Alphabet Inc.

Murdoch calls for 'fee' for trusted news publishers on Facebook

(Reuters) - News Corp's (NWSA.O) Rupert Murdoch on Monday called on Facebook Inc (FB.O) to pay "trusted" news publishers a carriage fee, similar to the model used by cable companies.<p>His remarks come days after Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the social media company would prioritize …

Rupert Murdoch

Wind and Solar Deals Popular With Tech Giants Opening to All

Buying electricity from big wind and solar farms has long been the province of tech giants. An exchange opening Tuesday aims to open those deals up …

Amazon.com Inc

Waymo to start testing self-driving cars in Atlanta

(Reuters) - Waymo, Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit, would start testing its self-driving vehicles in Atlanta, it said on Twitter on Monday.<p>"Atlanta is a major hub for technology and innovation, and a natural fit for Waymo's testing program," Waymo said on Twitter. (http://bit.ly/2DyOp6W)<p>With …

Transportation

Big Tech Is Buying More Clean Energy Than Ever in the Trump Era

Companies, led by tech giants including Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc., are snapping up more clean energy than ever, even as shifting environmental …

Business

More Milestones: Alphabet Hits $800 Billion, Microsoft Clears $700 Billion

The tech titans keep getting more titanic.<p>Alphabet Inc., the parent company of search-engine giant Google, became the second publicly traded U.S. company ever to reach a market value of $800 billion Monday, joining iPhone maker Apple Inc.. Alphabet's Class A shares rose 1.8% to $1,164.00.<p>Meantime, …

Markets

Facebook should pay news publishers a 'carriage fee': Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch, the media billionaire who controls the Wall Street Journal, called on Facebook Inc. (FB.O) to begin paying publishers fees to carry …

Rupert Murdoch

3 Growth Stocks With Virtual Monopolies

From internet search to record storage and security, these three businesses have a stranglehold on their markets.<p>Investing in high-quality growth …

Stocks

Big tech dealmaking accelerates in signal smart cities are near

Robot driven taxis and computers eliminating traffic jams may appear sooner than you think after some of the biggest technology companies picked up the pace of dealmaking to bring about "smart cities" of the future.<p>Thirty-five agreements were signed between technology companies and major …

Cities

Don’t count out Toronto — with health care and a deep immigration pool — in Amazon’s HQ2 hunt

Toronto’s ever-deepening labor pool is fueled by the inflow to Canada of some 90,000 immigrants each year, many with enterprising technical …

Toronto

Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he had signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program.<p>"Just signed 702 Bill to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection," Trump said on Twitter, referring to legislation …

National Security Agency (NSA)

2018’s most admired companies Who made the list?

Despite a somewhat controversial year for Apple (AAPL), which faced widespread backlash for the confirmation of a long-time rumor that it intentionally slows down old iPhones, the tech giant nabbed for the 11th year in a row the top spot on Forbes Magazine’s list of 2018’s most admired …

Jeff Immelt

Where Netflix goes, Big Tech may follow

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Netflix Inc's (NFLX.O) quarterly report on Monday may offer an advanced preview of whether Facebook Inc (FB.O), Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and other heavyweights behind much of the U.S. stock market's record-breaking rally can keep delivering.<p>Many of the S&P 500's largest …

Business

Zagat lists the 10 hottest new restaurants in Denver right now

Denver's Lower Downtown and River North Arts District are chock full of hot new restaurants to visit, according to Zagat's new list of the "Hottest …

Restaurants

Google and China's Tencent Find Being Friends Has Benefits

Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Tencent Holdings Ltd. will license each other's technology patents, a deal that could help the former broaden its toehold in the Chinese market and accelerate the global expansion of the latter.<p>They entered a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement for a broad range of …

China

First the cash left, and then it returned. Now what?

Publicly traded companies with a presence in Boulder County expected to repatriate some foreign profits this yearAlphabet Inc.

Stocks

Amazon boosts monthly fee for Prime by $2

FILE PHOTO - The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, northern France, February 20, 2017. Photo: Reuters<p>NEW YORK …

News (South Africa)

Stocks to Watch: IBM, American Express, Nike, Berkshire, JPMorgan, Lowe's, Alphabet, Netflix

Among the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Friday's session are International Business Machines Corp., American Express Co., Nike Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Lowe's Companies and Alphabet Inc..<p>IBM shares fall 3.1% premarket after the technology firm …

Markets

Internet Stocks' Momentum Won't Stop Anytime Soon: Goldman

Internet stocks had a strong 2017 marked by prominent margin expansion and stock performance. The sector rallied 27% last year, easily topping both …

Stocks

Facebook Is Waiting in the Wings Should the Dow Braintrust Get Sick of GE

General Electric’s worst week in eight years is rekindling an age-old debate, namely, how bad can things get before your status in the Dow Jones …

Business

Alphabet's Google Signs Patent Licensing Deal With Tencent

<b>Alphabet</b> <b>Inc.'s</b> GOOGL division Google recently signed a patent licensing deal with Tencent Holdings Ltd in an attempt to find ways to grow in China, …

Stocks

Google, Tencent Eye Collaboration on New Technologies

Alphabet Inc's Google and Tencent Holdings Ltd on Friday signaled possible future collaboration on developing new technologies as the US and Chinese …

Middle East

Twitter Reveals 1,000 More Accounts Tied to Russian Propaganda Agency

Twitter Inc. on Friday said it identified 1,062 more accounts tied to a Russian government-backed propaganda outfit, as the social-media company and other tech firms continue to grapple with how their platforms were manipulated in the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election.<p>The social-media …

Social Media

Google inks patent sharing deal with Tencent as it eyes opportunities in China

Google Inc. on Friday announced that it has inked a patent sharing agreement with Tencent Holdings Ltd., China’s top tech firm by market …

Tencent

Canada PM to boost support for NAFTA in U.S. as talks intensify

© Reuters. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to China's President Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing<p>…

Canada

Who Might Apple Buy With Its Big Tax Holiday Windfall?

Apple Inc. (AAPL) claimed some tax bragging rights on Wednesday, claiming to be the U.S.'s largest taxpayer.<p>The company expects to pay $38 billion on …

Tech Industry

Google Executives Pledge to Scour More Content Ahead of Midterm Elections

The chief executive officers of Alphabet Inc.’s Google and YouTube pledged to scour videos and other content more closely for misleading news and …

Susan Wojcicki

Microsoft sees need for regulation, laws to check AI advances

Microsoft broaches these ideas in a 149-page book entitled “The Future Computed,” which will also be the subject of a panel at the World Economic …

Amazon.com Inc

Google Researcher Ousted After Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Google said a researcher has left the company after allegations of sexual harassment, the latest reaction to widening evidence of misconduct across …

FAANG Stocks Lack Potential But There Are Other Ways to Play Them

PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 (ticker QQQ) has $61.6 billion in assets and is commonly used by investors as a tech play; among the fund’s top …

Business

Google, Temasek coming in as new investors in Indonesia's Go-Jek: sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google (GOOGL.O), Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd and Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping are investing in a fundraising round of Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek, sources familiar with the matter said.<p>Go-Jek's existing investors …

South-east Asia