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  • Four knowns and four unknowns in Google's Alphabet soup

    When Google announced on Monday that it would create a new holding company called Alphabet, of which Google Inc. will be just one part, Larry Page said the new structure would allow the company to get more ambitious things done. But there was still a lot that he didn't say.

    Written by Zach Miners12 Aug. 15 09:50
  • Google's restructuring will let new ventures shine

    Google may be best known for its ubiquitous search engine, but it has long been associated with seemingly whimsical ventures into areas as diverse as self-driving cars, drones and human aging. On Monday, it took a step toward making those "side" ventures more legitimate -- and more transparent.

    Written by Katherine Noyes11 Aug. 15 09:53
  • Meet Sundar Pichai, Google's new CEO

    As part of a corporate reshuffle announced Monday, Sundar Pichai has been named the CEO of Google as it becomes a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet. It's yet another step up for the 43-year-old executive who has been on a meteoric rise through Google's corporate structure.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank11 Aug. 15 09:39
  • Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just unveiled the latest of the "tough choices" Microsoft is making to streamline its business, and it's a doozy: the company is significantly cutting back its smartphone ambitions almost two years after announcing it would acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business in an attempt to play a greater role in this market.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank09 July 15 04:51
  • The HP split by the numbers: 2800 apps and 75,000 APIs

    Hewlett-Packard has given a glimpse of what the company's separation looks like from an internal IT perspective, and not surprisingly, there are some big numbers involved.

    Written by James Niccolai04 June 15 10:03
  • RadioShack, US states reach agreement on sale of customer data

    RadioShack has reached agreement with U.S. states over the sale of customer data, by consenting to limit the number of email addresses to be sold, and giving customers the opportunity to be removed from the list.

    Written by John Ribeiro21 May 15 14:32
  • FTC recommends conditions for sale of RadioShack customer data

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has weighed in on the contentious issue of the proposed sale of consumer data by bankrupt retailer RadioShack, recommending that a model be adopted based on a settlement the agency reached with a failed online toy retailer.

    Written by John Ribeiro18 May 15 16:50
  • AMD withdraws from high-density server business

    AMD has pulled out of the market for high-density servers, reversing a strategy it embarked on three years ago with its acquisition of SeaMicro.

    Written by James Niccolai17 April 15 07:02