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Google Is Bringing More Low-Cost Phones To Africa

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.18.2015 | Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet...

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 -...

Three Things We Can All Learn from Google's Evolution

Leon Stavrou | Posted 08.17.2015 | Impact
Leon Stavrou

I run a small non-profit, but I see three big lessons for little organizations like ours -- as well as for the young men and women we serve -- in the evolution announced on Monday by one of the most innovative organizations on the planet -- the high-tech giant Google.

Everything From A to Z: Google Creates a Winning Brand Platform With Alphabet

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.13.2015 | Technology
Ira Kalb

The fact that Google has chosen to name its hold company Alphabet enables Google to widen out its corporate brand platform to accommodate virtually any type of product without harming the Google brand. Here are just a few of the benefits.

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...

7 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About Google

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.12.2015 | Technology

Google isn't the same little search engine you remember. It's now part of Alphabet, a new conglomerate started by Google co-founders Sergey Brin and L...

Google Home Service Ads: Will it Kill or Help Local Business Owners?

Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Eric 'E-Rock' Christopher

With the recent growth of Angie's List, HomeAdvisor, and Amazon's announcement of their own home services program, Google apparently wishes to enter this arena by promoting their own program called Home Service Ads.

Looking For A 'Start-Up Adventure’? This Is How Google Lured New Hires In 1999

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology

Google on Monday announced that it will reorganize under a new parent company, Alphabet. While Search, Android, YouTube and other core businesses...

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...

The Biggest Moments From 20 Years Of Google History

AP | Damon Beres | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology

Google, which Monday announced it's reorganizing under a new parent company called "Alphabet," is one of the biggest and best-known companies in...

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...

This Google Chrome Extension Replaces ‘Political Correctness’ With Something More Accurate

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.10.2015 | World

Election cycle coverage just got a little more palatable thanks to a new Google Chrome extension. New Zealander Byron Clark set up his web...

Do We Really Want Empires of Connected Things?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 08.07.2015 | Technology
Philip N. Howard

The technologists and venture capitalists who go to events like CES love comparing the current internet of things to the Wild West: lots of people doing crazy, creative things on the frontiers of computer science and engineering. The comparison is a good one, but one that makes the case for FCC guidance.

The Image of a Government Versus the Face of its People

Maryam Zar | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Maryam Zar

Today, we are at crossroads, not only in American politics but in American minds, of our view of Iran. Do we forgive the transgressions of the past and forget the chants of Death bestowed upon the Great Satan, whose citizen were marched on television blindfolded and branded spies; or do we refuse to see a population that is consistently asking for less Islam in their government and more freedoms akin to the democracy we implement here at home?

Why a Presidential Candidate Is Driving a Giant Coffin Called the Immortality Bus Across America

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.06.2015 | Media
Zoltan Istvan

On my tour called the "Immortality Bus," I'm hoping to share with others that we should support a society and culture that is strongly pro-science and pro-longevity. My team and I plan to have embedded journalists aboard the bus, documenting our trip and enlivening the conversation.

Google's Internet Balloons Connect Remote Locations To The Web

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.05.2015 | Media

Fast Company: Sri Lanka Is The First Country To Deploy Google's Balloon-Based Internet Google is on a mission to get everyone around the globe f...

Google To Expand Its Superfast Fiber Internet Service

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.05.2015 | Technology

San Antonio, Texas, just took one giant step into the future. Mayor Ivy Taylor announced Wednesday that Google Fiber, a high-speed Internet and ...

8 Companies Making a Dent in the Digital Divide

EBONY.com | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Back in 2014, when it became public knowledge that the big tech players (Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Google) weren't hiring enough women and people of color, there became what seemed like a national call to action to get these underrepresented groups ready for tech careers.

Desperately Seeking Trustworthy News

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.04.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Maybe I'm desperate for trustworthy news and progress in that direction, but possibly good news surfaced recently that I missed on first reading. F...

Elon Musk, Superintelligence, and Maximizing Social Good: A Weekend at History's Largest Gathering of "Effective Altruists"

Melody Y. Guan | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Melody Y. Guan

From July 31st to August 2nd, the Google Quad campus in Silicon Valley was overtaken by a motley crowd of over 400 entrepreneurs, academics, technologists, and activists, all attendees of the Effective Altruism (EA) Global conference.

Retro Google Clone Will Transport You Back To The 1980s

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 08.03.2015 | Technology

Ever wonder what Google might have looked like in the 1980s? Though the search engine wasn't around back then, chances are it might have looked someth...

Google Rejects 'Right To Be Forgotten' Order In France

Associated Press | Damon Beres | Posted 07.31.2015 | Technology

PARIS (AP) — Google is rejecting an order by the French data privacy agency to remove search results worldwide upon request, saying European la...

How to Engineer a Lady MacGyver

Samara Bay | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Samara Bay

Hollywood's quintessential TV show engineer - who was somehow both an 80's everyman complete with feathered haircut and also an action hero possessed of a profound understanding of the pure sciences - was Angus MacGyver.