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Google Project Sidewalk City

Google might build its own digital city of the future

April 20th, 2016

Google is seriously thinking about building its own city that will serve as a showcase for some of the futuristic technologies that it’s developed. No, seriously: Rather than deploy different tech ideas in existing towns to see if they work, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs could create its digital city called “Project Sidewalk.”

Google Moonshots

Google’s ‘moonshots’ are crashing back down to earth

March 29th, 2016

Google co-founder Larry Page has always had a thing for crazy and ambitious ideas that, at first blush, might strike many as completely impossible, if not downright insane. Page, who calls such ideas ‘moonshots’, firmly believes that Google needs to always aim far beyond what anyone else thinks is possible.

Google Buys Alphabet Domain Name

Google is now the proud owner of abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com

October 8th, 2015

Now that Google has changed its official name to Alphabet, it’s decided to buy the entire alphabet domain name — yes, that means it’s bought abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.com. DomainInvesting, which first flagged Google’s purchase, says that this particular domain was created in 1999 and had been privately owned before Google decided to buy it. Going to the domain right now shows …

Google Alphabet Name Change Official

Google will officially become Alphabet later today

October 2nd, 2015

Attention investors: As of 4 p.m. on Friday, Google will be no more. In its place will be Alphabet. At the close of trading Friday, Google shares will officially stop trading as Google shares and will instead trade as shares of Alphabet Inc. To make matters more confusing, it seems these shares will be traded under …

BGR Show episode 18: Apple, Android Tesla, Alphabet

The BGR Show: Episode 19 – Apple & Android, Tesla & Alphabet

August 13th, 2015

We’re back! Thanks for all the emails and tweets. This week Zach & I cover what could be Apple’s most important event ever, rumored to be taking place on September 9th with a boatload of new product announcements. We also discuss Jonathan’s trip to Cape Cod and his ongoing struggle with the iPhone 6 vs …

Microsoft Trolls Google

Microsoft hilariously trolls Google’s ‘Alphabet’ announcement

August 11th, 2015

Google’s Alphabet announcement yesterday left a lot of people scratching their heads, at least at first. In the blink of an eye, Google completely restructured the entire company under a parent company called Alphabet, of all names. While Wall St. is seemingly supportive of the plan — the stock shot straight up immediately following the press …