Year in and year out, these greedy grab ungodly rewards for their own labor -- and deny their employees anything close to decent compensation for theirs.
Nipping at Google's heels. That's what U.S. federal agencies and some foreign governments have been doing. But the issues they've looked at are trivial. It's time we all looked at the larger ones.
s it unlawful for Google to collect and organize vast volumes of information about you, your family, and your business and then to use that information to try to alter your behavior? Nope. Is Google a threat to our civil liberties? Yep.
Peter Diamandis' conversation style is high octane and motivational; he is so energized that he could easily be the poster boy for Nike's 'Just Do It' campaign. He advises us to bulldoze our way through bureaucracy, fail early, fail often and explore multiple projects.
In Europe, where authorities' efforts have been more energetic, Google was forced to admit that its cars were drawing in material from households' unencrypted WiFi networks -- having at first denied it. Or rather claimed in Germany that it was a software programming mistake.
People come pre-wired with expectations of how businesses should be run. Do people show up for work at 9:00 a.m.? Is it OK to show up for work in a hoodie and unshaved? How about remote employees -- is that OK or too much trouble?
"Social" has now begun to replace "search" as a leading focus of online activity, as the new "contextual Web" takes the place of the data-driven Web of the early 21st century. This is bad news for Google.
While Stanford's gain from Google is unusual, technology-transfer agreements have long been the primary means by which universities support and profit from startups. However, as Facebook illustrates, more student-founded companies are bootstrapping without university technology, leaving schools without any profit -- though that may be changing.
When I started writing for Upside magazine in late 1999, my first assignment was a story about an obscure search startup with a weird name based in Mo...
Larry Page and Sergey Brin were once computer science nerds trying to find their way in a world without Google -- but they quickly got to work on what would later become the algorithm behind the world's most heavily trafficked search engine.
Ken Auletta has constructed probably the best narrative yet about Google's rise and rise. But to what extent is the company in control of its destiny?
When it comes to careers, boys are five times more likely to go into technology. Why is this? At what point are we losing our girl geeks to other industries?
I challenge each of you, as you reflect on your own vision and entrepreneurial plans, to take a lesson from Larry and Sergey. This world needs more exceptional people. Act like one and you too may beat the odds.
According to Facebook co-founder and billionaire entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg, the new site is meant to counteract Facebook's embarrassingly lopsided dominance.
It's ironic that a company whose mission is to open information to the world would dodge an opportunity for openness and transparency on its own doings with the American people and their Congress.
I dreamed I died and went to computer heaven. And lo, I had passed to the next realm, and found myself standing before the great and awesome entrance to my celestial reward, and there was a nerd in a business suit with no tie holding a tablet.