investments Stories October 20, 2015

Google takes minor stake in Mobvoi, a Chinese artificial intelligence company

Google’s focus on building its presence the Chinese market shows no sign of letting up. Mobvoi, a Chinese company which develops advanced, natural voice detection and AI-based technology, announced this morning that Google has taken a minority stake in the company. Although the exact amount Google invested wasn’t disclosed, Mobvoi will retain a controlling stake…

investments Stories April 15, 2014

Google Finance now following stocks in Spain, Poland, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Argentina

If you’re looking to take your portfolio abroad, Google Finance is now tracking indices, trading volumes and stock prices in Spain, Poland, South Africa, Saudi Arabia and Argentina. This updated listing lets you pull financial information from 35 different exchanges worldwide. To keep an eye on one of your foreign investments, simply perform a search in Finance. Now, if it were only that easy to find a winning investment.

investments Stories June 15, 2011

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CNN Money reports that Google and SolarCity, a rooftop solar power company, partnered on a new initiative aimed at making solar energy affordable to the masses. The deal worth $280 million was announced yesterday. It’s the nation’s largest residential solar project to date that will enable SolarCity to lease solar power systems to some nine thousand homeowners in the ten states where it operates and Google will recoup its investments through those leases. The deal comes on top of the 15,000 SolarCity’s solar projects that are either completed or under way.

Customers who wish to have the company’s solar system installed at their home can pay for it outright, but most choose instead to let SolarCity retain ownership of the equipment and rent back the use of it through monthly solar lease payments.

Google is all out on the green front, with investments ranging from wind farms to eco-friendly datacenters.

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