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FEATURED ARTICLE — August 28th, 2015

Google’s Evolution into Alphabet: What the Future Holds

On August 10th, Google rocked tech communities all across the world with its <a href=””>blog post</a> aptly titled “G is for Google”. In the post it was announced that the search giant would be folded into a larger conglomerate company known as Alphabet.

Google co-founder, Larry Page, was quoted on the new company name when he stated, “We liked the name Alphabet because it means a collection of letters that represent language, one of humanity’s most important innovations.” But what exactly does this transition mean for Google and its current and future projects?

Under Alphabet, Google will no longer prosper through search and advertising alone. Essentially the company
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Why DIY SEO Is a Better Choice than Hiring an SEO Company

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