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Twitter drops 9 percent after report that Google won’t bid

Shares of Twitter (TWTR.N) slumped 9 percent late on Wednesday after Recode reported that Google, owned by Alphabet (GOOGL.O), would not move forward with a bid to acquire the social network. Citing sources it did not identify, Recode also said that Apple (AAPL.O) was unlikely to be one of the …

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Google takes on Apple, Amazon with new hardware push

Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday announced a new “Pixel” smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc’s iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market. The string of announcements – including …

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Google has until October 31 to reply to EU’s Android antitrust charges

Alphabet’s Google has been given until the end of October, the fourth extension, to rebut EU antitrust charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to block competitors, the European Commission said on Monday. The Commission in April said the U.S. technology giant’s demand that mobile phone makers …

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Exclusive: EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected

EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed. The document, running to more than 150 pages, was sent to complainants last …

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Google rebrands cloud business, adds more artificial intelligence

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it renamed its business-to-business cloud computing brand and enhanced some enterprise applications using artificial intelligence, the company’s latest gambit to better compete with Amazon.com and Microsoft Corp. in the lucrative cloud business. Discussing the rebranded Google Cloud, Diane Greene, senior vice president of Google’s …

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Google launches Allo, bets on AI to spice up chats

Google-parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) launched Allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google’s search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to “improve” itself over time. The new messaging service, which was unveiled in May, will compete with Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) WhatsApp and Messenger. The much-anticipated launch comes a month …

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Google to buy cloud software company Apigee for $625 million

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it is acquiring cloud software company Apigee Corp in a deal valued at about $625 million, the tech giant’s latest effort to claim a greater share of the lucrative cloud business. San Jose-based Apigee’s software helps companies’ digital services interact with apps used by …

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Exclusive: Google shelves plan for phone with interchangeable parts – sources

Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company’s hardware efforts, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The move marks an about-face for the tech …

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AT&T, Apple, Google to work on ‘robocall’ crackdown

More than 30 major technology and communication companies said on Friday they are joining the U.S. government to crack down on “robocalls,” automated, prerecorded phone calls that regulators have labeled a “scourge.” AT&T Inc (T.N), Google parent Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) and Comcast Corp …

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Google notifies users of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month: executive

A senior executive of Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit said on Monday that the company was notifying customers of 4,000 state-sponsored cyber attacks per month. Speaking at a Fortune magazine tech conference in Aspen, Colorado, Google senior vice president and Alphabet board member Diane Greene mentioned the figure while touting …

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