|Bid||1,207.00 x 3200|
|Ask||1,215.85 x 1000|
|Day's Range||1,204.03 - 1,226.94|
|52 Week Range||918.60 - 1,291.44|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||52.51|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||1,375.58|
Friday, August 17: Google employees sign protest letter over Google working on a censored version of Google in China; Teva gets FDA approval for generic EpiPen right after Buffett doubled his stake; Yahoo Finance survey results on sentiment about Trump and NFL protests. Yahoo Finance’s Dan Roberts delivers the news before your weekend.
Google's CEO says the company is not close to launching a search product in China. Yahoo's Seana Smith, Andy Serwer, Jen Rogers, and Dan Howley discuss.
The inside of data centers is loud and hot -- and keeping servers from overheating is a major factor in the cost of running them. Facebook uses cool outside air when possible, Microsoft is experimenting with underwater data centers and Google is being Google and looking to its AI models for some extra savings. A few years ago, Google, through its DeepMind affiliate, started looking into how it could use machine learning to provide its operators some additional guidance on how to best cool its data centers.
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, spoke with its employees about the possibility of the company closing to launch a search engine in China. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous, Rick Newman and Dan Howley discuss that and more.
Aug.17 -- Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told employees at a meeting that plans to re-enter China with a search engine are “exploratory” and in “early stages". Bloomberg's Alistair Barr has more on "Bloomberg Technology."
After the Associated Press reported that certain Google apps still track you even if you turned off location history, Google has changed its help pages and tried to clarify the issue. "We have been updating the explanatory language about Location History to make it more consistent and clear across our platforms and help centers," Google told the AP in a statement. The AP's investigation found that with Location History off, Google still stores your coordinates when you open Maps or even do searches, even if they're not related to where you are.
Google has morphed into a serious hardware company. It's set to launch new Pixel 3 phones , Pixel Buds and a wearOS smartwatch, and currently sells lines of Daydream VR headsets, Pixelbooks, Home, Chromecast and Nest products. With all that, it's hard to believe Google has never had a retail store, but that might change soon.
Alphabet invested $375 million into Oscar Health, which is run by Joshua Kushner. DoorDash, the food delivery business, raised $250 million to support its rapid geographic expansion. Matrix Partners India closed its third fund at $300 million to back more tech start-ups in the region like Ola, one of its best-known portfolio companies.
At the company's weekly all-staff meeting, the project was discussed by co-founder Sergey Brin -- the very executive most closely associated with the decision in 2010 to pull out of China. It was a widely lauded move by Google managers, led by Brin, who argued that they'd rather leave than subject their search tool to China's stringent rules that filter out politically sensitive results, such as the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. Other U.S. technology companies stayed in China and have tried to influence the government from the inside, rather than disengaging.
Amazon.com aside, the FANGs appear to be losing luster with big hedge funds. Those stocks—Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google’s parent Alphabet—have been hugely popular with hedge funds, many of which ...
Same goes for so-called “digital detoxes”: Cutting yourself off from devices cold turkey can help you unplug in the short term, but with one notifying ding, your smartphone addiction could return in full force. “There’s been a shift from being completely shut off to trying to limit online time,” said Michelle Evans, a consumer data analyst at Euromonitor, a London-based market research firm. Last month Apple started rolling out its new operating system, iOS 12, with tools to limit screen time, or at least to create self-awareness.
Early in 2011, two top engineers for Google traveled together to Detroit on what amounted to a diplomatic mission. “The idea was, if you’re going to make self-driving cars, you have to work with a car company,” recalls Chris Urmson, who made the trip with fellow engineer Anthony Levandowski. In meetings with a prime parts supplier to the car makers and then with the senior leadership of a major auto company, the pair gave presentations on their vehicle’s capabilities, the number of miles it had driven and the broad strokes of how their self-driving software saw the road.
Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told employees at a meeting that plans to re-enter China with a search engine are “exploratory” and in “early stages". Bloomberg's Alistair Barr has more ...