|Bid||1,030.00 x 100|
|Ask||1,043.97 x 200|
|Day's Range||1,040.40 - 1,065.11|
|52 Week Range||984.00 - 1,291.44|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.32|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||45.26|
|Earnings Date||Jan 30, 2019 - Feb 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||1,352.05|
Amazon’s HQ2 is coming to New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Amazon’s decision to split HQ2 between New York City and Arlington, Virginia could translate to higher salaries for the average tech worker in both areas.
Sen. Warner offers 3 policy prescriptions for big tech.
Google's Project Fi wireless service is getting a major update today that introduces an optional always-on VPN service and a smarter way to switch between Wi-Fi and cellular connections. Now, Google is expanding this to cellular connections, as well. "When you enable our enhanced network, all of your mobile and Wi-Fi traffic will be encrypted and securely sent through our virtual private network (VPN) on every network you connect to, so you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that others can’t see your online activity," the team writes in today's announcement.
Google's services went down for an hour yesterday after its IP addresses were routed way from normal paths to Nigeria, China and Russia. Google told Ars Technica it doubted the leak was malicious, despite the fact that government-owned China Telecom was recently caught routing Western carrier traffic through mainland China. Some of Google's most sensitive data, including its corporate WAN infrastructure and VPN, were reportedly redirected.
Artificial intelligence is likely to be a "big help" rather than a "hindrance," according to Peter Schwartz, senior vice president of strategic planning at Salesforce. Instead of thinking about the "most mundane things," AI would allow people to "focus" on issues such as creativity and interpersonal skills, Schwartz told CNBC. Artificial intelligence is "a big help, not a hindrance," according to a Salesforce executive.
In a working paper published this week, Jian Jia and Liad Wagman of the Illinois Institute of Technology and Ginger Zhe Jin of the University of Maryland show that, relative to their U.S. counterparts, European technology firms have been receiving less venture funding since the GDPR’s rollout. There’s been a 17.6 percent reduction in weekly venture deals in the EU, and the amount raised in an average deal dropped 39.6 percent.
BOSTON (AP) — A Nigerian internet service provider said Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—The head of Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit said it plans to launch its first commercial self-driving car service in the next two months and expects businesses to be among its biggest customers. Speaking at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech D.Live conference on Tuesday, Waymo’s John Krafcik said the new service will charge individual passengers for rides as well as businesses, such as Walmart Inc., who want to pay to shuttle their customers to stores.
The social-media giant made the comments in a written response to questions from U.S. senators. Facebook’s stance is more cautious than Google, which is trying to get its search engine back into China. Google’s leader, Sundar Pichai, has said the Chinese market is too big to ignore.
Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google are planning to recruit thousands of employees in New York City, pitting the two behemoths against one another and other businesses for already-scarce talent in the area. Amazon will bring more than 25,000 jobs to New York and another 25,000 to Northern Virginia, it announced Tuesday. Google, meanwhile, plans to double its workforce in New York City to more than 14,000 workers over the next ten years, its chief financial officer said Monday at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Tech D.Live conference.
America’s big tech companies—Google in particular—suddenly seem less at risk from nascent competitors than from the politicization of their own employees. Google’s leaders conspicuously put their tails between their legs in response to employee protests set off by reports that executives were allowed to leave with nest eggs intact after being accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. Companies obviously need to police bad behavior, but Google execs might have pointed out that nobody, not even the protesting workers, would be happy if their accrued pay and benefits could be denied them on the say-so of a coworker.