$GOOGL (Alphabet Inc.)

$GOOGL {{ '2016-10-04T18:06:26+0000' | timeago}} • Hot News

$GOOGL introduces Google Home which lets users enjoy music, get answers from Google, manage everyday tasks and control devices around their homes. It works with Spotify, Pandora and YouTube. It also acts as  Chromecast Audio receiver. $GOOGL has partnered with Nest, SmartThings, Philips Hue, and IFTTT for controlling devices at home.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T23:30:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL is in the process of testing and developing Google Maps to enhance the customer experience. The company intends to roll out Store Sales Measurement in the coming months to enable advertisers to measure revenue, in addition to store visits. Going ahead, Google sees strong growth for YouTube across all platforms, including television.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:35:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $GOOGL expects headcount additions to be seasonally high. Going ahead, significant contributions are expected from the growing non-ads revenue businesses, especially Google Play. Google continues to shift its focus to AI-driven computing, with efforts to make the technology available to people across the world.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:12:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL said the 20% growth in search revenue in 2Q17 was driven mainly by mobile search and YouTube. The $2.8Bil capital expenditure reflected investments in production equipment facilities and development of data centers. The internet search leader raised its stock–based compensation by 40% annually to $1.9Bil in the second quarter.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:13:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GOOGL said revenues of the Google segment grew 21% annually to $25.76Bil in 2Q17. Revenues of Other Bets division climbed 34% to $248MM. Revenues from US operations advanced 23%, and those from Europe, Middle East and Africa moved up 14%. APAC revenues grew 28%, while other Americas revenues dropped 8%.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:00:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Earnings of search service behemoth $GOOGL fell sharply in 2Q17, hurt by penalty imposed by the EU in an antitrust lawsuit. EPS dropped to $5.01 from $7 last year, despite a 21% rise in revenues. There was a 52% annual growth in aggregate paid clicks, while aggregate cost-per-click dropped 23%. Alphabet’s Other Bets division remained in loss.

$GOOG {{ '2017-07-24T20:58:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GOOG $GOOGL Alphabet Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

$SJM {{ '2017-06-30T12:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Branded food company $SJM has nominated Dawn C Willoughby and Kirk L Perry to its BoD. Willoughby currently serves as EVP and COO of $CLX. Earlier, Willoughby held various positions in sales management at Procter & Gamble Company. Perry is the President of $GOOGL's Brand Solutions. Prior to joining Google, he had worked in Procter & Gamble Company.

$MSFT {{ '2017-06-29T14:47:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In an undisclosed deal, $MSFT acquires an Israel-based cloud management firm Cloudyn. The Telaviv-based startup raised $20MM from investors so far. Cloudyn's tool works with cloud computing services like Microsoft's Azure, $AMZN's AWS and $GOOGL's Google Cloud. This deal will help Microsoft Azure customers to manage and optimize their cloud usage.

$NWS {{ '2017-06-27T15:58:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NWS $NWSA issued statement regarding the European Commission's decision to fine Google, a $GOOG $GOOGL company, for breaching EU antitrust rules. News Corp. said Google has profited from commodifying content and enabling the proliferation of flawed and fake news, to the detriment of journalism and of an informed society.

$NWS {{ '2017-06-27T15:57:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NWS $NWSA issued statement regarding the European Commission's decision to fine Google, a $GOOG $GOOGL company, for breaching EU antitrust rules. News Corp. strongly believes that the abuse of algorithms by dominant digital platforms should be of concern to every country and company seeking a fair, competitive and creative society.

$VSTO {{ '2017-05-15T11:34:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VSTO appointed Kenny Bement as VP and Corporate Controller, effective May 15, 2017. He will also assume the role of Chief Accounting Officer from Tom Sexton on June 5, 2017. Bement most recently served as Controller of Reporting and Governance for $GOOG $GOOGL, the parent company of Google.

$ADTN {{ '2017-05-11T12:28:23+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ADTN's BoD has appointed Gregory McCray, CEO of Alphabet’s Access Company, the $GOOG $GOOGL subsidiary that oversees Google Fiber, as a director.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-04-27T21:38:16+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL is taking significant steps for advertising and monetization in YouTube and as part of this, the company has brought new technical solutions into place. Machine learning is one example which will help improve these efforts. The company will continue to make investments in this area and is optimistic on the progress.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-04-27T21:30:15+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL said the presentation of Google Assistant in Pixel was well-received both qualitatively and quantitatively, in terms of consumer feedback and usage. Artificial intelligence will help improve this customer experience over time with one example being the improvement of text-to-speech.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-04-27T21:22:49+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GOOGL $GOOG Alphabet Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 highlights

$GOOGL {{ '2017-04-27T21:21:40+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL stated that Waymo’s foundation for success lies in safety. The company is exploring many options in enabling ride-sharing, personal use vehicles, logistics and deliveries and also sees opportunities to work with cities to address public transportation. Though it is in an early phase, $GOOGL is optimistic about Waymo.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-04-27T21:16:04+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 1Q17, $GOOGL’s largest growth in headcount and Capex was in cloud. The company is pleased with the progress in this area. $GOOGL has created an Advanced Solutions Lab where customers can get help from machine learning experts and the company also has a support team to help keep customers’ applications running.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-04-27T20:51:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q17, $GOOGL $GOOG posted a 21% jump in Google properties revenues to $17.40Bil. Google Network Members' properties revenues rose 9% to $4.01Bil, while Google advertising revenues soared 19% to $21.41Bil. Other Google revenues saw a 49% rise to $3.10Bil, moving Google segment revenues up 22% to $24.51Bil.

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