Monday, August 10, 2015

Chai Time: Google is now Alphabet, what does that mean for you?

In a sudden odd turn of events, Google as a company has now changed itself in a sort of unforeseen way. Now what does that mean for you? Well, the company formerly known as Google has now renamed itself Alphabet, and this company known as Alphabet owns Google and a number of formerly owned Google services. The change apparently comes in an effort to make Google "Cleaner and more accountable", and you can find out more details about the announcement here in a new domain from Google with obvious themes from their new company.

The short of it is, if you are a Google products user nothing will really change, Google itself will just be under a new name. Alphabet is basically just what Google was, headed with Sergey Brinn as president and Larry Page as CEO. However, some parts of Google will now be under Alphabet instead, and Google will be an Alphabet product. Google itself will still retain search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube, and Android and will be headed by Sundar Pichai. While things like Google Ventures and X(their team involved in things like Google Glass) will be under Alphabet's umbrella of companies. What happens to some of their other products like Google Auto only time will tell.