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Google Shares Spike 6% After ‘Alphabet’ Restructuring

8-13ggsharesGoogle just announced a big restructuring of the company, sending shares up about 6 percent in extended trading. After the announcement, shares of Google rose 5 percent, but have since risen even further.

As part of the restructuring, Larry page is now the new CEO of a parent company called Alphabet, while Sundar Pichai will be CEO of Google. According to a regulatory filing, Google’s business will include “search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android and the related technical infrastructure.”

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Yahoo’s silent video chat app Livetext rolls out globally

8-13yahooEarlier this month, Yahoo debuted its new messaging app called Livetext focused on the silent video. It was available to those in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, and France. However, it’s time to ramp things up as now everyone in the world will be able to test out this new app as it rolls out globally.

Yahoo says that it will support most of the major languages in this release, however Arabic and Japanese are not included, but hopefully will be added in the future.

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Are You Team-Player Enough to Let the Company Post to Your Facebook Page?

8-13teamFBIf you’re like me, your social media accounts are personal and sacred. Posting company news isn’t something I do very often, but I run my own business, so I am inclined to do a little self-promotion once in awhile. Recently I’ve seen more and more people mixing business with pleasure on social networks. LinkedIn for example is seeing an upturn of people posting personal stories compared to previous business-only content. Facebook is also seeing this mix.

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Student Loses Facebook Internship After Highlighting Major Privacy Flaw in Messenger

8-13lossFBFacebook canceled a Harvard student's internship after he created a Google Chrome plugin that highlighted serious privacy flaws in the social network's messaging service, Boston.com reports.

In May, computer science and mathematics student Aran Khanna built Marauder's Map. It was a browser plugin that made use of the fact that people who use the Facebook Messenger share their location with everyone they message with by default.

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Meet Alphabet, Google’s New Corporate Boss As Sundar Pichai Takes Over The Search Company

8-13alphaGoogle just rocked the world with some light news on a Monday. It has restructured the company and everything will now report up to “Alphabet Inc.” a new corporate name. That includes Google, which will now be CEO’d by Sundar Pichai (one less Twitter CEO candidate).

Its site? https://abc.xyz/. Strangely enough, Google doesn’t own Alphabet.com (yet?).

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