Tag: Alphabet

Computing, Software & Applications

Google parent Alphabet’s Q1 profits dropped by more than $1 billion compared to 2021

April 26, 2022

Via: The Verge

After a record-breaking 2021 with annual revenue of $257 billion — the first time it has gone over $200 billion for a year — Google’s parent company reports in a filing (pdf) that it has started off 2022 with Q1 […]

Internet, Wireless & Cloud

Google grows cloud sales as parent’s profits top $40bn

February 3, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

Google parent Alphabet reported a profit of $41.2bn for the full year 2020 as total sales of advertising soared. The company’s total sales in 2020 reached $182.3bn after its fourth-quarter sales, at $57bn, were 23% higher than the same period […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Google’s Voice Access app lets you control Android devices by speaking

April 12, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Google today announced the beta launch of Voice Access, an app that will let people use speech recognition to control Android devices. While anyone will presumably be able to use it, it’s designed with specific groups of people in mind […]

Computing, Software & Applications

Google Translate could become more accurate soon thanks to deep learning

March 11, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Google has smartened up several of its products with a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which involves training neural networks on lots of data and then having them make predictions about new data. Google Maps, Google Photos, and […]

Apps & OS, Mobile

Google now offers 24/7 Chrome support for non-Google Apps customers

March 1, 2016

Via: Venture Beat

Google is getting a wee bit more enterprisey. Today the company announced that it’s beginning to offer 24-by-7 phone and email customer support for Chrome to businesses that aren’t even paying to use Google Apps like Gmail and Docs. The […]

Computing, Software & Applications

Google Can Now Search Within The Facebook Mobile App

November 17, 2015

Via: Popsci

If you’ve got an Android phone, you might be spending more time on the Facebook app soon. According to a report published in the the Wall Street Journal, Google was given permission to begin crawling and indexing the social network’s […]


The inside story of why Google is becoming Alphabet now

August 12, 2015

Via: Seth Fiegerman

The announcement of Google’s new holding company, Alphabet, initially led to near-universal bafflement among the tech cognoscenti: why would Google, an industry leader, create such upheaval? The most immediate benefit may simply be that CEO Larry Page, who is stepping […]