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Revealed: Google’s Sergey Brin bankrolled world’s first synthetic beef hamburger ‘for animal welfare reasons’

The billionaire co-founder of Google, Sergey Brin, said he invested €250,000 in the technology for animal welfare reasons The man who has bankrolled the production of the world’s first lab-grown hamburger has been revealed as Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The internet entrepreneur has backed the project to the tune of…

What men can learn from the Sheryl Sandberg’s feminist manifesto ‘Lean In’

By Michael Cohen, The Guardian The Facebook COO’s feminist manifesto may be aimed at female readers, but what’s remarkable is how much it has to offer men At the opening of Sheryl Sandberg’s feminist manifesto, Lean In, she recounts a personal moment of epiphany; the moment when she realized how a powerful…

Google co-founder: Freedom of the Net is under greatest threat ever

The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned that there were “very powerful forces that have lined up against the open…

Annual Wikipedia fundraising hits new high

SAN FRANCISCO — An annual Wikipedia fundraising campaign ended Tuesday with donors around the world pumping a record $20 million into the foundation that runs the free online knowledge repository. Non-profit Wikimedia Foundation launched the campaign in November, getting an early boost in the form of a $500,000 grant from…

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