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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The co-founder, seated in the audience rather than on stage with other executives, had a testy exchange with one shareholder activist. At Google’s annual meeting Wednesday, attendees had the chance to question both Eric Schmidt, the company’s executive chairman, and Larry Page, its CEO. But one shareholder wanted answers from an...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google shareholders on Wednesday endorsed the course set by the Internet titan, rejecting proposals to dilute its power structure and scrutinize investments in renewable energy. Voting at the California-based company's annual shareholders meeting ended with the recommended slate of board members elected and passage of a company proposal to...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google founder Sergey Brin said he would be "open" to releasing accident reports about crashes involving its robot cars in response to a Consumer Watchdog challenge for transparency about the crashes today. However, Google executives rejected Consumer Watchdog's call to protect privacy of driverless car users by limiting the use of...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google co-founder cites privacy issues for shielding accident reports of self-driving cars SAN FRANCISCO -- Google co-founder Sergey Brin sees little reason to release the accident reports involving the Internet company's self-driving cars because he believes there's nothing new in documents that have been withheld so far to protect the...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
At Google Inc.’s annual stockholder conference Wednesday, one shareholder urged the company to release its accident reports from the 11 that were recently reported, while Sergey Brin shared that there was another minor accident in a self-driving car in the past week. John Simpson, a shareholder from the taxpayer and consumer interest...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO — Google co-founder Sergey Brin on Wednesday defended his company's policy of not releasing accident reports for its self-driving cars, saying the Internet giant is trying to protect the privacy of the human drivers who caused the collisions. Even if the names were redacted from the records, Brin said, the reports would...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google talks about a wide range of topics during its annual meeting with shareholders, including self-driving cars and diversity issues. CEO Larry Page even takes a turn as a film critic. It's been a long time since Google was just a search company. The tech giant now has its hand in a little bit of everything, including self-driving cars,...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Biodiversity. Workplace diversity. Religion. Wind turbines. Self-driving car crashes. Science fiction. Political lobbying. And yes, even the Internet. Wednesday morning was Google’s annual shareholder meeting, which is also a perennial opportunity for activists and vocal shareholders to pick the brains of some of the most powerful people in...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Company Says Autonomous Car Was Rear-Ended Last Week Google acknowledged Wednesday that another one of its self-driving cars was involved in a traffic accident last week. It wasn't immediately clear where and when the accident took place, but company co-founder Sergey Brin said the vehicle was stopped at a traffic light and rear-ended by...
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6/3/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Google co-founder Sergey Brin reveals that one its self-driving cars was rear-ended in the past week, taking the total number of accidents to 12   Google has increased the number of accidents its self-driving cars have been involved in, as its co-founder defended the hi-tech programme. Sergey Brin told shareholders on Wednesday that one of...