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  1. Android News

    Nest Hello doorbell now shows a March shipping time frame

    Nest Hello, the smart doorbell by the company, has been delayed. The device will now ship in March, whereas before we'd expected a February ship date. You can still pre-order the device now to get in on the free Google Home Mini deal.
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    Google completes its $1.1 billion HTC deal

    Google's billion-dollar deal to acquire a part of HTC is done. The two companies announced its completion tonight, and the details appear to be the same as originally announced. While the team behind the Pixel phones is joining Google, HTC says it will continue to make mobile devices under its...
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    Waymo strikes a deal to buy ‘thousands’ more self-driving minivans Fiat Chrysler

    Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, has reached a deal with one of Detroit’s Big Three automakers to dramatically expand its fleet of autonomous vehicles. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced today that it would supply “thousands” of additional Chrysler Pacifica minivans to...
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    Eric Schmidt stepping down from Executive Chairman role

    Eric Schmidt will step down from his position as Executive Chairman of Alphabet and will instead serve as the technical advisor. He'll remain on Alphabet's Board of Directors.
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    Alphabet tries internet lasers instead of balloons for India

    Alphabet is adopting laser-beaming boxes in favor of Project Loon's balloons for its latest internet-delivery partnership in Andhra Pradesh, India. The state government is snapping up 2,000 of the hubs. The lasers point to each other to deliver high speed data along a network, with it acting...
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    Google might merge back with Nest to make more smart home products

    Nest could potentially rejoin Google’s hardware team and the two could make more smart home products that rival Amazon’s lineup of Alexa devices. Nest currently exists as an independent company under the Alphabet umbrella.
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    Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after ‘inappropriate’ relationship, excuses self from Essential

    Android co-founder Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 on his own accord -- at least that's what the former Google exec said upon his departure. But, a new report claims that the exit was due to an inappropriate relationship, the details of which were not shared. Andy Rubin has also reportedly taken...
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    Waymo cars have "ditched" the handoff feature

    Alphabet's Waymo has confirmed that the latest version of minivans won't handoff controls to a human passenger in the event of a dangerous situation.
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    Waymo gave someone ride in a car with no driver

    Andrew from The Verge was able to get a ride from Alphabet's Waymo division, where there is no driver, and only a load of computers controlling the vehicle.
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    T-Mobile joins AT&T to work with Project Loon in Puerto Rico

    T-Mobile has announced it is working with AT&T and Alphabet's Project Loon to help distribute wireless connectivity across Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
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    Sundar Pichai reveals Pixel 2 sales were double the original

    In the Alphabet investors report, Sundar Pichai revealed that orders for the Pixel 2 surpassed that of the original by double.
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    Alphabet beats earnings estimates for 4% rise

    After posting earnings that exceeded Wall Street's expectations, Google-parent company Alphabet has enjoyed a 4% rise in value.
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    Lyft raises $1 billion in funding round led by Google’s venture arm

    Alphabet-owned CapitalG led a funding round that was responsible for giving Lyft a $1 billion cash infusion, a move which raises Lyft's valuation to $11 billion. A CapitalG partner will also sit on Lyft's board of directors.
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    Alphabet's burrito-by-drone deliveries now fly in Australia

    Google X Labs has announced that Project Wing drone deliveries are now being tested in Australia. As with the initial tests, they will look to deliver burritos, but Google has also partnered with pharmacies to test prescription medicine, too.
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    Intel partners with Waymo to improve autonomous vehicles

    Intel announced today that it will be collaborating with Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo to provide the computing power necessary for Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles that can drive in most any condition.
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    Google may invest in Lyft

    Google is reportedly mulling over a $1 billion investment in ridesharing service Lyft. This comes after Alphabet's self-driving car company Waymo announced a partnership with Lyft for self-driving taxiing.
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    Google and HTC said to be in final stages of negotiations for potential sale

    Alphabet's Google is said to be negotiating with HTC for a sale of its smartphone R&D business, according to a local Taiwanese paper. The deal could also be a simple investment one instead of a full-on sale.
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    Tech CEOs haven't agreed to attend House net neutrality hearing

    The House Energy and Commerce Committee invited the CEOs of several tech companies including Facebook, Alphabet, Amazon, Netflix, Verizon, AT&T and more to testify at an upcoming hearing about net neutrality. None of the CEOs have agreed to attend this meeting.
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    Google is still making money despite $2.7 billion EU fine

    Despite a record $2.7B fine from the EU, Google is still making plenty of money as revealed in the latest financial results.
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    Google CEO Sundar Pichai joins Alphabet's board

    Google's CEO has joined the Alphabet board of directors.
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    Alphabet plans to let everyone post stories and photos to Google Earth

    Alphabet Inc wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its Google Earth platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the Amazon rainforest.
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    Alphabet's Waymo drops 3 patent claims in case against Uber

    Alphabet's self-driving car business, Waymo, has removed 3 claims of patent infringement from its lawsuit against Uber. Instead, the company is focusing on one case of alleged patent theft.
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    Alphabet's Waymo fully switches from self-driving cars to minivans

    When Alphabet first started experimenting with self-driving cars, they came up with a small car that had a bit of a personality thanks to the way it was designed. However, it's been announced that they are done messing with those and instead will focus on the Chrysler Pacifica minivans that...
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    Softbank agrees to buy Boston Dynamics from Alphabet

    Boston Dynamics is a division within Alphabet that work on robotics and the company has been wanting to sell it for more than a year. They had yet to find a buyer but today it's been announced that Softbank will be acquiring the company from the Mountain View tech giant.
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    Waymo starts eyeing self-driving trucks

    Waymo may be looking to enter the self-driving truck arena, too. The company is now testing a single freighter truck. This comes after similar efforts from the likes of Uber and Daimler.