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Here, Let a Drunk Redditor Explain the Google / Alphabet Thing

Here, Let a Drunk Redditor Explain the Google / Alphabet Thing

You may have heard that Google did some restructuring and is now a part of of a larger company called Alphabet. You may also be a bit confused about the whole thing. Long story short, Larry Page is now the CEO of Alphabet, which now controls Google – but also Nest, Calico, Fiber, and all the other companies that used …

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Facebook’s FbStart Program Helps Asia Pacific Developers

Facebook’s FbStart Program Helps Asia Pacific Developers

Facebook launched FbStart in April of 2014 to help startups take off by offering them developer tools and services for free. The company partnered with a number of third-party service providers to do so. Facebook has given periodic updates on the program in the meantime, and just gave the latest one talking up its impact on Asia Pacific developers. “FbStart, …

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StumbleUpon Reportedly Lays Off ‘Dozens’

StumbleUpon Reportedly Lays Off ‘Dozens’

StumbleUpon is reportedly reducing its staff from close to 100 employees to about 30. That is according to VentureBeat, which cites an anonymous source. Jordan Novet reports: The company had just under 100 employees and will only have around 30 by the end of this week, a source familiar with the matter told VentureBeat. Last week employees were told in …

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Spotify Is About to Severely Limit Free Streaming, Says Report

Spotify Is About to Severely Limit Free Streaming, Says Report

According to a new report, Spotify is planning on making its free tier a lot less appetizing in the hopes of assuaging major labels and getting more users to pony up and pay for its premium service. Digital Music News quotes “several sources” who claims that Spotify “will soon be shifting towards a premium-only, ‘gated access’ model.” What does this …

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What Will Google’s New Structure Mean For Businesses?

What Will Google’s New Structure Mean For Businesses?

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Google is going through some major changes in in structure. Google itself now has a parent company. Even after sleeping on it, it’s still sinking in. Many, many businesses rely on Google for their well-being in part if not almost entirely in some cases. It’s worth considering how the new structural changes might impact everyone …

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Alphabet Doesn’t Own Its Obvious Social Media Pages, Domains

Alphabet Doesn’t Own Its Obvious Social Media Pages, Domains

Late Monday afternoon, Google announced a major reorganization, and the establishment of a new parent company called Alphabet. For a more in-depth look at that, check here. Long story short, Larry Page is now the CEO of Alphabet, which now controls Google, Nest, Calico, Fiber, and all the other companies that used to be under “Google”. Sundar Pichai has been …

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Google Gets New CEO As Page And Brin Head Up Parent Company ‘Alphabet’

Google Gets New CEO As Page And Brin Head Up Parent Company ‘Alphabet’

Google just dropped some major news in that exec Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of the company, which is becoming one of many companies under a new parent company called Alphabet, which will be run by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Page is CEO of Alphabet and Brin is President. The basic gist is that the co-founders will …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of July. For the U.S., the month saw some movement in the numbers 4 through 9 range. Charter rose two spots, while Bright House and Time Warner Cable both rose one spot. …

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Amazon Fulfillment Center To Open in Illinois And Create Over 1,000 Jobs

Amazon Fulfillment Center To Open in Illinois And Create Over 1,000 Jobs

Amazon announced on Monday that it is opening its first fulfillment center in Illinois, which it says will create a thousand new full-time jobs. This is the sixth fulfillment-related announcement from the company in about three months. It will be a nearly 500,000-square-foot location in Joliet. As far as jobs, employees will process smaller items, such as books, electronics, and …

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Google Analytics Gets Some New Features

Google Analytics Gets Some New Features

Google announced the addition of a new publisher reporting section to Google Analytics. This replaces AdSense Reports, and is actually called “Publisher Reporting”. “Users with existing AdSense reports will see them move into this new section, and be joined by an integration with Ad Exchange, for those publishers that don’t currently serve Ad Exchange as backfill through DFP,” Google says …

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