Feds Say Google Computers Can Qualify As Legal Drivers Of Autonomous CarsThe redefinition of "driver" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, taking it a step closer to its goal of self-driving cars without steering wheels, pedals or human drivers.
Google To Begin Testing Self-Driving Cars In WashingtonGoogle says it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Kirkland, Washington.
Google's Project 'SkyBender' Tests Solar-Powered, 5G Internet DronesGoogle is reportedly testing solar-powered drones that could deliver high-speed Internet from the air.
Alphabet Comes Before Apple As World's Most Valuable CompanyAlphabet now comes before Apple atop the list of the world's most valuable companies.
Google Parent Alphabet May Soon Top Apple As World’s Most Valuable CompanyAs the digital advertising market booms and demand for smartphones wanes, Alphabet Inc. could soon dethrone Apple as the world's most valuable company.
California DMV Wrestles With Making Self-Driving Cars PublicCalifornia's Department of Motor Vehicles is wrestling with how to keep the public safe as an imperfect technology matures - but not regulate so heavily that the agency stifles development.
Facebook 4Q Revenue Surpasses $5 Billion, Closes Gap With GoogleFacebook is growing at an exceptional pace as it enters adolescence, propelling it into a better position to challenge Google as the Internet's most powerful company.
Daimler Chief Says Apple, Google Making More Progress On Cars Than Previously ThoughtThe chief of automaker Daimler told a German publication that Apple and Google have made more progress on their efforts in the automotive world than he had assumed.
Google Reportedly Paid Apple $1 Billion Plus Extras To Get Search Bar On iPhoneGoogle reportedly shelled out big bucks to Apple to make sure its search bar is on the iPhone. Bloomberg reports that the search giant paid Apple $1 billion in 2014, according to a transcript of court proceedings from software company Oracle Corp.'s long-running copyright lawsuit against Google.
Google To Pay $140 Million In Back Taxes In BritainGoogle will pay about $140 million in British back taxes in a concession driven by a shift in how the Internet company will measure its success in the United Kingdom.
New CA Bill Could Require All Smartphones To Be Capable Of DecryptionA new anti-trafficking bill introduced in the California legislature could require that all smartphones be capable of decryption and unlocking by the phone's manufacturer or its operating system provider, essentially overriding the user's passcode.
Tech Giants Hit Hard; Dow Drops More Than 390 PointsDow Jones tumbled more than 500 points during Friday's trading session, dropping below 16,000 points as the financial markets suffered another day of setbacks with many Silicon Valley stocks losing value.