Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ: GOOG) Announces New Deal for Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker

Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ: GOOG) has announced a new deal for its Google Nest Audio smart speaker. The product, one of the company’s newest models, has gone from $99.99 to $60 in the latest November offer. The speaker has good sound quality and can register google assistant faster than the Google Nest Mini. Other companies such as Amazon have also announced offers for their gadgets.

The company has also announced that third-party developers can now use its Jacquard touch-sensitive fabric technology to combine their software through Jacquard SDK. While the technology has been available since 2015, only a few companies, such as Levi Strauss & Co. (NYSE: LEVI), have shown considerable interest.

Google hires its former employee to oversee the mental health department

This news comes after Google hired Megan Jones Bell, the former Chief Strategy and Science Officer at Headspace, to oversee the company’s behavioral and mental health department. Bell previously worked for Google and YouTube, where she advised the company on mental health disorders.

Google has also invested in Grayscale Bitcoin Trust through one of its divisions. The funding comes from a belief that people will continue to adopt cryptocurrency. The rounds which came from various prominent companies led Grayscale to a value of $10 billion.

Despite the new developments at Google, it faces stiffer competition from Starry, a company that offers low latency and high-speed Internet connectivity.

Google announces news security threats

Furthermore, Google has announced two other zero-day attacks on Chrome. These attacks mark the company’s 15th and 16th attacks in 2021. However, the company has not shared details of the attack to give Chrome users time to update their browsers before other hackers take advantage of the vulnerabilities.

More controversy follows Google as news of the Jedi Blue arrangement it has with Facebook comes to light. Unsealed documents revealed that the two big companies secretly made a deal that would give Facebook preferential treatment and rates in ad placement. In return, Facebook would not use header bidding or develop ad technology that would threaten Google.

The controversial deal received support from Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, and Google’s Chief Business Officer, Philipp Schindler. Both companies were aware that the deal could be illegal.

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