Topic: alphabet

Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin step back from Alphabet

Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their positions at its parent company Alphabet, which was founded in 2015. Until recently, Page has been serving as Alphabet’s CEO while Brin was the president. Google’s current CEO Sundar Pichai will be taking over as Alphabet’s CEO.  “With Alphabet now well-established, and Google … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Windows Desktop App Analytics, IBM and Mendix’s low code partnership, and Alphabet’s Chronicle

Microsoft has announced the release of the Windows Desktop Program. The program is designed to give developers insight into how their desktop apps without having to cobble together a bunch of tools. The new program provides detailed information about how apps are performing, and identifies any bugs or issues that may hurt the user experience. … continue reading

DeepMind AI model can learn from own memory, Zuckerberg seeks voice actor for home AI, and AWS/VMware deliver new vSphere cloud offering—SD Times news digest: Oct. 14, 2016

DeepMind, an artificial intelligence firm that is now under the Alphabet umbrella, has developed differentiable neural computers (DNCs), which can learn from examples like neural networks, but can store complex data like actual computers. When DeepMind designed DNCs, it wanted to have machines that can form and navigate complex data structures on its own. Inside … continue reading

Citigroup penalized for computer code error, Django REST framework 3.4, and EU files a complaint against Google—SD Times news digest: July 14, 2016

After a computer error that caused major problems for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Citigroup Global Markets has agreed to pay US$7 million as a penalty. The computer coding error was in the software that Citigroup used from May 1999 to April 2014 to process the SEC’s requests for blue sheet data. This data included … continue reading

Google planning for ‘AI-first world,’ according to CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, is giving more insight on how the company plans to work with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual reality for moving toward what he called “an AI-first world.” In a Founders’ Letter posted on Google’s official blog today, he also proposed a plan for how the company can continue to make … continue reading

Alphabet passes Apple, researchers create auto-bug-repair system, and Syncfusion’s Big Data Platform released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 2, 2016

Shares of Alphabet, Google’s holding company, opened nearly three percent higher today, pushing it past Apple. This makes Alphabet the most valuable public company, according to a report by CNBC. Alphabet has a market cap of US$547.1 billion, which is higher than Apple’s $529.3 billion. The last time Google was more valuable than Apple was … continue reading

Apps are violating Apple’s App Store policy, Google looks to take customers from Microsoft, and AllSeen Alliance updates AllJoyn—SD Times news digest: Oct. 20, 2015

Security firm SourceDNA has revealed a number of iOS apps that are violating Apple’s App Store policy that use private APIs to obtain a user’s private data. The apps all had one thing in common: They used the Youmi advertising SDK from China. “We found 256 apps (est. total of 1 million downloads) that have … continue reading

Someone else owns Google’s Alphabet, and robots can work together—SD Times new digest: Aug. 12, 2015

Google recently announced it was becoming a new company named Alphabet, but there is just one problem: Someone already owns the trademark and Internet domain. The New York Times reported that BMW is the current owner, and the company doesn’t want to sell. A spokeswoman for BMW told the Times the company has no plans … continue reading

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