Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told analysts that investments in artificial intelligence software meant to better predict where to place ads are making its services more attractive to advertisers. The company is selling more ads as its YouTube video service and Google search grow globally, he said. … [Read more...] about Alphabet Trounces Profit Estimates As Google Reins In Costs
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At the same time, there has been increased scrutiny of tech firms over the data collection and distribution essential to serving up and soliciting online advertising. The companies argue that more data helps make advertising more personalized and relevant, though some watchdog groups say there should be limits placed on how much information marketers should have access to. … [Read more...] about Google parent Alphabet’s stock tumbles on slow advertising growth
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Alphabet said on Monday first-quarter net income rose to $9.4 billion (£6.75 billion) or $13.33 per Class A and B common share and Class C capital share, from $5.43 billion or $7.73 per share a year earlier. … [Read more...] about Alphabet’s profit jumps 73 percent in first quarter