The most monocle-dropping tech acquisitions of the past five years

Looking at the roster of tech’s most notable acquisitions is like opening a time capsule not just of companies, but of the attitudes that surrounded them. For example, Facebook’s purchase...

Google parent Alphabet forms holding company, XXVI, to complete 2015 corporate reorganization

The company formerly known as Google — before it rebranded its “collection of companies” to Alphabet, in 2015, turning the main ad revenue business into...

Blizzard and DeepMind turn StarCraft II into an AI research lab

Starcraft II has been a target for Alphabet’s DeepMind AI research for a while now – the UK AI company took on Blizzard’s sci-fi strategy...

Crunch Report | Hyperloop One Tests Full-Scale Version

Hyperloop One tests a full-scale version, Vizio is suing LeEco for breach of contract, MIT envisions 3D without the glasses and Microsoft has a plan to challenge DeepMind. All this...

UK data regulator says DeepMind’s initial deal with the NHS broke privacy law

The U.K.’s data protection watchdog has finally shared the result of its lengthy investigation into DeepMind’s original deal with the NHS. According to the Information...

First, DeepMind AI conquered Go. Now it’s time to stop playing games

After beating top Go player Ke Jie, DeepMind retired the AlphaGo AI, but the team is already seeking out new challenges to prove the worth of its research. The post First,...

DeepMind’s kidney disease-fighting Streams app is coming to a new hospital

Google's DeepMind division is expanding its AI health program and its kidney disease-detecting to Musgrove Park Hospital in the U.K. The company said that patients will be able to opt...

After beating the world’s elite Go players, Google’s AlphaGo AI is retiring

Google’s AlphaGo — the AI developed to tackle the world’s most demanding strategy game — is stepping down from competitive matches after defeating the world’s best...

Google’s AlphaGo AI wins three-match series against the world’s best Go player

Google’s AlphaGo AI has once again made the case that machines are now smarter than man — when it comes to games of strategy, at least. AlphaGo...

DeepMind NHS health data deal had ‘no lawful basis’

DeepMind’s inaugural data-sharing deal with the UK’s National Health Service looks to be coming firmly unstuck. The partnership attracted controversy last year, when the scope of the...

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PayPal tops profit estimates, lifts target on mobile payments growth

(Reuters) - Sharp growth in mobile payments led PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL.O) to report a better-than-expected third-quarter profit on Thursday and lift its...