Google Fiber has declared its plans to extend its internet services to five states: Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, and Nebraska in the U.S. The plan is due to complete in the next few years.
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Google has confirmed that it has started experimenting with app-install ads and other promotions on YouTube Shorts. It will likely introduce new monetization options for creators in the future.
Waymo is working with Geely to adapt the Zeekr so it can be fully autonomous. Waymo hopes that its ride-hailing customers will be able to hail an autonomous Zeekr in the coming years.
A settlement between Alphabet, which owns Google, and Berland has been approved by the National Labor Relations Board. Other wrongful termination cases against the firm are still ongoing.
Google's parent company Alphabet today reported its Q4 2020 earnings of $56.9B in revenue. The majority came from Google, accounting for $52.8B. The fiscal year 2020 revenues stood at $182.5B.
Following the creation of the U.S.-based Alphabet Workers Union, Alphabet employees have created a global union called Alpha Global. It said Alphabet no longer follows the 'Don't be evil' slogan.
Alphabet's Loon company will be winding up in the coming months after the firm failed to become commercially viable. Alphabet will share what it learned from Loon and continue to use some of the tech.
The Alphabet Workers Union has been formed following years of protests by workers over various issues. The AWU said it's the ideal organisation as Alphabet responds more often to collective action.
Alphabet-owned tech giant Google, who had been grappling with a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed by its shareholders, has reached an agreement worth $310 million in settlements to close the chapter.
Google parent company Alphabet announced its second quarter 2020 earnings today, showing $38.3B in revenue, with nearly $38B of that coming from Google itself, and nearly $28.9B in advertising.
A new subsea cable called Grace Hopper has been announced by Google Cloud. The submarine cable is set to link up the US, UK and Spain and is scheduled to launch operations in 2022.
Google is going to allow its employees to work from home through the summer of 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic. The extension is applicable to all full-time & contractual Google employees worldwide.
Loon has announced that it has begun providing internet service for customers of Telkom Kenya. This will help those especially who are in rural areas away from cities where it's hard to get connected.
According to multiple reports from across the globe, YouTube was down on both mobile and PC platforms a little while ago. As per reports, it seems that it is back on for now, but not for everyone.
In addition to offices opening from June, Pichai also announced a day off in late May, so that employees can deal with the burnout resulted from working from home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Google's parent company Alphabet reported its earnings for the first calendar quarter of this year. It made $41.16B in revenue, and that includes $40.975B in revenue from Google alone.
Alphabet's Verily is helping fight the Coronavirus by setting up testing sites in California. It has also created an online tool to help people figure out if they have the disease.
The Federal Trade Commission has launched an antitrust investigation into the past mergers and acquisitions made by tech giants including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.
As a part of its fourth-quarter earnings report, Google's parent company has revealed the revenue generated by YouTube's ad business and the total number of YouTube Premium, Music and TV subscribers.
Google's Sundar Pichai has said in a piece for the Financial Times that governments should create new regulations for artificial intelligence technologies in a bid to prevent abuse.
After almost a decade with DeepMind, the company's co-founder, Mustafa Suleyman, will now be joining Google directly to work on applied artificial intelligence starting January next year.
In an open letter published on Google's blog, founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they're stepping down from their roles as CEO and President, respectively, of Alphabet.
Google has announced that Duplex on Google Assistant can now place orders for movie tickets. Just ask Assistant for a movie and Duplex will handle the ticket purchasing process automatically.
Google has launched online debit card payments through Google Pay in Brazil. Due to fraud, some online retailers don't allow debit cards, with this announcement, Google enables debit cards to be used.
Waymo has announced via e-mail that it plans to begin operating fully self-driving vehicles, without safety drivers, in Phoenix, Arizona in the near future. It's unclear how many vehicles there'll be.
Fitbit is allegedly in talks with the investment bank, Qatalyst Partners. The two are discussing the future of Fitbit following its struggle to get a foothold in the smartwatch market.
A leaked commercial for Google's upcoming Pixel 4 shows off some of the phone's features and design elements. Most notably, it seems users will be able to take pictures of the stars in the night sky.
Gmail is rolling out artificial intelligence-powered spelling and grammar auto-correction tools for G Suite customers from today. The rollout is expected to complete by September 12.
YouTube seems to be currently in the middle of a limited test of a new design for its homepage, with larger thumbnails. Videos are also no longer organised by categories, channels or topics.
Google has announced that its 'Made by Google' consumer products will start using more and more recycled materials from 2022. From 2020, shipments to and from customers will be carbon neutral.
Google has shuttered an external accountability council that was created to focus on the ethics of AI. Protests over and by board members made the council untenable so it was closed.
Google's CEO Sundar Pichai reiterated that the company will not budge on the 30% cut it demands of all Play Store purchases, a response to Epic Games' decision to distribute Fortnite directly.
Google's parent company, Alphabet, reported a healthy year-on-year increase in revenues of 22% for its final quarter of 2018, with Google being its only subsidiary that actually made a profit.
Alphabet's Verily has allegedly been seeking a partner to co-develop smart shoes that can detect falls, and track weight and movements. The firm has allegedly shown prototypes in private meetings.
Waymo has secured a permit to establish its manufacturing presence in Michigan, where it will select a facility to house its self-driving vehicle production. Work will start over the next few years.
Google is considering ending its news service in Europe in response to the controversial European Union's Copyright Directive. The law would require platforms to pay publishers for use of excerpts.
Alphabet's Verily has received FDA approval for its health watch for use as an ECG. The study watch is being created to gain insight into conditions such as Parkinson's disease and PTSD.
Google has announced that annotations will be removed from all content on its video platform, YouTube. The switch-off will take place in January 2019, 11 years since they initially launched.
Waymo is expected to kick off its self-driving car service in Phoenix next month, marking the first commercial autonomous fleet in the world to serve the public. It'll also likely have a new brand.
Waymo could be inching closer to the launch of its commercial self-driving taxi service after expanding the early rider program and testing a set of pricing models for the vehicles in Phoenix.