Apple and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, worth more than $3 trillion combined, do compete on plenty of fronts, like smartphones, digital maps and laptops. But they also know how to make nice when it suits their interests. And few deals have been nicer to both sides of the table than the iPhone search deal.
Google will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their content, the company's latest effort to defuse tensions over its dominance of the news industry. The company said Thursday that it has signed agreements for its news partnership program with nearly 200 publications in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, the U.K. and Australia. ``This financial commitment - our biggest to date - will pay publishers to create and curate high-quality content for a different kind of online news experience,`` CEO Sundar Pichai said in a blog post.
CEO Sundar Pichai said the new product called Google News Showcase will launch first in Germany, where it has signed up German newspapers including Der Spiegel, Stern, Die Zeit, and in Brazil with Folha de S.Paulo, Band and Infobae.
The cumulative value of the 828 individuals on the list stood at $821 billion (Rs 60,59,500 crore), an increase of $140 billion (Rs 10,29,400 crore) over the 2019 count, a large part of which was due to the rise in share price of Reliance Industries.
"Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation - we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all," Pichai said on the microblogging platform Twitter.
Sexual misconduct accusations against senior executives will be investigated by a "rapid response" team, and they will be barred from amending their stock-selling plans while under investigation.
Under committee rules, if the ranking member doesn’t agree to a subpoena request from the chairman, the chairman can call for a full committee vote on the matter.
GlobalData research has found the top CEO influencers based on their performance and engagement online. Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Verdict has named ten of the most influential CEOs on Twitter during Q2 2020. The list includes Anand Mahindra, Dheeraj Pandey, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, and Deepinder Goyal.
Ayushmann Khurrana joins PM Modi, Shaheen Bagh 'dadi' Bilkis in TIME's 100 Most Influential People Of 2020 list
Khurrana is the youngest Indian to be featured in this year's list.
Greater investment in infrastructure through adding more data centres in India and giving a major push to the app ecosystem were some of the steps Google could undertake in India. Sources told ET that the PM might have virtual meetings with global leaders in the days and weeks to come.
A number of large tech companies have often spoken out on immigration. A week after Trump’s inauguration, Google co-founder Sergey Brin joined protests in San Francisco over the administration’s ban on travel from several Muslim countries. Days later, Brin and Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, spoke at a similar protest by the company’s employees at its headquarters in Silicon Valley.
The first photograph is a medium shot of Mr Pichai smiling for the camera in a formal blue shirt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on a wide range of subjects, particularly leveraging the power of technology to transform the lives of India's farmers, youngsters and entrepreneurs. They also spoke on the new work culture emerging during the corona crisis. In the virtual meeting with Pichai, the Prime Minister also discussed the new work culture that is emerging during the COVID-19 crisis.PM Modi interacts with Google CEO Sundar Pichai on tech, new work culture during COVID-19
US lawmakers, united in their ire, lash out at Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai
It was the first hearing for some time where Dems and Reps acted as if they had a common foe, though for different reasons. Dems criticized the tech cos for buying startups to stifle them and for unfairly using data to clone and kill off competitors, while Reps questioned whether the platforms had muzzled conservative viewpoints and were unpatriotic.
The tech boss turns 48 today.
The four tech CEOs command corporations with gold-plated brands, millions or even billions of customers, and a combined value greater than the entire German economy. One of them, Bezos, is the world's richest individual; Zuckerberg is the fourth-ranked billionaire.
Pichai, announcing the partnership with Reliance Jio on Wednesday added, more work needs to be done to provide digital access to billions of Indians who still don't own a smartphone. Google and Jio Platforms have entered into a commercial agreement to jointly develop an entry-level affordable smartphone with optimizations to the Android operating system and the Play Store.
The American search-engine giant said its Google unit plans to spend $10 billion over the next seven years on operations, infrastructure and investments as a “reflection of our confidence in the future of India and its digital economy.”
We are committed to recognise local talent and entrepreneurial ventures in India: Google's Sundar Pichai
India has local talent, access to a large market, strong entrepreneurial and venture capital foundation to see this through. As a company, we are committed to it. We are trying to develop apps in India. We want to invest in companies that are doing that, says Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced an investment of Rs 75,000 crore in India over the next 5-7 years through 'Google for India Digitisation Fund'. Addressing Google for India event, Pichai asserted that the latest move is a reflection of the company's confidence in the future of India and its digital economy. Investments will focus on four key areas of India's digitisation, he said. Watch!Google unveils 4-step plan for 75,000 Cr INR digital fund for India: Sundar Pichai
From making 'paneer makhani' to watching nostalgic videos, YouTube plays a big role in Sundar Pichai's life
The Google CEO said his grandmother misses haggling for veggies in this new normal world.
According to a statement issued by the PMO, Modi also talked about further leveraging technology in providing healthcare services.During the course of interaction, the prime minister discussed the issue of data security and concerns around privacy.
Now the upheaval has lifted them to new heights, putting the industry in a position to dominate U.S. business in a way unseen since the days of railroads.
Sundar Pichai urges 'Class of 2020' to be patient & hopeful, says they have the chance to change everything
The Google CEO addressed the students during YouTube's virtual graduation ceremony.
Google is looking to acquire a minority stake in SoftBank-backed online insurance platform Policybazaar as part of its goal to invest $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years, according to people close to the development. Google is keen on acquiring about 10% of Policybazaar and could invest about $150 million, they said. SoftBank, which holds a 15% stake in Policybazaar, may make a partial exit, they said.Google eyes Policybazaar, may buy 10% stake for $150 million: Reports
The staggering numbers have put Big Tech under increased scrutiny, with Zuckerberg, Bezos, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and Alphabet Inc. head Sundar Pichai testifying before Congress last month to defend allegations that their power and influence are out of control.
Tackling companies with combined annual revenue of $782 billion, more than the gross domestic product of Switzerland, is a huge challenge, meaning competition authorities benefit from the work that’s already been done elsewhere.
The vast majority of the package is stock awards, some of which will be paid out depending on Alphabet’s stock return relative to other companies in the S&P 100 index. That means his haul can become significantly smaller, or much bigger.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the partnership "will be to wire up and get thousands of kiranas, small businesses across India, onboarded onto WhatsApp to do commerce there". In the investor call of Alphabet, its chief Sundar Pichai said the company has announced a 'Google for India' Digitisation Fund to help Indian Internet users.
Dressed for Congress: Zuckerberg junks the Tee, Bezos came armed with snacks while Cook sipped tea in a mug, and Pichai suits up in grey
Tech titans kept it subtle at the antitrust hearings.
The chairman of a Congressional committee investigating the power of major technology companies accused Google of leveraging its dominant search engine to steal ideas and information from other websites and manipulating its results to drive people to its own digital services to boost its profits. Pichai repeatedly deflected Cicilline’s attacks by asserting that Google tries to provide the most helpful and relevant information to the hundreds of millions of people who use its search engine each day. He said this is part of its effort to keep them coming back instead of defecting to a rival service, such as Microsoft’s Bing.Antitrust hearing: Google accused of robbing ideas from other sites
Four Big Tech CEOs - Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple - are testifying on their companies’ practices before Congress as a House panel caps its yearlong investigation of market dominance in the industry. Critics question whether the companies, grown increasingly powerful after gobbling up scores of rivals, stifle competition and innovation, raise prices for consumers and pose a danger to society.Antitrust hearing: 4 Big Tech CEOs take heat during US Congress grilling on market power, influence
The CEOs of four of the most powerful companies in the world will testify remotely at the hearing, which comes less than 100 days before the US election.
Google had said in May it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June this year, but most Google employees would likely work from home until the end of this year.
"Thank you @sundarpichai for matching @Googleorg's Rs 5 crore grant to provide desperately needed cash assistance for vulnerable daily wage worker families...," Give India said in a tweet. Previously, Google had announced an over USD 800 million commitment towards efforts to tackle Covid-19 pandemic that that claimed thousands of lives globally.
America Inc slams George Floyd murder; Sundar Pichai's solidarity gesture, Cook asks employees to be agents of 'change'
The Citi Group CFO, a Black American himself, penned down an emotional blog post.
Cloud is a $3–4 bn opportunity in India & Covid is going to expand it more: Karan Bajwa, head of Google Cloud India
A key part of Google’s plan to expand its India footprint is through its cloud services. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google also mentioned it as one of the target areas for investments in India.
In the 5G world, telecom operators need to move beyond connectivity and collaborate with multiple stakeholders across sectors such as finance, transport, retail and healthcare to deliver innovative digital services.
RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani confirmed Google's investment during the 43rd AGM.
'Reliance could now talk about outlining the next phase of big value unlocking.'
Rising regulatory scrutiny, increased tax demands & threat from Chinese cos is what Pichai is staring at.
Google is in advanced talks to buy a stake in Reliance Industries digital arm Jio Platforms, according to a Bloomberg report. The search giant's boss Sundar Pichai, in an interview to ET earlier, had neither denied nor confirmed reports of Google’s interest in Jio. Google has pledged $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years. Reliance’s digital services business unit, netted almost $16 billion in a fundraising blitz.Another cheque for Ambani? Google in advanced talks to invest $4 billion in Reliance Jio: Reports
Google has pledged $10 bn in India over the next five to seven years with the aim of consolidating its position in the digital ecosystem of the world’s fifth-largest economy that is emerging as a battleground for global internet giants.
This is a clear sign of the internet giant's intent to up its India game by several notches. The main objective appears to be getting a firm grip on India's digital space. Google sees a huge opportunity in Digital India and is excited by it, Pichai said.
Pichai did not confirm or deny rumours of stake acquisition talks in Reliance Jio or Vodafone-Idea and said the company will continue to build products out of India which will be scaled up globally like Google Pay.
According to the US National Science Foundation, in 2018, over 50% of doctoral students at US universities in computer science, engineering and mathematics were foreign students.
Global technology leaders, including Apple’s Tim Cook and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, who moved to the US as a graduate student, flayed Trump’s move, pointing out that it would hurt innovation and delay the recovery of the US economy.
President Donald Trump on Monday issued the proclamation to temporarily suspend a number of popular non-immigrant visas, including the H-1B, H-4, H-2B visa, J and L visas. It will come into effect from June 24.
Silicon Valley slams Trump's move to freeze H-1B visas; Pichai disappointed, Microsoft bosses feel it's not the right time
The tech giants have opposed restrictions on the visas.
Goldman Sachs, which has a 5,500-people strong technology and services centre in Bengaluru, expects to have only about 30% of its staff working from its office over the next few months.
Google announced over $800 mn commitment towards efforts to tackle the pandemic.
WORLD’S A STAGE Under Pichai’s watch, Google has been relentless in its focus on India, launching around 20 India-specific initiatives, some of them for global markets, but always first tested and launched in India. The vast Indian market provided perfect ground for Google’s global dreams.
"Internet is actually an export product. Even in India, if we talk about YouTube, a video created by an Indian gets audience from across the world. That's the beauty of digital economy" he said. Pichai, also CEO of Alphabet, said he has always been a technology optimist, having experienced firsthand the benefits new technology brought to his own life.
Satya Nadella joins tech bosses in slamming Floyd death; says no place for hate & racism, urges MS staff to show empathy
The Microsoft boss also shared a note with his employees.
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Pichai joined Google in 2004 and started amassing responsibility for some of the most popular products of the company, including Gmail, the Chrome browser and Android. Former employees often describe him as a collaborative and loyal colleague. He even turned down a big new grant of stock in 2018 because he felt he was already paid generously.
"With our scale rightly comes scrutiny. Yes, we've bought start-ups, but we also invest every year in hundreds of start-ups through our venture arms," he said at the WEF 2020 in a conversation with World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab.
YouTube is a powerful platform, and in India people use it to teach themselves new skills, he said.
The Cloud giants have seen a drop-off in new contracts from big clients for server storage and to overhaul tech.
What started as Google Earth in 2005, is now the most commonly used navigation app.
Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told staff about the decision in an email on Wednesday. He also highlighted other areas of cost cutting, saying the company will be “recalibrating the focus and pace of our investments in areas like data centers and machines, and non business essential marketing and travel.”
“We've had a lot of traction with our payments product over the past 18 months. We had a tremendously successful launch in India from which we learned a lot of features, and we are bringing that and we are revamping our payments products globally,” said Pichai speaking to analysts after the company’s fourth quarter earnings.
Smart ads and optimised keywords are helping firms position products as panic rises.
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In 2004, Pichai joined Google as its vice president of product management, where he led the team working on Google's Chrome browser and operating system. Pichai interviewed at the Googleplex on April Fools' Day in 2004 — the same day the company launched Gmail. Everyone, Pichai included, initially thought that the free email service was one of Google's infamous pranks. He started working on Google's search toolbar. Pichai quickly began to receive more responsibility, however, taking on involvement with various Google search products including Firefox, Google Toolbar, Desktop Search, Gadgets, and Google Gears and Gadgets.
The Google boss has been an advocate of following one's passions.
Indian fast food could be the trump card for any White House powwow.
Google on Monday confirmed that head of human resources Eileen Naughton was stepping away from her job as "vice president of people operations" at the internet company.
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Pichai Sundararajan, who turns 47 today, has had a tough year. From Google being at the receiving end of flak and employee protests for its handling of sexual misconduct allegations, to the tech world's most-feared issue, privacy, haunting the company, the tech boss - who goes Sundar Pichai - has had his hands full. The Chennai-born CEO, often considered among the Valley's best bosses, even failed to make the top ten on Forbes reputable CEO list - where he had managed to shine in 2018. But despite the turbulence, Pichai still remains among India's favourite techies - as was evident with the buzz he created when he recently hung out with Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar at the India-England World Cup match. Whether it was his attire that Twitter-happy Indians related to as 'down-to-earth', or him quoting MS Dhoni in reply to Tendulkar's tweet - Pichai won hearts on the microblogging platform. Now hanging out with the God of cricket, decades ago a younger-Pichai used to idolise the legend. A self-proclaimed cricket-buff, the IITian (he graduated with a B.E degree with honours in metallurgical engineering from IIT-Kharagpur in 1993), who counts Sunil Gavaskar and Tendulkar among his favourite players, even dreamed of playing the game professionally while growing up.
The deletion of executive Google+ accounts could have similar implications as the disappearance of Facebook posts from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The Google CEO, an avid cricket fan himself, was in the company of 'God', it seems.
Sundar Pichai announced the dates on Twitter.
YouTube, which is owned by Google, has come under fire in the last couple of years, as controversial and supremacist content has continued to show up on the site despite the company's attempts to filter it out.
Saudi Aramco is the world’s most valuable company at a market cap of $1.85 trillion, while Amazon is currently just shy of the $1 trillion mark, having scaled it previously.
The letter – ‘TechAgainstFascism’ on online publishing platform Medium – comes at a time when hundreds of thousands of Indians across the country and overseas have protested against what they fear are policies that could render many Muslims stateless. Thousands have been detained by the police for protests across India.
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Pichai was earlier a Product Chief at Google and was elevated to the CEO's role in 2016.
Pichai will assume the CEO role at parent firm Alphabet in a shakeup at the top of the Silicon Valley titan.
Ghosh, OYO CEO, enjoys meeting new people and observing them.
Trump, who has been at loggerheads with several big companies, earlier this month said, "Google is helping China and their military, but not the US".
The US President went on a tirade against the India-born Google top boss.
The Google CEO added that Australia and New Zealand were also very good teams.
The board of Alphabet Inc. is scheduled to revisit the CEO’s pay later this year.
Concerns about Google's plans to re-enter China, codenamed ‘Dragonfly’, have upset some employees of company and members of Congress.
Pichai said that privacy was "one of the most important topics of our time."
Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai has agreed to testify before the US House Judiciary Committee later this year over Republican concerns that the company is biased against conservatives and will also attend a meeting with President Donald Trump, government officials said on Friday. Republicans want to question Google, the search engine of Alphabet Inc, about whether its search algorithms are influenced by human bias. They also want to probe it on issues such as privacy, classification of news and opinion and dealing with countries with human rights violations. Pichai met on Friday with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said, and the pair "discussed a range of issues impacting internet platforms and the economy in general." (Text: Reuters)Sundar Pichai to testify before US House on bias accusations
Indian politicians also tweeted about the 'unbelievable day for sports', and the sportsman spirit displayed.
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Together, they are the single biggest remittance group — sending $80 billion home in 2018 alone.
#ThrowbackThursday: Sachin Tendulkar shares 'Sundar' pics with Google CEO from Sunday's Ind-Eng match
The duo met at the commentary box during the World Cup match between India and England in Birmingham.
The usually social media elusive Pichai makes very few exceptions and Jeffree seems to be one of them.
The company sought to allay any fears emerging out of security concerns, saying safety and security are built into every layer of the Cloud operation with high level of data encryption.
It was a college romance for Pichai and wife Anjali. The classmates met and fell in love at IIT. Pichai even recalled how hard courting was in the no-mobile phones era, when he would have to go to the girls hostel on campus and ask the front office to call her. They went on to tie the knot and now live with their 2 children, a son and daughter, and 2 dogs in Los Altos Hills.
Pompeo said this during his address to a Washington audience that included Google's Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai.
Observing that Google has been in India now for "a very very long time", Pichai said that the number of Indian manufacturers who would make devices 'Made in India'.
The award by Washington-based US-India Business Council (USIBC) would be conferred upon Indian-American Pichai, 46, and Friedman, 50, during the next week's 'India Ideas Summit'.
Foreign companies are more willing to set up outsourcing centers and research centers in India, which is beneficial for the nurturing of global and high-end talent.
After facing backlash over its involvement in an Artificial Intelligence-powered Pentagon project "Maven", Google CEO Sundar Pichai has emphasized that the company will not work on technologies that cause or are likely to cause overall harm.Google's Sundar Pichai to stop Artificial Intelligence weapon project
Chopra recently met tech titan Pichai at the Google headquarters.
Data privacy and security at Google and its tech rivals including Facebook are increasingly in the spotlight.