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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Alphabet's Access CEO Gregory McCray is stepping down after five months as Larry Page reiterates commitment to Google Fiber   —  McCray had replaced Barratt, who stepped down in October 2016  —  Alphabet Inc.'s high-speed internet business is undergoing another shake-up as its leader, Gregory McCray, is stepping down.
Jul 17, 2017, 11:40 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google's offering some science labs and AI experts early cloud access to its quantum computers, following IBM's similar effort to spur app development   —  Company offers early access to its machines over the internet  —  IBM began quantum computing cloud service earlier this year
Jul 17, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Avis signs deal to manage the self-driving minivans of Alphabet's Waymo in Phoenix; Waymo CEO says Avis' Zipcar network was part of the partnership's appeal   —  Rental car firm will service Waymo vehicles in Phoenix  —  Zipcar owner could give Waymo much needed access to network
Jun 26, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google to stop scanning Gmail email content to target ads, will use other user info it has for ad targeting   —  The move is designed to ease concerns of enterprise customers  —  Diane Greene pushes ad change to chase Microsoft in enterprise  —  Google is stopping one of the most controversial …
Jun 23, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google starts removing “confidential, personal medical records of private people” from search results   —  Google quietly added a new category of information Thursday  —  Health joins financial data, revenge porn as banned subjects  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google has quietly decided …
Jun 22, 2017, 11:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Jeff Bezos, Safra Catz, other tech execs, to visit White House June 19 for first meeting of The American Technology Council   —  Meeting at White House comes despite Paris climate discord  —  Trump-created council given goal of modernizing government
Jun 8, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Source: Google will announce its voice-based AI Assistant is coming to iPhones and that it's integrating Assistant into GE home appliances at Google I/O   —  The Alphabet unit plans to expand its voice-based assistant beyond its own hardware at this week's I/O conference
May 16, 2017, 9:20 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Google partners with Audi and Volvo to put Android in cars to host Maps, Spotify, Google Assistant, and control temperature, seat positioning, without a phone   —  The search giant is partnering with Audi and Volvo to ship car systems running the Android operating system.
May 15, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
YouTube producing a half-dozen original series this year; source says it will spend $100M+ for 40+ ad-supported original shows and movies next year   —  Online service sees opportunity to lure big national sponsors  —  Paid Red service gets budgets matching HBO, Showtime programs
May 4, 2017, 9:00 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Apple's self-driving Lexus seen in Silicon Valley with 64-channel lidar, at least two radars and a series of cameras   —  Almost two weeks after Apple Inc. secured permission to test its autonomous-car technology in California, the first images of the vehicle have emerged from Silicon Valley roads.
Apr 27, 2017, 7:45 PMIn context

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