Alphabet Inc.

Alphabet’s EU fine will overshadow its second quarter earnings

In other news, Google is rebounding from the YouTube ads boycott.<p>When Alphabet reports its second quarter earnings Monday, the elephant in the room will be the recent $2.7 billion fine from European regulators for anticompetitive behavior.<p>While the European Union’s punishment over Google’s shopping …

Technology

20 million disease-spreading mosquitoes will be released in the US - but it's a good thing

The Debug Project aims to reduce the health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the world.

Viruses

Alphabet earnings: A $2.74 billion hit for Google, potential YouTube results for investors

As it gears up for a second-quarter earnings report scheduled for Monday, Alphabet Inc. is already accounting for a $2.74 billion hit and may be preparing to reveal some long-awaited numbers.<p>The European Union’s antitrust regulator fined Alphabet GOOG, +0.49% GOOGL, +0.17% the record charge at the …

Markets

Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Google On Monday

Alphabet Inc is scheduled to release earnings after Monday’s close. The stock (I am using GOOGL, not GOOG, for this article) just hit a record high of $1008.61/share and is trading near $994. The stock is prone to big moves after reporting earnings and can easily gap up if the numbers are strong. …

Fortune 500

U.K. Chip Designer Graphcore Gets $30 Million to Fund Expansion - Bloomberg

Graphcore, a startup that is designing chips specifically for artificial intelligence applications, has secured $30 million in funding, including …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Stock Climbs on Q4 Earnings, Revenue Beat

Shares of Microsoft ( MSFT) were spiking over 1.5% in after-hours trading on Thursday after the tech titan reported a stronger than expected fourth …

Stocks

Lyft’s Late Entry Into Self-Driving Cars Gives It Leverage - Bloomberg

Lyft Inc. is joining the self-driving car arms race in earnest. It’s all about leverage.<p>The company’s new Palo Alto, California, office will be …

Uber

Major tech companies align with Apple against Qualcomm’s bid to ban the import of iPhones

A group representing major technology companies has aligned itself against <b>Qualcomm</b> Inc in its legal dispute with Apple Inc by calling on regulators …

Technology (India)

Samsung Is Ditching its Siri-Style Speaker | Investopedia

Despite a push by Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to take on Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) in the voice-activated speaker market, Samsung …

United States

Back to School Spending May Hit Near-Record High | Investopedia

Back to school spending is on track to see its second-highest spending level ever, which should bode well for not only Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) but …

Amazon.com Inc

US Corporate Cash Pile $1.84 Trillion Says Moody's - Doesn't Matter A Darn, Not Even Apple's Stash

There are interesting and useful things we can worry about in corporate America but that there’s a cash pile of $1.84 trillion out there, as reported by Moody’s, isn’t one of them. We can indeed think a little about why they’re hoarding cash, how we might change the tax system to lessen their …

Cisco Systems

House panel approves broad proposal on self-driving cars

WASHINGTON - A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 self-driving vehicles without meeting existing auto safety standards and bar states from imposing driverless car rules.<p>Representative Robert Latta, a Republican who …

Transportation

Google Search Embraces the Feed -- But Don't Call It Social - Bloomberg

Years ago, Google built a social network separate from its prized asset, web search. The effort failed. Now the company is trying again -- only this …

Google

Google Parent Alphabet Tries Again With Eyeglass-Mounted Device

Target this time is large, corporate customers—not general consumers<p>Google parent Alphabet Inc. is relaunching Glass, its head-worn computer, targeting corporate customers after its initial version flopped because of privacy concerns.<p>Dubbed Glass Enterprise Edition, the product has been in testing …

Google

Google and Amazon Take a Page From Social Media's Playbook | Investopedia

Google’s (GOOG) search engine will soon start resembling social network news feeds, forming part of the technology giant’s bid to provide more …

Google

Morning Must-Reads: Betting on Trump, Unsettling Stock Gains, Dollar Doldrums

The Must Reads are part of the Journal’s Morning MoneyBeat newsletter. To receive the newsletter via email, click here.<p>Markets to Fed: Please Leave Us Alone: Financial pros think the Federal Reserve’s market manipulation is dangerous, and with Donald Trump, their views are gaining prominence.<p>The …

Federal Reserve

IBM's cloud can't chase away Big Blue's woes

IBM Corp. (IBM) provided the first report in the battle for the cloud computing market on Tuesday, with results from Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , …

Stocks

Netflix Stock's Big Breakout May Have More Upside | Investopedia

Blowout second-quarter results may have driven shares of Netflix Inc. (NFLX) up 13.5 percent Tuesday, but the larger takeaway, based on institutional …

Stocks

Why Facebook's Value Is Best Among FAANGs | Investopedia

The five FAANG stocks are seriously overpriced by many metrics, but social networking leader Facebook Inc. (FB) may be the best of the bunch, …

Stocks

AWS and VMware Expand Cloud Deal to Disrupt Entire Software Space | Investopedia

Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN) public cloud platform, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is reportedly considering a large-scale effort to develop software for …

Amazon Web Services

Alphabet Reinvents Glass for Enterprise Market | Investopedia

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) is bringing back its augmented reality spectacles – Google Glass – for the workplace. The Mountain View, California-based …

Java

Google Fiber Loses Top Executive After Five Months - Bloomberg

Alphabet Inc.’s broadband and cable business is undergoing another shake-up as its leader, Gregory McCray, is stepping down, according to a company …

Google Fiber

Microsoft, Google Back Strong Net Neutrality Rules - Bloomberg

Microsoft Corp. and Google pleaded with U.S. regulators on Monday to preserve strong net neutrality rules, while AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. backed …

Internet

Big Changes Are Lurking for Popular Sector ETFs | Investopedia

Some well-known sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can confuse investors. For example, the FANG stocks are often associated with the technology …

Stocks

Uber Learned If You Can’t Beat Them, Invest - Bloomberg

Is Uber a global ride-hailing operation or a service for the developed world with some investments in emerging markets tacked on? It’s starting to …

Uber

Google Researcher Tackles Quantum Computing’s Thorniest Problems

Google team addresses fault tolerance and the delicate nature of the qubit<p>A research scientist at Alphabet Inc.’s Google is working to solve two of the most pressing challenges of quantum computing, a field that is making rapid advances and could soon begin solving problems that are currently out …

Quantum Computing

Self-Driving Taxis Could Have a Vomit Problem - Bloomberg

It didn’t take long for Pritam Singh to learn a key lesson about working for Lyft. People are disgusting. They have a nasty habit of throwing up in …

Transportation

Google wins challenge against 1.1 billion euro French tax bill

A French court ruled on Wednesday that Google was not liable to pay 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in back taxes demanded by the French authorities.<p>…

Google

Off the Map: The Rough Road Ahead for Self-Driving Cars in China

China is creating roadblocks for U.S. auto makers and tech companies to bringing self-driving cars to the world’s largest auto market.<p>Citing national security concerns, China is limiting the amount of mapping that can be done by foreign companies, as General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co., Alphabet …

China

In the future, Alphabet is going to let anyone post stories and photos on Google Earth

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, has big plans for Google Earth. According to a report from <i>Reuters</i>, Alphabet wants users to post “millions” of stories, videos and photos to the platform as part of upcoming social changes.<p>Specifics regarding the new features, how the whole thing will …

Google