Liz Gannes

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Last Time Larry Was CEO: Google Parties in 1999 (Video)

Sergey Brin’s flannel overshirt, Larry Page’s side part and a whole lot of happy, wholesome nerds were on display at one of Google’s staff “TGIF” meetings from 1999, captured for posterity on video. The company’s former director of consumer marketing and brand management for Google, Doug Edwards, recently wrote a book about his experiences, and has now posted this clip from an early TGIF when the company had fewer than 60 employees. Skip to the end to see Sergey give Larry the ultimate birthday gift: a gamer chair.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”