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Alphabet’s Project Shield expands DDoS protection to politics

Today, Alphabet announced that Project Shield is widening its scope. The free service is now expanding to include protecting any registered political organization from DDoS attacks.

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Alphabet Verily wearable project tipped with exploding micro-needles

Alphabet company Verily is working on a health device that collects blood using exploding micro-needles, according to sources. The device reportedly features magnets and tiny needles, attaching to the patient’s body to collect blood in a less invasive way than existing blood collection tech. Sources claim the company has been working on this device for several years

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Waymo’s early riders are falling asleep in its driverless cars

Waymo has shared video of the first experiences of early riders in its self-driving cars, and anybody hoping for horror or white-knuckle excitement will probably find the whole thing fairly anticlimactic. The Alphabet-owned company, spun out of Google’s driverless car research, began trials in Arizona last year, but it’s only recently that the state has allowed Waymo to do away … Continue reading

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Larry Page’s autonomous air taxi ‘Cora’ flies in New Zealand

Reports surfaced in 2016 that Google co-founder (and now Alphabet CEO) Larry Page had two "flying car" projects in the works, and while we saw the Flyer recreational vehicle unveiled last year, today it's time to meet Cora. An "air taxi" developed by...

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Levandowski faces fresh accusations of stealing trade secrets

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Facebook and Google will testify to Senate over terrorist content

It's not just European countries who aren't satisfied with internet giants' ability to curb online terrorist content. The US Senate has summoned Facebook, Google (or rather, Alphabet) and Twitter to testify at a January 17th Commerce Committee hearin...

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Google is reportedly looking to sell Zagat

Google is planning to offload Zagat, the restaurant reviews service it snagged for $151 million in 2011, amidst plans to reign in its mammoth portfolio, according to sources who spoke to Reuters. The company has reportedly held "informal talks" with...

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Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman of Alphabet

Eric Schmidt will no longer serve as the executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors.

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Dow Jones reported a fake story about Google buying Apple

As 9to5Mac reports, the Dow Jones newswires had a bit of a shakeup this morning after a "technical error" led to the announcement of some rather ridiculous fake news.

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Waymo ad campaign aims to get the public behind self-driving cars

Waymo announced today that it has created "the world's first public education campaign for fully self-driving cars." It's called the "Let's Talk Self-Driving" campaign and it aims to increase understanding of self-driving technology and convince woul...

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