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Result of Nest's 'Virtually Unlimited' Budget: Goose Egg

After Nest CEO announces departure, details trickle out about Google, employee woes

(Newser) - Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest—the smart-thermostat manufacturer sold to Google two years ago for $3.2 billion—announced Friday he was leaving to work as an adviser to Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (Google and Nest's parent company), the AP reports. And as more details leak, it... More »

Apple About to Be Dethroned as World's No. 1 Firm

Alphabet rising as iPhone sales slump

(Newser) - As the digital advertising market booms and demand for smartphones wanes, Alphabet Inc. could soon dethrone Apple as the world's most valuable company. If it happens, Alphabet will move to the head of the class just five months after Google reorganized itself under the holding company. The Silicon Valley... More »

Google Just Bought the Alphabet

More specifically, the abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com domain name

(Newser) - Guess Google execs are serious about that whole reorg under the Alphabet parent-company thing. Just days after Alphabet officially became Google's holding company , it scooped up a brand-new domain name: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com, which has been around since 1999 and was purchased for an unspecified amount, NBC News reports. The... More »

Google Parent Drops 'Don't Be Evil'

Alphabet employees still have to 'do the right thing'

(Newser) - Big changes are happening at Google, including a code-of-conduct alteration that has raised some eyebrows: New company Alphabet officially became Google's holding company on Friday, and the famous "Don't Be Evil" motto isn't part of its creed, the Verge reports. But being evil is still apparently... More »

Google Doesn't Own .com for New Name

But there's a hidden joke in its .xyz site

(Newser) - Google is now one of several subsidiaries of a new parent company called Alphabet , but while its founders presumably Googled the name, they didn't buy Alphabet.com. That belongs to BMW, which uses it for a subsidiary that focuses on fleet management and financing—and, since it has been... More »

Google Founders: Goodbye Google, Hello Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin create new parent company, will run that

(Newser) - Big changes at Google today: Its founders have a created a parent company for it called Alphabet and will focus on running that. Google itself will still exist, but in a "slimmed down" version that will be run by current Google exec Sundar Pichai, writes Larry Page in a... More »

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