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Google ‘Does Not Intend To Be A Car Manufacturer,’ Execs Say

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 09.15.2015 | Technology

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Google Inc. does not intend to become a vehicle manufacturer, the company's managing director for Germany, Austria and Switzer...

Alphabet Soup

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Marc Hershon

Google's proven, in a genius move, that you don't have to be a branding genius to come up with a simple, effective name with impact. (Although it help...

What's Human? Google Goes Android!

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
G. Benjamin Bingham

Sometimes I am shadowboxing with a powerful opponent that I can't see, feel or understand. It is a mindless and undeterable attitude that reacts to me automatically based on a set of data I don't know and that has no interest in my unique perspective.

Google Wants To Help More Homes Switch To Solar Energy

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.19.2015 | Technology

The big G has plans for clothes that connect to your phone and smart contact lenses that monitor glucose and blood sugar levels, as wel...

Google's New Alphabet: Big Design from A to Z

Markus Giesler | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Knowing where Google's revenues are really coming from and which innovation businesses are profitable is one key benefit of its new transformation. But Google's paradigm shift actually cuts to a much deeper core: it ushers in the new era of big design.

Google's 'Alphabet' Announcement Trampled A Small Business In Rural Pennsylvania

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.17.2015 | Technology

There's only one Google, but the same cannot be said of Alphabet. When the search giant announced last week that it would become part of a large...

Darwin, Productivity and Innovation

David Sable | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
David Sable

A, B, C, D, E, F, G.... I need to make a profit for Wall Street to see.... So begins a Ramble for a hot August day...and a thought starter -...

Week to Week News Quiz for 8/14/15

John Zipperer | Posted 08.14.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Not only is Donald Trump taking over the GOP primary campaign, he's taking over our latest Week to Week news quiz. See how much you know about the wee...

Google's Name Change Is Not About Restructuring

Gregoris Kalai | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology
Gregoris Kalai

Under the disclosed terms, the newly formed Alphabet will own Google's various businesses. With this reorganization, Google is trying to cast a wide net and is distancing itself from the fact that it is the world's leader in search.

Google's New 'Low Key' CEO Is So On Trend

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

Google just appointed a new CEO. And he’s not like the brash, high-profile boy wunderkinds we’ve come to expect/dread in the tech world. G...

Google Once Made A Promise Not To Be Evil. Will Alphabet Uphold It?

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

When Google filed to become a public company in 2004, it did so with one of the clearest company mottos in history: "Don't be evil." What Google...

Google Announces 'Alphabet,' Its New Parent Company

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

Larry Page has a new job. The former Google CEO announced in a blog post Monday that he is now CEO of Alphabet, a new "collection of co...

These Letters Don't Exist In Our Alphabet Anymore -- Here's Why

Michael Rosen | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Michael Rosen

It's easy to think of the alphabet we recite and use as something fixed but, like almost everything in language, it changes. We call it Roman, but the...

An Alphabetized List of Sleeping Positions for Parents of Young Children

Chris Cate | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Chris Cate

The "A" position: When a toddler climbs into bed with their parents and wedges them apart at their hips.

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

D Is for Dumba**

Amy Hunter | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Amy Hunter

We've all heard the line, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Someone needs to explain this to my 3-year-old.

Raising Kids, One Letter At A Time

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

I said to my wife, "Someone is c-r-a-b-b-y and needs an n-a-p." In the middle of throwing a bit of 'tude, my son turned to me and said, "I don't need a nap." Damn. At that point, I certainly did.

The ABCs of Back-to-School

Janie Emaus | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Janie Emaus

A: The Aggravation that bubbles inside of you when you realize there are too many things that need to get done for that first day of school and not enough hours in which to do them.

Now I Know My LSD ABCs

Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts

A is for absurd accident, B is for boring, C is for cruise and D is for dim sum. Entitled "LSD ABC," this delicious short video meanders from A to...

What's Become of Syria's Christian Sites?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

As politicians debate the fate of Syria's Christian minority, reportedly targeted by Muslim fundamentalists for supporting Bashar Al Assad's regime, t...

26 Wonderful Words You've Never Heard Before

Posted 07.03.2012 | Arts

We've all heard "A is for 'apple' and B is for 'boy,'" but have you ever heard "A is for 'Acersecomic' and B is for 'Biblioclasm'"? We didn't think so...

Mic Check: An Occupier's A to Z

Danny Schechter | Posted 03.13.2012 | Media
Danny Schechter

Every social movement I have been involved with, or covering, develops/invents its own language of liberation, its own alphabet, and its own buzzword...

The ABCs of an Unknown Duchemin

Carolyn Vega | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega


An A to Z of World Travel

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 08.22.2011 | Travel
Alastair Humphreys

A speedy tour of the world, through 26 snapshots. Travel round the world from A to Z and -- hopefully -- be inspired to plan some adventures of your own.

Israeli Scientists Warn: Arabic Is "Hard for the Brain"

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

BBC News Online's Health division decided this week to cover an obscure article in an obscure academic journal which covers the important subject of the Arabic versus Hebrew language.