GOOG Jan 2020 1090.000 put

OPR - OPR Delayed Price. Currency in USD
2.7000
+0.4100 (+17.90%)
As of 11:41AM EST. Market open.
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Previous Close2.2900
Open2.7000
Bid2.2500
Ask2.7000
Strike1,090.00
Expire Date2020-01-17
Day's Range2.7000 - 2.7000
Contract RangeN/A
Volume2
Open InterestN/A
  • Google 'needs to walk gingerly' with health care venture
    Yahoo Finance

    Google 'needs to walk gingerly' with health care venture

    Google is betting big on health care - so big, that the tech giant has confirmed it's collecting health data on millions of Americans through a partnership with Ascension.

  • Barrons.com

    Google Is Getting Into Banking. That’s Not as Crazy as It Sounds.

    The accounts will be offered through Citigroup and a Stanford University credit union, beginning in 2020.

  • Google to offer checking accounts next year: source
    Reuters

    Google to offer checking accounts next year: source

    The details of the project, named Cache, were first reported by the Wall Street Journal and follow moves by tech heavyweights Apple Inc and Facebook Inc into the financial industry this year. Facebook's plan to launch its Libra cryptocurrency has met with skepticism from regulators, worried about the risk of money laundering and the security of transactions and user data.

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    Vrbo Shuffles Leadership as Latest Expedia Group Reorganization Moves Take Shape

    John Kim, who took over the reins of Expedia Group's now-struggling vacation rental unit Vrbo in 2016, has been replaced in that leadership role by Jeff Hurst. In another move in Expedia Group's ongoing reorganization, which has been under way for months, Cyril Ranque, previously president of Lodging Partner Services, became president of the company's […]

  • Google to offer checking accounts next year - source
    Reuters

    Google to offer checking accounts next year - source

    The details of the project, named Cache, were first reported by the Wall Street Journal and follow moves by tech heavyweights Apple Inc and Facebook Inc into the financial industry this year. Facebook's plan to launch its Libra cryptocurrency has met with skepticism from regulators, worried about the risk of money laundering and the security of transactions and user data.

  • Bloomberg

    Google Deepens Push for Consumer Financial Data with Citi Tie-Up

    (Bloomberg) -- Google is taking its deepest dive yet into the financial lives of its users with plans to roll out a checking-account service.Citigroup Inc. and a California credit union are the tech giant’s initial partners for the venture, which will let users access their bank accounts through the Google Pay app beginning next year, according to people familiar with the matter. Other banks could join up later, the people said, asking not to be identified because the plans haven’t been announced.The move is the latest sign of Silicon Valley’s determination to muscle in on financial firms’ territory, looking to expand their hold on customers and accumulate data on their finances. At the same time, it shows banks are more willing to pair up with technology companies in their quest to avoid getting shut out of the relationship entirely. In the Google arrangement, the financial institutions will handle most of the compliance requirements.Google has spent years building out its payments capabilities, offering consumers the ability to send money to friends and check out both online and in stores through Google Pay. With the checking accounts, consumers will be able to receive their paychecks and transact solely inside the Google ecosystem.“We’re going to see more of this, but it’s not the death of banking,” Bryce VanDiver, a partner with Capco who advises banks and payment companies, said in a telephone interview. “Compliance is still being manged by Citi. If you look at banks’ core competencies, compliance being one of those, they’re really good at that.”Representatives for Google and Citigroup declined to comment. The Wall Street Journal reported Google’s plan earlier Wednesday.For Google, the trove of data associated with checking accounts and financial products is another step in its push to collect information on all aspects of consumers’ lives. The firm has a wealth of information on consumers’ search behavior from its flagship site as well as partnerships with the largest U.S. health-care systems to analyze consumers’ health data. The move comes at a time when Google and other large tech companies are under increased scrutiny in D.C. with antitrust probes around competition law.“This is probably more about Google Pay and how they plan to position that going forward to access all financial products, not just credit cards,” VanDiver said.One of the people said Google partnered with Citigroup in part because the lender has spent the last year building out its digital banking arm, an effort that’s helped the bank gather more than $4 billion in deposits this year.The partnership is a bit of a shift for Citigroup, which has been relying on marketing its digital bank accounts to existing customers in the firm’s sprawling cards business. The New York-based company said earlier this month it would offer special perks for checking accounts to customers of its co-brand credit card with American Airlines Group Inc.“This year we’ve increased the deposits we’ve raised digitally more than fourfold,” Anand Selva, who leads Citigroup’s consumer bank in the U.S., said at an investor conference this month. “As we continue to test and learn and enhance our digital capabilities and experiences, the digital deposit momentum has accelerated through the year.”For the finance industry, the worry is that tech giants could one day replicate the success of Alipay and WeChat Pay in China, where money flows through digital systems without the need for banks.To fight off the threat, banks are striking deals to keep a firm hold on their customers. Apple Inc. paired with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. this year to offer a credit card that extended $10 billion in credit lines as of Sept. 30. Uber Technologies Inc. announced last month that it would offer a bank account to drivers on its platform through a partnership with Green Dot Corp.\--With assistance from Julie Verhage.To contact the reporter on this story: Jenny Surane in New York at jsurane4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Michael J. Moore at mmoore55@bloomberg.net, Steve Dickson, James HertlingFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Benzinga

    REX Shares Rolls Out A New ETN For FAANG Fans

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    6 'Old Tech' Stocks That Are Crushing the FANGs

    The once highly-flying FANG stocks are being outperformed by a group of much older, more mature tech stocks.

  • Should Investors Sell Google Stock on Project Nightingale News?
    TheStreet.com

    Should Investors Sell Google Stock on Project Nightingale News?

    Alphabet stock continues to shrug off worries about the health-care-data partnership Project Nightingale. Will it continue to hold up?

  • TheStreet.com

    I Don't Want Google in My Portfolio

    Result: readers will recall that Alphabet missed EPS expectations quite badly on consistently robust revenue growth. The squeeze on margin came from higher effective tax rates, a significant loss in equity investment (probably at least partially attributable to Uber ), a legal settlement in France, and a fast growing payroll. The example used was a bull call spread (+ Jan $1300 call, -Jan $1350 call) that in minimal lots would have required a net debit of $17.00 or $1,700.

  • TheStreet.com

    [video]Stocks Waver Ahead of Testimony From Fed's Powell, Confusion Over China Trade

    Stocks are wavering Wednesday following a speech from Donald Trump that sowed confusion about U.S.-China trade talks and ahead of testimony on the U.S. economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

  • Alphabet Has Its Hands Full of Investigations but Traders Don't Care
    TheStreet.com

    Alphabet Has Its Hands Full of Investigations but Traders Don't Care

    Alphabet is the 'Stock of the Day' at Real Money Wednesday. The company confirmed that there was a federal inquiry into its deal with Ascension and a project called Nightingale where Google was supposedly accessing and analyzing Ascension patient data without patient or doctor knowledge. St. Louis- based Ascension is the largest Catholic health system in the world and the largest non-profit health system in the United States.

  • TheStreet.com

    Google and Citi Plan Venture to Offer Checking Accounts: Report

    Under a project dubbed Cache, the Bay Area tech and New York financial-services majors will begin offering checking accounts to consumers next year, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • TheStreet.com

    [video]Jim Cramer on Google's Project Nightingale, Impeachment, and Cisco Earnings

    Jim Cramer weighs in on Google's Project Nightingale, the impeachment hearings, and Cisco's earnings.

  • TheStreet.com

    Google, Cisco, Jerome Powell, Nike and Amazon - 5 Things You Must Know Wednesday

    U.S. stock futures fall following a speech from Donald Trump that created confusion over the state of U.S.-China trade talks; Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before Congress; Cisco reports earnings; Google's massive health project draws federal scrutiny.

  • TheStreet.com

    Google Faces Federal Probe into 'Project Nightingale' Deal with Ascension-Report

    Google shares slipped lower in pre-market trading Wednesday after the Wall Street Journal reported that federal regulators have started a probe into Google's 'Project Nightingale' cloud computing deal with Ascension Health.

  • Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal - WSJ
    Reuters

    Regulators begin probe into Google-Ascension cloud computing deal - WSJ

    "We are happy to cooperate with any questions about the project," Google said in a blog post later on Tuesday, regarding the federal inquiry. The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services will look into the data collection to ensure the partnership is in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which safeguards medical information, the Journal said.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-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 millions of patients, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. "We are happy to cooperate with any questions about the project," Google said https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/our-partnership-with-ascension in a blog post later on Tuesday, regarding the federal inquiry. The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services will look into the data collection to ensure the partnership is in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which safeguards medical information, the Journal said https://on.wsj.com/2NGPPQX.

  • Financial Times

    Google’s smart city: dystopian nightmare or model for the future?

    Last week, as the city of Toronto basked in brilliantly sunny autumn weather, I visited a corner of its urban waterfront on Lake Ontario. The decision followed months of tense political debate in Toronto about whether the tech giant should be involved in urban design. The fight became so heated that the city only granted permission after Sidewalk made major concessions — and the plans still require final approval next spring, after public consultation.

  • Financial Times

    How top health websites are sharing sensitive data with advertisers

    Some of the UK’s most popular health websites are sharing people’s sensitive data — including medical symptoms, diagnoses, drug names and menstrual and fertility information — with dozens of companies around the world, ranging from ad-targeting giants such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Oracle, to lesser-known data-brokers and adtech firms like Scorecard and OpenX. Using open-source tools to analyse 100 health websites, which include WebMD, Healthline, Babycentre and Bupa, an FT investigation found that 79 per cent of the sites dropped “cookies” — little bits of code that, when embedded in your browser, allow third-party companies to track individuals around the internet. Google’s advertising arm DoubleClick was by far the most common destination for data, showing up on 78 per cent of the sites tested, followed by Amazon, which was present in 48 per cent of cases, Facebook, Microsoft and adtech firm AppNexus.

  • Google Denies It’s Using Private Health Data for AI Research
    Bloomberg

    Google Denies It’s Using Private Health Data for AI Research

    (Bloomberg) -- Google’s top health and cloud executives said the company isn’t misusing health data from one of the biggest U.S. health-care providers, pushing back against news reports that have triggered criticism from politicians of the search giant.Google employees only have access to patient information in order to build a new internal search tool for the Ascension hospital network, said David Feinberg, head of Google Health. No patient data is being used for Google’s artificial intelligence research, he added.The Alphabet Inc. company’s contract is governed by U.S. health privacy law that permits it access to patient records solely for the task of organizing Ascension’s various health records systems and building a tool to make them easier to search, Feinberg said.“That’s all we’re allowed to do and that’s all we are doing,” he said.Google’s deal with Ascension has been under scrutiny since the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday the company was collecting identifiable data on millions of Ascension patients and using it to build new products. On Tuesday, the paper reported that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ civil rights office was starting an inquiry into the situation. Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer of Google Cloud, declined to comment on the alleged inquiry and representatives of the HHS did not respond to a request for comment.Google Gets Access to Health Data With Ascension PartnershipAscension’s health data is being stored on Google Cloud servers but sequestered so only Ascension employees can access it, according to Google.“All data is logically silo-ed to Ascension and housed within a virtual private space encrypted with dedicated keys,” Kurian said. “Google does not sell, share or otherwise combine data from Ascension with any other data.”Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, said Google’s activity was a “blatant disregard for privacy” and “beyond shameful.” News articles and social media posts have questioned why Google needs to coallect patient information and speculated that the search giant could eventually use the data for advertising. That isn’t true, Kurian and Feinberg said in a joint interview.When Google does work with other companies on artificial intelligence research, it always strips out personally identifying information, Kurian said.“We never actually have Google employees understand individual patients’ data when it goes into the model. We have other technologies that de-identify it,” he said.Feinberg said his team is tapping Google’s expertise in search technology to build a tool that can scan through Ascension’s multiple electronic health record systems and make it easy for doctors and nurses to find the exact data they need, when they need it. The project is still in its infancy, but could eventually become a standalone product that Google could sell to other health-care providers and entities, Feinberg said.“If we can help solve the information overload and the pressures on doctors and nurses then there would be a huge benefit to a lot of people in those types of tools,” he said. “To me, that is actually really, really exciting.”(Updates with details on data storage from sixth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Mark Bergen.To contact the reporter on this story: Gerrit De Vynck in New York at gdevynck@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Vlad Savov, Edwin ChanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Financial Times

    Google in talks to move into banking

    Google’s move could further alarm lawmakers already anxious about the concentration of increasingly intimate personal information within a few big tech companies. After Facebook has run into widespread resistance to Libra, Google has said it wants to “partner deeply” with existing financial services providers.