Sergey Brin Posts

Google Inc (GOOG) to pay $3.5 million bonus to Nikesh Arora

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is going to pay finance head Patrick Pichette a $3 million bonus and chief business officer Nikesh Arora a $3.5 million bonus, which is an increase for the previous year. Pichette and Arora received bonuses of $2.8 million last year.
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Google is preparing their first stock split for April 2nd

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Google is preparing to split their stock for the first time on April 2nd. Around three years ago, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started to discuss a way to make sure that they remain in control of the company. The split was delayed because of resistance from Google’s shareholders. The shareholders did not like the idea of Page and Brin benefitting of this plan over everyone else.
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Larry Page and Sergey Brin Are $5.9 Billion Richer

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Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin highly benefited from Google’s stock price surpassing $1,000 on Friday.  Google’s stock increased on Friday because of the positive financial results that Google reported on Thursday evening.  The results beat Wall Street expectations.

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Sergey Brin Puts Money Into Growing Burgers In A Lab

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Billionaire Google co-founder Sergey Brin has a few dollars to invest in projects that he finds interesting.  One of the more interesting projects that he is funding is a project based on creating the world’s first lab grown burger, according to CNET.  You will notice in the photo above that these burgers are grown using cells from a cow’s shoulder.  The cells were grown in strips of meat that was mushed into a patty.  No cows were killed in the process.
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Google Settles A Lawsuit Over The Common Stock Split

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Google has settled a lawsuit regarding a stock split plan.  Shareholders are claiming that Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are unfairly strengthening their corporate control through the stock split.

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Sergey Brin Discusses Google Glass On TEDTalks

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In one the most recent TEDTalks, Google co-founder Sergey Brin discussed why his team at the company wanted to build Google Glass, the gadget with an eye-mounted camera and computer built into a pair of glasses.  Brin opened up his speech with a joke by looking at his mobile phone and saying that he was sorry for looking at an e-mail from a Nigerian prince that needs help getting $10 million.  Brin said “I like paying attention to these because that’s how we originally funded the company and it’s gone pretty well.”

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Excited About Google Glass

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is excited about Google Glass.  This past Wednesday, Zuckerberg met with Google co-founder Sergey Brin.  The two are working with each other on the Breakthrough Prize for Life Sciences and they met at the University of California-San Francisco Genentech Hall during a meeting with the press about it.  The two informally discussed business around the Google Glass product in the corner of the hall.  After talking to the media, Zuckerberg told Brin “I can’t wait to get my own.”  Brin adjusted his own pair over Zuckerberg’s head at the meeting.
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Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, and Yuri Milner Launch A $33 Million “Breakthrough Prize” For The Life Sciences Foundation

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO), Sergey Brin (Google co-founder), and Yuri Milner (Russian investor/entrepreneur) have established an annual prize to reward research for curing diseases.  The “Breakthrough Prize” for the Life Sciences Foundation was announced today.  The first 11 winners of the award were announced and they involve combating cancer, diabetes, Parkinson’s, etc.  Each of them will receive $3 million.

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