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Google parent company Alphabet has moved its Jigsaw technology incubator under Google management, The Information reports. It’s the first former Alphabet company to be shifted under Google since Sergey Brin and Larry Page stepped down from their management roles in December. Since the two were behind the creation of Alphabet in 2015, The Information suggests it may be a sign that Alphabet has outlived its usefulness as a holding company.
Formerly called Google Ideas, Jigsaw was focused on online security issues like harassment and misinformation. When the company changed the name from Google Ideas to Jigsaw and refocused it from being a web and policy think tank to a tech incubator, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt wrote that it would…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts