Alphabet’s Wing argues new US drone rules will hurt privacy

  • January 2, 2021
Alphabet’s Wing is less than thrilled with the FAA’s new rules for drone ‘license plates,’ and it’s pushing for significant changes. Reuters and The Verge report that the drone delivery company has attacked the rules for remote IDs, warning that they…

Alphabet’s revenue recovers despite looming antitrust lawsuit

  • October 29, 2020
Just like that, another quarter has come and gone. Since its last earnings report was released in July, Google’s parent company Alphabet has grown its revenue to $46.2 billion in the third quarter this year. That’s not only better than last quarter’s…

Google may turn YouTube into a shopping destination

  • October 9, 2020
At some point in your YouTube watching career, you’ve probably dug into the description of a video to tap on an Amazon referral link. Whether you’re into tech, photography, gaming or almost any other hobby, most channels use those links as a way to g…

House Democrats push Congress to break up Big Tech monopolies

  • October 6, 2020
Congress should consider forcing the breakup of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google into smaller companies that can’t enter into adjacent lines of business (via NBC News). That’s the main recommendation of a 449-page report (PDF) the Democrats on the…

DOJ may present its antitrust case against Google later this month

  • September 4, 2020
A report by the New York Times suggests that the Justice Department is close to presenting its antitrust case against Alphabet, the parent company of Google. The report also mentions that there’s disagreement among the team, as attorney general Willi…

Alphabet’s Verily begins offering stop-loss health insurance

  • August 25, 2020
Verily, Alphabet’s healthcare business, is overseeing a new subsidiary that will offer stop-loss insurance to employers. Coefficient Insurance Company is backed by insurance megacorp Swiss Re, and relies on data analytics to predict and reduce risk.S…