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US lawmakers make final push to win approval of self-driving car bill

The US House unanimously approved a measure in Sept 2017, but it’s been stalled for over a year.

04 Dec 2018 10:06 AM

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

The project, started in 2014, aimed to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar levels.

17 Nov 2018 9:03 AM

Weak Amazon, Alphabet results ignite growth worries

The third-quarter results were the second time running that billionaire Jeff Bezos’ firm had fallen short of sales targets.

29 Oct 2018 8:29 AM

Microsoft overtakes Amazon as second most valuable US company

Apple Inc tops the list at over $1 trillion in September.

27 Oct 2018 9:24 AM

Blockchain startup hires away Google's messaging tech leader

Blockchain technology startup Ripple Labs Inc hired Amir Sarhangi.

27 Oct 2018 9:21 AM

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Tech stocks battered after disappointing Amazon and Alphabet results

The weak results from Amazon and Google parent Alphabet were the latest setback for the high-growth quartet of stocks known as FANG.

26 Oct 2018 9:59 AM

Alphabet misses Wall Street revenue estimates; shares fall

Alphabet disclosed, for example, that passengers of its self-driving Waymo minivans are now paying for rides.

26 Oct 2018 7:57 AM

Alphabet shuts Google+ after user data exposed

Up to 500,000 Google+ user accounts were potentially affected by a bug.

09 Oct 2018 8:35 AM

Trump accuses Google of 'bias' search result, prompting WH investigation

Google said that its search engine is 'not used to set a political agenda and we don't bias our results towards any political ideology.'

29 Aug 2018 8:21 AM

Alphabet trounces profit estimates as Google reins in costs

Alphabet’s $32.66 billion in second-quarter revenue, 86 per cent of which came from Google’s advertising business.

24 Jul 2018 8:23 AM

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Alphabet to deploy balloon Internet in Kenya with Telkom in 2019

The technology was used by US telecom operators to provide connectivity to more than 250,000 people in Puerto Rico after a hurricane.

20 Jul 2018 9:57 AM

Europe hits Google with record $5 billion antitrust fine, appeal ahead

European antitrust regulators ordered Google to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals.

19 Jul 2018 7:55 AM

Landmark experiment wipes out over 80 pc mosquitoes carrying dengue fever and Zika

Millions of people around world are infected each year by mosquito, which can carry dengue, Zika and chikungunya, among other killer bugs.

16 Jul 2018 10:07 AM

Social media giants Facebook, Twitter, Alphabet to testify at US House hearing

A committee held a hearing in April on the same topic after representatives of the companies skipped it.

14 Jul 2018 7:41 AM

Loon and Wing graduate from Alphabet’s ‘moonshot factory’

By graduating, they are considered full-fledged businesses and will be part of Alphabet’s “other bets”.

12 Jul 2018 8:49 AM

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House Republicans question Apple, Alphabet on privacy and data practices

The letters cited reports that smartphones can, and in some instances, do, “collect ‘non-triggered’ audio data from users’ conversations.

10 Jul 2018 8:19 AM

Video producers want YouTube to change subscription tool

YouTube last year faced a backlash from creators whose ad revenue on the service declined because of shifting policies.

26 Jun 2018 7:45 AM

US senator queries Alphabet, Twitter on ties with Huawei

The companies’ data sharing agreements with Chinese vendors have been asked by the US Senator.

08 Jun 2018 2:49 PM

YouTube to launch music streaming service next week

YouTube Music will launch on May 22 and include features such as personalised playlists based on a user’s YouTube history.

18 May 2018 9:12 AM

YouTube to revamp music service, charge more for ad-free shows

A new report suggests that YouTube, with the new version of its music service it will also charge more for ad-free shows.

17 May 2018 10:25 AM

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