brin said this week. On Tuesday, after a session with several U.S. senators to discuss telecommunications legislation, Brin made comments that prompted some journalists to speculate Google intended to change or eliminate its operations in China. In fact, he reiterated Google's intention to move ahead with its...

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2006-06-06 18:35:00

WASHINGTON - Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledged Tuesday the dominant Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. He said Google is wrestling to make the deal work before deciding whether to reverse course. Meeting with reporters near Capitol Hill, Brin said Google had agreed to the censorship demands only after Chinese authorities blocked its service in that country. Google's rivals accommodated the same demands "” which...

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2006-06-06 18:20:00

WASHINGTON -- Google Inc. co-founder and President Sergey Brin met with U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to press for legislation that would prevent Internet access providers from charging Web sites more for faster content delivery. "The only way you can have a fast lane that is useful -- that people will pay a premium for -- is if there are slow lanes," Brin told reporters after meeting with Republican John McCain, a member of the Senate committee that oversees telecommunications issues. Google,...

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2006-02-28 05:15:00

By Carly Mayberry LOS ANGELES -- The National Archives and Google are teaming up to allow unprecedented access to historical film properties for free with just the click of a mouse. Through a pilot program, U.S. archivist Allen Weinstein has collaborated with Google Video to compile an online library of 103 films, including movies, documentaries and other cinematic creations formerly unavailable to those who can't make the trip to Washington, D.C. "This is an important step to achieve our...

2006-01-25 15:01:21

By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin said his company's decision to self-censor its Chinese search system followed a change of heart over how best to foster the free flow of information. Google said on Tuesday it will block politically sensitive terms on its new China search site and not offer e-mail, chat and blog publishing services, which authorities fear can become flashpoints for social or political protest. Those actions go further...

2006-01-25 15:00:00

By Ben Hirschler DAVOS, Switzerland -- Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin said his company's decision to self-censor its Chinese search system followed a change of heart over how best to foster the free flow of information. Google said on Tuesday it will block politically sensitive terms on its new China search site and not offer e-mail, chat and blog publishing services, which authorities fear can become flashpoints for social or political protest. Those actions go further than many of its...

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2005-11-22 15:34:57

SAN FRANCISCO -- Google Inc. is giving $3 million to the U.S. Library of Congress to help set up a system for creating digital copies of rare documents from around the world - the latest step in Google's crusade to expand the amount of information that can be indexed by its Internet-leading search engine. With the donation announced Tuesday, Google becomes the first business to back the "World Digital Library," a concept that began to take shape about five months ago. The worldwide program is...


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Larry Page
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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