Google is reportedly planning to launch a venture-capital arm, joining high-tech names like Intel and Motorola in discovering and growing new companies.This wouldn't be the first time Google has considered building out a VC group. According to several people briefed about the discussions, Google SVP David Drummond will lead the group, plus the company has hired William Maris, an entrepreneur and investor, to help structure the division. Like Amazon, Google has does some informal funding; the search giant has traditionally favored buying new companies rather than investing in them. For its part, Google hasn't commented.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.