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From: JakeStraw9/8/2011 1:19:49 PM
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Google buys Zagat, in original-content gambit

In a blog post, Google said that Zagat will "be a cornerstone of our local offering." Zagat is best known for its original reviews and rating service.

ct.cnet.com

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To: JakeStraw who wrote (343)11/10/2011 2:47:54 PM
From: engineer
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Is google headed the way of Microsoft? Late to market, copying people, and hten not fully implementing it?

This google Advisor is the worst thought out, implemented peice of software yet to come out of google. but in typical Google fashion, they are way too arrogant to care. Mistakes, bad info, overselling, not completing hte process, etc.

Why try to take over a market when you know NOHTHING about what you are doing?

Google did hte same thing by introducing a google end customer phone,the Nexus. No customer service, no thought out business process, a total fiasco.

Now the bait and switch stuff has started. google is selling things on this site at rates other than what is really offered.

time to call the FTC. It would be nice if there was something that actually had some truth in in out there.

I would expect better from google.

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From: Sr K7/2/2016 12:30:47 PM
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Alphabet to Create New Equity Awards for ‘Other Bets’

July 1, 2016 — 8:00 AM EDT

bloomberg.com

Google reorganized into Alphabet Inc. last year partly to give each new business, such as its fiber internet service or life sciences group, the independence to operate more like a startup. But there was an important part missing: how to incentivize executives and other employees with stock tied to their performance.

Alphabet is fixing this. Divisions within the company’s “Other Bets” group are creating new types of stock that will rise and fall in value depending on how each unit performs, according to people with knowledge of the plans. Executives of these young businesses are at different stages of implementing the compensation system, but in coming months, this new equity will be awarded to more employees as a big part of their pay, instead of the publicly traded Alphabet shares they currently get, the people said.

Verily, a health care business, is adopting the new approach, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing plans that haven’t been made public yet.

Executives at Other Bets companies have the option to not use the new stock system, said one of the people. Employees may also be given the choice to receive the new equity awards or stick with Alphabet stock grants, this person added.

Alphabet’s research lab, called X, already uses a system like this, another of the people said. Executives at Fiber, a fast internet service, decided not to use the compensation tool for now but haven’t ruled it out because it could help attract candidates from other parts of Alphabet, who may otherwise leave for jobs at startups promising equity riches, this person said. It’s not clear if Nest, another of Alphabet’s Other Bets, is doing it, another person said. An Alphabet spokeswoman declined to comment.

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From: Sr K8/16/2016 6:41:08 AM
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What's the real reason Alphabet retrenched on fiber? Media reports Monday said it was municipal red tape and other cost issues.

Could it have been competition and technology?

from briefing.com this morning:

Sky (SKYAY) introduced Sky Fibre Max, giving customers a brand new way to access super reliable fibre broadband. Sky Fibre Max offers download speeds of up to 76Mb and totally unlimited usage. Available to customers for 25 a month, plus Sky Line Rental, the product will also offer Sky's leading customer service, rated Number 1 by Ofcom in January 2016.

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From: Sr K11/30/2016 10:28:50 AM
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wsj.com

Malicious software disguised as legitimate apps for Android smartphones and tablets has seized control of more than one million Google accounts since August, according to research from security firm Check Point.

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From: more10012/7/2016 3:56:03 AM
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This started out well, but finished poorly and fell back to support at 775.5. "IF" 773.32 fails, targets 765 & 754

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