Patrick Pichette, chief financial officer for Google, talks Android, Google Plus, and why it's not evil to pay 6% federal tax rate.
By Jennifer Reingold
FORTUNE -- Just chill out, people. That was the basic message of Google CFO Patrick Pichette at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference this morning. He deflected questions about the next stages of monetizing Google's (GOOG) products by saying, in effect, if you build it, it will come.
"Everybody's so nervous," MOREJul 20, 2011 12:54 PM ET
The tech giant unveiled a slew of new search features, including the ability to search by images and input queries by voice on desktop computers.
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) makes a lot of waves with products like Android and Gmail, but its bread and butter is still search. On Tuesday, the company unveiled a slew of new search features, including the ability to search by images and input queries by voice MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Jun 14, 2011 6:11 PM ET
At TechCrunch Disrupt in New York today, super-angels Ron Conway and David Lee say the younger you are, the more likely your start-up will take off.
FORTUNE -- Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room; Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's (GOOG) Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded their respective companies in their twenties. All of them were young when they got their start, and that's not a coincidence according MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 23, 2011 6:02 PM ET
The company's elusive executive isn't just widely respected by employees, but also a force behind many of the products that make the company profitable.
FORTUNE -- Though she's responsible for Google's biggest moneymakers, Susan Wojcicki isn't a recognizable face, certainly not like co-founders Sergey Brin or Larry Page, who rented out her garage in 1998 to serve as Google's (GOOG) first headquarters. But as Senior Vice President of Advertising, her work MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 4, 2011 2:09 PM ET
A radical corporate restructuring, borrowing a Japanese idea, could help Google instill a permanent culture of innovation, and stave off Microsoft-style stagnation.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- What is it going to take for Google to get its mojo back? Google in the spring of 2011 is a far cry from Google in its startup days. Facing competition from younger companies like Facebook, Google is spending more to hire new talent, MOREApr 18, 2011 11:56 AM ET
Google (GOOG) stock took a huge hit last week following its earnings call, dropping and incredible 47 points or 8.26% from closing the day before. That's $15B in market cap and its biggest one day loss since the 2008 Bear market.
Google surpassed revenue expectations by a significant margin and missed consensus EPS by mere pennies, so why did the stock get hit so badly?
Cowan's Jim Friedland notes,
Google's Q1:11 revenues exceeded expectations. However, MORESeth Weintraub - Apr 18, 2011 7:03 AM ET
Apple's deteriorating relationship with Google is a running theme in Steven Levy's new book
One of the first details to leak out of In the Plex -- the new page-turner about Google released Tuesday -- was that when Larry Page and Sergey Brin were pressed to hire a CEO, Steve Jobs was their first choice.
But Steven Levy -- who had previously chronicled the creation of the Mac (Insanely Great) and the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 13, 2011 6:40 AM ET
Those automated cars that Google is building aren't anything new – in fact, Google Co-founder Larry Page almost chose to forgo web search and ranking to work on a Ph.D. project in automated cars.
Here's a little tidbit of information from a talk Page gave at a Faculty Summit in 2009. He told the audience that he had to choose from three different academic areas to focus his study at Stanford: Telepresence (Google MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 22, 2011 12:28 AM ET
Starting with the fact that he's $176 million poorer on paper than he was a month ago
According to the current issue of Forbes, Steve Jobs is the 34th richest person in the U.S. and tied for 110th in the world, having climbed 40 spots in the magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires.
But where does that wealth come from, and how does it compare with other tech luminaries? Let's take MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 11, 2011 7:54 AM ET
Google has an enterprise division? Yes, and here's how they're using every asset the company has, from Apps to Android, to beat the big players.
Dave Girouard first joined Google seven years ago, back when the search company wasn't even on the radar of corporate customers. Girouard now serves as president of Google's (GOOG) enterprise division, a fast-growing (though still tiny) part of the company's business. Over three million corporate customers MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - Mar 10, 2011 10:32 AM ET
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