Alphabet News

Waymo picks Detroit factory for self-driving fleet, to be operational by mid-2019

Waymo's chief executive, John Krafcik, said in a blog post that Alphabet Inc's Waymo had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce self-driving cars.

US may have Musk, but Austria is where AI research happens

Austria is at the forefront of some cutting-edge research that stands to reshape the future of transportation, in particular, driverless-car technology.


Rajan Anandan to leave Google India, headed for Sequoia Capital

Vikas Agnihotri, who is currently country director of sales, will replace Anandan in the interim for Google India.

Google approved $45 mn exit package for executive accused of sexual misconduct

The amount was revealed Monday in a shareholder lawsuit accusing the board of directors of Alphabet, the parent of Google, of shirking their responsibilities by agreeing to pay executives accused of misconduct instead of firing them for cause.

Alphabet's Security startup wants to offer history lessons

Backstory will make Alphabet’s vast storage, indexing and search abilities available to other companies, allowing them to search through giant volumes of data, going years back, to trace the backstory of a malicious attack.

Alphabet's life science tech unit Verily raises $1 billion from investors 

The company has tied up with several pharma companies on projects that range from research on surgical robots to developing the retina scan technology for early detection of some eye diseases.


Alphabet revenue misses estimates as ad prices decline

The number of clicks on Google ads jumped more than 60 per cent in the quarter, but prices dropped 28 per cent.

Alphabet gains in Q2 results as Google ad machine powers past EU's record fine

Google is still raking in marketing dollars from advertisers, propelling the online search giant to another strong quarter in the face of costly regulatory trouble in Europe.

Alphabet's Sergey Brin stresses humility in midst of big tech backlash

In a letter to Alphabet employees, Google co-founder Sergey Brin commented on the role tech companies played in privacy and data sharing, saying that tech companies should approach these matters with great dignity.

Alphabet unveils business unit devoted to cyber security

The cyber security initiative reflects Alphabet's desire to expand beyond its core online advertising business at Google and become a major player in enterprise computing technology.