After a few years of paring back its disparate projects under CEO Larry Page, Google is opening a whole new front in its ongoing war on the world's myriad problems by announcing Calico (short for California Life Company), a new company that will "focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases," as Page put it on Google+.
Art Levinson, chairman of Apple and former CEO of Genentech -- where he is also currently chairman -- will act as Calico's CEO.
"Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness," Page said. "These issues affect us all -- from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on individuals and families."… Read more