Google parent Alphabet reported third-quarter earnings that beat estimates, but cloud revenue growth disappointed, sending shares lower. YouTube revenue rose 12% to $7.95 billion, beating forecasts.
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Google has announced today its Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro phones. The devices are powered by the new Tensor G3 processor which brings new features like Super Wide Band, Call Screen, Best Take, and more.
Google will be announcing the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro next month. However, before the launch, a new leak has revealed the pricing information of the Pixel 8 series along with key specs.
In a forum post, an Official Google Account announces the launch date for Android 14 Quarterly Platform Release. It marks the end of the beta program just in time ahead of the Pixel launch event.
Google and Amazon are generous today as they are offering the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro unlocked phones for the cheapest price with a discount of up to 25% discount. Get it while you still can!
Google has released an emergency security update, which fixes a new Chrome zero-day security vulnerability. The new firmware is rolling out to users in the Stable and Extended stable channel.
The EU designated several tech giants as gatekeepers under the new DMA, including Microsoft, Google, and Apple. This imposes rules on core services like search, app store limits and more.
Google Keep is getting a new version history feature. It will allow users to track the changes made to respective notes over a period of time by downloading an HTML file on their machine.
Chromium has announced that it will default to HTTPS on all web pages soon. The change is coming to make browsing more secure. It will also warn against potentially insecure connection downloads.
Mozilla has managed to defeat Google in a benchmark test on Windows 10, something which isn't the case on Linux. This victory though may or may not be relevant as it is a decade-old legacy test.
Google settles Italian probe over data portability. It commits to improving Takeout to make it easier to transfer data to a third party. It lets services access user data from Search and YouTube.
The CEOs of Waymo, Tekedra Mawakana and Dmitri Dolgov, said that their company will now be primarily focused on ride-hailing services, and will be investing their efforts and resources accordingly.
Revenues for Alphabet were up 7 percent in the second quarter compared to a year ago, and net income came in at $18.368 billion for the quarter. Revenues were up in Search, Cloud, and YouTube.
YouTube has announced that it'll allow potential misinformation on its platform again just in time for the next election. It said it still has measures in place against vote discouragement and more.
Revenues were $69.79 billion for the quarter for Alphabet, as it had to deal with one-time charges relating to layoffs and reduction of its office space, but its cloud business was profitable.
The merging of Google's two separate AI groups will likely speed up the development of its generative AI projects, including its Bard chatbot, as it tries to catch up with Microsoft.
Alphabet's investment firm, CapitalG, has provided AI market intel firm, AlphaSense, with $100 million in funding. Part of the money will be used to integrate an LLM to leverage AlphaSense's data.
An official complaint has been filed against YouTube in the UK for collecting locations, viewing habits, and preferences of up to 5 million children, in violation of the UK Children's Code.
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for CEOs of Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Meta for documents and communications over free-speech issues.
Alphabet Chairman John Hennessy said this week that chatbots like ChatGPT, the new Bing, and Google's own Bard, "are still in the early days" and it could take up to two years for them to be useful.
Alphabet recorded revenues of $283 billion for the entire 2022 fiscal year, up 10 percent compared to its revenues in 2021. The new fiscal report comes after Google laid off 12,000 of its employees.
Google is the latest big tech firm to announce major layoffs following Microsoft and Amazon. The company is reducing its headcount by 12,000 and has encouraged employees to work from home today.
A letter from a UK investor claims Google's current headcount is “excessive” as compared to hiring patterns in the past. As such, the company may lay off its low-performing employees to reduce costs.
Waymo has finally gotten its permit that will allow it to run driverless operations in the San Francisco area. The company already operates its autonomous services in downtown Phoenix.
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.
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.