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Google Cloud brings Security Health Analytics into beta

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Security Health Analytics automatically scans GCP infrastructure to surface problems like configuration issues with public storage buckets, open firewall ports, stale encryption keys or deactivated security logging. The tool provides a dashboard that shows potential security issues. When you click on one of those issues, the tool offers a step-by-step remediation plan. SEE: Cloud security is too important to leave to cloud providers ° Cloud alters pecking order among enterprise technology vendors ° Survey: Security is top worry as IT container use accelerates. Google also announced that Security Health Analytics is now fully certified by the Center for Internet Security (CIS) to monitor Google Cloud Platform Foundation benchmarks.

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Better Tech Stock Buy: Facebook vs. Google Parent Alphabet

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We're going to explore which two of the "big tech" stocks -- social media behemoth Facebook(NASDAQ: FB) or Alphabet(NASDAQ: GOOGL)(NASDAQ: GOOG), parent company of search-engine giant Google -- currently looks like the better investment for the long run. Image source: Getty Images. For some context before we dive in, the following chart shows how shares of the two companies have performed over the last five years. Alphabet, which recently celebrated its 21st birthday (you can read about 21 things to love about the company and its stock here) and joined the public markets in 2004, dominates the U.S. and global search engine markets. *Wall Street's consensus estimates. So far, Facebook is looking best from a quantitative standpoint, while Alphabet looks stronger qualitatively, thanks to its diversity and involvement in a very high growth space (cloud computing) and another realm that's poised to take off in the intermediate term (driverless vehicles).

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Google Expands Device Lineup: Key Made by Google Takeaways

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This feature will aid Google in gaining traction across high-end game players in particular.Further, both the phones have two rear cameras — wide-angle camera and telephoto camera. Further, the cameras come with low-light flexibility and allow users to adjust light and shadows in photos before the final shot.Additionally, the new Pixel phones feature a radar sensor that utilizes the company’s Soli sensor. This third speaker will be able to capture voice commands accurately across the room.Further, the latest speaker also contains a mic mute switch, which addresses privacy concerns.Nest Mini launch expands the company’s smart speaker portfolio that is likely to aid momentum further in the smart speaker space. The assistant support will allow users to control and set up the new router from the Google Home smartphone app with new voice commands especially created for these devices.This initiative of Google will also pit it against Amazon, which also recently unveiled Eero mesh Wi-Fi router with inbuilt Alexa.Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go to Aid GrowthWith the latest version of Pixel Buds, Google strives to expand footprint in the headphones and earphones market which as per a report from Research and Markets, is expected to hit $36 billion by 2024 at a CAGR of 13% between 2018 and 2024.The enhanced Bluetooth connectivity in these ear buds are expected provide Google a competitive edge against Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Sony, to name a few.Meanwhile, the new light weighed Pixelbook Go laptop with 8th-generation Intel Core processors, which runs on ChromeOS operating system, is likely to expand Google’s presence in the laptop market worldwide.We believe all the above mentioned endeavors of Google will help it to serve customers better.

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Patten & Patten Inc. TN Reduces Stock Holdings in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

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Patten & Patten Inc. TN cut its position in shares of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) by 1.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC now owns 3,393,000 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $339,300,000 after buying an additional 3,391,353 shares during the last quarter. The information services provider reported $14.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $11.49 by $2.72. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of Alphabet from $1,400.00 to $1,450.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, July 26th.

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Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. Trims Holdings in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)

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Veritas Investment Management LLP now owns 34,098 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $36,853,000 after purchasing an additional 936 shares during the period. In other Alphabet news, VP Amie Thuener O’toole sold 55 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 2nd. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $11.75 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Alphabet Inc will post 51.66 EPS for the current year. Finally, Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $1,450.00 price objective (up from $1,350.00) on shares of Alphabet in a report on Friday, July 26th.

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Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Stake Reduced by Guild Investment Management Inc. – Slater Sentinel

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Guild Investment Management Inc. cut its holdings in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) by 11.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Finally, Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $1,450.00 target price (up previously from $1,350.00) on shares of Alphabet in a research note on Friday, July 26th. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 388 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $465,887.12. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $11.75 EPS. As a group, analysts expect that Alphabet Inc will post 51.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Netflix, Google Cloud Platform, Armory, OpsMX, Adobe, Kublr, Sumo Logic, xMatters and Sonatype to Sponsor Spinnaker Summit 2019

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SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 16, 2019 / Modev, organizers of Spinnaker Summit 2019, today announced that global technology leaders including Netflix, Google Cloud Platform, Armory, OpsMX, Adobe, Kublr, Sumo Logic, xMatters and Sonatype have signed on as sponsors for this year's event, taking place November 15 - 17, 2019, at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, California. The highly anticipated Spinnaker Summit is an annual forum that convenes Spinnaker users, and software delivery engineering leaders from around the world under a single roof, each of whom is committed to advancing development and adoption of the fast growing continuous delivery platform. Netflix Director of Delivery Engineering, Andy Glover, who will deliver the opening keynote presentation on November 15, commented that, "Continuous Delivery powers innovation at Netflix," in a March 2019 blog. Joining Glover as featured speakers at Spinnaker Summit 2019 are industry experts including Pinterest Software Engineer, Rainie Li; Airbnb Software Engineer, Brian Wolfe; JPMorgan Chase Co. Associate Technology Analyst, Vaidyalingam Ramalingam; Amazon Web Services Principal Technologist, Alolita Sharma; and Google Software Engineers, Eric Zimanyi and Maggie Neterval.

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One of Google's major startup program chiefs unveils her top tips for success

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Google (GOOG) may be edging closer towards becoming a $1 trillion company but it is one of the most active companies in the world for developing new talent and companies. One of the key way it is doing this is by its Google for Startups program, formerly known as Google for Entrepreneurs, which was set up in 2011. Krupinska is a serial tech entrepreneur who built a successful social media website for travellers and expats before Facebook (FB) came onto the scene and went onto being a co-founder of fintech company Azimo in 2012, raising $70m in the process. Krupinska sat down with Yahoo Finance UK for its premium show Global Change Agents with Lianna Brinded and discussed everything from how she founded her successful companies to how she managed to elevate so many people and companies while also being a successful creator and business person.

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Google unveils Pixel 4 smartphone series with high-quality cameras - The Mainichi

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NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Google LLC unveiled Tuesday its latest Pixel 4 smartphone series with higher-quality cameras allowing clear pictures to be taken even in the dark, with models to hit shelves globally on Oct. 24. The phone also has a sensor which tracks hand gestures, although this function will not be available for models sold in Japan until next spring. Heading the lineup is the Pixel 4 with a 5.7-inch display screen and the Pixel 4XL with a 6.3-inch display screen, costing $799 and $899, respectively. An app preloaded on the Pixel 4 smartphones can also simultaneously record and transcribe speech, allowing users to search recorded contents by words.

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