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Google acquires Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash

Google on Monday announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Nest Labs, Inc., makers of the popular Nest Learning Thermostat and the recently-released Protect smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash. In the world of startup acquisitions,…

Wave of freshly minted Chromebooks to arrive later this year

Despite the ostensibly small niche Chromebooks occupy, a recent rumor suggests another wave of Chrome-inspired laptops are on the way anyhow. The bulk of those upcoming models are expected to arrive during the second half of 2013 with a growing number of manufacturers…

Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief

Andy Rubin has decided to step down as the head of Google’s Android division. He will be handing the reins over to Sundar Pichai who will take over Android in addition to his work with Chrome and Apps, according to…

Apple, Google reportedly in talks to settle patent disputes

Google’s Larry Page and Apple’s Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes talks to resolve some of their intellectual-property differences, according to a report from Reuters. The two chief executives had a telephone conversation last week to discuss key topics such…

Google infographic: when Larry met Sergey

Google has come a long way from its humble beginning as a Stanford University research project in the late 1990's to the global multi-billion dollar online business that it is today. In that time frame the company has entered a…

Larry Page takes over as Google's CEO

As announced three months ago, Google's CEO position has today switched owners: from Eric Schmidt to the company's co-founder Larry Page. Page was previously CEO for the first three years of Google's existence, before Schmidt was hired.

Larry Page to replace Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO

Google has announced upcoming managerial changes that will see Eric Schmidt step down from his decade-long run as chief executive. Starting April 4, Google co-founder Larry Page will replace Eric Schmidt as the company's CEO. Schmidt will become Google's executive…