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…