TechCrunch wonders where Sergey Brin went. As you may recall, Brin's blog, called too, made a splash when it appeared in September. The second entry on the blog (right after the introductory post) announced that Brin has the LRRK2 gene for familial Parkinson's disease. As TechCrunch's Robin Wauters points out, there was never a third post.

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