Alphabet

Nest

Nest CEO Slammed by Dropcam Founder

In a post on Medium, Dropcam founder Greg Duffy calls selling his company to Nest 'my mistake.'
Cities

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Is Building a Platform to Make Traffic Less Horrible

The announcement is part of the Smart City Challenge, a government-sponsored competition that will award $50 million to one U.S. city.
Alphabet

Alphabet Reportedly Puts Robot-Maker Boston Dynamics Up for Sale

The possible buyers include Amazon.com Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp.'s research and development company.
Zika

Is the Zika Virus Heading to Your Town? Google Will Find Out.

The company gave $1 million to the U.N. child agency to map the Zika virus and anticipate how it would spread.
Google

Google Shuts Down Comparison-Shopping Site to Focus on 'Future Innovations'

In an email to its partners on Monday, the company said Google Compare would end on March 23.
Google

Google Is Pulling the Plug on Photo Service Picasa

Instead, the company will begin focusing on a new service named Google Photos.
Self-Driving Cars

Google Is Testing Wireless Charging for Its Self-Driving Cars

Wireless charging could help accelerate the adoption of individually owned electric vehicles.
Technology

Alphabet Becomes Most Valuable U.S. Company; Gmail Hits 1 Billion Users

The parent company of Google stole the crown from Apple.
Alphabet

Alphabet Spent $3.6 Billion on Moonshot Projects

Monday marked the first time that Alphabet reported quarterly revenue from Google's core advertising businesses as separate from its more experimental ventures.
Search Engines

Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion to Keep Its Search Bar on iPhone

The report came from court transcripts related to a copyright lawsuit filed by Oracle Corp.
Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk and Other Tech Leaders Pour $1 Billion Into Artificial Intelligence Startup

The effort announced on Friday, called OpenAI, joins significant investments from companies such as Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Amazon.com Inc.
Google

Google Life Sciences Unit Rebrands as 'Verily'

The name change follows Google's transition to the parent name Alphabet.
Cybersecurity

Alphabet's Eric Schmidt: Gmail Is 'Far More Secure' Than Government Systems

Schmidt spoke this week at a private cybersecurity thought leadership forum in New York City.
Alphabet

Guess What Domain Name Google Just Bought?

Hint: It has to do with its new holding company.
Leadership

What Google's New Parent, Alphabet, Is Teaching Us About Self-Actualization

What are Sergey Brin and Larry Page up to now? A groundbreaking path toward their vision of the future.