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Deeper problems behind Google’s 1.5 billion euro fine Special

London - Google has been fined, for the third time, by the European Union for blocking rival online search advertisers. The fine was a record 1.5 billion euros. As to how this happened and whether Google will change, a leading lawyer weighs in.

Op-Ed: New Chrome AI custom app Tune hides toxic comments

Mountain View - A new open source Chrome app called Tune has been developed by Alphabet/Google subsidiary Jigsaw. It hides and moderates toxic social media comments using machine learning techniques.

Google wants to develop and tax 350 acres of Toronto

Alphabet Inc’s Sidewalk Labs unit is proposing it get a share of property taxes, development fees, and the rising value of Toronto city land as part of a deal to build a smart city, according to the company’s slide presentation made public on Friday.

Insight into Alphabet and Amazon third-quarter earnings Special

Alphabet and Amazon have both reported healthy third-quarter earnings. What does this mean for digital advertising? Analysis is provided by Senior Analyst, Clement Thibault.

Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

San Francisco - Google parent Alphabet on Wednesday confirmed that an executive accused of sexual harassment left the company without an exit package as tension over its handling of such matters heightened.

Alphabet’s booming stock growth: Interview Special

Alphabet has reported a drop in profits as the company prepares to absorb the $5 billion fine from European regulators. However, the parent company of Google has seen a share rise. This signals further growth ahead, according to analyst Haris Anwar.

Mixed reactions to Toronto's waterfront becoming a 'digital city'

Toronto - Sidewalk Labs, the company owned by Google's parent Alphabet, is to develop Toronto's Eastern waterfront into the first 'digital city'. However, not all residents are happy with the plans and have flagged data privacy concerns.

Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth

San Francisco - Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a surge in quarterly profits, lifted by strong growth in the digital advertising segment it dominates along with Facebook.Profit in the first three months of 2018 soared more than 70 percent from a year to $9.

Google to merge with Alphabet smart home subsidiary Nest

Alphabet has announced it is merging Google and Nest together, creating a unified hardware team better equipped to compete with rivals including Amazon and Apple. Google acquired Nest in 2014 but the company was spun off as an Alphabet subsidiary.

Google parent Alphabet misses earnings targets, stock falls

Google's parent company Alphabet missed its fourth-quarter earnings, sending the stock down slightly in after-hours trading.

Alphabet’s Project Loon officially launched in Puerto Rico

AT&T and Alphabet announced late Friday that they have begun to offer limited mobile Internet service using the Google parent company's "Project Loon" balloons.

Alphabet's DeepMind forms ethics unit for artificial intelligence

Washington - DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an "ethics and society" unit to study the impact of new technologies on society.

Alphabet stock slides despite renewed predictions of $1,000 value

Google parent company Alphabet has announced it beat expectations during the second quarter of the year with a record $26 billion in revenue. As analysts predicted the stock could soon reach $1,000, the share price actually slipped due to rising costs.

Startup Dandelion uses geothermal energy to heat and cool homes

Dandelion, a company that makes geothermal cooling and heating systems for homes, was incubated for two years inside Alphabet's innovative Moonshot lab. Now, after raising $2.0 million, the company has taken root and is set to launch.

Is Silicon Valley resisting Trump? (It's complicated) Special

Brooklyn - Until recently, tech companies have largely shied away from politics. With Donald Trump’s election, though, they may no longer have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines. But are these companies really willing to stick their necks out?

Alphabet releases tool to combat Internet trolling

Google’s subsidiary Alphabet announced today the release of a tool to combat toxic comments from Internet trolls. The machine learning technology, Perspective, is still in the early stages of its development.

Google's Eric Schmidt says Donald Trump will 'do evil things'

Mountain View - Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, told company employees that President Donald Trump is "going to do evil things."

Google and GSK team up for multimillion bioelectronics project

London - Big name companies Google and GlaxoSmithKline have entered into a joint venture to develop bioelectronics. The emerging field is set to be the next big thing in health care.

Google co-founder Larry Page invests $100M to build flying cars

Larry Page, the co-founder of Google, is heavily investing in a revolutionary form of transportation, secretly funding a company that specializes in building flying cars.

Google ending free Fiber Internet in Kansas City

Google is going to discontinue its free Internet service in Kansas City. Since the launch of Google Fiber, residents have been able to pay a one-time construction fee and then receive unlimited Internet access for free, a deal Google has decided to end.

Google's X lab chief sees Internet reaching billions

Vancouver - The "captain of moonshots" at Google parent company Alphabet sees widespread, world-changing wireless Internet on the horizon.

Op-Ed: Bernanke — More corporate criminals should have gone to jail

“It would’ve been my preference to have more investigation of individual actions because obviously everything that went wrong or was illegal was done by some individual, not by an abstract firm,” he continued.

Op-Ed: Google renaming is more about themselves, not us

With Google shaking up its corporate structure, it stands to reason there's more than meets the public eye with the sudden name change to Alphabet, a name that could cause legal issues. But that's fine, because this move is all for Google — not for us.

Google announces massive restructuring, 'Alphabet' parent company

Google has surprised the world by announcing a large-scale restructuring of its entire business that will result in the formation of a new holding company, Alphabet, to contain the search giant itself and the various other companies it has acquired.

Travel website pays $1.1 million for one extra letter 'S'

A British company, that sells cruise-related products, paid $1.1 million to get the domain rights for The reason given: It doesn’t want to lose traffic when people search for the word “Cruises” or “Cruise".

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Etruscan alphabet has very similar-looking letters to our alphabet.
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'Atlas', the codename for the humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, a subsidiary of Alphabet (the parent company of Google).
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A proposed European directive on authors' rights prepared by the European Commission included p...
A proposed European directive on authors' rights prepared by the European Commission included plans to create a so-called "neighbouring right" that would force search engines like Google to pay European media groups when their content is used
Perspective will help moderators counteract toxic comments
Perspective will help moderators counteract toxic comments
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An artist’s illustration showing Sidewalk Labs’s Quayside redevelopment of the Toronto's waterfront.
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