Google Founders Featured in Playboy
Google’s founders will appear in an upcoming issue of Playboy magazine, the Mercury News reports. Talk about hitting the bigtime (and your target market of would be investors) on the eve of Google’s IPO, Page and Brin are going to join the ranks of Jack Nicholson and Malcolm X as being interviewed by Playboy.
I don’t think we’ll be seeing them on the cover, or in a pictorial, but all for the better.
Mercury News’s Jon Ann Steinmetz reports
I would’ve pegged them as more Vanity Fare or Esquire material, but Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are featured in an interview in September’s Playboy magazine, a chat apparently given before the IPO quiet period went into effect.
We haven’t seen the pictures (we’re sure they’re very tasteful), but here’s the, um, teaser from Playboy’s Web site: “On the eve of America’s hottest IPO, meet the men who started Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. The country’s newest billionaires discuss the site’s early days, how Googling became an international pastime, the controversies surrounding its search results and why Google — unlike many once-hot dot-coms — is here to stay.”
Thanks to Andy Beal for bringing this to our attention. And now if you’re seen hanging out at the Barnes & Noble with my nose burried in some girlie mag, now you have an excuse!