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Eric Schmidt

May 17, 2012

Human Genome Sciences enters talks with potential suitors

Human Genome Sciences Inc. entered into confidentiality agreements with “certain parties” and is providing an opportunity to engage in due diligence reviews, the Rockville-based company said Thursday. Its board of directors unanimously said shareholders should reject an “inadequate” $2.6 billion bid from British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline plc. Glaxo said on May 9 it would commenc[...]

Jan 20, 2012

Google’s 4Q disappoints as advertising prices sink

SAN FRANCISCO — What was supposed to be a celebration of the most prosperous quarter in Google’s 13-year history instead turned into a major letdown. The disappointment sunk in Thursday after Google’s fourth-quarter earnings report showed the Internet search leader fetched less money per click on its ubiquitous online ads. That came as an unsettling […]

Aug 15, 2011

Google’s patent play: $12.5B for Motorola Mobility

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc.’s $12.5 billion deal to buy cellphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. is aimed at giving the Internet search leader more legal firepower as it battles Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to gain the upper hand in the increasingly important mobile computing market. The all-cash acquisition announced Monday is the boldest […]

Jan 25, 2011

Google to hire more than 6,200 workers this year

SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. plans to hire more than 6,200 workers this year in the biggest expansion yet by the Internet’s most profitable company. The hiring spree will likely be welcomed by President Barack Obama, who is expected to emphasize the need for more jobs during his State of the Union address Tuesday night. […]

Jan 24, 2011

Google awards $100 million to Eric Schmidt

NEW YORK — Google Inc. has awarded $100 million worth of equity to Eric Schmidt, who is stepping aside as CEO but will stay with the company as executive chairman. Google said in a regulatory filing on Monday the stock and stock options will be granted on Feb. 2 and will vest over four years. […]

Jan 23, 2011

Founder to help Google try to regain its hip

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is richer than ever, but it’s not as cool as it once was. Facebook boasts 500 million members who share 30 billion links, notes and photos each month — data that Google’s search engine can’t completely index. It’s so influential that 26-year-old founder Mark Zuckerberg was just named Time’s person of […]

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