Friday, October 20, 2017

Alphabet Inc.

This May 3, 2017, photo shows the Target logo on a store in Upper Saint Clair, Pa.

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk. The move is happening as ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, power lines are down after the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island in Humacao, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

BY MATT O’BRIEN Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to ...
In this combo of file photos shows, a Google sign at a store on Aug. 7, 2017, in Hialeah, Fla., bottom, and a Walmart sign on June 1, 2017, in Hialeah Gardens, Fla.

BY ANNE D’INNOCENZIO NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it’s not doing it alone. The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items ...
This Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, file photo shows Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

BY BARBARA ORTUTAY NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to why there are so few women in tech, Silicon Valley is in the midst of an ideological battle. The latest conflict is at Google, where a male engineer suggested ...
This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California.

BY RYAN NAKASHIMA SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it’s taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off the rest of ...
In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address for the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif. USA.

BY PHILIPPE SOTTO PARIS (AP) — A French court annulled a 1.1 billion-euro ($1.27 billion) tax adjustment imposed on Google by France’s tax authorities, saying Wednesday that the way the California firm operates in France allows it to be exempt ...
In this Tuesday, March 23, 2010 file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels.

BY LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — After a seven-year legal battle, European authorities came down hard on Google on Tuesday for taking advantage of its dominance in online searches to direct customers to its own businesses, fining the tech giant ...
In this June 18, 2015, file photo, SoftBank Corp. CEO Masayoshi Son speaks with the company's companion robot Pepper during a press conference in Maihama, near Tokyo.

BY YURI KAGEYAMA TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent. Terms of the deal, announced Friday, including when it might close, were not disclosed. ...
This Wednesday, April 26, 2017, photo shows a Google icon on a mobile phone, in Philadelphia. Google is about to provide the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets as it seeks to become an even more influential force in people’s lives. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google provided a look at its latest digital offerings, with a heavy focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps and services. CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled ...
This image provided by Google shows a screen grab of a smartphone demonstrating the use of a new search feature by Google called Shortcuts. (Google via AP)

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine. Its new feature, called “shortcuts,” will appear ...
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