Google´s massive re-organisation has left a bit of confusion about where which unit/company will be positioned. Business Insider has put a draft org-chart together:
(source: Business Insider)
This is Google´s impressive way of showing you won´t need to touch a screen at all anymore. Coming closer to Minority Report-style of interaction.
Explore Google´s newest Trivia Quiz based on Google Maps – really good fun!
First of all, a real cash-acquisition of this size is quite a surprise (beside the sheer amount of it). – But which investors really pulled in the most? – It seems like Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Shasta Ventures are the biggest winners of the deal: KPCB is reported to get a 20X return on an invested of USD 20 million and Shasta Ventures to collect around USD 200 million with the hardware deal.
Some astonishing facts include:
The new Google Glass promotional video.
That´s what I call tax-avoidance: About USD 2 billion saved in worldwide income taxes 2011 from oversea-profits (mostly Europe) by routing USD 10 billion to Bermuda. Tax evasion and avoidance now cost the EU 1 TRILLION euros a year…
Google´s quarterly earnings report was published more than three hours too early – during the trading hours.
Revenues rose 45% to USD 14,1 billion – due to the incorporation of the new Motorola hardware unit. Profits slid 20% to USD 2,18 billion.
Full story: Google Hit by Weak Results – WSJ.com.
It´s basically a promo-video for Duck Duck Go, but explains pretty well the personalised search-issue with Google.
A milestone of downloads, which has been hit by Apple´s App Store back in March of this year. Google´s marketplace now collects 675.000 apps – Apple has around 700.000 apps currently available on the App Store.