Google co-founder weds in private ceremony

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 30 (UPI) -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin no longer is one of America's youngest and richest bachelors, marrying Anne Wojcicki in a private ceremony in the Bahamas.

Google invests in Brin's wife's start-up

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 22 (UPI) -- Google Inc. said Tuesday it invested $3.9 million in a U.S. biotech company started by the wife of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Google top execs drew $1 salaries

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- Google Inc.'s top three executives drew $1 salaries, but got bonuses and "other compensation," a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing said.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Google corporation has purchased the Menlo Park, Calif., house where the world's biggest search engine made its debut in the two-car garage in 1998.

Clinton project gets $7.3 billion in aid

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton announced his global initiative to fight poverty, disease and conflict has received $7.3 billion in pledges.

Google digital library to scan Stanford's

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Google creators Sergey Brin and Larry Page are returning to their California roots to add to Google's digital library, despite opposition to the effort.

Google admits mistake on China's demands

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- The founder of Google, the world's largest Internet search engine, has conceded a mistake was made in bowing to China's demand for censorship. Sergey Brin made the admission as he was in Washington to ask U.S. senators to approve a plan that would safegua

Google to open R&D center in Israel

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Google Israel CEO optimistic about future

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Google Israel will not wither away after initial excitement like Yahoo! did upon arriving here, Google Israel CEO Meir Brand said in an interview.

Google in Israel: It's official

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Search engine giant Google formally announced the opening of an Israel branch at a news conference Monday.

FT names Google founders Men of the Year

LONDON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- The founders of Google were named Men of the Year by the Financial Times Friday.

Google's $3M backs World Digital Library

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The Library of Congress, aided by a $3 million grant from Google, plans to create an online collection of rare books and more in the World Digital Library.

Google reports $1.6B in 3Q revenue

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- It is often joked lately that search titan Google Inc. may someday -- perhaps someday soon -- rule the world. It is the center of much of the Internet world in
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Google's winning streak woos investors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- So far as Google is concerned, this could be the glory days of the Internet boom, before the high-tech bubble burst in 2001.
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Sergey Brin
Google co-founder Sergey Brin (L), sits in the audience for a news conference by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the Port of Long Beach, California on July 31, 2006. Brin was one of a group of CEOs and business leaders from California and international companies who met Monday to share ideas on how business and government can work together to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen).

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin, (born August 21, 1973) is a Russian-born American computer scientist and software developer who, with Larry Page, is best known as the co-founder of Google, Inc., the world's largest Internet company , based on its search engine and online advertising technology.

Brin immigrated to the United States from Russia at the age of six. Earning his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, he followed in his father's and grandfather's footsteps by studying mathematics, double-majoring in computer science. After graduation, he moved to Stanford to acquire a Ph.D in computer science. There he met Larry Page, with whom he later became friends. They crammed their dormitory room with inexpensive computers and applied Brin’s data mining system to build a superior search engine. The program became popular at Stanford and they suspended their PhD studies to start up Google in a rented garage.

The Economist magazine referred to Brin as an "Enlightenment Man", and someone who believes that "knowledge is always good, and certainly always better than ignorance", a philosophy that is summed up by Google’s motto of making all the world’s information "universally accessible and useful" and "Don't be evil".

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