Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ: GOOG) Asks Its Employees to Return to the Office

Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ: GOOG) is asking its employees living outside the Bay Area and other U.S regions to go back to the office from April 4. Many of the company’s employees worked from home due to the pandemic. Google previously had plans to return to work in January, but the omicron virus delayed them.

About 30% of Google’s Bay Area employees work in the office. The company now plans to place most of its employees on a hybrid schedule to allow them to work in the office and remotely.

Google is purchasing audio hardware startups

A Protocol report indicates that Google has purchased many audio hardware startups. In other cases, the company even added the employees from the startups to its team. While the company has sold many audio devices over the past few years, it has trouble keeping up with companies like Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL). These acquisitions could help Google catch up.

Google has launched a fast emergency dialler (FED) that enabled international travelers to access medical, fire, and police services. The company has explained that not only travelers will benefit from the feature as anyone can use it. However, the company has not made the feature available to all regions.

Sonos Inc (NASDAQ: SONO) wins lawsuit against Google

Sonos Inc (NASDAQ: SONO)  has won its lawsuit against Google for patent infringement. As a result, Google has had to change the functionality of its speakers. In some cases, this involves lowering the functionality. Google has stated that it will appeal the decision made by the U.S International Trade Commission.

As opportunities in the Metaverse increase, big tech companies are fighting for their place in the space. Companies like Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: FB) put money into the new market. Meta, for instance, has spent $10 billion and plans to add more in the future. Meta admits that it expects competition from Google, Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL), and other companies.

Meanwhile, Google is among the companies cutting ties with Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine. The company will no longer sell advertising through YouTube or its other partners in Russia. Moreover, the company removed Sputnik New and RT News app from Google Play Store.

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While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. You may contact Brendan via his email ( or his Google+ page (