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3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It’s a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO.  While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.  
   
The team is relatively new but very diverse including software engineers, oncologists, and optics experts.  This is the type of company we hope will thrive as part of Alphabet and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
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Last year +Larry Page  asked me to return to Google to help the company into its next phase. At the time, we didn’t quite know what that would look like, but we knew we had some big questions to confront. How do we continue to focus on our Internet business while also allowing the space for new, ambitious projects in unrelated areas? How do we set up our terrific employees to focus on revolutionary, not incremental innovation?

Working with Larry, our senior management team and the board, these questions led us to today’s announcement of Alphabet. And as part of these important changes, I decided that it was time to eliminate my own job and clear the path for the next generation of leaders. I’ll be stepping aside so that the excellent leaders on my management team can sit on +Sundar Pichai's management team and work directly with their colleagues to bring tight management and execution to Google across all functions, 

I’ve always loved this company, and am dedicated to its continuing success. I’ll be staying on as an advisor to both Google Inc and Alphabet and can’t wait to see the company enter its next phase of success!
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Beware old "projects" with unnatural lifespans!!

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One of the best periodic table of HTML5 elements I've seen... #css #UI #UX #HTML #web #design 

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"Borg was the sweeping software system that managed the thousands of computer servers underpinning Google’s online empire. With Borg, Google engineers could instantly grab enormous amounts of computing power from across the company’s data centers and apply it to whatever they were building–whether it was Google Search or Gmail or Google Maps. As Sirois, Crawford, and Farner created new web services at Twitter, they longed for the convenience of this massive computing engine.

Unfortunately, Borg was one of those creations Google was loath to share with the outside world–a technological trade secret it saw as an important competitive advantage. In the end, urged by that trio of engineers, Twitter went so far as build its own version of the tool. But now, the next wave of internet companies has another way of expanding their operations to Google-like sizes. This morning, Google open sourced a software tool that works much like Borg, freely sharing this new creation with the world at large."

Via +WIRED.
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Really excited about our big news, announcement of Alphabet!
As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...
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Not many people know this about me, but in between kernel pulls I relax by doing fighter jet rides.
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How many Olympic cyclists does it take to make toast? 
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No matter how you vote, it must be pretty cool to run into the President of the United States while you're out and about. Props to +The White House for capturing and sharing such a cool moment. 
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