Not that long ago, Google was the archetype of an Internet success story. Its massive search-related advertising business—an idea the company borrowed from a smaller startup—spun off a vast river of cash with almost no effort, to the point where Google started a host of unrelated businesses in what seemed like a vain attempt to spend it all. 551 more words
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Alphabet is in a pretty cushy place these days: Its revenue is growing, it has $78 billion in cash, and its $500 billion-plus market cap ranks among the top five of all publicly traded companies. 401 more words
A few weeks ago, I heard the pitch from Team Indus which is the only Indian team competing for the Google X prize to launch a rocket to the Moon. 542 more words
How many companies can get away with spending $859 million to produce just $185 million in revenue? Not only that, but how many can do it and have investors celebrate it as progress? 406 more words
Imagine a future where “moonshots” are part of our everyday reality. In this future, shipping no longer uses environmentally damaging Styrofoam but instead an organic mushroom-based material. 814 more words
Alphabet’s X division, formerly known as Google X, is often perceived and marketed as a near-superhuman force, specializing in audacious projects called “moonshots.” But, in a recently released video from this year’s TED Conference, X’s “Captain of Moonshots” Astro Teller said that doesn’t mean the team is always right. 179 more words