Alphabet Inc.

Internet balloons will float access over Kenya

NAIROBI – Alphabet Inc’s Loon said on Thursday it would deploy its system of balloons to beam high-speed internet access with Telkom Kenya from next …

Bharti Airtel

High-altitude balloons to deliver internet access in Kenya

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.<p>Loon, which is linked to Google through parent company Alphabet Inc., says it will work …

TestFlight

Stocks inch higher as Microsoft results overshadow ongoing trade uncertainty

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE<p>U.S. stocks rose slightly on Friday, with technology stocks leading the day’s advance following strong results from Microsoft, …

Market Capitalization

Earnings scheduled for the week of 7/23/2018

Major companies tentatively scheduled to post quarterly earnings next week:<p>MONDAY<p>Alphabet Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market close.<p>WEDNESDAY<p>Boeing Co. reports quarterly financial results before the market open.<p>Coca-Cola Co. reports quarterly financial results before the …

General Motors

EU's Biggest Penalties on Global Tech Companies

Alphabet Inc.'s Google ( GOOGL), the world’s leading internet giant, was penalized $5 billion this Wednesday on charges of abusing its dominant …

Operating Systems

Why the Android Antitrust Case May Not Trouble Google

Antitrust cases, which takes years to decide, can’t keep up with technology, experts say<p>The European Union’s $5 billion antitrust action against Alphabet Inc.’s Google, while historic, ultimately may not prove too onerous.<p>The reason: Even if Google loses its appeals, novel antitrust cases in the …

Law

Goldman raises its Alphabet stock price forecast, reiterates high ‘conviction’ rating for internet ad giant

Alphabet’s internet search and advertising businesses are thriving, according to Goldman Sachs.<p>The firm raised its price target to $1,350 from $1,250 …

S&P 500

Trump Blasts EU Over $5 Billion Fine on Google: 'I Told You So!'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union and said the bloc was taking advantage of the United States, pointing to the …

Donald Trump

PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - July 19

July 19 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.<p>- European authorities fined Alphabet Inc's Google a record $5.1 billion on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone …

New York City Council

Blumenthal Calls for FTC Investigation of Google

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) has called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Alphabet Inc.'s Google for alleged antitrust violations …

Law

Europe’s Google Decision Brings New Calls for U.S. Action

In U.S., tech firms are helped by view that their business practices benefit consumers beyond concerns they might raise<p>Europe’s latest move to rein in Google puts pressure on U.S. regulators and lawmakers to curb the power of the Silicon Valley giant—a step they have thus far been reluctant to take.<p>…

European Union

Trump says the EU's $5 billion fine on Google is the real trade war: 'I told you so!'

President Trump said Thursday that the European Union’s record $5 billion fine on Google was part of the trade bloc’s anti-U.S. policies.<p>I told you …

Android Phones

OMNIVORE: Silicon Valley has a problem with conservatives

Facebook won’t get better until it stops genuflecting for the right wing and starts thinking about politics in context

Silicon Valley

Corning Unveils Glass Less Likely to Break When You Drop Your Phone

Corning Inc., which makes the glass used in Apple Inc.’s iPhones and smartphones from Samsung Electronics Co., rolled out new technology it says is …

LG Electronics

Google developing potential Android successor called Fuchsia, says Bloomberg

Bloomberg reported Thursday that Alphabet Inc.'s GOOGL, -0.53% Google has tasked a group of engineers to work on Fuchsia, a new operating system that …

Android News

Google Faces Uphill Battle in Appealing EU Android Fine

European regulator has formidable record but a recent ruling involving Intel offers clues to success<p>BRUSSELS—Fining Google $5 billion is one thing, making it stick is another.<p>Google parent Alphabet Inc. said within hours Wednesday of the European Union decision that it would appeal the antitrust …

European Union

World-Beating Fine

It’s another record for Google, this time a world-beating fine. The European Union slapped a 4.3 billion-euro ($5 billion) antitrust penalty on the …

Mobile Devices

Google Expected to Fined $5 Billion by EU Over Android

The European Union is said to be preparing to hit Alphabet Inc.’s Google with a 4.3 billion-euro ($5 billion) antitrust fine over its Android …

Android News

Google launches game on Tencent's Wechat as it eyes China market

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) game on Tencent Holdings Ltd social media …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Is Reportedly Building its Own Chip

More and more evidence is emerging that gives hints that social media giant Facebook Inc. ( FB) is running a dedicated program to build its own …

Social Media

Google Gets Edible Arrangements Trademark Case to Arbitration

Alphabet Inc.’s Google LLC can take a trademark infringement complaint by the franchisor of Edible Arrangements out of court and into arbitration, a …

Law

Lawmakers ask Google to answer Gmail privacy concerns

WASHINGTON — Senior lawmakers requested answers from Alphabet Inc. on Tuesday about its privacy questions surrounding Gmail, the company’s popular …

Android Phones

Google’s Sergey Brin Mines Ethereum With His Son

Ethereum, the most popular smart contract-powered cryptocurrency network, has found a new miner—none other than Alphabet Inc.’s Google ( GOOGL) …

Sergey Brin

Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) June Summary

June monthly performance was: +1.06%<p>AUM of$65.1B<p>52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: +11%<p>No dividends were paid in June<p><b>Top 10 Holdings as of</b> …

Business

Can Apple Profit From Adding Virtual Reality to Self-Driving Cars?

The autonomous driving race continues to accelerate. With seemingly every automaker involved, even technology stocks are in on it. From Nvidia …

Virtual Reality

Majority of Americans think social media platforms censor political views - Pew survey

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About seven out of ten Americans think social media platforms intentionally censor political viewpoints, the Pew Research Center found in a study released on Thursday.<p>File Photo: A young couple look at their phone as they sit on a hillside after sun set in El Paso, Texas, U.S., …

Social Media

FANG Stocks Get Swept Up in Broader Market Selloff

After quietly bucking the downward trend in the previous trading session, the FANG stocks were taking a hit early Tuesday, June 19, after President …

Stock Markets

Apple poaches senior self-driving engineer from Waymo

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet Inc’s Waymo unit, Apple said on Friday, a sign that the iPhone maker maintains autonomous vehicle ambitions.<p>FILE PHOTO: Jaime Waydo, Lead Systems Engineer on Google's Self-Driving Car project, speaks to the media …

Autonomous Cars

4 Stocks to Outperform in an Anti-FAANG Portfolio

The FAANG players, including social media giant Facebook Inc. ( FB), Amazon, iPhone maker Apple Inc. ( AAPL), on-demand streaming leader Netflix Inc. …

Social Media

Invesco QQQ ETF (QQQ) May Summary

AUM of$60B<p>52-week performance vs. the S&P 500 is: +6%<p>$0.28 in dividends were paid in May<p><b>Top 10 Holdings as of 5/31/2018:</b> Apple Inc (AAPL): 11.91517%, …

Business