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Alphabet Inc.: American holding company and conglomerate created by Google
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries. The two founders of Google assumed executive roles in the new company, with Larry Page serving as CEO and Sergey Brin as president. Alphabet is the world's fifth-largest technology company by revenue and one of the world's most valuable companies.

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Labor group accuses Google of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism

The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from..
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"Sundar (Pichai) Only Sheriff In Town": New Alphabet Boss Ends Confusion

sundar (pichai) only sheriff in town: new alphabet boss ends confusion
If you want to know how Alphabet Inc.'s new Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will run the company you don't need to look very far -- he's essentially been doing it for several years already...
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Google makes offer to buy Fitbit: sources [Video]Google makes offer to buy Fitbit: sources

Google owner Alphabet Inc has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc, as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the..

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Google claims "quantum supremacy" [Video]Google claims "quantum supremacy"

Google says its has achieved a breakthrough in computer research, calculating in seconds what would take a supercomputer thousands of years. Fred Katayama reports.

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Under Pichai, Alphabet's moonshot projects may face more scrutiny

Alphabet's leadership change has some investors hoping that the owner of Google will take a hard look at the cash-burning ventures championed by its founders.
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Who is Sundar Pichai and what does Alphabet do?

The chief executive of Google is now in charge of its parent company Alphabet.
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Factbox: Alphabet's 'Other bets' in focus as Google's Pichai takes helm

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc, heralding a new chapter for the company that helped reshape the global tech industry under its..
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Alphabet's new CEO Pichai now sole target on Google regulatory battles

Alphabet Inc's new chief executive, Sundar Pichai, will have the hot seat all to himself as regulators around the world investigate the company, U.S. politicians demand that it be broken up, and..
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Factbox: New Alphabet chief started at Google, made name with Android

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will replace company co-founder Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
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Google co-founders step aside as Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday, reflecting the increasingly diminished public role of Page and..
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Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to step down from parent firm

Larry Page and Sergey Brin announce they are stepping down from their positions at Alphabet.
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Larry Page steps down as CEO of Google parent Alphabet; Sundar Pichai will be CEO of both companies

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will continue as co-founders, shareholders and members of Alphabet's board of directors, the company said.
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Google chief Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet as co-founders step aside

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will replace company co-founder Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Axel Springer unit, others say Google still playing unfairly, want EU to act

Axel Springer's price-comparison shopping service Idealo and 40 other European peers have accused Alphabet Inc's Google of tilting the playing field in its favor and urged EU antitrust regulators to..
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Shopping rivals urge EU to act against Google for allegedly favoring own service

Forty-one European price-comparison shopping services on Thursday urged EU antitrust regulators to act against Alphabet Inc's Google for allegedly flouting an order to allow rivals to compete on equal..
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Senate Democrats unveil privacy bill with fines for privacy violations

Democratic senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would set penalties for online companies like Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc if they mishandle users' personal data.
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Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
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Google Limits Political Ad Targeting, Bans Misleading Info

google limits political ad targeting, bans misleading info
(Bloomberg) -- Google is severely limiting how political advertisers can target people online, a decision made after weeks of furious debate over how online platforms handle campaign messages. The..
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Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

Alphabet Inc's Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on..
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Google to let sites block personalized ads under California privacy law

Websites and apps using Google's advertising tools will be able to block personalized ads to internet users in California and elsewhere as part of the Alphabet Inc unit's effort to help them comply..
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Google Stadia Cloud Gaming Service Kicks Off With 22 Games

google stadia cloud gaming service kicks off with 22 games
Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday launched Stadia, a cloud-based service that allows users to stream games including “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” and “NBA 2K20” on Chrome web browser....
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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android: CNBC

google antitrust probe to expand into android: cnbc
The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android...
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Google Pay to offer checking accounts through Citi, Stanford Federal next year

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it will offer personal checking accounts next year through its Google Pay app in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University.
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Google to offer checking accounts next year: source

Alphabet Inc's Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University, a source familiar with Google's..
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Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal: WSJ

A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc's Google and Ascension Health which would give Google access to detailed health information of..
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Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month

The board of Google parent Alphabet Inc expects to complete by next month an investigation into the company's handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct complaints against current and former..
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Alphabet board probes company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations

The board of Google parent company Alphabet Inc is investigating executives' handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct claims, and expects to complete its probe by early December, according to..
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Factbox: Fight for fitness - With Fitbit, Google takes on Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung

Competition in the wearable market is taking a turn as Alphabet Inc-owned Google buys Fitbit Inc in a bid to take on Apple and Samsung.
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Google takes on wearables giants with $2.1 billion Fitbit deal

Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy fitness tracker pioneer Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the search giant looks to take on Apple and Samsung in the fast-growing market for wearable devices.
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Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy wearable device maker Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the search giant looks to enter the fast-growing market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.
Reuters - Published

Wall Street set for subdued open on mixed earnings reports

Wall Street was set to open lower on Tuesday as investors assessed a mixed batch of earnings reports, including from Google parent Alphabet and big drugmakers Merck and Pfizer.
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Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit: sources

google owner alphabet in bid to buy fitbit: sources
Google owner Alphabet Inc. has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc., as it eyes a slice of the crowded market ... ......
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Google's search for sales in cloud, hardware clip Alphabet profit

Google parent Alphabet Inc reported quarterly results on Monday that show costs continue to rise faster than revenue as the web search leader seeks to broaden its business, dampening Wall Street's..
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Alphabet misses profit estimates as Google bets big on newer businesses

Google parent Alphabet Inc missed analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Monday as it reported its highest-ever quarterly expenses, sending shares down about 1.2% even though revenue growth topped..
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Alphabet third-quarter profit misses estimates

Alphabet Inc fell short of analysts' estimates for third-quarter profit on Monday, hit by aggressive spending by its Google unit on marketing and hardware development.
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Alphabet's Wing Begins First Commercial Drone Delivery Service in U.S., Beating Amazon, Uber

alphabet's wing begins first commercial drone delivery service in u.s., beating amazon, uber
Alphabet's Wing drone delivery service made its first commercial delivery in Christiansburg, Virginia on October 18. Wing Wing, an offshoot of Google parent company Alphabet, officially launched its..
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Google pulls Hong Kong protester role-playing app

Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended a role-playing app associated with the Hong Kong protests due to a policy that prohibits developers capitalizing on ongoing conflicts, the company said on Thursday.
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Google offers incognito mode for Maps in privacy push

google offers incognito mode for maps in privacy push
Alphabet Inc’s Google is rolling out new privacy features to its Maps, YouTube and Voice Assistant services, with options including incognito mode and automatic data deletion, the company said...
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Explainer: Advertising execs point to five ways Google stifles business

U.S. authorities investigating Alphabet Inc's Google for anticompetitive behavior have recently begun probing the company's $116 billion-a-year advertising business.
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Exclusive: Texas signs ex-Microsoft lawyer, others to aid in Google antitrust probe

The Texas attorney general's office has hired three consultants for a multi-state probe it is leading into Alphabet Inc's Google, including an economist who worked with some of the firm's major rivals..
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Google braces for landmark global privacy ruling

google braces for landmark global privacy ruling
Bloomberg Google is bracing for another landmark privacy decision at the European Union’s top court, five years after a “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling forced it to delete links to personal..
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Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc ,..
Reuters - Published

House panel demands tech company emails in antitrust investigation

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from Amazon.com Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc , and Alphabet Inc's..
Reuters - Published

Google's advertising practices are being investigated in almost every U.S. state

google's advertising practices are being investigated in almost every u.s. state
A group of 50 attorneys general opened a broad investigation into whether advertising practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google violate antitrust laws. State attorneys general led by Ken Paxton of Texas..
WorldNews - Published

Huawei Eyes ProtonMail as It Searches for Gmail Alternative

huawei eyes protonmail as it searches for gmail alternative
(Bloomberg) — ProtonMail is in talks with Huawei Technologies Co. about including its encrypted email service in future mobile devices, part of the Chinese phone maker’s plan to develop an..
WorldNews - Published

Apple says Uighurs targeted in iPhone attack but disputes Google findings

Apple Inc on Friday confirmed that China's Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority group considered a security threat by Beijing, had been the target of attacks due to iPhone security flaws, but disputed..
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Google target of new U.S. antitrust probe by state attorneys general

More than half of U.S. state attorneys general are readying an investigation into Alphabet Inc's Google for potential antitrust violations, a source knowledgeable about the probe said on Tuesday.
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