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Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015, and became the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries. The two founders of Google assumed executive roles in the new company, with Larry Page serving as CEO and Sergey Brin as president. Alphabet is the world's fourth-largest technology company by revenue and one of the world's most valuable companies.

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Five Democratic Senators Want Verily To use Alternative Method of Authentication At COVID-19 Screenings [Video]

Five Democratic Senators Want Verily To use Alternative Method of Authentication At COVID-19 Screenings

Five U.S. senators asked Alphabet life science company Verily how they will safeguard user data. According to Business Insider, the company collects data on its COVID-19 screening website. To use..

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U.S. stock index futures rose on Wednesday after Google-parent Alphabet reported upbeat quarterly results, while investors braced for data that could show a sharp contraction in the domestic economy.
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Google parent Alphabet tops sales estimates despite virus hammering economy

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Google parent Alphabet Inc beat Wall Street estimates for first-quarter revenue on Tuesday, recording 13% growth even as companies drastically slashed spending during the coronavirus crisis.
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YouTube expands fact-check feature to U.S. video searches during COVID-19 pandemic

YouTube, the video service of Alphabet Inc's Google, said on Tuesday it would start showing text and links from third-party fact checkers to U.S. viewers, part of efforts to curb misinformation on the..
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Google's fast-growing Meet video tool getting Zoom-like layout, Gmail link

Google will allow business and education users on Gmail.com to directly take calls on its video conferencing tool Meet starting Thursday, a new feature being offered as the Alphabet Inc unit seeks to..
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Zoom hires former Facebook security chief as Google bans desktop app

Zoom Video Communications Inc has tapped former Facebook security chief Alex Stamos as an adviser to improve the privacy and security of its rapidly growing video-conferencing app amid a global..
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Google data shines light on whether coronavirus lockdowns worldwide are working

Alphabet Inc's Google has published charts showing how the coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs on grocery stores around the world and prompted a stark drop in going-out..
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YouTube to reduce streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus

Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Friday it will reduce its streaming quality in the European Union to avert internet gridlock as thousands of Europeans, constrained by the coronavirus outbreak, switch to..
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Google critics see its Firebase tools as another squeeze play

Some app developers say Alphabet Inc's Google is increasingly pressing them to embed code in their own products that will deepen Google's access to data on consumers, giving the company a leg up on..
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Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices

Alphabet Inc's YouTube, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc warned on Monday that more videos and other content could be erroneously removed for policy violations, as the companies empty offices and rely on..
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Alphabet shares surge 9% after Trump praises Google for coronavirus website

Shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc closed up more than 9% after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the search giant would create a website to help determine whether individuals need a..
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An employee of Alphabet Inc's Google, who had been in the Zurich office, has tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Friday.
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Google to invest over $10 billion in 2020 on U.S. data centers, offices

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it would invest more than $10 billion in offices and data centers across the United States this year.
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New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting school kids' personal data

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday sued Alphabet Inc's Google search engine, alleging that its educational software collects young students' personal information without the..
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U.S. trade panel opens patent probe into Google speakers after Sonos complaint

The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Thursday it was launching a patent investigation into certain audio players and controllers sold by Alphabet Inc's Google based on a complaint by rival..
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State AGs, Justice Department discuss Google antitrust probe

State attorneys general investigating Alphabet Inc's Google unit met on Tuesday with U.S. Justice Department officials to coordinate efforts to probe the search and advertising giant, officials told..
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Alphabet shares fall as Google misses on sales, YouTube revenue disappoints

Alphabet Inc's new Chief Executive Sundar Pichai unveiled sales figures that investors have long demanded, but shares fell 5% as Google's advertising business and the new data about YouTube and Google..
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Alphabet posts slowest fourth-quarter revenue growth in five years, reveals YouTube revenue

Google-parent Alphabet Inc on Monday reported its worst fourth-quarter revenue growth since 2015, missing analysts' estimate for a period in which its top online advertising rivals beat expectations.
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YouTube reinforces guidelines on fighting misleading election content

Alphabet Inc's YouTube on Monday reinforced its guidelines on tackling fake or misleading election-related content on its platform as the United States gears up for the presidential election later this..
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Google cutting web cookies, ending lucrative tracking tool for advertisers

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Alphabet legal head Drummond exits, giving its new CEO chance to shake up team

Alphabet's new Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Friday gained the opportunity to reshape the leadership of Google's parent with the exit of Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, whose outsized strategic..
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Alphabet's legal head David Drummond to retire amid board probe of harassment policies

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Alphabet's legal head David Drummond, under scrutiny, to retire

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Larry Page and Sergey Brin announce they are stepping down from their positions at Alphabet.
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