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Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Mobile executive? VB is hosting our 5th annual Mobile Summit on February 23–24 at the scenic Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito, CA. See if you qualify here. Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.” […]


Google’s Eric Schmidt has a 10-year prediction of how tech will disrupt whole industries

  In conversation with Khan Academy founder and amateur baritone, Sal Khan, Google chairman Eric Schmidt predicted how technology will change whole industries over the next 10 years. The path to tech riches, he predicts, will be startups that use existing online tools to unseat incumbents. For example, Uber (which Google invests in) utilized Google maps to pinpoint car drivers. Khan Academy, another Google-funded organization, got its start putting up […]

Internet Will 'Disappear', Google Boss Tells Davos

Google boss Eric Schmidt predicted on Thursday that the Internet will soon be so pervasive in every facet of our lives that it will effectively “disappear” into the background.   Speaking to the business and political elite at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Schmidt said: “There will be so many sensors, so many devices, that you won’t even sense it, it will be all around you.”   “It will […]

Google developing a cancer detecting pill

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device. As many as 2,000 of these microscopic “nanoparticles” could fit inside a single red blood cell to provide […]

Charminar most searched historical site on Google

Hyderabad(Telangana State): Charminar – the symbol of Hyderabad – is the most searched historical site in the city on Google, the world’s biggest search engine. Google search trends analysis for the past six months reveals Charminar as the most searched historical site in the city, the company said in a statement Wednesday. Charminar has been searched the most in Andhra Pradesh (combined state) followed by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. “Interestingly, […]

Google has banned pornography from appearing in its online ads

In an email sent last month to porn site advertisers on Google’s AdWords network, the company said it will no longer allow ads that contain sexual imagery, “including, but not limited to, hardcore pornography; graphic sexual acts including sex acts such as masturbation; genital, anal, and oral sexual activity.” Google’s AdWords ads appear on millions of sites across the Web. The new rules went into effect this week. The e-mail, […]


Larry Page and Sergey Brin on what's next for Google

 Google co-founders discuss self-driving cars and artificial intelligence Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin recently sat down with billionaire venture capitalist Vinod Khosla for a lengthy interview. During the relaxed and informal discussion, the co-founders discuss their company’s early days, its current projects, and its future, questioning societal constructs that keep us working five-day weeks and saying that the US health industry is so heavily regulated that it’s difficult […]

Google data centers get smarter all on their own — no humans required

Google’s uber-geeky research into neural networks — to make computers work more like human brains — looks a lot smarter. While most of us were thinking that research would turn out speech recognition consumer products, it actually turns out that Google has applied its neural networks to the challenge of making its vast data centers run as efficiently as possible, preventing the unnecessary consumption of energy and thus saving money. […]