Tag: GOOGL

Google strikes deal with HCA Healthcare to mine patient records to develop algorithms

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and national hospital chain HCA Healthcare Inc. have struck a deal to develop healthcare algorithms using patient records, the latest foray by a tech giant into the $3 trillion healthcare sector. Nashville, Tenn.–based HCA HCA, +0.77%, which operates across about 2,000 locations in 21 states, would consolidate and store with Google data from digital health records […]

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GLAAD says every top social-media site is ‘categorically unsafe’ for LGBTQ users

All of the major social-media platforms are “categorically unsafe” for LGBTQ people, according to a new report by GLAAD. In an interview with “Axios on HBO” that aired Sunday night, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said the sites — which include Facebook FB, -0.29% and Instagram, Twitter TWTR, -0.04%, Alphabet’s GOOGL, +0.62% GOOG, […]

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Amid labor strife, Google opposes shareholder call for whistleblower-policy review

After a year of employee strife, regulatory scrutiny and public rancor, Google has asked its shareholders to vote against proposals seeking to examine some of its recurring issues. Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +0.43% GOOG, +0.49%, Google’s parent company, is asking shareholders at its annual meeting to vote against eight shareholder proposals that seek answers or changes […]

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Alphabet stock gets an upgrade amid ‘resilience and speedy recovery’ of ad business

The ability of Alphabet Inc.’s advertising business to bounce back amid the pandemic has one analyst hopeful about what’s yet to come. Stifel’s Scott Devitt upgraded Alphabet Inc. stock GOOGL, +1.04% GOOG, +1.00% to buy from hold late Monday, arguing that “the resilience and speedy recovery” of Google’s digital-ad business is impressive and perhaps just […]

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Zuckerberg, Dorsey to argue their platforms mirror a fractured society in House hearing

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey will argue their massive social-media platforms merely reflect the views of a badly fractured society when they and Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai are scheduled to testify before a House subcommittee on misinformation Thursday. “Our society is deeply divided, and we see that […]

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