Yes, they're an incredibly successful company with so many awesome things happening inside their headquarters in Mountain View, California and their other offices worldwide. Some of these "other bets" we know of like Waymo for transportation and Verily for healthcare. 

But when it comes down to it Alphabet is Google, a search engine and advertising giant with growing revenue, even as Facebook and Amazon compete for similar dollars. 

On Thursday, Alphabet announced its earnings for the first quarter of 2017. Pretty great, it seems: stock was up by more than 4 percent in after-hours trading. Google it turns out can still surprise analysts, beating expectations. The tech giant pulled in $24.75 billion, a 22 percent increase from the year prior.  Read more...

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