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  • Google's Niantic Labs to become independent company

    Two days after announcing a sweeping reorganization, Google has detailed its first departure. Niantic Labs, an augmented reality unit of Google, will be spun off into an independent company.

    Written by Zach Miners13 Aug. 15 09:37
  • 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
  • Google restructures, naming parent company Alphabet

    Google will become a subsidiary of a new parent company called Alphabet, under a massive restructuring arrangement designed to let the company's businesses operate more efficiently.

    Written by Zach Miners11 Aug. 15 07:19
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  • How to sort your Facebook feed by time on mobile

    Weddings. Job promotions. News articles. Facebook thinks it knows what the best stories are to drop in your news feed. But some users might want to see things their own way.

    Written by Zach Miners24 May 14 04:00
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  • Google Books legal epic moves to appeals court

    After almost a decade of litigation, Google scored a victory last week over the Authors Guild, which had sued the company for copyright infringement over its Google Books search engine. But a few important chapters in the legal saga have yet to be written.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 Nov. 13 00:07