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Alphabet Inc.: American holding company
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries. The two founders of Google assumed executive roles in the new company, with Larry Page serving as CEO and Sergey Brin as president. Alphabet is the world's fourth-largest technology company by revenue and one of the world's most valuable companies.

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US regulators probing tech acquisitions

us regulators probing tech acquisitions
US federal regulators are ramping up their investigation of the market dominance of giant technology companies, demanding detailed information on five companies’ acquisitions of smaller firms back to..
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Alphabet's Google puts up fight against EU fine

alphabet's google puts up fight against eu fine
Silicon Valley behemoth Google is appealing a multibillion-euro fine that was slapped on it by EU antitrust regulators. The US company says the penalty can only be described as "ill-founded and..
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Alphabet's public market cap tops $1 trillion [Video]Alphabet's public market cap tops $1 trillion

The public market capitalization of Google parent Alphabet topped the $1 trillion mark shortly before the close of trading on Thursday, making it the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level...

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U.S. trade panel opens patent probe into Google speakers after Sonos complaint

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday it was launching a patent investigation into certain audio players and controllers sold by Alphabet Inc's Google based on a complaint by rival..
Reuters - Published

State AGs, Justice Department discuss Google antitrust probe

State attorneys general investigating Alphabet Inc's Google unit met on Tuesday with U.S. Justice Department officials to coordinate efforts to probe the search and advertising giant, officials told..
Reuters - Published

Alphabet shares fall as Google misses on sales, YouTube revenue disappoints

Alphabet Inc's new Chief Executive Sundar Pichai unveiled sales figures that investors have long demanded, but shares fell 5% as Google's advertising business and the new data about YouTube and Google..
Reuters - Published

Alphabet posts slowest fourth-quarter revenue growth in five years, reveals YouTube revenue

Google-parent Alphabet Inc on Monday reported its worst fourth-quarter revenue growth since 2015, missing analysts' estimate for a period in which its top online advertising rivals beat expectations.
Reuters - Published

YouTube reinforces guidelines on fighting misleading election content

Alphabet Inc's YouTube on Monday reinforced its guidelines on tackling fake or misleading election-related content on its platform as the United States gears up for the presidential election later this..
Reuters - Published

Self-driving big-rig trucks coming soon? Waymo set to begin mapping interstates in Texas, New Mexico

Waymo, the self-driving vehicle division of Google parent Alphabet, is about to start mapping in Texas and New Mexico for self-driving big rigs.
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Alphabet's soaring stock just pushed it above a $1 trillion market cap. Here are the 11 highest-valued public companies.

alphabet's soaring stock just pushed it above a $1 trillion market cap. here are the 11 highest-valued public companies.
Alphabet is the latest company to reach a $1 trillion valuation in public trading after closing at a record high Thursday.The record level adds a third tech company to the list of firms with four-comma..
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Google parent Alphabet is the fourth U.S. company to pass $1 trillion market cap

google parent alphabet is the fourth u.s. company to pass $1 trillion market cap
As Google-parent Alphabet became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1...
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Alphabet, Google's parent company, just topped $1 trillion in market value, joining other tech giants

Alphabet just joined the trillionaire club. The tech giant is the fourth U.S. company to hit the milestone after Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.
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Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.

As Google-parent Alphabet Inc became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in..
Reuters - Published

Google cutting web cookies, ending lucrative tracking tool for advertisers

Alphabet Inc's Google within two years plans to block a common way businesses track online surfers in its Chrome browser, endorsing costly changes to how the Web operates as it tries to satisfy..
Reuters - Published

Alphabet legal head Drummond exits, giving its new CEO chance to shake up team

Alphabet's new Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Friday gained the opportunity to reshape the leadership of Google's parent with the exit of Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, whose outsized strategic..
Reuters - Published

Alphabet's legal head David Drummond to retire amid board probe of harassment policies

Alphabet's new Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Friday gained the opportunity to reshape the leadership of Google's parent with the exit of Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, whose outsized strategic..
Reuters - Published

Alphabet's legal head David Drummond, under scrutiny, to retire

Google parent Alphabet Inc on Friday announced the retirement of Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, who has been under scrutiny as the board investigated the company's handling of sexual misconduct..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
Reuters - Published

Google to end 'Double Irish, Dutch sandwich' tax scheme

Google parent Alphabet will no longer use an intellectual property licensing scheme, known as the "Double Irish, Dutch sandwich", which allowed it to delay paying U.S. taxes, 2018 tax filings show.
Reuters - Published

Sundar Pichai To Get $2 Mn In Salary, $240 Mn Stock Package In 2020

sundar pichai to get $2 mn in salary, $240 mn stock package in 2020
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alphabet Inc and its subsidiary Google LLC, will be taking home an annual salary of $2 million in 2020. In addition, Pichai will also be receiving a..
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Alphabet grants Pichai largest ever stock award, again

Alphabet Inc's newly instated Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai would receive a hefty $240 million in performance-based stock awards over the next three years, the highest ever promised to any..
Reuters - Published

Labor group accuses Google of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism

The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from..
Reuters - Published

"Sundar (Pichai) Only Sheriff In Town": New Alphabet Boss Ends Confusion

sundar (pichai) only sheriff in town: new alphabet boss ends confusion
If you want to know how Alphabet Inc.'s new Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will run the company you don't need to look very far -- he's essentially been doing it for several years already...
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Under Pichai, Alphabet's moonshot projects may face more scrutiny

Alphabet's leadership change has some investors hoping that the owner of Google will take a hard look at the cash-burning ventures championed by its founders.
Reuters - Published

Who is Sundar Pichai and what does Alphabet do?

The chief executive of Google is now in charge of its parent company Alphabet.
BBC News - Published

Factbox: Alphabet's 'Other bets' in focus as Google's Pichai takes helm

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc, heralding a new chapter for the company that helped reshape the global tech industry under its..
Reuters - Published

Alphabet's new CEO Pichai now sole target on Google regulatory battles

Alphabet Inc's new chief executive, Sundar Pichai, will have the hot seat all to himself as regulators around the world investigate the company, U.S. politicians demand that it be broken up, and..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: New Alphabet chief started at Google, made name with Android

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will replace company co-founder Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Google co-founders step aside as Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday, reflecting the increasingly diminished public role of Page and..
Reuters - Published

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to step down from parent firm

Larry Page and Sergey Brin announce they are stepping down from their positions at Alphabet.
BBC News - Published

Larry Page steps down as CEO of Google parent Alphabet; Sundar Pichai will be CEO of both companies

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will continue as co-founders, shareholders and members of Alphabet's board of directors, the company said.
USATODAY.com - Published

Google chief Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet as co-founders step aside

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will replace company co-founder Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Axel Springer unit, others say Google still playing unfairly, want EU to act

Axel Springer's price-comparison shopping service Idealo and 40 other European peers have accused Alphabet Inc's Google of tilting the playing field in its favor and urged EU antitrust regulators to..
Reuters - Published

Shopping rivals urge EU to act against Google for allegedly favoring own service

Forty-one European price-comparison shopping services on Thursday urged EU antitrust regulators to act against Alphabet Inc's Google for allegedly flouting an order to allow rivals to compete on equal..
Reuters - Published

Senate Democrats unveil privacy bill with fines for privacy violations

Democratic senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would set penalties for online companies like Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc if they mishandle users' personal data.
Reuters - Published

Google Limits Political Ad Targeting, Bans Misleading Info

google limits political ad targeting, bans misleading info
(Bloomberg) -- Google is severely limiting how political advertisers can target people online, a decision made after weeks of furious debate over how online platforms handle campaign messages. The..
WorldNews - Published

Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

Alphabet Inc's Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on..
Reuters - Published

Google to let sites block personalized ads under California privacy law

Websites and apps using Google's advertising tools will be able to block personalized ads to internet users in California and elsewhere as part of the Alphabet Inc unit's effort to help them comply..
Reuters - Published

Google Stadia Cloud Gaming Service Kicks Off With 22 Games

google stadia cloud gaming service kicks off with 22 games
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday launched Stadia, a cloud-based service that allows users to stream games including “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” and “NBA 2K20” on Chrome web browser....
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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android: CNBC

google antitrust probe to expand into android: cnbc
The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android...
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Google Pay to offer checking accounts through Citi, Stanford Federal next year

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it will offer personal checking accounts next year through its Google Pay app in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University.
Reuters - Published

Google to offer checking accounts next year: source

Alphabet Inc's Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University, a source familiar with Google's..
Reuters - Published

Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal: WSJ

A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc's Google and Ascension Health which would give Google access to detailed health information of..
Reuters - Published

Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month

The board of Google parent Alphabet Inc expects to complete by next month an investigation into the company's handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct complaints against current and former..
Reuters - Published

Alphabet board probes company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations

The board of Google parent company Alphabet Inc is investigating executives' handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct claims, and expects to complete its probe by early December, according to..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Fight for fitness - With Fitbit, Google takes on Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung

Competition in the wearable market is taking a turn as Alphabet Inc-owned Google buys Fitbit Inc in a bid to take on Apple and Samsung.
Reuters - Published

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