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Alternatives to Google Reader

Google Reader is headed to the tech graveyard, with Google announcing that it will shut down the RSS service on July 1. The justification is that Google wants to continue its path to put more resources into fewer products — or, as Larry Page put it in 2011 “more wood behind fewer arrows.”


Google’s Android lead steps down

Android lead Andy Rubin will step down from his position, handing over the reins of Google’s mobile operating system to Chrome lead Sundar Pichai. Google chief executive Larry Page broke the news Wednesday in a post on the company’s official blog, saying that Rubin felt the time had come to move on — albeit within the company.


Exclusive: Google, Apple CEOs in talks on patent issues

Google Inc CEO Larry Page and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been conducting behind-the-scenes conversations about a range of intellectual property matters, including the ongoing mobile patent disputes between the companies, according to people familiar with the matter.


Shareholder sues Google to block stock split

Google Inc and its board were sued on Monday by a shareholder who wants to block the company's stock split plan because it entrenches the Web search company's co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, according to court documents.


Google plans stock split; results spur relief


Google Inc announced a stock split designed to preserve the control of co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin over the No. 1 Web search engine, as it posted revenue in line with estimates.


Google CEO reflects on past year in rare dispatch

Google co-founder Larry Page has ruminated about his past year as CEO and mused about the challenges ahead in an unusual dispatch that he shared Thursday.


Larry Page: Google+ has 40 million users

After nearly four months, Google+ now has 40 million users, says Google CEO Larry Page.

Senh: Let's see if they can keep this going. Most of my friends have already abandoned it. The only ones who are still using it are just pimping their products. Google+ is a nice product - clean, sleak, and intuitive. The only problem is most of my friends are on Facebook, and they don't want to leave for a similar service. Google+ still needs a more compelling reason - kinda like when Facebook first opened up their API to developers.


Google Drops Products, Narrows Focus

Google said it will discontinue several products, as the Internet giant narrows its focus and doubles down on new efforts, including its Google+ social networking service, under CEO Larry Page.


Google+ And The Master Plan

This was an enormous week for Google, and everyone who watches them. Just thinking about Google+, Google’s (re)entry into social media, is not thinking big enough. What we saw this week was the first big move of Google in the Larry Page era, bringing forth the first changes and efficiencies he seems to have been seeking when named chief executive last January. And the upshot is an effort to make even the Internet a subset of a Google product. Which may not be a bad thing.


Cost surge under new Google CEO unnerves Street

Google Inc's stunning 54 percent spending surge in the first quarter spooked investors already worried its new CEO may take his eye off the bottom line to chase revenue growth.


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