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Google parent Alphabet’s startup investments valued at a whopping $11b

The figure includes the company’s stake in some of Silicon Valley’s private firms such as Uber, Airbnb and Stripe.

Google to acquire IoT enabler Xively to capture connected devices market

Xively sells software for managing Internet-of-Things devices such as smoke alarms and water heaters.

Google paving its path for China comeback through AI, investments

Google is promoting TensorFlow, that makes it easier to build AI systems, to forge business ties in China.

Google buys Taiwan HTC smatphone assets for $1.1b in devices push

Alphabet Inc.’s Google is taking on HTC employees including teams that’ve worked on its signature Pixel smartphone. 

Alphabet is said to consider Lyft investment of about $1b

Alphabet is also an Uber shareholder through its GV venture capital arm.

Singapore’s Temasek mulls investing in US startup Magic Leap

The new financing round of more than $500 million values Magic Leap close to $6 billion.

China’s plan for world domination in AI isn’t so crazy after all

In July, SenseTime raised $410 million, a sum it said was the largest single round for an AI company to date.

Google CEO Pichai joins Alphabet board as Page, Brin show their trust

He joins the company’s founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Alphabet scraps plan to blanket globe with internet balloons

In 2013, Google ran its first tests for Project Loon.

Driverless cars are transiting from laboratory to the roads

Car electronics supplier Delphi Automotive Plc went coast-to-coast in 2015 in a self-driving Audi Q5 sport-utility vehicle to prove the autonomous automobile had arrived. Now, Delphi is shifting from stunts to selling. In Las Vegas this week at CES, formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show, the company will give… Read more »