Three weeks after Project Loon was deployed, more than 100,000 people in Puerto Rico have been able to connect to the internet. The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, but Project Loon is definitely helping.
Google November 10, 2017
Alphabet is partnering up with AT&T and other authorities to bring internet access and cellular connectivity to Puerto Rico, which was hit by Hurricane Maria.
Google October 21, 2017
Waymo has reportedly gave Uber a chance to end the legal dispute between the two companies through the payment of $1 billion and the issuance of a public apology. Uber, however, has rejected the terms of the offer.
Google October 12, 2017
Google parent Alphabet received approval from the FCC to restore cellular service in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands through Project Loon. The high-flying balloons will allow citizens and local governments to establish contact with the outside world.
Google October 9, 2017
Alphabet’s Waymo is asking Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for a trade secret it claims one former Uber executive stole. The trial date for the high-stakes legal battle is set on Oct. 10.
Business Tech September 21, 2017
After acquiring the 'due diligence' report from Uber, Alphabet is now asking to postpone the trial scheduled in October, saying it needs 'additional time to pursue this mountain of new evidence.'
Business Tech September 18, 2017
Google parent Alphabet is reportedly considering to make a $1 billion investment into ride-hailing startup Lyft. This would make it an even bigger thorn on the side of Uber, which is in a legal battle with Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo.
Business Tech September 15, 2017
Colin Angle, the CEO of Roomba maker iRobot, revealed plans to sell the home mapping data collected by the cleaning robot to tech companies. The data will help improve smart home devices but possibly at the cost of user privacy.
Smart Home July 25, 2017
The share prices of some of the world's largest technology companies appeared alarmingly wrong, seemingly trading at the same $123.47 per share. It was all due to a data glitch and no trades were made at incorrect prices.
Business Tech July 4, 2017
Google's parent company, Alphabet, has announced a deal with Avis to manage its line of self-driving cars. Such a partnership will allow Alphabet to expand its hold in the industry.
Car Tech June 27, 2017
Google outlined four things that it will do to escalate its fight against terrorism and extremist content online. The Alphabet unit has also committed to teaming up with colleagues in the tech industry, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter.
Google June 19, 2017
Softbank will purchase robotics units Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Google parent Alphabet for an undisclosed amount. Here is why the transactions make sense for all the parties involved.
Google June 9, 2017
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has earned $200 million as his compensation for 2016. His bosses, Sergey Brin and Larry Page earned only $1 as salary for their roles in Alphabet.
Google April 29, 2017
Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., has published its earnings for the first quarter of the year. With a high increase in revenue coming from ads, Google is off to a strong start.
Google April 29, 2017
Google's Waymo has started taking applications to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the first time Waymo opens its services to the public and interested customers can apply for a ride starting today.
Car Tech April 25, 2017
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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'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
Negotiations are reportedly under way to sell Twitter. Suitors, which include Salesforce.com, Microsoft and Alphabet Inc., were told that an agreement is intended to be concluded by Oct. 27.
Business Tech October 5, 2016
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'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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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