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Cars might fly (when pigs do)

What is it with Silicon Valley and flying cars? Perhaps it’s a result of having an economy largely based on Popular Mechanics nerds-turned-billionaires. Perhaps it’s to do with the fact that tech hubs San Francisco

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Google goes all-in on building own smartphones

Google has closed its US$1.1bn deal with HTC, adding more than 2 000 smartphone specialists in Taiwan to help the search giant chase Apple in the cut-throat premium handset market. The deal will help Google wade deeper into

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Google parent creates new holding company, XXVI

Alphabet is forming a new holding company designed to finalise its evolution from Google, the Web search giant, into a corporate parent with distinct arms that protects individual businesses in far-flung fields like health

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Larry Page must testify in Uber lawsuit

Alphabet CEO Larry Page was ordered to submit to questioning by Uber Technologies in his company’s lawsuit over trade secrets for self-driving car technology. Uber’s lawyers want to question Page in their defence

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Google rides mobile ad binge

After struggling for years to wring profit from the mobile boom, Google is benefiting from a surge in clicks on ads on smartphones. Capitalising on consumers’ shift toward handsets and away from

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Bezos may soon be world’s richest person

A surge in after-hours trading for Amazon.com added US$3,3bn to the fortune of Jeff Bezos, putting him less than $5bn away from becoming the world’s richest person. Bezos saw his fortune surpass $80bn for the first time

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Why Sergey Brin is building an airship

Larry Page has his flying cars. Sergey Brin shall have an airship. Brin, the Google co-founder, has secretly been building a massive airship inside Hangar 2 at the Nasa Ames Research Centre, according to four people

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