Turmoil at Opel - Google parent Alphabet profit leaps on ad growth
What binds the most successful companies in the world together? According to some, it's so-called "platform" business models. And if European firms want to compete in the digital age, they need to catch up.
Google is arguably one of the greatest inventions of mankind touching almost every aspect of our lives. As the internet giant turns 20, DW asks people from different walks of life how Google has changed their lives.
From a humble beginning in Stanford dorm rooms, Google has emerged as one of the biggest internet successes. But growing competition, overreliance on ad revenues and privacy concerns pose new challenges for the company.
Alphabet Inc has brushed off a €4.3 billion fine from the EU, reporting a 26 percent jump in second-quarter revenue. Its shares climbed more than 5 percent on news of stronger than expected ad sales.
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