Larry Ellison, head of Oracle, doesn't see eye to eye with Larry Page, head of Google
There remains some bad blood between two very wealthy Larrys, one of which is the CEO and co-founder of Oracle (Larry Ellison) and the other Google's chief and co-founder (Larry Page). The two companies are gearing up for trial in a U.S. appeals court over a lawsuit surrounding Google's Android operating system and Oracle's Java platform, and from Ellison's vantage point, what Google did with Android was downright "evil."
Larry Page, co-founder and chief executive officer of Google, has been diagnosed with vocal cord paralysis, a nerve problem that causes the vocal cord to not move properly. Page disclosed his ailment today on his Google+ page, adding that symptoms first showed up to his left vocal cord 14 years ago when he "got a bad cold," one that made his voice hoarse. Such things happen, and so he didn't think too much of it at the time. Imagine his surprise when a doctor dropped the bombshell.
Google+ and Facebook. One is the largest social network in the universe with more than 800 million members, and the other is, well, Google+. If Google's social playground is ever going to truly challenge Mark Zuckerberg's social amusement park, it's going to have to keep its momentum going. So far it's been doing that. Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page announced yesterday evening that Google+ now has more than 90 million users worldwide, over double what he announced just three months ago.
Large companies like Google and Microsoft have wide-ranging business interests, and consequently run the risk of spreading themselves too thin. While the cornucopia of resources at their disposal is a great insurance policy against this risk, it’s always wise to have more “wood behind fewer arrows,” as Google CEO Larry Page put it during the company’s last quarterly earning call. The company has decided to sacrifice Google Labs on the altar of better product prioritization.
Google had a bit of an off first quarter this year. It’s not like they lost billions of dollars, but the financial markets were a little unhappy with the numbers. The just announced Q2 results should make everyone forget all about that though. Google reports an astounding $9.03 billion in quarterly revenue. That’s a record for Google.
Today is the day. As of April 4, 2011 Eric Schmidt has stepped down as Google's CEO. Co-founder Larry page is taking the reins of the search giant, but Schmidt isn't leaving the company at this time. He will be taking on the role of Executive Chairman. What does this mean for Google?