Technology

More than $85 billion in value wiped from the popular 'FANG' tech stocks

Amazon, Alphabet, Netflix and Facebook shares all fell by more than 3 percent Tuesday.

Business

Google-owner Alphabet's shares fall on rise in costs

(Reuters) - Shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc lost more than 5 percent on Tuesday as a surge in costs drove what analysts said was its biggest ever contraction in gross margins, overshadowing strong first-quarter ad sales.

Technology

YouTube deletes 5 million videos for content violation

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc's Google , deleted about 5 million videos from its platform for content policy violations in last year's fourth quarter before any viewers saw them, it said in a new report that highlighted its resp

World

How Google retains more than 90% of market share

AP More than 90% of all internet searches are taking place through Google and the company subsidary Youtube.  Google processes 3.5 billion searches per day. Getting millions of people to try a different search algorithm would be extremely expen

Business

Google owner Alphabet sees profits soar

Net earnings jump almost 73% in the first quarter as revenues from internet advertising climb.

United States

Google owner Alphabet reports 84% rise in profits despite privacy concerns

Quarterly profit of $9.4bn exceeded estimates of $6.56bnNo signs that rising global privacy concerns would affect profitsGoogle owner Alphabet shrugged off mounting concerns over privacy on Monday to report an 84% rise in profits for the last quarter.The

Technology

Google parent Alphabet profit beats Street on strong ad sales

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google owner Alphabet Inc reported first-quarter sales and profit Monday that topped financial analysts' estimates due to strong ad sales and a change in accounting for investments in startups, sending its shares up about 1 perce

Finance

Google-parent Alphabet is rising after its earnings report (GOOGL)

Alphabet reported first quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations on Monday. The stock is surging after-hours.  Follow Alphabet's stock price in real-time here.  Shares of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, surged as much as 4% afte

Mobile

Google beats expectations again with $31.15B in revenue

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reported another pretty solid beat this afternoon for its first quarter as it more or less has continued to keep its business growing substantially — and is growing even faster than it was a year ago today. Googl

Finance

Millennial investors aren't feeling too good about Google ahead of earnings (GOOGL)

Google-parent Alphabet is scheduled to report earnings after the closing bell Monday. Ahead of earnings, investors on the app Robinhood were selling shares rather than buying. Follow Alphabet stock in real-time here. Millennial investors aren't so keen

Finance

Alphabet is making three big changes in how it reports earnings on Monday

Alphabet's earnings will look a little different this quarter, including Nest moving out of "Other Bets."

Technology

Chat: Google’s big shot at killing Apple’s iMessage

Tech giant behind Android corrals phone operators around the world to launch a unified SMS replacementGoogle has unveiled a new messaging system, Chat, an attempt to replace SMS, unify Android’s various messaging services and beat Apple’s iMessage and

Technology

Cramer tracks the 'very close' race to $1 trillion between Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft

Jim Cramer examines four massive tech giants to see which one is most likely to win the race to $1 trillion.

United States

Will Democrats be bold and pledge to break up tech monopolies? | Ross Barkan

Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple have accrued so much power, it has damaged American democracyFor those Democrats who dream of being president, it’s no longer safe to play it safe. We live in a dangerous, unstable time in a democracy that is far from

Finance

How long it'll be before you get a Royal Mint alphabet 10p coin in your change - one expert reveals all

The Royal Mint released 26 brand new coins in March - if you've not got one yet, things could be about to change

Technology

Mapping startup Mapbox hires head of product from Google

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Digital maps startup Mapbox Inc told Reuters on Tuesday that it has hired a lead product manager from the local search unit of Alphabet Inc's Google to serve as head of product for maps and search.

Business

Exclusive: Google unveils vetting process for drug rehab ads

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google told Reuters Monday it would resume accepting ads from U.S. addiction treatment centers in July, nearly a year after the Alphabet Inc unit suspended the lucrative category of advertisers for numerous deceptive and mislead

Technology

Thousands of child apps and games potentially violate US data sharing law

A study conducted on child-directed Android apps from US Google Play Store found over half may break US privacy law for under 13sThousands of child-directed Android apps and games are potentially violating US law on the collection and sharing of data on t

World

Waymo applies to begin testing driverless cars without backup drivers in California

Brendan McDermid/Reuters Waymo, Google parent Alphabet's self-driving vehicle unit, submitted an application to begin testing autonomous vehicles without a backup driver present in California. The testing will take place in the area surrounding the compa

Technology

TED 2018: Alphabet firm's tools to combat extremism

Google, which faces scrutiny over extremist and hateful content, is developing tools to counter it.

Technology

Google loses landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Businessman wins legal action to force removal of search results about past convictionA businessman has won his legal action to remove search results about a criminal conviction in a landmark “right to be forgotten” case that could have wide-ranging r

Technology

Alphabet unit to start Toronto smart-city tech pilot in summer, build in 2020

TORONTO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's urban innovation company Sidewalk Labs hopes to break ground on its first ever smart-city project in Toronto in 2020, and begin testing some of the proposed technologies this summer, its chief executive told Reuters.

Technology

YouTube illegally collects data on children, say child protection groups

Complaint filed with US watchdog urges sanctions for Google allegedly failing to comply with child protection laws around data collection and adsA coalition of 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade

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