Posts Tagged ‘Sergey Brin’

Apple to US government: change mindset of defeat

Published by pratyushkp on August 4th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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Cash-rich Apple can offer many tips to the debt-ridden US government in financial management, says the Wall Street Journal, not the least being overcoming the ‘psychology of defeat’.

What would happen if Apple had to tackle the US debt crisis, asks David Weidner who has covered Wall Street for over two decades. ‘First, it would eliminate spending that’s not working. Then it would make a commitment to spend if necessary. Third, it would look for ideas to spend on. Finally, it would call customers’ bluff. How much are you willing to pay for what the government gives you?” he writes.

According to the report, the current US crisis has less to do with spending and revenue and more to do with psychology. The entire US system has ‘taken on a mind-set of defeat. It doesn’t seem to matter that the business model – taxing for revenue, spending for growth – isn’t broken. After all, it’s working in Germany, Canada, India and China.

Mark Zuckerberg Is The Most Followed User On Google+

Published by pratyushkp on July 5th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

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In what has to be somewhat embarrassing for Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the most followed user on Google+, according to the Google+ Statistics counter.

The Facebook CEO has 21,213 followers, compared to the Google CEO at 14,798, Google social czar Vic Gundotra at 13,783, Google co-founder Sergey Brin at 11,629, blogger Robert Scoble at 11,389, Google spam avenger Matt Cutts at 9,153, TWIT founder Leo Laporte at 7,566, Google’s Bradley Horowitz at 7,187, TechCrunch’s MG Siegler at 6,579 and blogger Gina Trapani at 5,649.

Soon Google To Hit Theatres

Published by pratyushkp on August 30th, 2010 - in Social, Technology

A movie on Google creators Larry Page and Sergei Brin will soon hit Theatre screens.

Internet search giant Google is all set to tower the box office with a movie on its creators Larry Page and Sergie Brin. Based on the book Googled: The End of the World As We Know It by Ken Auletta. The book chronicles the rise of Google into the company it is today. The movie will focus on the Google’s founding principles “don’t be evil”.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Michael London’s Groundswell Productions teamed with the producer John Morris to acquire rights to the book. When further quizzed about the movie producer Michael London said “It’s about these two young guys who created a company that changed the world, and how the world in turn changed them. The heart of the movie is their wonderful edict, don’t be evil. At a certain point in the evolution of a company so big and powerful, there are a million challenges to that mandate. Can you stay true to principles like that as you become as rich and powerful as that company has become?,”

The announcement of the movie comes close to the heels of another online based  movie “The Social Network” based on the Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg, which stars Justin Timberlake and will hit theatres by the end of this year.

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