We know we're all going to die someday. But we don't know much about how Google plans to stop it.
FORTUNE -- Yesterday's big tech story (beyond Apple's iOS7 release) was actually a biotech story, but only because Google (GOOG) was involved. The search giant announced that it has launched Calico, a "new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases."
Or, as MOREDan Primack - Sep 19, 2013 11:08 AM ET
Senior Google exec and private equity titan join Uber board of directors.
FORTUNE -- On-demand car service Uber is adding a pair of heavy hitters to its board of directors, in conjunction with a new $360 million fundraise led by Google Ventures and TPG Capital.
Fortune has learned from multiple sources that David Drummond, Google's (GOOG) chief legal officer and senior VP of corporate development, and TPG Capital co-founder David Bonderman have MOREDan Primack - Aug 22, 2013 11:29 PM ET
Ride-sharing company Uber nears large new funding round with some unexpected investors.
FORTUNE -- On-demand ride service Uber is in advanced talks to raise at least $150 million in a new round of funding from some unusual sources, Fortune has learned.
Private equity firm Texas Pacific Group is expected to lead the round after beating out several other bidders, in one of its very few deals that would not include majority ownership. MOREDan Primack - Jul 25, 2013 10:24 AM ET
Oracle, Google, and Amazon are just a few of the hundreds of large companies that have cut confidential deals with the IRS to help lower their tax bills, and critics want the agency to disclose the details of these complex pacts.
By Lynnley Browning
FORTUNE -- When Oracle reported its latest quarterly earnings last month, most investors focused on the fact that its dividend doubled. The number that got less notice MOREJul 22, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Google wants to partner with private equity on complicated deals. But there may be a better way.
FORTUNE -- Google Inc. may soon partner with private equity firms to acquire other companies, according to comments made yesterday by Google mergers and acquisitions chief Don Harrison.
But isn't there a better option? Like adding private equity veterans to Google's (GOOG) in-house corporate development team, like Yahoo (YHOO) has done?
Here was Harrison's explanation, as paraphrased by MOREDan Primack - Jun 19, 2013 12:45 PM ET
When venture capitalist John Malloy first invested in Waze, the company was worth just a few million dollars. Now Google is paying more than $1 billion for it. Malloy explains what he saw back in 2008, and why his bet paid off.
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) this week announced that it will buy social mapping company Waze for a reported $1.1 billion, beating out earlier suitors like Apple (AAPL) and Facebook MOREDan Primack - Jun 13, 2013 3:18 PM ET
Google Glass may spawn a whole new world of startups.
FORTUNE -- Okay, there isn't yet a Google Glass Ventures. Or, more specifically, not yet.
Google (GOOG) is getting all sorts of buzz for its new Glass product, which basically would transfer the wonder of your smartphone to your regular field of vision. The best review so far is from Joshua Topolsky, who also reports that the actual device could be available to consumers MOREDan Primack - Feb 22, 2013 4:48 PM ET
Why this boutique investment bank matters on Wall Street -- and beyond.
FORTUNE -- As big investment banks wrestle with tarnished reputations and accusations of conflicts of interest, the allure of Wall Street boutiques only grows. They offer advice -- nothing else -- and have none of the other operations, such as trading, that breed conflicts. One firm little known outside of financial circles, Centerview Partners, has become a key player. MOREShawn Tully, senior editor-at-large - Aug 27, 2012 5:00 AM ET
Google pays big to get into the social marketing biz.
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) yesterday announced that it had acquired social marketing company Wildfire Interactive, apparently after previously losing out on Buddy Media to Salesforce.com (CRM). A few notes, based on conversations with folks close to the situation:
1. How much? The reported sale price is $250 million, but multiple sources tell me that the total deal is valued at around $400 million MOREDan Primack - Aug 1, 2012 10:31 AM ET
Can you get "promoted" by another employer?
FORTUNE -- Google (GOOG) executive chairman Eric Schmidt appeared at Fortune Brainstorm Tech in Aspen last night, to debate the future of technology with Peter Thiel. But he didn't comment on the news that Google executive Marissa Mayer had just been named CEO of Yahoo (YHOO), so a Reuters reporter and I decided to ask him about it after he left the stage.
Schmidt first said MOREDan Primack - Jul 17, 2012 11:22 AM ET
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