Forget fighting off the Grim Reaper with devout attendance at the local New York Sports Club and endless self-quantifying. That’s not moonshotty enough for Larry Page. Luckily, he’s got the resources of an enormous American corporation at his disposal, which is how Calico, Google’s new anti-aging initiative, came about.
This isn’t like living through the prologue of a singularitarian novel, nope, not at all.
“The new bar down the street. Garden gnomes. Your date. What you don’t know, you Google, but what does Google know about you? Google knows a lot more about us than we know about them.”
So begins the newest episode of Bloomberg TV’s Game Changers, a behind-the-music for the tech set. This week’s Read More
Is Google about to create a city-based campus in Chelsea, much like the one it created in Mountain View, Calif.? According to real estate executives and brokers, it could be close to happening.
The California-based Internet giant has expanded its city headquarters at 76 Ninth Avenue by 49,000 square feet, increasing its total presence Read More
Conclusive proof of Google’s ascendancy, according to received wisdom, is the fact that its name has become a verb. Becoming a noun, like Jell-O or Kleenex, is so 20th-century. A verb is unprecedented! A company with a trademark verb could practically Xerox money for its shareholders—it could Hoover up dollars.
And not just dollars: “Germans Read More