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Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) Q1 Earnings: Falling Ad Rates At Google Hit Revenue, Profits While Losses Expand At ‘Other Bets’

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) Q1 Earnings: Falling Ad Rates At Google Hit Revenue, Profits While Losses Expand At ‘Other Bets’
ibtimes.com — The little blue links in Google search results are selling at a discount. Revenue and profits at parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) missed Wall Street estimates for the quarter ended March 31, sending shares down 5 percent in after-hours trading. The culprit?

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) Q1 Earnings: Falling Ad Rates At Google Hit Revenue, Profits While Loses Expand At ‘Other Bets’

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) Q1 Earnings: Falling Ad Rates At Google Hit Revenue, Profits While Loses Expand At ‘Other Bets’
ibtimes.com — The little blue links in Google search results are selling at a discount. Revenue and profits at parent company Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) missed Wall Street estimates for the quarter ended March 31, sending shares down 5 percent in aftermarket trading. The culprit?

Alphabet Inc (GOOG) Q1 2016 Earnings Preview: Big Profits Despite EU Challenges, Unprofitable Moonshots

Alphabet Inc (GOOG) Q1 2016 Earnings Preview: Big Profits Despite EU Challenges, Unprofitable Moonshots
ibtimes.com — It's a good time to be Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), or the company otherwise known as Google. The holding company that consists of Google, YouTube and Android -- as well as so-called moonshots like self-driving cars, the home-networking division Nest and Google Fiber -- is expected to turn in healthy first-quarter results on Thursday driven by its dominant position in online search and display advertising.

Feinstein, Burr Draft Encryption Bill Would Require Tech Companies To Decrypt Messages Under Court Order

Feinstein, Burr Draft Encryption Bill Would Require Tech Companies To Decrypt Messages Under Court Order
ibtimes.com — The first major piece of legislation of the post-San Bernardino era has been drafted, and it's guaranteed to make no one in Silicon Valley happy. The long-awaited draft encryption bill from Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

Twitter Shakes Up Board With Two New Members Including PepsiCo Exec And Entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox

Twitter Shakes Up Board With Two New Members Including PepsiCo Exec And Entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox
ibtimes.com — Twitter Inc. is rebuilding its board with two new names: PepsiCo CFO Hugh Johnston and longtime tech entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox. The two replace outgoing boardmembers, investor Peter Currie, who led Twitter's CEO search, and former News Corp COO Peter Chernin, who added media expertise to the board.

The DOJ And Treasury Department Are Taking A Keen Interest In The Panama Papers

The DOJ And Treasury Department Are Taking A Keen Interest In The Panama Papers
ibtimes.com — United States law enforcement is taking a keen interest in the so-called Panama Papers. The document trove, a 40-year cache of communications and files from Panama City-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, details how various heads of state, their friends and families, athletes, FIFA execs and other billionaires hide their assets behind shell companies located in tax havens like the British Virgin Islands.

FBI Denies Unlocking Arkansas iPhone; Feds Unlikely To Share San Bernardino Hack With Local Officials

FBI Denies Unlocking Arkansas iPhone; Feds Unlikely To Share San Bernardino Hack With Local Officials
ibtimes.com — The FBI has denied multiple reports that it was assisting Arkansas authorities in unlocking an iPhone 6 connected to a double-murder. The first of those reports, published Wednesday night, claimed that the FBI had agreed to help Little Rock authorities unlock an iPhone 6 and iPod connected to the killing of Robert and Patricia Codgell by four teenagers aged 14 to 18.

Comcast Rebuke: FCC Rules ISPs Cannot Collect Data For Advertising Without Your Permission

Comcast Rebuke: FCC Rules ISPs Cannot Collect Data For Advertising Without Your Permission
ibtimes.com — It's official: Your ISP won't be collecting data about your web-surfing habits without your explicit permission. That's the bottom line of a Federal Communications Commission vote Thursday that split 3-2 along party lines, with a Democratic majority. The vote affirms a broad reclassification of broadband providers like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon as common carriers, much like long-distance telephone companies.

FBI Keeps iPhone Hack Secret As Hundreds Of Locked Apple Devices Sit In Local Evidence Rooms

FBI Keeps iPhone Hack Secret As Hundreds Of Locked Apple Devices Sit In Local Evidence Rooms
ibtimes.com — The U.S. government has the means to crack an iPhone. How long will it keep that a secret? Days after federal officials announced that a third party had assisted the FBI in opening the locked iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook, the means of the hack - and the third party involved - remains a secret.

FBI Claims It Cracked The iPhone Of San Bernardino Killer, Ends Action Against Apple

FBI Claims It Cracked The iPhone Of San Bernardino Killer, Ends Action Against Apple
ibtimes.com — The FBI claims to have successfully extracted data from the iPhone 5c used by San Berndadino shooter Syed Farook, and is now dropping its case against Apple Inc., according to a court filing Monday.
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