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CEOs of AT&T, Alphabet, others to testify on net neutrality

CEOs of AT&T, Alphabet, others to testify on net neutrality

Written by on July 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday asked the chief executives of Alphabet Inc, Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc and other companies to testify at a Sept. 7 hearing on the future of net neutrality rules. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering […]

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News highlights – 24 July 2017

News highlights – 24 July 2017

Written by on July 25, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 24 July 2017 NASDAQ invests in AI to bolster compliance NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nasdaq Inc has agreed to acquire Sybenetix, a London-based startup that uses artificial intelligence to help compliance officers at asset management firms analyze the behavior of their traders in order to prevent market abuse. Read more… First movers […]

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With Alphabet, Google still trying to solve problem of how to organize itself

With Alphabet, Google still trying to solve problem of how to organize itself

Written by on June 27, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself. Nearly two years ago, Google co-founder Larry Page announced the tech giant would be remade as Alphabet, a holding company whose […]

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News highlights – 26 June

News highlights – 26 June

Written by on June 27, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 26 June Apple CEO touts India impact in push for deeper market access (Reuters) – Apple CEO Tim Cook on Sunday highlighted the economic impact the company is having on India in a meeting with its prime minister as the iPhone maker seeks deeper access to the world’s third-largest smartphone market behind […]

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Alphabet set to become more focused on monetising data

Alphabet set to become more focused on monetising data

Written by on June 14, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Homeless robots find permanent shelter. Alphabet has reached a deal to sell both Boston Dynamics and Schaft to SoftBank leaving it more focused on its core business of collection and monetisation of Internet data. Boston Dynamics is a robotics company that specialises in robots that are autonomous as far as navigating and adjusting to their immediate […]

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The results are in: Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon keep getting bigger

The results are in: Microsoft, Alphabet and Amazon keep getting bigger

Written by on May 2, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The big guys get bigger.  Microsoft Microsoft reported slightly disappointing results where the ageing Surface Pro line slightly marred another superb performance in the cloud with Azure and Office 365. FQ3 17 revenues / Adj-EPS were $23.56bn / $0.73 compared to consensus at $23.65bn / $0.70. Office 365 passed 100m corporate users and grew 45% […]

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News highlights – 27 April

News highlights – 27 April

Written by on April 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 27 April Alphabet’s profits surge 29% (Reuters) – Google parent Alphabet Inc posted a surge in profit and revenue on Thursday as its core advertising business continued to grow at an extraordinary rate and problems such as an advertiser boycott of YouTube had little impact. Read more… Microsoft profits surge 28% (Reuters) […]

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News highlights – July 28

News highlights – July 28

Written by on July 29, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for July 28 Oracle to gain cloud clout with NetSuite deal; Ellison profits Oracle Corp said on Thursday it would buy NetSuite Inc for about $9.3 billion, a deal that gives it a bigger share in the fast-growing cloud computing business and also means a big payday for billionaire Larry Ellison. In addition to […]

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At Alphabet money talks, robots walk

At Alphabet money talks, robots walk

Written by on March 18, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

It looks like Alphabet has put its robotics venture, Boston Dynamics, up for sale because there is no immediate path to earning a return on the money invested for Alphabet. Boston Dynamics is a robotics company that specialises in robots that are autonomous as far as navigating and adjusting to their immediate environment. This means […]

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Alphabet passes Apple as most valuable company

Alphabet passes Apple as most valuable company

Written by on February 2, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc easily beat Wall Street’s quarterly profit forecasts on Monday, helped by strong mobile advertising sales, sending the shares of Google’s parent higher in after-hours trading to surpass Apple Inc as the most valuable U.S. company. For the first time, the company disclosed the profitability of Google’s search engine and its other […]

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