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Google Doubles Down on the Office, Buying London Site for $1 Billion

LONDON—Google plans to spend $1 billion buying office space it already uses in central London, saying it believes office work will remain vital for the tech giant. The purchase of the site, called Central Saint Giles, near the British Museum, comes as the Alphabet Inc. unit is building a separate, massive new U.K. headquarters about a mile and a half away, next to London’s King’s Cross train station. … Source link

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Ford just hit a $100 billion market cap — why its stock may crash 52%

The wins keep piling up for Ford (F).  Impressive orders for the new electric F-150. Ford scion Bill Ford buying a slug of stock in a show of confidence. This week the auto giant’s market cap burst through $100 billion, while crosstown rival GM (GM) stays stuck in neutral at about $89 billion. Despite these grabby headlines, long-time auto analyst Adam Jonas of Morgan Stanley thinks Ford shares have gotten ahead of themselves.  How ahead? The veteran number cruncher said in a new note he… Source link

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Google Pays $1 Billion for London Office Building

Google said Friday that it would spend $1 billion to purchase a London office building, making it the owner of another high-priced piece of real estate as the internet giant bets on an eventual return to office for its employees around the world. The company said it would buy a building in London’s West End where it had already been leasing office space. The purchase is on top of another $1 billion that Google is estimated to be spending to construct an 11-story, one-million-square-foot… Source link

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Google Pays $1 Billion for London Office Building

Google said Friday that it would spend $1 billion to purchase a London office building, making it the owner of another high-priced piece of real estate as the internet giant bets on an eventual return to office for its employees around the world. The company said it would buy a building in London’s West End where it had already been leasing office space. The purchase is on top of another $1 billion that Google is estimated to be spending to construct an 11-story, one-million-square-foot… Source link

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Google expands London property empire with $1 billion office purchase

The Central St Giles building in London. DavorLovincic | iStock Unreleased | Getty Images Google has bought a colorful office space in London for $1 billion while it waits for building work on its heavily-delayed U.K. headquarters to be completed. The internet giant announced Friday that it has acquired all of the Central St. Giles building, where it already occupies a number of floors, in London’s West End. “Our investment in this striking Renzo Piano-designed development represents our… Source link

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Google shows faith in office with $1 billion London deal

The logo for Google LLC is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Tech giant Google has spent $1 billion to buy a central London building where it is currently a tenant, showing its confidence in the future of the office as a place to work, the company said on Friday. Google, which employs 6,400 people in Britain, plans a multi-million… Source link

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Take-Two’s $12.7 billion purchase of Zynga will combat Apple’s privacy changes

This article was first featured in Yahoo Finance Tech, a weekly newsletter highlighting our original content on the industry. Get it sent directly to your inbox every Wednesday by 4 p.m. ET. Subscribe Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Take-Two’s acquisition of Zynga gives its mobile arm the size to fight Apple’s privacy changes Take-Two Interactive’s (TTWO) $12.7 billion acquisition of mobile gaming giant Zynga (ZNGA) announced this week means the company behind “Grand Theft Auto” and the maker… Source link

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Why Grand Theft Auto maker Take-Two is buying Zynga for $12.7 billion

Wall Street sees the rationale behind Take-Two’s $12.7 billion deal to buy Zynga, even if traders hate the transaction at first blush. “Take-Two is using its balance sheet and equity to opportunistically buy a good mobile asset in a depressed market,” said Jefferies analyst Andrew Uerkwitz.  The Grand Theft Automaker said it would pay a 64% premium to scoop up Words With Friends developer Zynga, using a mix of cash and stock. Zynga will continue to be led by CEO Frank Gibeau, get two seats on… Source link

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Crypto scams, hacks cost investors $14 billion in 2021

Soaring retail and institutional interest in cryptocurrency last year also led to a boom in criminal activity that cost investors billions, underscoring the urgency of efforts to regulate the digital coin movement.  According to research firm Chainalysis, cryptocurrency addresses associated with illegal activity accumulated $14 billion. But when weighted against all cryptocurrency activity, the figure accounted for a relatively paltry 0.15% of total funds changing hands on any blockchain —… Source link

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Google is buying a company for half a billion dollars to boost cloud security

Google’s $500 million acquisition of Israel-based startup Siemplify is supposed to help the company bolster its own cloud security initiative, Chronicle, according to a report from Reuters. In a blog post announcing the deal, Google describes Siemplify as a security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) organization and plans to integrate its capabilities into Chronicle. “Siemplify allows Security Operation Center analysts to manage their operations from end-to-end”

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