Alphabet Inc: News

24 May 2024

Hollywood

Alphabet and Meta in talks with Hollywood for AI collaboration

Alphabet and Meta, two leading technology companies, are reportedly in negotiations with major Hollywood studios.

01 May 2024

Climate Change

Silicon Valley giants back start-up that pumps poop below ground

Silicon Valley's leading tech companies have invested $58.3 million in Vaulted Deep, a climate change start-up.

26 Apr 2024

Google

Alphabet's Q1 earnings surpass market predictions; shares jump 14%

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, has reported first-quarter earnings that surpassed market predictions.

05 Apr 2024

Google

Google parent considers acquiring marketing software firm HubSpot

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, is considering a bid to acquire online marketing software firm, HubSpot, according to Reuters.

02 Mar 2024

NVIDIA

NVIDIA surpasses Saudi Aramco, becomes 3rd largest company by m-cap

NVIDIA is now the third-largest company globally by market capitalization, valued at $2.056 trillion, surpassing Saudi Aramco which stands at $2.046 trillion.

23 Oct 2023

Japan

After US, Japan launches antitrust probe into Google

Japan's Fair Trade Commission is examining Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., for possible antitrust violations.

26 Jun 2023

Bharti Airtel

Alphabet's Taara: Internet based on laser technology arrives in India

Google parent Alphabet's 'moonshot' ideas for bringing internet access to remote and rural areas—solar-powered drones and high-altitude balloons in the stratosphere—were failures.

26 Apr 2023

Microsoft

Alphabet, Microsoft Q1 results: Is the worst finally behind us

The first quarter results of Alphabet and Microsoft have surprised everyone. The tech giants, both of which have been struggling due to the post-COVID tech meltdown, have outperformed Wall Street's expectations with their performance in Q1 FY23.

22 Apr 2023

Sundar Pichai

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai receives hike, pay soars to $226mn

The CEO of Alphabet Inc. Sundar Pichai is now one of the world's highest-paid corporate leaders.

24 Feb 2023

Robots

Google-parent Alphabet fires robots that performed everyday office chores

It isn't just humans that are affected by the layoff season. Robots have been hit too.

17 Feb 2023

Google

Google India lays off 453 employees across the company

Last month, Google's parent Alphabet announced its decision to fire around 12,000 employees. Now, Google India has reportedly axed 453 staffers across various departments.

16 Feb 2023

YouTube

YouTube CEO is stepping down, Neal Mohan to replace her

YouTube Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki announced that she would be stepping down after nine years at the helm of the world's largest online video platform.

09 Feb 2023

Google Bard

Failed demo costing company $100 billion? That happened to Alphabet 

Google unveiled Bard, its new experimental AI service, earlier this week. The ChatGPT-rival was expected to calm the storm at the search giant's doorstop.

27 Jan 2023

Google

How did 'Xooglers' react to Google's decision to cut jobs

The layoff drive in the technology industry has refused to spare anyone. Earlier this month, Google joined the ranks of tech companies that fired their staffers in a bid to cut costs.

20 Jan 2023

Google

Google parent Alphabet to fire 12,000 employees; Sundar Pichai apologizes

The layoff season in the technology sector refuses to go away. Google parent Alphabet Inc. has joined the list of tech giants to drop the axe on its employees.

22 Nov 2022

Google

After Meta and Amazon, Google to lay off 10,000 employees

If this year has proven anything, it is that no one is immune to the layoff bug that has created havoc in Silicon Valley. After withstanding the phenomenon for a while, Google may have fallen prey to it, too.

04 Nov 2022

Apple

At $2.3tn, Apple surpasses combined value of Alphabet, Amazon, Meta

When the market closed on November 3, there was a clear winner among tech giants - Apple. The Cupertino-based tech giant left its rivals Alphabet, Amazon, and Meta far behind in market value.

29 Jul 2021

YouTube

Alphabet Inc. beats all-time record with $61.9 billion revenue

Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. has logged $61.9 billion in revenue and $27.26 in earnings per share during the second quarter ending June 30, 2021.

05 Mar 2021

X

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance is gunning for low-cost laptops, and more

After upending the telecom space with Jio, Reliance has now got its sights on the laptop segment. Like the JioPhone, the Indian conglomerate is rumored to be working on an Android-based low-cost laptop dubbed the JioBook.

05 Mar 2021

Google

Alphabet's Moonshot Factory developing Wolverine, a wearable hearing enhancer

Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. has a subsidiary called X, also referred to as the Moonshot Factory, which chases seemingly wild ideas. The latest one is a wearable that enhances hearing capabilities.

15 Feb 2021

Australia

Google strikes news pay deal with major Australian media company

Australian media firm Seven West Media has struck a deal with tech giant Google to pay for journalism, according to an announcement made by the two companies on Monday.

02 Feb 2021

Google

Google will pay $3.8 million in hiring, pay discrimination settlement

Google will settle hiring and pay discrimination investigation by paying $3.8 million, including $2.6 million in back pay.

22 Jan 2021

Google

Alphabet shelves internet balloon project; Doesn't consider it a failure

Loon was a project under X, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., dedicated to exploring possibilities deemed too risky or unviable. The project became a separate company in 2018.

05 Jan 2021

Google

Google employees form labor union with eye on future protests

Over 200 employees and contractors of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., in the United States and Canada have formed a labor union, the group's elected leaders announced on Monday.

01 Aug 2020

X

Google Cloud employee fired over domestic violence allegations

Alphabet Inc. has reportedly fired a Google Cloud employee after allegations of domestic violence surfaced against him.

11 Jan 2019

Sexual Harassment

Shareholders sue Alphabet board for covering up sexual harassment allegations

A shareholder of Google parent Alphabet has sued the tech giant for allegedly covering up sexual misconduct and harassment claims against some of its top executives.

27 Sep 2018

Google

#HappyBirthdayGoogle: 20 years on, Google continues to change lives

From a simple Search engine to being a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, Google has come a long way by leveraging cutting-edge technology, and innovating at every step.

19 Sep 2018

India

PNB Scam: India's largest law firm under investigators' scanners

According to Reuters, India's largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has come under scrutiny in connection with the Rs. 14,000cr PNB scam after investigators seized documents relating to the scam from CAM premises.

07 Feb 2018

Uber

Waymo-Uber case: Travis Kalanick doesn't deny "wooing" ex-Waymo engineer

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has testified on the second day in the trial of the high-profile intellectual property lawsuit between Alphabet's Waymo and Uber over the theft of the former's self-driving car technology.

22 Dec 2017

Larry Page

Why is Eric Schmidt stepping down as Alphabet chairman?

Seventeen years after joining Google, which then had a few hundred employees, Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Alphabet chairman.

01 Sep 2016

San Francisco

Google forays into the ride-sharing turf of Uber

Google is planning to expand its ride-sharing service in San Francisco.