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Axios:
Sources: Alphabet, which invested in Uber through GV, is in talks to invest about $1B in Lyft, driven by CEO Larry Page   —  Google has held talks to invest around $1 billion in Lyft, Axios has learned from multiple sources.  It is unclear which group within Google would make the investment …
Sep 14, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Alphabet creates XXVI Holdings Inc. through which it will separate “Other Bets” from Google and become direct owner of subsidiaries like Waymo and Verily   —  Google business to be legally separated from car, health units  —  Holding company name plays on Page's dream of Other Bets
Sep 1, 2017, 3:42 PMIn context
Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
Chrome team is experimenting with an option to permanently mute sound on specific websites   —  A lot of awful things can happen on the internet, but few are as terrible as landing on a website that automatically plays videos with sound.  Thankfully, this is something Google is addressing in a future update to Chrome.
Aug 25, 2017, 3:20 PMIn context
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
In iOS 11, Safari strips Google AMP links to their original canonical URLs when a story is shared or copy-pasted   —  Apple is adding a subtle new feature to Safari in iOS 11 that will automatically strip out Google AMP URLs when a webpage is shared or copy and pasted, as spotted by MacStories editor Federico Viticci.
Aug 24, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google is rolling out autoplaying AI-generated silent 6-second previews for videos in search results, while on Wi-Fi in Android Chrome and Google apps   —  Google announced a major update to its mobile search results pages today.  Whenever your query brings up a video, Google will now show …
Aug 18, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context
Economist:
James Damore's memo made giant, unfounded logical leaps and ignored important evidence that didn't support his conclusion   —  Last week this newspaper said Alphabet's boss should write a “detailed, ringing rebuttal” of a viral anti-diversity memo sent at Google.  Here is how we imagine it
Aug 16, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
Birkan Icacan / Google:
Google updates G Suite with collaborative features including ability to give and accept suggestions from mobile devices, better search, more   —  Getting people on the same page for a project can be tough.  It requires managing a ton of opinions and suggestions.
Aug 16, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer moves to dark web after GoDaddy and Google bans, sharing its .onion address   —  Prominent neo-Nazi news site the Daily Stormer has apparently moved to the dark web after being denied domain registration from Google and GoDaddy.  The site's status page tweeted …
Aug 15, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Google is working on Snapchat Discover-like swipeable stories based on AMP format; stories can be surfaced in search results and publishers' own websites   —  ‘Stamp’ media product is based around company's ‘AMP’ mobile web pages  —  Google is developing technology to let publishers create …
Aug 4, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Anthony Levandowski worked for Larry Page's flying-car firm, Kitty Hawk, before leaving Google, signaling how highly Alphabet executives regarded him   —  Google parent accuses Anthony Levandowski of launching competing startups—but he also worked for CEO's side project
Aug 3, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context

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