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When Google unveiled its plan to form an Alphabet holding company in 2015, it was pitched as a way to ensure Google’s blue-sky bets in areas like self-driving cars and health care could flourish under independent leadership. One business that hoped to capitalize on the new arrangement was the London-based artificial intelligence startup DeepMind, which Google had acquired a year earlier. ...
Netflix, one of Amazon Web Services’ biggest customers, is expanding its use of Google Cloud, AWS’s biggest rival, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. The move, which hasn’t previously been reported, could portend a shift in the balance of power in the cloud computing market.
Netflix is using Google Cloud for several functions, including the service’s ...
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg fielded questions from lawmakers Tuesday and Wednesday, questions about data privacy, political advertising and foreign governments influencing U.S. elections showcased bipartisan concerns that are likely to shape the upcoming discussions over regulating the tech industry.
Senator Ted Cruz, however, used his allotted time to pepper Mr. Zuckerberg about ...
I planned to write my column this week on the Techlash, the escalating backlash against Big Tech that has wiped away tens of billions from major tech companies’ market caps in the past few days, is dragging Mark Zuckerberg before Congress and probably has Jeff Bezos a little peeved or confused.
Then the Techlash turned tragically violent with the horrific shooting at YouTube by a ...
John Giannandrea, senior vice president of engineering at Google and one of the company’s leading public voices on artificial intelligence issues, is stepping down from his position as head of the search and AI units, according to a person with knowledge of the change. A Google spokeswoman confirmed the move in an email.
The move comes two years after Mr. Giannandrea’s role ...
Google has established itself as a force in the education software market through its free Google Classroom app. Now, it is hoping to capitalize on the software’s popularity by offering a reconfigured version to business customers looking to train employees, said two people who have been briefed on the plans. The move could help Google Cloud fend off competitors including Adobe, Workday ...
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