|Bid||1,166.65 x 1000|
|Ask||1,167.99 x 1800|
|Day's Range||1,166.04 - 1,192.21|
|52 Week Range||909.70 - 1,273.89|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||50.36|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||1,354.00|
The mobile world is celebrating a momentous anniversary today: Android is ten years old. The T-Mobile G1 (and Android 1.0) made its debut on September 23rd, 2008, launching both a new operating system and a new era. It didn't look like much in those early days, but it eventually became the dominant mobile platform and set the baseline for what many people expect in a smartphone.
Google's 'G Suite' of apps and services has been applying machine learning everywhere over the last couple of years, and the latest update it's testing for Google Drive goes a bit further. Google said users have reported that feature saves about 50 percent of their time.
All the big tech companies are taking on the smart home, but Amazon wow'd the industry with an onslaught of new products, including a sub-woofer and a microwave oven. Google's big hardware event takes place in a few weeks, but don't expect it to look anything like Amazons. The two companies smart home strategies are completely different: Amazon is focused on selling products while Google wants to sell you.
Neither is Google or Netflix. At least that's the view of S&P Dow Jones, the group that classifies stocks into various sector groups that investors around the world track and monitor in their private and public portfolios. S&P Dow Jones is overhauling its Global Industry Classification Standard, with the changes taking effect Monday, and more than a few big name stocks are set to move from their original labeling in the biggest shake-up since the dot-com bubble.
Amazon wears many hats -- retailer, gadget maker, cloud provider, Hollywood producer -- but until recently, ad titan wasn't one of them. U.S. advertisers will spend $4.61 billion on Amazon's platforms this year, accounting for 4.1% of all digital ad spending. "Amazon has the ingredients for a truly powerhouse digital ad business, the key to which is doing more than just selling ad impressions," wrote eMarketer's Nicole Perrin.
The White House is reportedly working on a memorandum for President Donald Trump to sign that would direct government agencies to "thoroughly investigate" whether social media companies such as Google or Facebook have violated U.S. antitrust laws, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Social media company leaders, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter chief Jack Dorsey have denied that their platforms are politically biased.
Bret Taylor was central to the MuleSoft acquisition and he's played a leading role in Salesforce's Dreamforce roadshow. Taylor and Marc Benioff have known each other for about a decade, dating back to intimate CEO dinners they both attended. Benioff has put Taylor in charge of developing products that are more consumer friendly than traditional business software.
The Wall Street Journal citing internal emails reported on Thursday that the company's staff discussed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump administration's 2017 travel ban. The Journal's report said Google did not go through with the ideas that were brainstormed. According to Axios, Pichai wrote an email to "Googlers" saying an internal email to suggest the company would compromise the integrity of its search results for a political end were "absolutely false".
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai warned employees in a memo Friday against letting their personal politics affect their work as the internet giant fends off criticism that its widely used products could be biased. In a staff memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Pichai told employees, known as “Googlers,” that the company has strict policies against letting political views influence the products they create. “We do not bias our products to favor any political agenda,” Mr. Pichai said.
The White House has drafted an executive order for President Donald Trump’s signature that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open investigations into the business practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and other social media companies. The order is in its preliminary stages and hasn’t yet been run past other government agencies, according to a White House official.