Hot on the heels of my post two days ago, reader Nick is quick to point out his own post on the 767 recently acquired by Google's Brin and Page and how it measures up to other rides of famous CEOs. The post shows how the 48.5m Googlejet stacks up next to Microsoft's Paul Allen's 757 and Oracle's Larry Ellison's Gulfstream V and is rife with conspicuous sexual innuendo. Absent, however, are the lengths of Allen's Octopus at 127m or the 138m Rising Sun owned by Ellison.
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have gotten in some legal hot water over the design of their 767-200 that they're trying to have outfitted. First, there was arguing between the two Google guys as to who go what room and what to put in them, as well as silly things such as hammocks in a plane and the overall party nature of the jet in general. Then, the designer was terminated from the project for not properly doing his work, and even more lawsuits fly. Either way, the 767 is gorgeous, and if you're in the San Antonio area, it may still be over by the Piedmont Hawthorne hangar at SAT, so swing by and take a look, it was there a month ago.
The Google guys really seem to be enjoying their cash. They splurged on a plane and now Decanter reports that Larry Page and Sergey Brin threw a late night party for the participants of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Google guys served their guests Château Margaux 1979, Château Gruaud Larose 1989 and magnums of 1990 Krug Champagne (regular size bottles sell for upwards of $200). The evening's menu included Belon oysters and Spanish Bellota ham. With Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Bono in attendance this year, Davos was clearly the place to be last week.