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Motley Fool: An Alphabet for all ages

Investors in Alphabet get a dominant online advertising business coupled with the chance that one of the company’s “moonshots” will become the next big thing.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Google, Wells Fargo speak out against Trump move to end DACA

Companies from a broad range of industries, including technology, finance and autos, swiftly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end a program preventing the deportation of immigrants illegally brought to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Google to comply with EU search demands to avoid more fines

Google will comply with Europe’s demands to change the way it runs its shopping search service, a rare instance of the internet giant bowing to regulatory pressure to avoid more …


Shopping by voice on Amazon or Google device could cost you

Voice shopping hasn’t really caught on yet, but if it does, look out – you might never know if it’s offering you the best deal.


Walmart joins forces with Google on voice-activated shopping

The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:54 p.m.

Protests at Google offices over worker’s firing are canceled

A statement on the “March on Google” website says Saturday’s protests were being canceled because of threats from what it called “Alt Left terrorist groups.”


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:10 a.m.

Google canceled all-hands meeting after employees were harassed online

Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, canceled an all-hands meeting Thursday after employees expressed concerns about their safety.


Lithuanian court OKs extradition in U.S. phishing case

A Lithuanian businessman suspected of tricking more than $100 million out of Google and Facebook in an elaborate cybercrime case should be extradited to the United States, a local court …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.

Google gender debacle speaks to tech culture wars, politics

Special circumstances – from the country’s divisive political climate to Silicon Valley’s broader problem with gender equity – contributed to the outrage and subsequent firing of a Google engineer. But …


Google’s firing of diversity critic fuels social-media backlash

Google triggered a social-media backlash with the firing of an employee who had blasted the company’s diversity policies, fueling tension over an issue roiling Silicon Valley.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Google exec denounces employee’s views on female workers

When it comes to why there are so few women in tech, Silicon Valley is in the midst of an ideological battle. The latest conflict is at Google, where a …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:55 p.m.

The path of the solar eclipse is already altering real-world behavior

The upcoming solar eclipse is poised to become the “most photographed, most shared, most tweeted event in human history,” in the words of one astronomer. Millions of people will watch …


In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

Google’s parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it’s taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off …


Google, Twitter and dozens of other sites take ‘net neutrality day of action’

Visitors to dozens of major websites are seeing a special message about the future of the Internet on Wednesday, part of a broad campaign by the companies to stop what …


Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case

The European Commission has hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after concluding that the search giant unfairly favored its comparison-shopping service over others.


UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.

Avis teams up with Google parent on self-driving car program

Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.


UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out …


Google’s search engine aims to become employment engine

Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine.


UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Google intensifies campaign against online extremism

Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.


UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

SoftBank buys robotics leader Boston Dynamics from Alphabet

Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent.


Alphabet’s share price hits $1,000

Google parent company Alphabet Inc. joined rarefied company Monday when it for the first time reached a $1,000 share price. Shares of the tech company rose $7.76, or 0.78 percent, …


Apple’s developer’s conference may highlight artificial intelligence

With Facebook, Microsoft and Google emphasizing AI in their conferences over the past two months, market analysts believe it is Apple’s turn. As the race for artificial intelligence heats up …


Nest security camera knows who’s home with Google face tech

Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera, offering a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand what’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

Google is providing the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets, initially offering a major focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps …


YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet’s Google

YouTube’s inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google’s digital family into a problem child.


Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case

Russian officials and Google have reached an agreement to settle a two-year-old case against Google for requiring the pre-installation of some of its apps on mobile devices using the Android …


How a simple Google search can help your brain

A study at UCLA showed that simply using search engines such as Google triggered key centers in the brains of middle-age and older adults, areas that control complex reasoning and …


Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to …


Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to information, tools on phones

Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.


Police in Minn. got search warrant for everyone who Googled person’s name

MINNEAPOLIS – A search warrant issued to Edina police to collect information on people who used certain search terms on Google is raising concerns about constitutional violations. Privacy law experts …