Depending on what side of the fence you sit on, Google is either brilliant and pushing the envelope — or too spread out and unfocused. CEO Larry Page thinks his company can reach beyond the consumer base, and spread their wings into other areas, possibly even literally. A new report lightly details Page’s direction, including a second Google X lab.
Today the White House has named Google’s Megan Smith the United States’ new Chief Technology Officer. President Obama has also named former Twitter lawyer Alexander Macgillivray the new Deputy US CTO.
Yesterday, I posited that Google’s interest in a massive building in Southern California — formerly the home of one of the biggest airplanes ever built — could be for Google X. The massive chamber would be a perfect place to test moonshot ideas, all while keeping them away from prying eyes. If Google were to purchase the facility for X Labs, they could be flying some of the smallest planes in Building 15.