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News Release
6/7/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Alphabet Inc., parent company of Google, today refused to back a change in Internet law that would enable victims to hold websites that intentionally facilitate online child sex-trafficking accountable, at the company’s annual shareholders meeting. The refusal came from Kent Walker, Sr. Vice President and General...
Blog Post
11/13/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
One thing is for certain when it comes to the Internet giant, whether you now refer to it as Alphabet or still call it Google.  The folks from Mountain View are adept at spouting self-serving spin. Here's the latest example. A traffic cop stopped one of the company’s prototype pod cars for impeding traffic.  According to the...
News Story
11/13/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Yesterday, a Google self-driving vehicle was pulled over by the Mountain View Police for driving too slow. Google is trying to turn the episode into a cute dispute to show how safe their vehicles are. The little marshmallow self-driving Google cars are not capped at 25 mph for safety as stated by the Google Self-driving car Google+ page. They are...
News Story
8/12/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Disclosure: Larry Magid is CEO of ConnectSafely.org, a nonprofit Internet safety organization that receives contributions from Google and other tech companies.     I was stunned when I first learned that Google was reorganizing itself with the new corporate name Alphabet that would serve as a holding company of sorts for all of...
News Story
8/11/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
As Larry Page once told staff, technology is revolutionary, not evolutionary, and Google’s surprise move has experts speculating there are more changes to come Every month a hundred billion searches run through Google – a repository of the world’s curiosity, hopes, dreams and fears. Google has been a verb in the Oxford English...
News Release
8/10/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google’s announcement today that it is creating a new holding company called “Alphabet” changes nothing about the company’s impact and challenges it poses for consumers, the nonprofit public interest group Consumer Watchdog said. “A rose by any other name is still a rose and Google by any...
News Story
8/10/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
One of the world’s best-known tech companies, with a name no one can forget, just announced a new name for itself that’s exceptionally generic. Google said Monday it will be owned by a new umbrella company, Alphabet. Alphabet is meant to be a collection of companies, with Google as its largest subsidiary, wrote Larry Page, Google...
News Story
8/10/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Internet Giant Restructures Under New Holding Co., Alphabet Search behemoth Google will reorganize under a new holding company dubbed Alphabet that will be run by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin as CEO and president, respectively. Sundar Pichai, currently senior vice president of products for Google, will become CEO of the search giant....
News Story
8/10/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO — Google, coming to grips with its gargantuan size and the disparate nature of its many businesses, is forming a parent company called Alphabet in a move to streamline its corporate structure. The shakeup reflects the 17-year-old company's sprawling interests, which include Internet search, drones, investments, healthcare,...