Browsing: Alphabet

David Glance
Alphabet’s Nest struggles to make it work

The world is growing increasingly sceptical of the stuttering revolution of the Internet of things. The latest round of doubt has been ignited by Alphabet’s Nest’s decision to shut down any further support for its recently purchased Revolv smart home hub. The hub

James Francis
New name, old Google problems

Companies changing names is not usually worthy of front-page headlines. But when Google does it, the entire world sits up and takes notice. Of course, it didn’t really change its name. It simply added a new story to its skyscraper, only this one is at the ground

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TalkCentral: Ep 131 – ‘ABCs’

In the latest episode of South Africa’s weekly technology podcast, your hosts Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg chat about Google’s big restructuring and the creation of Alphabet. Also this week, they discuss the Forbes list of the

Google’s overhaul is about staying nimble

In the corporate world you learn quickly that if small companies want to collaborate, it tends to happen, while efforts to collaborate with large companies may involve many meetings and involve many people with no guarantee anything will come of it. Small

Alphabet is Google’s new parent

Google announced a significant restructuring overnight, with a new holding company, Alphabet, to hold the search engine and other assets in the technology group. Google CEO Larry Page will become Alphabet’s CEO, with Sundar Pichai to take over as CEO

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