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Google’s Sundar Pichai doesn’t want you to be clear-eyed about AI’s dangers

Google’s Sundar Pichai doesn’t want you to be clear-eyed about AI’s dangers Alphabet and Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, is the latest tech giant kingpin to make a public call for AI to be regulated while simultaneously encouraging lawmakers towards a dilute enabling framework that does not put any hard limits on what […]

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As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own

As Alphabet crests the T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own Continuing our irregular surveys of the public markets, two things happened this week that are worth our time. First, a third domestic technology company — Alphabet — passed the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold. And, second, software as […]

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Waymo’s Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

Waymo’s Anca Dragan and Ike Robotics CTO Jur van den Berg are coming to TC Sessions: Robotics+AI The road to “solving” self-driving cars is riddled with challenges, from perception and decision making to figuring out the interaction between humans and robots. Today we’re announcing that joining us at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on […]

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Alphabet-backed primary care startup One Medical files to go public

Alphabet-backed primary care startup One Medical files to go public One Medical, a San Francisco-based primary care startup with tech-infused, concierge services filed for an IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission today. Internal medicine doctor Tom Lee founded the startup, now valued at well-over $1 billion dollars, in 2007. Lee exited […]

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Tech’s biggest companies are worth ~$5T as 2019’s epic stock market run wraps

Tech’s biggest companies are worth ~T as 2019’s epic stock market run wraps Look, this is the last post I’m writing in 2019 and I’m tired. But I can’t let the year close without taking stock of how well tech stocks did this year. It was bonkers. So let’s mark the year’s […]

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Daily Crunch: Google’s founders step back

Daily Crunch: Google’s founders step back The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Alphabet Founders […]

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Alphabet

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Alphabet Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin just announced that Google CEO Sundar Pichai will be replacing Page as the CEO of parent company Alphabet. It also sounds like Brin is stepping down from his role as Alphabet’s president. Alphabet first […]

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Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has waded into the debate about social media regulation. In an award-acceptance speech to the Anti Defamation League yesterday the creator of Ali G and Borat delivered a precision takedown of what he called Facebook […]

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Google reportedly in talks to acquire Fitbit

Google reportedly in talks to acquire Fitbit According to Reuters, Google parent Alphabet is looking to acquire publicly traded wearables company Fitbit. Reuters says the deal is still being negotiated and could still fall apart, but if it came together, it would surely strengthen Google’s position in the wearables space, an area […]

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Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S.

Alphabet’s Wing begins making first commercial drone deliveries in the U.S. Alphabet -owned drone delivery spin-out Wing is starting to service U.S. customers, after becoming the first drone delivery company to get the federal go-ahead to do so earlier this year. Wing is working with FedEx Express and Walgreens on this pilot, […]

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