The last person to break the world record for parachuting from the highest point in the stratosphere broadcast it live on the internet, and one of the sponsors turned it into a Super Bowl ad. But today’s record-breaker funded his 135,908-foot jump himself, and didn’t tell the world until he completed it this morning. That would be Alan Eustace, one of the most senior executives at Google, in charge of the knowledge team (a.k.a. search). Here’s the New York Times story.
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