Topic: Alphabet

Google's Legal Battle With Uber Over Autonomous Cars Heating Up

Uber has decided to sue Google with a patent infringement lawsuit. Google had earlier alleged that Uber’s autonomous cars are based on stolen Google developed technology.

Business Tech March 17, 2017

Waymo Wants To Stop Uber From Using 'Stolen' Self-Driving Car Secrets, Asks Judge For Court Order

Alphabet spinoff Waymo is asking a judge for a preliminary injunction that'll stop Uber from continuing with its self-driving car efforts and preventing the ride-hailing service from using stolen intellectual property.

Business Tech March 11, 2017

Alphabet's Nest Working On New Smart Home Devices: Cheaper Smart Thermostat, Home Alarm System, And More

Smart home unit Nest has fallen short in delivering the promised plans of expansion under Alphabet. It seems that Nest is now looking to pull itself out of its struggles, as the business is working on several new devices.

Smart Home March 9, 2017

Google Sues Uber, Otto For Stealing Waymo's Self-Driving Car Secrets, Design, Highly Confidential Documents

Google filed a lawsuit alleging that Uber and Otto stole the design of its custom LiDAR system, critical in Waymo's self-driving car technology. It also accused the defendants of downloading trade secrets and blueprints, among others.

Google February 23, 2017

Alphabet's Boston Dynamics Showcases Wheeled Robot 'Handle,' AKA The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Boston Dynamics has just showcased a wheel-legged robot named Handle. On the stage at Abundance360, company CEO Marc Raibert introduced it as a 'nightmare-inducing robot.'

Robotics February 2, 2017

Mobile Search, YouTube Drive Alphabet’s Strong Q4 Growth

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has reported a total revenue of $26.1 billion, a 22 percent rise over 2015’s $21.33 billion revenue. Mobile search and YouTube surface as its primary growth drivers.

Business Tech January 30, 2017

Alphabet's 'Other Bets' Start Making Higher Profits Amid Moon Shot Shutdowns

A number of Alphabet's moon shot projects are already paying off, posting improved performance in the fourth quarter of 2016. There are investors, however, who are not impressed, here's why.

Google January 27, 2017

Google Pixel Selling Well On Verizon: Report Shows Demand 'Exceeding Supply'

The Google Pixel brand is doing really well in Verizon stores, according to a Wave7 Research report. Both Pixel phones are currently out of stock, and shipping will resume in March.

Google January 17, 2017

Alphabet Ends Solar-Powered Drone Project Titan: Google's Parent Company Drops Another Moonshot

Alphabet closes down X's solar-powered drone project, which aimed to provide rural areas with internet. With the company focusing on more lucrative growth opportunities, former Titan members are now reassigned to other high-flying projects.

Google January 13, 2017

Honda Cars Could Soon Be Added To The Self-Driving Fleet Of Alphabet's Waymo

Honda has engaged in formal discussions with Alphabet's Waymo for a self-driving car technology partnership. The focus of the partnership would be on research and not yet a plan to launch full production of self-driving Honda vehicles.

Car Tech December 22, 2016

Google Waymo Fully Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Smile For The Camera: First Look

Google parent company Alphabet has offered a first look at the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving minivans in Waymo's fleet. Waymo is now a stand-alone Alphabet subsidiary and the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads next year.

Car Tech December 19, 2016

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Becomes Stand-Alone Unit, Gets New Name: Meet Waymo

Alphabet announced that its self-driving car will now have its own standalone business unit, graduating from the so-called Google X, the super secret research and development unit based a few miles away from Google's Mountain View headquarters.

Google December 13, 2016

Alphabet Lowers Goals For Google Self-Driving Car Project: Plan For No Steering Wheels And Pedals In Vehicles Put On Hold

Alphabet is lowering its goals for Google's self-driving car project, according to a report from The Information. The team is said to be dropping its plan of developing fully self-driving vehicles that will not come with steering wheels and pedals.

Google December 13, 2016

Donald Trump To Hold Tech Summit This Week: Attendees Include Tim Cook, Sheryl Sandberg, Larry Page, Satya Nadella, And More Top Execs

President-elect Donald Trump will be meeting with top tech executives this week in New York City. Among the attendees of the event are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Alphabet CEO Larry Page, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Business Tech December 12, 2016

Twitter COO Adam Bain Leaves The Company, CFO Anthony Noto Takes The Reins

The departure of Twitter's COO Adam Bain came amid the microblogging platform's struggle to generate revenue and the dearth of interested buyers. Bain has been credited for building the company's multi-billion advertising business.

Business Tech November 9, 2016

Alphabet Inc's CapitalG Reveals Investment In Snapchat

CapitalG, the venture capital arm of Alphabet Inc, may have quietly invested an undisclosed amount in Snap Inc, owner of popular messaging app Snapchat. CapitalG is yet to officially confirm the investment but displays the Snapchat logo in the portfolio section of its website.

Business Tech November 6, 2016

Google Parent Company Alphabet Q3 2016 Earnings Bolstered By Mobile, YouTube

Google parent company Alphabet enjoyed a significant boost in revenue in the third quarter of 2016 as its net income increased by 27 percent from a year ago. Increase in sales volume was primarily thanks to Google's video platform, YouTube, and other business sectors such as mobile.

Google October 28, 2016

Alphabet To Upgrade Google Self-Driving Car Project Into A Standalone Business: What This Means For Interested Customers

Astro Teller, the head of Alphabet's experimental lab X, said that Google's self-driving car project will be upgraded into a standalone business. This shows the company's confidence in the commercial viability of its autonomous vehicle.

Google October 28, 2016

Alphabet Pauses Google Fiber Rollout: Here's A List Of Affected Cities

Alphabet unit Access has decided to pause the rollout of the high-speed internet service Google Fiber. Layoffs are also coming to the business, as a shift in focus is said to be on the way.

Google October 26, 2016

Twitter Stock Falls As Potential Buyers Lose Interest In Acquisition: What's Next For The Social Media Platform?

The price of Twitter's shares have plunged after reports that potential buyers have decided to not make a bid for the social media platform. What will come next for Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey?

Business Tech October 11, 2016

Google Self-Driving Car Now Has Over 2 Million Miles Of Experience, Getting Closer To Finish Line For Public Release

Google's self-driving car program has accumulated 2 million miles of experience on public roads, which is equivalent to 300 years of human driving. Is the technology soon to be coming to a commercial product?

Google October 6, 2016

Twitter Sale: Social Media Platform To Conclude Negotiations Before October Ends

Negotiations are reportedly under way to sell Twitter. Suitors, which include, Microsoft and Alphabet Inc., were told that an agreement is intended to be concluded by Oct. 27.

Business Tech October 5, 2016

Alphabet, Sanofi Team Up In $500 Million Diabetes Joint Venture

French drug company Sanofi and Alphabet Inc.'s Verily Life Sciences LLC have teamed up to form a new joint venture dubbed Onduo, which will look to aid individuals suffering from diabetes.

Business Tech September 12, 2016

Alphabet Teams Up With Chipotle For Project Wing Test: Drones Will Deliver Burritos To Virginia Tech

Alphabet's Project Wing is teaming up with Chipotle Mexican Grill for the delivery of burritos to Virginia Tech staff and students. The testing, which is set to begin this month, will see the drones fly on an automated route.

Google September 10, 2016

Alphabet Is Moving Dozens Of Nest Labs Engineers To Google: Amazon Echo Competitor Google Home Bolstered

Alphabet is moving dozens of Nest Labs engineers into Google to work under senior VP of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer. The transfer bolsters the development of the Google Home speaker and shows the growing role of Android within the company.

Google August 30, 2016

Alphabet Exec Vacates Uber Board Seat Due To Conflict Of Interest In Self-Driving Car Race

David Drummond, Alphabet's senior VP of corporate development, has stepped down as a board member of Uber. The reason for his departure is conflict of interest, as the two companies are locked in a race to release self-driving cars into the market.

Car Tech August 30, 2016

Alphabet CEO Orders Google Fiber To Cut Costs: Report

Alphabet CEO Larry Page reportedly puts the pressure on the Google Fiber division because it costs too much and couldn't get enough people to sign up for the gigabit internet service.

Business Tech August 25, 2016

Over 30 Tech, Telecom Companies Join Robocall Strike Force: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Apple, Google, Microsoft And More

Over 30 major technology and telecommunication companies are joining the Robocall Strike Force. The group looks to end the unwanted phone calls, which have been described as a "scourge."

Business Tech August 19, 2016

Alphabet Loses Google Ventures Founder Bill Maris, But 'Everything Is Great'

Bill Maris, the founder and CEO of Alphabet's GV, is parting ways with the company. David Krane, the managing partner of GV will replace Maris.

Google August 11, 2016

White House Approves Testing For Alphabet's Project Wing Drone Delivery Service, Rolls Out UAV Support Initiatives

The United States government has allowed Google's parent company, Alphabet, to conduct tests for the Project Wing drone delivery service. The approval comes as part of several initiatives that aim to increase drone usage in the country.

Business Tech August 2, 2016

Strong Google Ad Demand Boosts Alphabet's Stocks, Beating Expectations: Q2 Earnings Boom

Google recently announced its quarterly earnings, and the results are encouraging. The high demand for Google ads, especially on a certain platform, boosted the revenue and profits of the company as well as the value of Alphabet’s shares.

Google July 29, 2016

Did Google Really Steal The Idea For ‘Project Loon’ Balloons? Here Are The Facts Behind The Accusation

The company Space Data filed a lawsuit against Google alleging the company infringed on its patents and broke a non-disclosure agreement regarding Project Loon.

Google June 17, 2016

Google Considers Beaming High-Speed Internet To Homes Wirelessly, Says It's More Affordable Than Laying Cables

In a recent shareholders meeting, Google announced that their parent company, Alphabet, plans to bring the internet to homes through wireless means. The project will supposedly be cheaper than laying down cables throughout the country.

Internet June 9, 2016

Nest Founder And CEO Tony Fadell Is Stepping Down: Here's What Really Happened

Tony Fadell, co-founder and CEO of Nest Labs, stepped down on Friday. Here's what was really happening behind the scenes.

Google June 4, 2016

Google And Fiat Chrysler Reportedly In Late Stage Talks About Self-Driving Car Technology Partnership

Google is reportedly looking to partner up with Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler in order to create self-driving cars. The two companies are said to be engaged in 'late stage talks' and are now finalizing a potential deal.

Car Tech April 29, 2016

Project Sidewalk: A High-Tech City Where Alphabet Can Test Its Self-Driving Cars, Futuristic Public Transport And Other Innovations

Sidewalk Labs is reported to be working on Project Sidewalk, which involves planning a high-tech city. Testing autonomous cars and improving public transportation in urban areas are also part of the plan.

April 16, 2016

Alphabet X Showcases New Bipedal Robot That Can Climb Stairs And Overcome Obstacles

Alphabet X recently showcased its bipedal robot, SCHAFT, in Tokyo. This robot has the capacity to climb stairs, balance, overcome obstacles and more.

FUTURE TECH April 9, 2016

Nest May Offer Revolv Owners Compensation On Case-By-Case Basis

Nest will be disabling the $300 Revolv smart home hub on May 15, which will make the device useless. The company said that it could be providing customers with compensation for the device on a case-by-case basis.

FUTURE TECH April 6, 2016

You Need to Say Buh-Bye to Your Google Wallet Card: Here's What's Happening

The shutdown of Google Wallet Card services in June can be tied back to the introduction of Android Pay and the high fees charged by credit card companies.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 2, 2016

Alphabet Plans To Sell Humanoid Robot Maker Boston Dynamics: Here's Why

Alphabet doesn't seem to be satisfied with Boston Dynamics, as it's putting it up for sale. The robotics subsidiary is believed to be incapable of generating substantial revenue.

Business March 18, 2016

World Champion Go Player Lee Sedol Makes A Comeback, Beats Google's DeepMind AlphaGo On Fourth Try [Video]

Lee Sedol recently won his first match against the artificial-intelligence Go-playing program, AlphaGo. The victory comes after Google’s AlphaGo beat Lee three times, making everyone excited about the fifth confrontation between man and machine.

Apps/Software March 14, 2016

Google (Alphabet) Tops Fortune's List Of 100 Best Companies To Work For In The US

Google stands on top of Fortune's 100 Best Companies To Work For list for 2016 because of the phenomenal perks the company provides to its employees. The annual list also features six newcomers.

Business March 4, 2016

Google Ideas Think Tank Becomes Alphabet Jigsaw Tech Incubator To Counter Geopolitical Challenges

Alphabet has absorbed another former Google division, Google Ideas. Google Ideas - an internal think tank and policy organization within Google - will now become a new company called Jigsaw.

Business February 18, 2016

Here's How Much Apple, Facebook And Other Tech Companies Make In A Second

Trading portal Penny Stocks Lab is letting people follow just how much the tech companies make in real-time.

Money February 5, 2016

Sorry, Alphabet: Apple Is Most Valuable Company In The World Again

Alphabet, which just recently became the most valuable company in the world, was almost immediately dethroned by Apple. However, Alphabet's brief claim to the title might not be the last time that the top spot exchanges between the two companies.

Business February 4, 2016

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