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KIII Corpus Christi
Google parent Alphabet posts record-crushing fourth-quarter 2015 earningsFor the first time, Google has reported its earnings as multinational conglomer
Google parent Alphabet posts record-crushing fourth-quarter 2015 earnings
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 14 hours ago
For the first time, Google has reported its earnings as multinational conglomerate Alphabet, which was established as Google’s parent company last year. Alphabet reported a hefty $21.33 billion in revenue and $8.67 in earnings per share in the fourth... Read more
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Business Insider
Meet the Google executive tapped to run the cancer-screening startup backed by Bill Gates and Jeff BezosJeff Huber spent over a decade helping Google launch some of its biggest projec
Meet the Google executive tapped to run the cancer-screening startup backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos
Business Insider / Posted 14 hours ago
Jeff Huber spent over a decade helping Google launch some of its biggest projects – from its ad platform to Google Maps. This week, he left the company to take on a more personal challenge: developing test for cancer at the earliest possible... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
From Lady Gaga to the future of social mediaGoing Gaga ... The social network littlemonsters.com has signed up more than on
From Lady Gaga to the future of social media
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 16 hours ago
Going Gaga ... The social network littlemonsters.com has signed up more than one million users in three months. Troy Carter, the force behind Lady Gaga, isn't just a talent manager. He epitomises an emerging group of creatives who are finding that... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
This Google-backed app saves money for you — now it wants to save your tax refunds tooDigit, a money-saving app backed by Google's venture arm, is trying something n
This Google-backed app saves money for you — now it wants to save your tax refunds too
Stamford Advocate / Posted 17 hours ago
Digit, a money-saving app backed by Google's venture arm, is trying something new: a feature that automatically saves a portion of your tax refund. For those new to Digit, it's an app that automatically saves money for you by tracking your income... Read more
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Connecticut Post
This Google-backed app saves money for you — now it wants to save your tax refunds tooDigit, a money-saving app backed by Google's venture arm, is trying something n
This Google-backed app saves money for you — now it wants to save your tax refunds too
Connecticut Post / Posted 17 hours ago
Digit, a money-saving app backed by Google's venture arm, is trying something new: a feature that automatically saves a portion of your tax refund. For those new to Digit, it's an app that automatically saves money for you by tracking your income... Read more
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Investopedia
The 10 Fastest Growing Green Startups in 2016Social entrepreneurship thrives in the green industry, helping to solve our wor
The 10 Fastest Growing Green Startups in 2016
Investopedia / Posted 17 hours ago
Social entrepreneurship thrives in the green industry, helping to solve our world’s greatest environmental problems by offering innovative solutions. Some companies “go green” either to reduce environmental harm, or to gain consumer support. These... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
This Google-backed app saves money for you — now it wants to save your tax refunds tooDigit, a money-saving app backed by Google's venture arm, is trying something n
This Google-backed app saves money for you — now it wants to save your tax refunds too
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 17 hours ago
Digit, a money-saving app backed by Google's venture arm, is trying something new: a feature that automatically saves a portion of your tax refund. For those new to Digit, it's an app that automatically saves money for you by tracking your income... Read more
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MedCity News
Google, Celgene backing Armo BioSciences' immunotherapy approachGoogle Ventures has joined the funding fray for hot immunotherapy startup Armo
Google, Celgene backing Armo BioSciences' immunotherapy approach
MedCity News / Posted yesterday
Google Ventures has joined the funding fray for hot immunotherapy startup Armo Biosciences, whose immunotherapy – primed for combination use – is geared toward solid tumor cancers. It’s developing cytokines and an anti-PD1 monoclonal checkpoint... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
This Former Google Exec Is On A Mission To Develop A Blood Test For CancerFor many oncologists, the holy grail of medicine is a blood test that can detec
This Former Google Exec Is On A Mission To Develop A Blood Test For Cancer
Fast Company Magazine / Posted yesterday
For many oncologists, the holy grail of medicine is a blood test that can detect cancer before symptoms arise. But developing such a test is a daunting challenge. San Diego-based biotech firm Illumina is ready to give it a shot. In January 2016, the... Read more
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Search Engine Land
Google Was Nearly A Site That Allowed Users To Order Pizza Through A Fax MachineLast year, Sergey Brin gave a speech at Google Ventures CEO Summit on the value
Google Was Nearly A Site That Allowed Users To Order Pizza Through A Fax Machine
Search Engine Land / Posted 2 days ago
Last year, Sergey Brin gave a speech at Google Ventures CEO Summit on the value of failing, and how failing fast can be beneficial. One of the subjects that he covered was his original foray into building a Web service some 20 years ago — the service... Read more
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NBC News
Google's CEO Got $199 Million in Stock This MonthGoogle's boss is having a good month. Sundar Pichai, the newly appointed chief
Google's CEO Got $199 Million in Stock This Month
NBC News / Posted 2 days ago
Google's boss is having a good month. Sundar Pichai, the newly appointed chief executive of the Internet search giant, was awarded restricted stock worth roughly $199 million. Pichai received 273,328 Google class C shares on Feb. 3, according to a... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Big banks and tiny fin-tech start-ups"If you can't beat them, join them," Jim Henson, the legendary puppeteer best k
Big banks and tiny fin-tech start-ups
TheStreet.com / Posted 2 days ago
"If you can't beat them, join them," Jim Henson, the legendary puppeteer best known for creating The Muppets, liked to say. And that's exactly what some big banks have been doing as they move away from their traditional style of banking to a more... Read more
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CNBC
Google’s CEO got $199M in stock this monthGoogle's boss is having a good month. Sundar Pichai, the newly-appointed chief
Google’s CEO got $199M in stock this month
CNBC / Posted 3 days ago
Google's boss is having a good month. Sundar Pichai, the newly-appointed chief executive of the U.S. search giant was awarded restricted stock worth roughly $199 million. Pichai received 273,328 Google class C shares on February 3, according to a... Read more
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USA Today
Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black partnerSAN FRANCISCO — Monique Woodard has joined 500 Startups as its first African-Am
Monique Woodard joins 500 Startups as first black partner
USA Today / Posted 3 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO — Monique Woodard has joined 500 Startups as its first African-American venture partner to increase the firm's investments in black and Latino tech entrepreneurs, who have historically received a tiny fraction of U.S. venture... Read more
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Ars Technica
Robot room service is coming to US hotels courtesy of startup SaviokeIt’s easy to look at your smartphone and think you live in the future. But the
Robot room service is coming to US hotels courtesy of startup Savioke
Ars Technica / Posted 4 days ago
It’s easy to look at your smartphone and think you live in the future. But the past’s imagining of the future promised us a lot more robot butlers. Robots have slowly made their way into the workplace via telepresence hardware like Double Robotics... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tipYour hotel's newest bellhop may be a robot. A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up an
Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tip
Los Angeles Times / Posted 5 days ago
Your hotel's newest bellhop may be a robot. A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up and its "autonomous robot helpers" received $15 million in new financing last month. Savioke's goal is to put robots in hotels across the country, building on its current... Read more
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MedCity News
Concierge care biz One Medical acquires Rise, a nutrition app supported by virtual nutritionistsIn a world positively laden with apps, weight management and nutrition are a bi
Concierge care biz One Medical acquires Rise, a nutrition app supported by virtual nutritionists
MedCity News / Posted 6 days ago
In a world positively laden with apps, weight management and nutrition are a big portion of the wellness management division of mobile health apps. By IMS Health’s reckoning they account for 12 percent of these apps. But two year old startup Rise... Read more
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TechCrunch
One Medical Acquires Rise, A Nutrition Coaching AppMuch of Rise CEO Suneel Gupta and One Medical CEO Tom Lee’s first interactions
One Medical Acquires Rise, A Nutrition Coaching App
TechCrunch / Posted 6 days ago
Much of Rise CEO Suneel Gupta and One Medical CEO Tom Lee’s first interactions happened in front of a whiteboard at the One Medical offices after the pair were introduced by mutual investor Google Ventures. “I was very much interested in what the... Read more
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TechCrunch
ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The EnterpriseZIRX, an on-demand valet startup, is shutting down its consumer service at the
ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise
TechCrunch / Posted 6 days ago
ZIRX, an on-demand valet startup, is shutting down its consumer service at the end of the month, according to an email that the company sent out to ZIRX members today. The company confirmed the move in a blog post. However, the company isn’t... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Why One Medical Group Acquired Nutrition App RisePrimary care group One Medical has acquired a nutrition-coaching app called Ris
Why One Medical Group Acquired Nutrition App Rise
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 6 days ago
Primary care group One Medical has acquired a nutrition-coaching app called Rise, in a surprising but not entirely unprecedented move. One Medical is a primary care provider with dozens of offices across the United States. The company was founded by... Read more
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TechCrunch
One Medical Acquires Rise, A Nutrition Coaching AppMuch of Rise CEO Suneel Gupta and One Medical CEO Tom Lee’s first interactions
One Medical Acquires Rise, A Nutrition Coaching App
TechCrunch / Posted 6 days ago
Much of Rise CEO Suneel Gupta and One Medical CEO Tom Lee’s first interactions happened in front of a whiteboard at the One Medical offices after the pair were introduced by mutual investor Google Ventures. “I was very much interested in what the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Appeal of Uber, and What Taxi Drivers Should KnowMarinelli Bells Company is one of the five oldest companies in the world. Its b
The Appeal of Uber, and What Taxi Drivers Should Know
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Marinelli Bells Company is one of the five oldest companies in the world. Its bells adorn majestic buildings in New York, Jerusalem, Rome, Korea, South America and elsewhere. The business employs around 20 people. Five of them, called Marinelli,... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Uber's new rebranding reveals everything that's wrong with UberUber, Uber, Uber. When will you learn? If you haven't heard, the company that
Uber's new rebranding reveals everything that's wrong with Uber
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 7 days ago
Uber, Uber, Uber. When will you learn? If you haven't heard, the company that everyone loves (or hates, depending on which side of the fence you stand) unveiled a complete rebrand yesterday. My take? It reveals Uber's true colors. And they're not... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Uber's new rebranding reveals everything that's wrong with UberUber, Uber, Uber. When will you learn? If you haven't heard, the company that
Uber's new rebranding reveals everything that's wrong with Uber
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 7 days ago
Uber, Uber, Uber. When will you learn? If you haven't heard, the company that everyone loves (or hates, depending on which side of the fence you stand) unveiled a complete rebrand yesterday. My take? It reveals Uber's true colors. And they're not... Read more
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Wired News
Magic Leap Just Landed an Astounding Amount of VC MoneyMagic Leap founder, president, and CEO Rony Abovitz at the Wall Street Journal
Magic Leap Just Landed an Astounding Amount of VC Money
Wired News / Posted 8 days ago
Magic Leap founder, president, and CEO Rony Abovitz at the Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference in Laguna Beach, California on October 20, 2015. Mike Blake/Reuters It’s official: Magic Leap, the secretive Florida startup developing a... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Google parent Alphabet posts record-crushing fourth-quarter 2015 earningsFor the first time, Google has reported its earnings as multinational conglomer
Google parent Alphabet posts record-crushing fourth-quarter 2015 earnings
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 8 days ago
For the first time, Google has reported its earnings as multinational conglomerate Alphabet, which was established as Google’s parent company last year. Alphabet reported a hefty $21.33 billion in revenue and $8.67 in earnings per share in the fourth... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
Google parent Alphabet posts record-crushing fourth-quarter 2015 earningsFor the first time, Google has reported its earnings as multinational conglomer
Google parent Alphabet posts record-crushing fourth-quarter 2015 earnings
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 8 days ago
For the first time, Google has reported its earnings as multinational conglomerate Alphabet, which was established as Google’s parent company last year. Alphabet reported a hefty $21.33 billion in revenue and $8.67 in earnings per share in the fourth... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
Alphabet earnings surpass expectationsMOUNTAIN VIEW -- When Google formed the Alphabet holding company last year, it
Alphabet earnings surpass expectations
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 9 days ago
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- When Google formed the Alphabet holding company last year, it surpassed its Silicon Valley rival Apple, at least alphabetically. Now, following sizzling fourth-quarter results, Alphabet is poised to surpass Apple in terms of market... Read more
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CIO
Google admits most 'moonshots' lose moneyGoogle's newly formed parent company, Alphabet, this week announced that its "m
Google admits most 'moonshots' lose money
CIO / Posted 9 days ago
Google's newly formed parent company, Alphabet, this week announced that its "moonshots," or big-bet investments such as self-driving cars, represent less than 1 percent of the organization's total 2015 revenue. Alphabet's "other bets" also decreased... Read more
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Entrpreneur
Alphabet Spent $3.6 Billion on Moonshot ProjectsRuth Porat, CFO for Google’s parent, Alphabet, seemed cautiously optimistic on
Alphabet Spent $3.6 Billion on Moonshot Projects
Entrpreneur / Posted 9 days ago
Ruth Porat, CFO for Google’s parent, Alphabet, seemed cautiously optimistic on Monday about a few of her company’s riskier and greener businesses. According to Porat, the $448 million in quarterly revenue from Alphabet’s other units -- ie. not Google... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You "Try On" New DecorShanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer,
This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You "Try On" New Decor
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 9 days ago
Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the aforementioned jobs into one mobile app to make... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Alphabet is now more valuable than Apple - world's most valuable companyRevenue increased 18% to $21.32bn for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2015
Alphabet is now more valuable than Apple - world's most valuable company
Computer Business Review / Posted 10 days ago
Revenue increased 18% to $21.32bn for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2015, compared to $18.10bn in the year-ago period. Net income was $4.92bn, or $7.06 diluted earnings per share, in Q4, compared to $4.67bn, or $6.79 diluted earnings per... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Fintech, Education, omnichannel retail, cybersecurity: 7 UK tech firms attracting big investmentThe UK is fast becoming something of a beacon for tech investment, with major i
Fintech, Education, omnichannel retail, cybersecurity: 7 UK tech firms attracting big investment
Computer Business Review / Posted 10 days ago
The UK is fast becoming something of a beacon for tech investment, with major investors putting their money into a wide range of software and digital firms based here. Indeed, $1.4bn was invested into the tech sector in the UK between January and... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Alphabet’s quarterly results top expectationsMOUNTAIN VIEW >> Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on M
Alphabet’s quarterly results top expectations
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
MOUNTAIN VIEW >> Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on Monday delivered an alphabet soup of fourth-quarter results that included an operating loss of $3.6 billion for its so-called Other Bets, or businesses outside of the... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectationsMOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on M
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectations
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 10 days ago
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on Monday delivered an alphabet soup of fourth-quarter results that included an operating loss of $3.6 billion for its so-called Other Bets, or businesses outside of the... Read more
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Fast Company Magazine
Dethroning Apple: Alphabet Now World's Most Valuable Firm Due To Strong Revenue GrowthThe king is dead. Long live the king. Apple is no longer the world's most valu
Dethroning Apple: Alphabet Now World's Most Valuable Firm Due To Strong Revenue Growth
Fast Company Magazine / Posted 10 days ago
The king is dead. Long live the king. Apple is no longer the world's most valuable company. Today, thanks to strong revenue growth across Google and other units, Alphabet has dethroned the maker of the iPhone and Mac. In its fourth-quarter earnings... Read more
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BBC News
How did Google become the world's most valuable company? - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
How did Google become the world's most valuable company?
BBC News / Posted 10 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say How did Google become the world's most... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectationsMOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on M
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectations
Inside Bay Area / Posted 10 days ago
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on Monday delivered an alphabet soup of fourth-quarter results that included an operating loss of $3.6 billion for its so-called Other Bets, or businesses outside of the... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectationsMOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on M
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectations
Silicon Valley / Posted 10 days ago
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on Monday delivered an alphabet soup of fourth-quarter results that included an operating loss of $3.6 billion for its so-called Other Bets, or businesses outside of the... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectationsMOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on M
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectations
The Fremont Argus / Posted 10 days ago
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on Monday delivered an alphabet soup of fourth-quarter results that included an operating loss of $3.6 billion for its so-called Other Bets, or businesses outside of the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectationsMOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on M
Alphabet's quarterly results top expectations
The Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
MOUNTAIN VIEW -- Alphabet, the holding company formed by Google last year, on Monday delivered an alphabet soup of fourth-quarter results that included an operating loss of $3.6 billion for its so-called Other Bets, or businesses outside of the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Bitter pill for biotechsA hot Cambridge company is set to be one of the first biotech companies to go p
Bitter pill for biotechs
Boston Herald / Posted 12 days ago
A hot Cambridge company is set to be one of the first biotech companies to go public in months, a crucial test for markets that have cooled to biotech investments. “It’ll be a test for what’s happening in the biotech area,” said Kathleen Smith,... Read more
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The Middletown Press
End of meat? Startups seek alternatives for the massesScrambled eggs made by Hampton Creek Foods’ Just Scramble. Jeff Chiu — The Asso
End of meat? Startups seek alternatives for the masses
The Middletown Press / Posted 12 days ago
Scrambled eggs made by Hampton Creek Foods’ Just Scramble. Jeff Chiu — The Associated Press NEW YORK >> Patrick Brown is on an improbable mission: Make a burger Americans love, minus the meat. Veggie patties have been around for decades, but Brown... Read more
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Market Watch
Alphabet earnings could push Google parent past Apple as world’s most valuable companyGoogle will finally give a peek into its non-core operations in Monday’s report
Alphabet earnings could push Google parent past Apple as world’s most valuable company
Market Watch / Posted 13 days ago
Google will finally give a peek into its non-core operations in Monday’s report. Alphabet Inc. is preparing to expose some secrets that could help Google’s parent company pass Apple Inc. in market capitalization. Investors will have their eyes on... Read more
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Business Standard India
Google's Alphabet to take a bite out of Apple's statusAt the end of trading on Thursday, Apple's market value stood at $522 bn; Alpha
Google's Alphabet to take a bite out of Apple's status
Business Standard India / Posted 13 days ago
At the end of trading on Thursday, Apple's market value stood at $522 bn; Alphabet was worth $515 bnAs the digital advertising market booms and demand for smartphones wanes, Alphabet Inc could... Read more
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Investopedia
Will Alphabet overtake Apple as No.1? (AAPL,GOOGL)Apple has been numero uno among the world's largest companies for most of the t
Will Alphabet overtake Apple as No.1? (AAPL,GOOGL)
Investopedia / Posted 13 days ago
Apple has been numero uno among the world's largest companies for most of the time since 2012, when its market cap first exceeded $500 billion, but its position is now threatened by Alphabet, which could displace it as the world's most valuable... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Tech financials in brief: Alphabet, Google in results revamp, Amazon shares tumble as profits miss estimates, Microsoft beats forecasts with cloudThe company will first announce the results of Google, which will include main
Tech financials in brief: Alphabet, Google in results revamp, Amazon shares tumble as profits miss estimates, Microsoft beats forecasts with cloud
Computer Business Review / Posted 13 days ago
The company will first announce the results of Google, which will include main internet products such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome and Google Play, and hardware products Chromecast, Chromebooks and... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Where is Apple going to take virtual reality?Twenty-six words might not seem like a lot, but when it comes from one of the w
Where is Apple going to take virtual reality?
TheStreet.com / Posted 14 days ago
Twenty-six words might not seem like a lot, but when it comes from one of the world's most powerful businessmen, it's enough to raise eyebrows. On Apple's(AAPL - Get Report) fiscal first quarter earnings call, CEO Timothy D. Cook was asked about his... Read more
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The Tyee
Don't Tell Me Letting Uber Ignore Rules Is about CompetitionWith Uber, don't sacrifice the principles of fairness. Photo: Flickr, Creative
Don't Tell Me Letting Uber Ignore Rules Is about Competition
The Tyee / Posted 15 days ago
With Uber, don't sacrifice the principles of fairness. Photo: Flickr, Creative Commons. I was in Houston, Texas, last Thursday when the BC Liberals performed an about-face in favour of Uber, a controversial transportation provider seeking access to... Read more
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KQ2 St. Joseph
Biotech company Theranos under close watchTheranos, a biotech company and Silicon Valley darling, is under close watch.
Biotech company Theranos under close watch
KQ2 St. Joseph / Posted 15 days ago
Theranos, a biotech company and Silicon Valley darling, is under close watch. The blood-testing startup is billed as a classic industry disruptor -- offering a cheaper, more efficient alternative to traditional medical tests. Its founder, a... Read more
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