Google Celebrates 15th Birthday! Can It Stay Cool?

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Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Jon Erlichman reports on Google's 15th anniversary and the prospects for the company. He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)


Larry page describes them as a teenager.

You think of the companies we talk about, and google starts to look older.

Whether it is twitter or instagram.

The list goes on.

Part of the story inside google that i think is interesting is that even with close to 45,000 employees, a business that is inspected to generate $55 billion in revenue, there is still with some of feeling that it has a startup mentality.

Not everywhere.

There is an argument that there are some people that don't feel like there is a start feeling.

There are people who get started on relatively interesting projects really quickly and we see what the acquisitions they make.

Obviously they have thousands of employees.

Larry page has said he wants to feel like a startup.

He wants to keep working on these moonshot ideas.

How do they hold onto that start up feel now that they have gotten so big?

If you think about the stuff that they are doing, the most recent initiative that google announced was on health.

The fact that no one likes getting old.

How can we tackle that?

How can we tackle that using technology.

It is not something we would have thought of with google.

They like that.

They like taking on the hard stop -- hard stuff.

Giving the resources they've got, they are in a position to roll out billion-dollar businesses others may not be thinking of.

Sometimes people argue that is when -- it is when they are chasing something someone has already done, that is were you see less innovation and risk- taking.

Jon erlichman, thank you.

I want to bring in some folks

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