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Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Anthony Levandowski worked for Larry Page's flying-car firm, Kitty Hawk, before leaving Google, signaling how highly Alphabet executives regarded him   —  Google parent accuses Anthony Levandowski of launching competing startups—but he also worked for CEO's side project
Aug 3, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
As Google pays academics for research that often ends up justifying its controversial business practices, many academics fail to disclose their funding source   —  Google operates a little-known program to harness the brain power of university researchers to help sway opinion and public policy …
Jul 11, 2017, 1:06 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube viewers worldwide watch more than 1B hours of video a day, a 10-fold increase since 2012, threatening to eclipse US TV viewership   —  Google unit posts 10-fold increase in viewership since 2012, boosted by algorithms personalizing user lineups  —  YouTube viewers world-wide …
Feb 27, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Waze plans to expand ride-sharing service to several US cities and Latin America over the next few months   —  The growth of Waze's carpool service puts Alphabet Inc.'s Google more directly in competition with Uber  —  Google is planning to dramatically expand a carpool service …
Feb 22, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Analysis finds Google placed ads for its own products atop 91% of 25K searches for related items; after Google was told, only 19% had Google product ads atop   —  A Wall Street Journal analysis found that Google often pushes its growing list of hardware products, from Pixel phones to Nest smart thermostats …
Jan 19, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google X plans Wing Marketplace, an online exchange for $6 drone deliveries from partner retailers and restaurants, amid troubled Project Wing efforts   —  Google parent's struggle to launch a delivery-drone business is part of tech's broader problem with physics …
Dec 6, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Google opening Waze-based carpooling service previously in testing to all SF-area Waze users this fall; current pilot charges riders at most 54¢/mile   —  Alphabet's carpooling program in San Francisco offers rides at cheaper rates  —  Google is moving onto Uber Technologies Inc.'s turf …
Aug 30, 2016, 3:32 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Alphabet's David Drummond stepped down from Uber's board several weeks ago due to overlap of interests between the two companies   —  Move comes amid increasing competition between two tech companies  —  Uber Technologies Inc. on Monday said a longtime Alphabet Inc. executive has left …
Aug 29, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
After initial rollouts prove costly, Google Fiber looks for alternatives to deliver connectivity: wireless, leasing fiber, and asking cities to build networks   —  After initial rollouts prove costly, Google Fiber rethinks how to deliver connections in metro areas  —  Google's high-speed-internet business is slowing down.
Aug 14, 2016, 8:00 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Alphabet beats expectations with net profit of $4.88B, up 24% YoY, on revenue of $21.5B, up 21% YoY   —  Google parent Alphabet Inc. rode strong advertising demand to a 24% increase in profits, as it continues to capture users and advertisers shifting to mobile.
Jul 28, 2016, 4:25 PMIn context

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