Google parent Alphabet turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico

Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria.

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Alphabet sees power in molten salt, a new moonshot

Google parent Alphabet Inc. is pitching an idea to store power from renewable energy in tanks of molten salt and cold liquid, an example of the tech giant trying to marry its far-reaching ambitions with business demand.

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French court throws out Google's $1.3 billion tax bill

Alphabet Inc.’s Google won a reprieve from one of its biggest legal battles in Europe on Wednesday, when a Paris court threw out a €1.11 billion ($1.27 billion) bill that France’s tax authority has sought from the search giant for five years of back taxes.

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Alphabet Jumps on the $1K-a-Share Train


Alphabet shares reached a new record high on Monday, surpassing the $1,000 benchmark just a week after Amazon accomplished the feat. Investors placed bets that Google’s core search and emerging artificial intelligence technology will help maintain the company’s dominance over its Silicon Valley rivals. The stock price surged after Pacific Crest securities analyst Andy Hargreaves advised investors in a research note to get out of Apple and invest in Alphabet, which he sees as having a great risk/reward profile and more potential upside.

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Alphabet Think Tank Spearheads Online Counterterrorism Campaign


Alphabet think tank Jigsaw and startup Moonshot CVE last week demonstrated a new technology tool designed to steer social media users away from terrorist propaganda. They have developed sophisticated algorithms to target potential ISIS sympathizers with counter narratives when they search for certain terms online or through social media. During an eight-week pilot program, the groups presented targeted advertising and curated videos to more than 300,000 people who searched for ISIS propaganda-related terms.

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Google Fiber's Long, Tough Road Is Full of Twists and Turns


Alphabet has been facing significant roadblocks in expanding Google Fiber into new U.S. cities, in part due to significant competitive and legal challenges from incumbent broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast. The companies currently are embroiled in a dispute over access to utility poles in Nashville, Tennessee, where Google claims that its competitors have been dragging their feet in making poles ready for Google’s wires, even though the work has been approved. The city council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a controversial proposal.

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EU Ratchets Up Charges in Google Antitrust Probe


Google and its parent company Alphabet are facing new charges in the European Commission’s ongoing investigation of allegations that Google’s comparison shopping and online advertising platforms violated antitrust laws. The EC on Thursday alleged that Google had abused its dominant position by systematically favoring its own comparison shopping service in search results. Further, it artificially restricted the ability of third-party websites to display search ads from Google’s competitors.

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Webpass Buy Lets Google Fiber Extend Its Tentacles


Google Fiber, the high-speed Internet unit of Alphabet, has agreed to buy Webpass, a San Francisco-based broadband service provider that operates in five major metropolitan areas of the U.S., Webpass announced Wednesday. The deal will allow the combined companies to accelerate the growth of high-speed Internet across the U.S., said Webpass President Charles Barr. Webpass will remain focused on expanding Web access to residential and commercial buildings, mainly through point-to-point wireless infrastructure, he said.

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Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spotted snapping pics with an Apple iPhone

Article Image Former Google CEO and current Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was in South Korea for a press event this week, where he was spotted taking pictures of the event using an Apple iPhone instead of a Google Android handset.

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Alphabet Leapfrogs Apple to Top of the Heap


Google’s new parent, Alphabet, sent a tingle up the spine of investors on Monday after reporting fourth quarter earnings that exceeded expectations. The good news sent its share price skyward, resulting in a market valuation that surpassed Apple, which for years has been the most-favored technology firm on Wall Street. Alphabet reported adjusted earnings of $8.67 per share, compared with $6.76 in the year-ago quarter, beating analyst estimates of $8.10 per share.

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India might be the next to adopt Project Loon, Alphabet's ambitious Internet plan

Project Loon’s next test location might be India, according to Alphabet and the Indian government.

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Google's logo grows up by losing the serifs and slimming down

When Google unveiled the plan to begin restructuring into a new company, Alphabet, we knew it would mean some changes, but we weren’t ready for this one.

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