Quotes

“Microsoft was investigated [for] 16 years, which is four times as much as the Google investigation has taken, and there are more problems with Google than there were with Microsoft… During this [five year] legislative term we will continue to talk about Google . . . and your colleagues will continue to do so in the next legislative term.” European Commission Vice President for Competition Almunia to the European Parliament, per the Financial Times 9-22-14.

“Google is about big data, machine learning, and operational efficiency," Head of Google’s Nest, Tony Fadell, in Fast Company, 9-15-14,

"When Larry and I started the company, we had to get some hard drives to, you know, store the entire Web," "We ended up in a back alley in San Jose, dealing with some shady guy. We spent $10,000 or $20,000, all our life savings. We got these giant stacks of hard drives that we had to fit in our cars and get home." Google co-founder Sergey Brin told Wired 6-22-10

“YouTube is an amazing medium. The reach among male adults in the 18-to-34-[years-old] category is bigger than that of any cable channel. A lot of agencies and advertisers clearly relate to that.” Per Google's senior VP of advertising and commerce Sridhar Ramaswam, in AdAge, 8-27-14

“A small band of pirates in a very fast boat.” is the description of Regina Dugan’s GoogleX’s ATAP team. Fortune 8-14-14

"Ultimately you want to have the entire world's knowledge connected directly to your mind." Google co-founder Sergey Brin, in 2004 SEC filing

"We wouldn't survive if people didn't trust us." Google co-founder Sergey Brin at Recode Conference

"launch first, correct later." Google Chairman Eric Schmidt in an interview with the Financial Times, June 4, 2010

“We are in the information business.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt in an interview with the Financial Times, June 4, 2010

"Google is big and Google is disruptive by design. We are trying to do things that are new.” Google Chairman Eric Schmidt in an interview with the Financial Times, June 4, 2010