RACHEL LERMAN / The Associated PressDec 3, 2019
Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who started the juggernaut in a garage in 1995, leave positions at Alphabet; Sundar Pichai takes on more duties. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Robert Reich / TruthdigMar 12, 2019
The senator aims to break up Google, Amazon and Facebook. If we are to dismantle our new Gilded Age, it's as good a place as any to start. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Thor Benson / TruthdigSep 11, 2015
The big tech companies have the resources to launch a campaign for privacy that could change the world. As one scholar and researcher has written, “They may be our best chance out of this surveillance mess.” Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigOct 16, 2013
The Internet giant has had its hand in quite a few immoralities as of late, even though the company once claimed to be founded on the principle of "good" and the avoidance of "evil." Was it all just a lie, or does "evil" simply mean something entirely different to Google? Author and game designer Ian Bogost has some alarming ideas on the subject. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 16, 2012
In launching a seven-day special investigation into the battle among states, corporations and public advocates for control over the Internet, The Guardian interviewed Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who warned of the isolating effect of online "walled gardens" put up by companies such as Facebook and Apple. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigFeb 23, 2012
Google seems to have grown tired of waiting for the future and is reportedly developing a set of glasses that acts like a smartphone for your eyes. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 21, 2011
Eric Schmidt, who took Google from humble origins to one of the world's most successful and most talked-about companies, announced Thursday that he is handing his job over to co-founder Larry Page, who, Schmidt blogs, "is ready to lead." Schmidt will stick around with the hefty title of executive chairman. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 27, 2008
Co-founder Sergey Brin explains on Google's blog why the tech giant officially opposes California's Prop 8, a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in the state: "While there are many objections to this proposition it is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose Proposition 8". Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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