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Alphabet Is Now The Most Valuable Company On Earth

Last week, we reported that Alphabet, the holding company for Google and all its disparate moonshot affiliates, would surpass Apple as the most valuable company in the world. That future has now come to pass.

We Finally Know How Much Google Is Losing On Its Wild Ideas

Google, AKA Alphabet, is famous for its “moonshots” — enormous, ambitious technology projects that cost a ton to develop and might not ever work or turn a profit. Today, we’re getting a first look at just how much money the company is flushing on its big ideas.

Google (AKA Alphabet) Is About To Surpass Apple As The Most Valuable Company In The Galaxy

Google had a big 2015: It divvied up its business into startups like Footpath, Calico, X, Fibre, and consolidated all those companies into one brand named Alphabet. Now Alphabet is very, very close to being named the world’s most valuable company — yes, more valuable than Apple.

Report: The Pope And Google Boss Eric Schmidt To Have An Unusual Meeting

According to The Guardian, leader of the online advertising world and CEO of Alphabet Eric Schmidt will have a ‘brief conversation’ tomorrow with Pope Francis. Presumably not about moving the @pontifex Twitter account to Google+. Our guess: Self-driving pope-mobile.

Google Wants To Patent A Blood-Sucking Smartwatch

Just when you thought our data-driven lifestyles were getting a little weird, Google wants to make it creepy. The company just filed a patent application for a “needle-free blood draw” device that can be implanted in a wearable. It’s the vampiric smartwatch you never asked for.

Google's Latest Hire Has A Creepy Plan To Track Your Mental Health

Google’s parent company Alphabet has just hired Thomas Insel, the former head of the US National Institute of Mental Health, who has some pretty weird ideas about what his new job will entail.

Eric Schmidt: There's Gonna Be A Lot Of Alphabet Companies

When Google announced that its new parent company was going to to be called alphabet, the world shrugged. But according to Eric Schmidt, the company could grow in size and importance, and fairly quickly.

Google Just Bought

Google is now part of Alphabet, a parent company created to house all of the web giant’s diverse efforts. But unfortunately for Google, they couldn’t buy, which was already taken. So they have done the next best thing. They bought the entire alphabet:

Google Becomes Alphabet Today

Remember how Google announced plans to create a new parent company to rule them all? It’s called Alphabet, and the company just announced that today is the day the plan becomes reality. When markets close, Google shares will become Alphabet shares.

Google's OnHub Is A Mysterious And Slightly Terrible Device

The OnHub is Google’s latest weird experiment. It’s a $US200 router stuffed with fourteen antennae that’s being marketed as a cure-all for people who have a zillion wireless devices with different network needs. But what does that actually mean? I tore down my OnHub with the hardware hackers at iFixit to find out.

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