The research lab's vice president explains why there's more work to be done in recognizing female innovators.
FORTUNE – As innovative as Silicon Valley may be -- churning out fresh ideas, products, and services --when it comes to giving credit where it's due, women generally remain woefully under-recognized.
It's not overt sexism, so much as unconscious bias on the part of some people now, explains Megan Smith, vice president of Google X, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 10, 2014 11:59 AM ET
Chrome for the corporate masses? The folks in Mountain View take a hard look at a market of extremes and aim right down the middle.
FORTUNE -- The latest piece of hardware from Google (GOOG) is Chromebox for Meetings, a $999 kit that the company says is a cheaper, simpler alternative to existing teleconferencing and videoconferencing systems like Cisco's TelePresence (CSCO) and Polycom's RealPresence (PLCM). Up to 15 participants can join MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Feb 7, 2014 9:54 AM ET
Its acquisition of DeepMind Technologies holds promise for its advertising, autonomous vehicle, and "smart home" businesses.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- Google's executives have long dreamed of solving one of the technology industry's biggest riddles. How do you predict what people want -- hockey scores or new Ugg boots, for example -- before they even ask for it? Reading user's minds, or at least seeming to, would make Google's products that MOREFeb 5, 2014 6:41 AM ET
The software giant soon will name a new leader after a tumultuous seven months of drama. A look back at the upheaval Microsoft's next CEO must address.
By Geoff Colvin and Adam Lashinsky, senior editors-at-large
FORTUNE -- Bill Gates was the star attraction at a private event that included some of Silicon Valley's young luminaries in San Francisco last October, but his planned topic, philanthropy, wasn't the most prominent topic on their MOREFeb 3, 2014 7:00 AM ET
The Mountain View company announced its fourth-quarter earnings amid a flurry of M&A activity
FORTUNE -- Google reported strong fourth-quarter earnings Thursday: The company earned $16.86 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter, a 17% jump over the same period in 2012. Google's GAAP earnings per share was $9.90, up over $8.62 in the year prior. The company's stock traded up more than 4% after hours.
But analysts on the earnings call were MOREErin Griffith - Jan 30, 2014 7:39 PM ET
In an interview with Fortune, Yuanqing Yang says that his company seeks to replicate its ThinkPad success with Motorola.
FORTUNE -- Fresh from signing a $2.91 billion deal with Larry Page to acquire Google's Motorola unit, Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang spoke to Motorola employees for 45 minutes at the latter company's headquarters outside of Chicago on Thursday. Immediately after that meeting, Yang discussed the deal and Lenovo's plans to compete in the MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 30, 2014 4:01 PM ET
A young media business that makes all of its money online looks offline to grow its customer base.
FORTUNE -- I recently stopped by the hip downtown San Francisco offices of PopSugar to meet chief executive Brian Sugar, a former high-tech exec who has refashioned himself as a digital media mogul. The female- and fashion-oriented publishing company that he launched with his wife Lisa is the very model of the modern, MOREAdam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large - Jan 30, 2014 11:16 AM ET
Google CEO Larry Page admitted that it didn't make sense for Google to remain in the handset business.
FORTUNE -- After trying and failing to compete effectively in the handset business, Google is selling its Motorola business unit to Lenovo, the world's largest and fastest-growing PC maker, for $2.91 billion in cash and stock.
MORE: Can Lenovo do it?
After the deal, Google (GOOG) will retain the vast majority of patents it acquired with MOREMiguel Helft, senior writer - Jan 29, 2014 5:46 PM ET
Google's $3.2 billion bid for Nest triggers a reevaluation of each company's raison d'être.
FORTUNE -- There's been a lot of commentary -- good and bad -- in the week since Google (GOOG) made its $3.2 billion bid for Tony Fadell's Nest Labs.
Fadell was best known, before he moved into WiFi-connected appliances, for running Apple's (AAPL) iPod division. So last week's news naturally led to a conversation about Apple and Google and what -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 21, 2014 11:34 AM ET
Consumer Reports compared Google's parental controls with Apple's. Guess what.
FORTUNE -- Consumer Reports, which hasn't been particularly kind to the iPhone lately, came to Apple's (AAPL) defense Friday -- two days after the FTC declared a $35.2 million "victory for consumers" against the company.
According to the FTC, Apple failed to warn parents that by entering a password, they weren't just approving a single in-app purchase but were also letting their MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 17, 2014 6:53 PM ET
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