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Alphabet Inc.: American holding company
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mountain View, California. It was created through a corporate 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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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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Alphabet's public market cap tops $1 trillion [Video]Alphabet's public market cap tops $1 trillion

The public market capitalization of Google parent Alphabet topped the $1 trillion mark shortly before the close of trading on Thursday, making it the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level...

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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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Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.

As Google-parent Alphabet Inc became on Thursday the fourth U.S. company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in..
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Google cutting web cookies, ending lucrative tracking tool for advertisers

Alphabet Inc's Google within two years plans to block a common way businesses track online surfers in its Chrome browser, endorsing costly changes to how the Web operates as it tries to satisfy..
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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

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, under scrutiny, to retire

Google parent Alphabet Inc on Friday announced the retirement of Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, who has been under scrutiny as the board investigated the company's handling of sexual misconduct..
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Factbox: How social media services handle political ads

Online platforms including Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google face growing pressure to stop carrying political ads that contain false or misleading claims ahead of the U.S. presidential election.
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Google to end 'Double Irish, Dutch sandwich' tax scheme

Google parent Alphabet will no longer use an intellectual property licensing scheme, known as the "Double Irish, Dutch sandwich", which allowed it to delay paying U.S. taxes, 2018 tax filings show.
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Alphabet grants Pichai largest ever stock award, again

Alphabet Inc's newly instated Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai would receive a hefty $240 million in performance-based stock awards over the next three years, the highest ever promised to any..
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Labor group accuses Google of illegally firing workers to stifle unionism

The Communications Workers of America union filed a federal labor charge against Alphabet Inc's Google on Thursday, accusing the company of unlawfully firing four employees to deter workers from..
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Under Pichai, Alphabet's moonshot projects may face more scrutiny

Alphabet's leadership change has some investors hoping that the owner of Google will take a hard look at the cash-burning ventures championed by its founders.
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Who is Sundar Pichai and what does Alphabet do?

The chief executive of Google is now in charge of its parent company Alphabet.
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Factbox: Alphabet's 'Other bets' in focus as Google's Pichai takes helm

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc, heralding a new chapter for the company that helped reshape the global tech industry under its..
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Alphabet's new CEO Pichai now sole target on Google regulatory battles

Alphabet Inc's new chief executive, Sundar Pichai, will have the hot seat all to himself as regulators around the world investigate the company, U.S. politicians demand that it be broken up, and..
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Factbox: New Alphabet chief started at Google, made name with Android

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai will replace company co-founder Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
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Google co-founders step aside as Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will replace Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday, reflecting the increasingly diminished public role of Page and..
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Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to step down from parent firm

Larry Page and Sergey Brin announce they are stepping down from their positions at Alphabet.
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Google chief Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet as co-founders step aside

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will replace company co-founder Larry Page as CEO of parent Alphabet Inc , the company said in a blog post on Tuesday.
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Axel Springer unit, others say Google still playing unfairly, want EU to act

Axel Springer's price-comparison shopping service Idealo and 40 other European peers have accused Alphabet Inc's Google of tilting the playing field in its favor and urged EU antitrust regulators to..
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Shopping rivals urge EU to act against Google for allegedly favoring own service

Forty-one European price-comparison shopping services on Thursday urged EU antitrust regulators to act against Alphabet Inc's Google for allegedly flouting an order to allow rivals to compete on equal..
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Senate Democrats unveil privacy bill with fines for privacy violations

Democratic senators proposed legislation on Tuesday that would set penalties for online companies like Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc if they mishandle users' personal data.
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Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

Alphabet Inc's Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on..
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Google to let sites block personalized ads under California privacy law

Websites and apps using Google's advertising tools will be able to block personalized ads to internet users in California and elsewhere as part of the Alphabet Inc unit's effort to help them comply..
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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android: CNBC

The 50 attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc's Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit's flagship Android business, CNBC reported on Thursday,..
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Google Pay to offer checking accounts through Citi, Stanford Federal next year

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it will offer personal checking accounts next year through its Google Pay app in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University.
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Google to offer checking accounts next year: source

Alphabet Inc's Google will offer personal checking accounts from sometime next year in partnership with Citigroup Inc and a small credit union at Stanford University, a source familiar with Google's..
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Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal: WSJ

A U.S. federal regulator has initiated an investigation into a cloud computing deal between Alphabet Inc's Google and Ascension Health which would give Google access to detailed health information of..
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Alphabet expects to complete probe of sexual misconduct claims by next month

The board of Google parent Alphabet Inc expects to complete by next month an investigation into the company's handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct complaints against current and former..
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Alphabet board probes company's handling of sexual misconduct allegations

The board of Google parent company Alphabet Inc is investigating executives' handling of sexual harassment and other misconduct claims, and expects to complete its probe by early December, according to..
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Factbox: Fight for fitness - With Fitbit, Google takes on Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung

Competition in the wearable market is taking a turn as Alphabet Inc-owned Google buys Fitbit Inc in a bid to take on Apple and Samsung.
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Google takes on wearables giants with $2.1 billion Fitbit deal

Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy fitness tracker pioneer Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the search giant looks to take on Apple and Samsung in the fast-growing market for wearable devices.
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Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Alphabet Inc-owned Google will buy wearable device maker Fitbit Inc for $2.1 billion, as the search giant looks to enter the fast-growing market for fitness trackers and smartwatches.
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Wall Street set for subdued open on mixed earnings reports

Wall Street was set to open lower on Tuesday as investors assessed a mixed batch of earnings reports, including from Google parent Alphabet and big drugmakers Merck and Pfizer.
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Google's search for sales in cloud, hardware clip Alphabet profit

Google parent Alphabet Inc reported quarterly results on Monday that show costs continue to rise faster than revenue as the web search leader seeks to broaden its business, dampening Wall Street's..
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Alphabet misses profit estimates as Google bets big on newer businesses

Google parent Alphabet Inc missed analysts' estimates for quarterly profit on Monday as it reported its highest-ever quarterly expenses, sending shares down about 1.2% even though revenue growth topped..
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Alphabet third-quarter profit misses estimates

Alphabet Inc fell short of analysts' estimates for third-quarter profit on Monday, hit by aggressive spending by its Google unit on marketing and hardware development.
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Exclusive: Google owner Alphabet in bid to buy Fitbit

Google owner Alphabet Inc has made an offer to acquire U.S. wearable device maker Fitbit Inc , as it eyes a slice of the crowded market for fitness trackers and smartwatches, people familiar with the..
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Google pulls Hong Kong protester role-playing app

Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended a role-playing app associated with the Hong Kong protests due to a policy that prohibits developers capitalizing on ongoing conflicts, the company said on Thursday.
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