La semana pasada, la administración del presidente Donald Trump avanzó sus planes de reforma fiscal que incluye fuertes reducciones de los impuestos sobre la renta de las personas físicas y jurídicas y tiene como objetivo simplificar el código tributario. Con una tasa de impuestos del 35% sobre los ingresos, Estados Unidos es uno de los países […]
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Tony Fadell left Nest earlier this summer, the latest in a stream of workers to reportedly leave the company.
¿Qué necesita una empresa para alcanzar una capitalización de mercado de un billón de dólares? Ante todo, una empresa necesita una enorme oportunidad de mercado en la que poder crecer. No puede ser uno de los demás, sino “el más”, de los players dominantes en el mercado. Y a raíz de una exitosa temporada de ganancias, da […]
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Tired of complacency, the chairman emphasized the importance of invention and collaboration to solve society’s challenges at Google’s first stockholders meeting as Alphabet.
Google today announced that its Google Drive application for Mac and Windows in the next few days will let users start to make more granular choices about which folders should be kept in sync locally. “Drive can store terabytes (upon terabytes), but there’s a good chance your computer’s hard drive will run out of space […]
Google today is announcing the release of version 0.8 of its TensorFlow open-source machine learning software. The release is significant because it supports the ability to train machine learning models on more than just a single machine. TensorFlow can be used for a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which involves training artificial neural […]
Google today announced the beta launch of Voice Access, an app that will let people use speech recognition to control Android devices. While anyone will presumably be able to use it, it’s designed with specific groups of people in mind — specifically “people who have difficulty manipulating a touch screen due to paralysis, tremor, temporary […]
Sometime today Alphabet’s Google may learn just how large of a fine it is facing for alleged Android antitrust abuses in Russia. But the antitrust ruling it lost last month in Russia is just one of a series of setbacks for the world’s largest mobile operating system, which finds itself under a growing amount of […]
(By David Shepardson, Reuters) – Alphabet Inc is expanding its testing of self-driving cars to the Phoenix, Arizona metro area, the company said on Thursday, making it the fourth U.S. city to serve as a proving ground for the autonomous vehicles. The company’s Google unit has conducted driverless vehicle testing for six years in Mountain […]
Google today announced that this week it’s bringing the Reminders feature of Google Calendar — which first became available in the Google Calendar app for iOS and Android in December to the Web. Reminders were one of the key features included in Google’s Inbox by Gmail app when it launched in 2014. A few months […]
Google today talked for the first time about Walt, a piece of software that people can use to figure out how long it takes for a device to respond to touch or voice input. Google has been using Walt to do performance tests on Android devices and Chromebooks, and now the software is available under […]
Nest, owned by parent company Alphabet, is shutting down the Revolv hub and app on May 15, 2016. This isn’t just an end of support story: the hardware will simply cease to function next month. “Revolv was a great first step toward the connected home, but we believe that Works with Nest is a better […]
Google today announced the first Chromebase for Meetings device, from Acer. It’s a desktop computer designed exclusively for videoconferencing. It costs $799, and it’s available from Google’s partners in U.S, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Australia. It will become available in more countries later. There have been Chromebase devices before. And two years ago Google […]
Music fans received a special treat today when Google announced it had turned its Street View tour of Abbey Road into a virtual reality app. Android users can download the app to use with Google Cardboard, the company’s VR kit. The company says an iOS version is coming soon. Google had previously created a multi-media tour […]
Google today announced at its GCP NEXT conference in San Francisco that it’s adding more enterprise-focused features to its Google Cloud Platform public cloud. Most prominently, there’s a new tool available in beta called Cloud IAM that allows big companies to make sure that certain people can only do certain things with Google cloud infrastructure. […]
Google today announced at its GCP NEXT conference in San Francisco a new service called Cloud Machine Learning in a limited preview. The tool relies on the TensorFlow machine learning library that Google open-sourced a few months ago. And it powers another new product called the Google Cloud Speech API. Google’s launch of the service […]
Today Google finally told the world its real strategy for competing with public cloud market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS). Google first launched the Google Compute Engine infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in 2012, but it has always been in the shadows of AWS. Google tried using major price cuts in order to gain ground […]
The possible buyers include Amazon.com Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp.’s research and development company.
Google is reportedly looking to find a buyer for Boston Dynamics, the robot research lab that it acquired in 2013. It’s believed that executives with the parent company Alphabet are questioning Boston Dynamics’ place and whether it can generate any real revenue. According to Bloomberg, possible acquirers of Boston Dynamics include Toyota Research Institute and Amazon, two […]
SEOUL (by Se Young Lee, Reuters) – South Korean Lee Sedol won his first match against a computer program developed by a Google subsidiary on Sunday in the ancient board game Go, denying a clean sweep for the artificial intelligence in a five-match series. Lee, one of the world’s top players and a holder of […]