Google's parent Alphabet will reportedly start compensating some of the biggest publishers for carrying their curated content in its news-focused products, such as Google News.
Being cash-rich is an important element for any major company, and Apple is certainly no exception. And for many years the company has been the most cash-rich, but that title has now been given to another.
Eric Schmidt announced yesterday that he would be stepping down as the Executive Chairman of Alphabet's Board of Directors at the next regular board meeting in January 2018.
Tony Fadell is stepping down as CEO of Nest, he announced in a blog post on Friday. The former Apple engineer and founder of the smart thermostat/device company, which was purchased by Google in 2014 for $3 billion, says he's moving into an "advisor" role to Alphabet and CEO Larry Page.
Despite recent reports of turmoil within the company, Fadell insists that the move is amicable and the transition has been in progress since late last year. He says he's leaving the company to new CEO Marwan Fawaz, who was previously CTO of cable company Charter, with a two-year roadmap in place.
It's an established fact that Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt owns an iPhone because, you know, it pays to experience what the competition is doing firsthand. In a fireside chat at the Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam, Netherlands, today with CNBC journalist Julia Chatterley, he publicly admitted for the first time to using both an iPhone 6s and Galaxy S7, teasing the mostly iPhone-totting audience that Samsung's device is better.