Posted: August 15th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Alphabet, bmw, Domain Name, Google, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on Google Restructures Under Alphabet, Ooops… BMW OWNS DOMAIN!
The behemoth that is Google has announced a surprise corporate restructure, forming a new parent company dubbed Alphabet that will include the internet search unit as one of several entities.
Google chief executive Larry Page announced the change, saying he would hold the same title at Alphabet, the new holding company for the technology giant’s newer ventures including research arm X Lab, investment unit Google Ventures and health and science operations.
The new chief executive at the search unit – Google – will be the current vice president, Sundar Pichai.
Alphabet will include units focusing on life sciences such as a glucose-sensing contact lenses and the health research firm Calico. Google X, which handles research on self-driving cars and internet balloons, will also be a separate unit.
Other units to be separated include the drone delivery project Wing, Google Fiber’s high-speed internet, the home automation unit Nest and investment arms.
But Ooops… Google’s new holding company – Alphabet’s – website is abc.xyz because Alphabet.com is owned by Alphabet, a BMW-owned fleet management service. Even though only a few people had ever heard of BMW’s Alphabet before, the company clearly isn’t going to let all of this free publicity just sit there unfettered, BMW says it has no intention of letting go of the domain name :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 31st, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Blip, bmw, daimler, Grilled, Grilled, Internal Comustion Engine, Marcus Dangerfield, Marcus Dangerfield, Renault, Scuderi, Twizy | Comments Off on Internal Combustion, Version 126.96.36.199 beta
If we believe everything we read, it may seem that the internal combustion engine is on the out. Everyone wants to talk about alternative , hybrid and electric vehicles, what we will be driving in the future and what will propel it. If you believe the hype: we’ll no doubt be driving pod shaped vehicles, powered by bacteria regenerating lithium batteries. If you believe everything you read, we’ve written off the internal combustion engine! I’ve got news for you: the traditional petroleum powered internal combustion engine isn’t going anyplace soon. In fact, this 125-year-old invention is just getting started. Google “better fuel economy than a prius” and the list of articles stretches endlessly. The fact is the internal combustion engine has barely hit momentum yet. BMW’s 2011 520D, Ford’s 2010 Fiesta, even Hyundai ravages the poor old Prius on fuel efficiency. Clearly a large part of this anomaly is the 125 year history – evolution – the internal combustion engine has under it’s belt. Hybrid and Electric Vehicles are new technology, and no doubt will grow into worthy adversaries. Hybrid and EV are at the moment novelties, take Porsche, the 2011 Panamera Hybrid has a fuel economy of 45 mile per gallon, the standard Non-Hybrid, juice-cranking, sparks-flying 2011 911 has a fuel economy of 50mpg, go figure? [MD] READ MORE
Posted: March 28th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Blip, bmw, drivenow, Grilled, Grilled, Michael Courtenay, Michael Courtenay, Sixt | Comments Off on BMW New Smart Car Sharing
As a joint venture BMW and car rental outfit Sixt have launched a new car-sharing program “Drive Now” with premium vehicles. Very cleverly, a vehicle key is not needed. The “Drive Now” cars are equipped with a chip, members are issued with a smart card that operates the vehicle. the program is being launched in Germany with plans to roll the system out internationally later this year. As always with BMW, expect this to be a very efficient and user friendly system. M★C READ MORE