What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main Internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), and Calico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren't very related.
Alphabet, ovvero abc.xyz, è la neonata holding, con al timone Larry Page e Sergey Brin, che da oggi controllerà Google e tutti i suoi progetti collegati (a partire dall'ISP Fiber, dai fondi di capitali e da Google X).
Una ristrutturazione aziendale che si completa con la nomina di Sundar Pichai a nuovo CEO di Mountain View.
I want Google to strive to do that -- not just build technology for certain segments. For me, it matters that we drive technology as an equalizing force, as an enabler for everyone around the world.
Which is why I do want Google to see, push, and invest more in making sure computing is more accessible, connectivity is more accessible. And going back to our core mission, when we do things like machine learning and assist users, I view that as a huge game changer. Because over time, someone who has [access to] just a smartphone hopefully has... the same [capabilities] as someone who is more privileged. That's what's very exciting about what we are doing.
Alphabet prenderà anche il posto di Google Inc. al NASDAQ, ma il simbolo azionario resterà $GOOG; non affannatevi ad aggiornare l'app Borsa.