Paul Kuznetsov

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Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Some early Google employees have become entrepreneurs. Others are angel investors. A few are happily retired.<p>A Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers and where they are now.<p>In light of Google's 15th birthday (which is today), we did some additional digging to find out which roles …

Silicon Valley

5 Dating Apps To Help You Find Love

Americans now spend an average of an hour a day on smartphones according to Experian, while Brits are passing more time with their mobile devices than their partners, a study by British cell service 02 discovered.<p>In the U.S., smartphone users spend 16% of their time on social networking, 20% …

Hum. Songwriting for iPhone (Canceled)

Hello Kickstarter!<p>We're raising money to build an iPhone app for songwriters. It's called Hum. It organizes all your ideas, lyrics, melodies, and …

The Story Of A Boy Whose Tempter Tantrum Led To A Venture-Backed Food Startup

He was outraged.<p>So he set out to prove his father wrong, but he soon realized that his dad was right. Candy <i>is</i> bad for you.<p>"It's the only time I ever admitted to him he was right," Nicky tells us. "I asked him why it couldn't be done with just peanut butter and chocolate (Bronner's favorite candy). …

Bill Gates

Here's How Apple Is Spending Its $145 Billion Pile Of Cash

This is why the Cupertino-based company chose to fund its recently expanded capital return plan with a $17 billion bond offering. This also allowed Apple to increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent in the second quarter. Apple now pays approximately $11 billion in total annual dividends, …

Income Tax

How Google Will Pwn the Gaming Market

I used to mock Apple years ago because they advertised Apple as the fun alternative to stodgy, boring Windows.<p>The idea that Apple was fun and Microsoft was not was a misdirection at best. Windows was the biggest games platform and Xbox was the best console game (in my opinion). Apple had no games …

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Mobile payments still in their infancy

Neither near-field communications nor any similar mobile-payment technology appears to be on Apple's agenda at this point.<p>Apple doesn't seem ready to leap into the mobile payments arena, at least according to comments made Tuesday by CEO Tim Cook.<p>During Tuesday's conference call announcing fiscal …

Mobile Payments

Google's Schmidt to Colbert: I don't understand the Internet

In a pleasant appearance on "The Colbert Report," the executive chairman offers a tinge of hope for humanity that Google will still have some role in the digital age.<p>To hear someone from Google claim they don't understand something is like hearing a fundamentalist religious believer suddenly …

Digital Age