Category: Alphabet’s

Alphabet’s X details a garbage-sorting bot that’s part of its plan to make robots an everyday thing
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Alphabet’s X details a garbage-sorting bot that’s part of its plan to make robots an everyday thing

Alphabet subsidiary X, which is the former Google X, focuses exclusively on ambitious “moonshots,” or applications of tech you might expect are science fiction, not a real product in development. Like a robot that can sort through office trash. X does a lot of its work more quietly than other Alphabet companies — until it’s…

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Alphabet’s board is investigating how execs have handled claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct
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Alphabet’s board is investigating how execs have handled claims of sexual harassment and other misconduct

Alphabet’s board of directors has opened an investigation into how executives at the company have handled misconduct claims, CNBC reported earlier today after viewing materials that it says show an independent subcommittee has been formed — and a law firm hired — to look into the issues. One of the subjects of those claims is…

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Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet’s grand experiment in smart cities) will move forward with Toronto project
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Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet’s grand experiment in smart cities) will move forward with Toronto project

In the two years since Sidewalk Labs pitched its vision for a grand smart city development — encompassing an entire neighborhood on the Toronto waterfront — the project has been beset by controversy and criticism. On one hand, the 12-acre project in Toronto’s Quayside district promised to be a proving ground for the latest thinking…

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