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Google's moonshots appear not so crazy now as company proves its worth beyond mobile ads

Google's moonshots appear not so crazy now as company proves its worth beyond mobile ads Overall, revenue was up 22 percent year over year.4 billion in ad revenue (out of a total of $26.

Google Fiber is slashing employees, preparing to deploy wireless access points instead of fiber optics

Google Fiber is slashing employees, preparing to deploy wireless access points instead of fiber optics Over the past year, it’s become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google’s new parent company that runs the Access division responsible for deploying Google Fiber, hasn’t been thrilled with that segment’s performance or cost structure.Now, word is that Access employees are being reassigned or terminated, while plans to expand Google Fiber beyond its current markets are being substantially overhauled.

Project Loon uses machine learning to make internet balloons 'dance on the wind'

Project Loon uses machine learning to make internet balloons 'dance on the wind' The aptly named Project Loon started as a “moonshot” experiment at Google’s X division in 2011.The goal was to provide wireless internet access to remote areas with high-altitude balloons, which does indeed sound loony.

Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S.

Google pledges $11.5 million to racial justice innovators across the U.S. CPE partners with police departments and communities across the country, using data science to track racial disparities in law enforcement in major cities.5 million will benefit Measures for Justice, which will launch a web platform this year that gathers criminal justice data at the county level.

Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets

Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets Silicon Valley giants seem to be stepping on each other's toes in the race to bring self-driving cars to the road.In a lengthy Medium post announcing the suit, the company's spokespeople alleged that a former project manager, Anthony Levandowski, stole thousands of proprietary files before leaving to start his own self-driving car startup, Otto.

Botnets are zombie armies and other helpful analogies from Alphabet's new Chrome extension

Botnets are zombie armies and other helpful analogies from Alphabet's new Chrome extension Google's parent company is trying to make complex tech jargon easier to understand.Alphabet's Jigsaw group launched a new project called Sideways Dictionary, which uses wacky analogies to explain tech and cybersecurity jargon.

Even more brands have joined a boycott against Google over ads on extremist videos

Even more brands have joined a boycott against Google over ads on extremist videos Several more joined in over the weekend, including three of the UK's largest banks — HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Lloyds — and British department store Marks & Spencer.The crisis was enough to prompt ad industry analyst Brian Wieser to downgrade parent company Alphabet's stock from "buy" to "hold" on Monday.

Google 'can't guarantee' ads won't appear by offensive content, Eric Schmidt says

Google 'can't guarantee' ads won't appear by offensive content, Eric Schmidt says At least that's the opinion of Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, and the most prominent public face of the search giant.More than 250 brands have pulled ads after reports that they were appearing near YouTube videos from terrorists, Nazis and other hate-mongers.

ABC of magic items

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It's time for Google and Facebook to freak out about Amazon

It's time for Google and Facebook to freak out about Amazon Even so, Amazon would only make up a 4-percent share of the digital ads market, which is dominated by Facebook and Google.But the bank noted that Facebook and Google should absolutely be nervous about Amazon's growing clout on their turf.

So much for Equal Pay Day: Google accused of 'very significant' pay discrimination

So much for Equal Pay Day: Google accused of 'very significant' pay discrimination The Labor Department claimed Friday that Google has fostered an "extreme" gender pay gap across its entire workforce.It also comes after the company sang its own praises during Equal Pay Day this week.

So you want to be a Google health lab rat? Here's what you'll have to do

So you want to be a Google health lab rat? Here's what you'll have to do And by Google, we mean Google's parent company, Alphabet, which owns Verily, the company conducting this study.Project Baseline, as the mission has been dubbed, "is the quest to collect comprehensive health data and use it as a map and compass, pointing the way to disease prevention.

Waymo now offering free rides in self-driving cars for Phoenix residents

Waymo now offering free rides in self-driving cars for Phoenix residents These vehicles have been cruising around the streets of Phoenix for the better part of a year, and now locals can request rides in the Waymo cars.There’s no cost for the program, but Waymo wants all the consumer feedback it can get.

Another day, another Google co-founder building a secret flying craft

Another day, another Google co-founder building a secret flying craft The Google co-founders just love to work on secret futuristic transportation projects.The new project's metal frame has been built by engineers and takes up most of the space inside the hangar.

Uber self-driving chief steps aside: report

Uber self-driving chief steps aside: report Anthony Levandowski, the embattled head of Uber's self-driving car program, has reportedly announced internally he'll recuse himself from work as the head of the company's Advanced Technologies Group (ATG).He famously left Google X's self-driving car project (which is now the standalone company Waymo) to found self-driving startup Otto, which was purchased by Uber and rolled into its own self-driving car program.

The new Google Glass is here, but you won't see it on the street

The new Google Glass is here, but you won't see it on the street Reports of the death of Google Glass have been greatly exaggerated.The small team that adapted Glass for the workplace is part of Alphabet (not Google), the report says.

Google Fights Bad Bugs With Good Bugs in Calif.

Google Fights Bad Bugs With Good Bugs in Calif. But Alphabet’s life sciences unit Verily has a solution: Stop bad bugs with good bugs.Over a period of 20 weeks, millions of sterile male mosquitoes—treated with naturally occurring bacterium Wolbachia—will be set free in two Fresno neighborhoods.