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Sole CEO means simpler business for Alphabet: analysts

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(Reuters) – Alphabet’s change of leadership should simplify the company’s unorthodox management structure under new boss Sundar Pichai without creating unwanted turbulence in strategy at one of Silicon Valley’s biggest names, Wall Street analysts said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during signing ceremony committing Google to...
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Google co-founders step aside as Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping aside as leaders of the Internet behemoth they founded 21 years ago, ending an extraordinary run that saw them build one of the world’s most valuable and influential companies. Trusted lieutenant Sundar Pichai, who has run the...
CBS US News

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin step down as leaders of parent Alphabet; Sundar Pichai to take over

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San Francisco – Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will step down as CEO and president, respectively, of Alphabet, the internet giant’s parent company announced Tuesday.  Google chief Sundar Pichai will also take over as CEO of Alphabet. Page and Brin will remain on the company’s board of directors....
CNBC Business

An early Google employee filmed inside the company’s garage office in 1998—take a look

CNBC
Before there was Alphabet and before googling was a verb, Google was a fledgling internet search engine that Larry Page and Sergey Brin, then Ph.D. students at Stanford University, ran out of a small, messy garage in Menlo Park, California. Source link: Click here for more
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Google chief Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet as co-founders step aside

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during signing ceremony committing Google to help expand information technology education at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas, U.S. October 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brandon Wade SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc...
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Larry Page, Sergey Brin – Google co-founders – step down as leaders of parent Alphabet; Sundar Pichai to take over

CBS News
San Francisco – Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin will step down as CEO and president, respectively, of Alphabet, the internet giant’s parent company announced Tuesday.  Google chief Sundar Pichai will also take over as CEO of Alphabet. Page and Brin will remain on the company’s board of directors. ...
CBS US News

U.S. warns of tariffs of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in French imports

CBS News
The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports — from Roquefort cheese to sparkling wine to handbags — in retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said France’s new “digital services...
CNBC Business

Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are investing in affordable housing crisis they helped create

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Affordable housing has become a crisis on the West Coast, due in large part to the expansion of the tech industry. These tech giants have pledged their help. Source link: Click here for more
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Tesla’s plan to leave the auto industry behind on in-car infotainment

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the electric car maker’s infotainment system is leaving other car makers in the dust, but big U.S. auto companies like Ford and GM are getting more serious about in-car display and technology partners like Apple and Google. Source link: Click here for more
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Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

Reuters
(Reuters) – 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 Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is displayed outside the company offices in New York, U.S.,...
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Google changes election ads policy to limit targeting

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is displayed outside the company offices in New York, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) 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...
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Some Fitbit users say they’re getting rid of the devices because they don’t trust Google

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Privacy groups this week began pushing regulators to block the Fitbit acquisition, which the company originally hoped to close in early 2020. Source link: Click here for more
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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Google bid to end Oracle copyright suit

Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear Google’s bid to escape Oracle Corp’s multi-billion dollar lawsuit accusing Google of infringing software copyrights to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s smartphones. FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is displayed outside the company...
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Privacy, consumer groups seek to block Google-Fitbit deal, citing antitrust and privacy concerns

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Nine privacy, social justice and consumer groups are calling for the U.S. government to block Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit. Source link: Click here for more

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