Google's Most Expensive Moonshot? Laying Internet Cables

Alphabet invested $869 million in capital costs into moonshots last year. Most of that went to building its high-speed Internet networks.

Your Guide to the 81 Parts of Google's Alphabet

Alphabet, nee Google, used its quarterly earnings report to give a bit more information on the financial performance of its moonshots, the "Other Bets" like self-driving cars and life extension that have little to do with its core business of online advertising.

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