Today, Google announced a new video calling app called Duo, and it may just be the FaceTime competitor we’ve been waiting for. Or it might just be boring and basic.
Alphabet Inc., the newly founded parent company of Google, just added a new name to its portfolio: Verily. This Google[x] spinoff used to be the experimental lab’s life sciences division. Now, it’s Alphabet’s first new company and a creative use of the letter “V.”
In the second installment of the classic “Back to the Future” trilogy, Biff Tannen becomes a wealthy and high powered thug, thanks to a book he receives from his future self who traveled back in time from 2015.
The book, “Grays Sports Almanac,” contains the outcomes of major sporting events between the years of 1950 and 2000, which allows Tannen to make millions of dollars placing bets on horse races, football and baseball games, boxing matches, and more, and become powerful in an alternate version of 1985.
In his blog post Monday announcing the surprise restructuring of Google into a conglomerate called Alphabet, Larry Page said this about Sundar Pichai, 43, the eleven-year Googler who will replace Page as Google’s CEO: “Sundar has been saying the things I would have said (and sometimes better!) for quite some time now, and I’ve been tremendously enjoying our work together. . . .Sergey [Brin] and I have been super excited about his progress and dedication to the company.”
So you thought Google was a sprawling Silicon Valley entity with a frightening amount of power…