Alphabet, parent company of Google, Verily, Waymo and other firms, became the fourth U.S. company to reach a $1 trillion market capitalization on Thursday, just over a month after former Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the reins.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was on Tuesday tapped to replace Larry Page as CEO of parent company Alphabet, a final step in what has been a graduated withdrawal of responsibilities for Google's co-founders.
An investor has launched a lawsuit against Google's parent company, Alphabet, arguing that the company deceived fellow investors by failing to reveal a Google+ bug that could have exposed profile information people didn't set to public.
Apple's government affairs chief has written a letter defending the company's practices on privacy and data collection, calling them "radically different" from the actions of other tech companies, like Facebook and Alphabet.
U.S. lawmakers have sent a request to the chief executives of Apple and Alphabet about how the personal data of their customers is handled on iPhones and Android smartphones, seemingly in an expansion of the government's privacy investigation following Facebook's Cambridge Analytica scandal.
For the 11th year in a row, Apple on Friday took the top spot on Fortune's annual "World's Most Admired Companies" list, this time based on the opinions of some 3,900 executives, directors, analysts, and experts.
While Google parent company Alphabet beat forecasts in this week's third-quarter results, pulling in $27.77 billion in revenue, the company simultaneously warned of higher traffic acquisition costs — likely supporting claims that it's paying Apple more to be the default option in Safari search.
Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is collaborating with AT&T, Apple and various government agencies to deliver limited wireless internet access to Puerto Rico via the company's Project Loon balloons.