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This Google company proposes plan to build smart city to tackle challenges of urban growth
Wed, Jun 26, 2019
Sidewalks Lab, the Google's sister company presented its plan for Toronto, Canada project to build Quayside, a gateway into western waterfront area into a high-tech smart city. The $990 million project entitled as 'Toronto Tomorrow: A new approach for inclusive growth.'
Google parent struggles with mobile clicks, YouTube changes, shares down 7 percent
Tue, Apr 30, 2019
Alphabet Inc`s Google failed to reap the benefits of a strong economy that bolstered rivals in the first quarter as the leading internet ad company faced increased competition in its search and hardware businesses and suffered from disruptive changes at YouTube.
Google announces Stadia video game streaming service
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Google has endured mixed results in gaming. Video games are the best-selling category on its app store for Android mobile devices. It sold an estimated $21.5 billion worth of games last year, according to research firm Sensor Tower.
Google gets e-money licence to operate in EU
Sat, Dec 22, 2018
A company controlled by Google`s parent Alphabet Inc. has received an electronic money institution (EMI) licence in Lithuania that will allow it to offer payment services across the European Union (EU).
Google parent firm Alphabet announces $1 bn NYC real-estate expansion
Mon, Dec 17, 2018
Google's parent company Alphabet said Monday it was investing over USD 1 billion in capital improvements to establish a new campus in New York City.
Apple, Amazon or Facebook, Netflix Google; In which FAANG stocks you should invest?
Mon, Nov 26, 2018
The FAANG stocks include the most high performing technology stocks involving tech biggies like Apple Inc, Amazon, Netflix, Google and Facebook.
Google unveils new Pixel phone, adds tablet in Apple challenge
Wed, Oct 10, 2018
Alphabet Inc`s Google on Tuesday unveiled the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware.
Flipkart deal done? Walmart may make announcement in just days
Tue, May 08, 2018
Walmart is likely to announce its much-anticipated deal to buy a controlling stake in Indian e-commerce player Flipkart before the end of this week, two sources said, in what is likely to be the U.S. retail giant`s biggest acquisition of a business.
Google in talks to buy Nokia's airplane broadband business
Wed, Apr 11, 2018
Nokia`s technology could help Google offer a faster alternative to existing Wi-Fi on airplanes, the report said, adding that talks were advanced and a deal could be reached soon
Uber to sell Southeast Asia business to rival Grab: Sources
Mon, Mar 26, 2018
Uber, which is preparing for a potential initial public offering in 2019, lost $4.5 billion last year and is facing fierce competition at home and in Asia, as well as a regulatory crackdown in Europe.
Self-driving car: Waymo CEO says its tech would have handled Uber incident safely
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Self-driving car: The fatal collision on March 18 in Tempe, Arizona, has raised questions about the safety of autonomous technology in general, and of Uber`s system specifically, of which few details are known. An investigation by police and federal safety regulators is ongoing into the accident, in which an Uber test vehicle driving in autonomous mode hit a pedestrian at night as she was walking across a four-lane roadway with her bike.
Google closes $2.4 billion Chelsea Market deal to expand New York campus
Wed, Mar 21, 2018
The deal highlights New York as a hub for innovation and an incubator for young technology companies, said Michael Phillips, president of Jamestown. The sale was first reported in early February.
Google hires former Samsung exec to coordinate Internet of Things projects
Tue, Feb 13, 2018
Alphabet Inc`s Google this month hired Injong Rhee, who recently resigned as Samsung Electronics Co`s chief technology officer, to lead its Internet of Things business, he said in a LinkedIn post Monday.
Waymo's self-driving tests in California have fewest human interventions
Thu, Feb 01, 2018
Disengagements occur when self-driving system is deactivated with control handed back to humans because of a system failure or a traffic, weather or road situation that required human intervention
Google, Tencent, Sequoia China join $15 million funding for pharma startup XtalPi
Wed, Jan 24, 2018
Sequoia led the round, bringing the startup`s total funding amount to $20 million
Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
The US technology company has signed similar agreements before with Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics and Cisco Systems Inc, but the deal with Tencent is a first with a large Chinese tech firm.
Google teams with Sony, Lenovo for smart speakers with touchscreens
Tue, Jan 09, 2018
Dubbed smart displays by Google, the new devices introduce tablet-like screens to speakers that can obey oral commands to perform tasks like playing music, dimming lights, locking doors and setting alarms. JBL and Lenovo Group Ltd also are developing smart displays, Google said.
Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman
Fri, Dec 22, 2017
Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in building a promising startup called Google into a global technology powerhouse.
US regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape.
U.S. agency prepares to hand over internet oversight to FTC
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai last month unveiled plans to repeal the rules that prohibit internet service providers from impeding consumer access to web content.