Sundar Pichai and Nandan Nilekani give their take on Aadhar implementation and its implication on vaccine-roll out and digitalization. #ETCEORoundtable #DigitalizationSundar Pichai & Nandan Nilekani at ET CEO Roundtable
Google on Wednesday unveiled more than 50 new software tools aimed at remote learning, as teachers and students continue to meet in virtual classrooms amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Today we’re announcing that we'll be opening up Google spaces to serve as mass vaccination sites, committing more than $150 million to promote vaccine education and equitable distribution, and making it easier for you to find where and when to get a vaccine,” Pichai announced in a blog post on Monday.
European Union's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, who is pushing for tough new rules to rein in US tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, will discuss digital and competition issues with Sundar Pichai.
UP Police books Google's Sundar Pichai, others over 'defamatory' video; removes names from FIR later
The names of Pichai and three other Google top officials were removed after they were found "not involved" in the case, a police official privy to the probe told over the phone.
Alphabet chief executive Sundar Pichai conveyed his best wishes to Bezos for Day 1 and Earth fund.
Satya Nadella calls Jeff Bezos's new role as a well-deserved recognition, Sundar Pichai congratulates
Various industry peers congratulated Bezos on his new responsibility.
"AI will laying a foundation to tackle future problems and it can play a much bigger role in tackling future pandemics," Pichai said.
Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Alphabet and its subsidiary Google. Prior to Google, he worked on various innovation efforts for Google’s consumer products. He was also associated with companies such as Applied Materials and McKinsey.
Alphabet for years had rejected proposals from shareholders and employees to set diversity goals and tie executive pay to them.
The firing comes a month after Mitchell also vented on Twitter about the handling of her former colleague, Timnit Gebru, who parted ways with Google late last year.
When the pandemic hit last year, Google announced a $200 million investment fund as part of its more than $800 million commitment to support small businesses.
EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, who is pushing for tough new rules to rein in U.S. tech giants Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon, will discuss digital and competition issues with Pichai, a Commission spokeswoman said.
Google and the publicly listed broadcast television, print and online publishing company jointly announced they had agreed on a “long-term partnership” after weekend discussions Australian government ministers had with media executives, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google.
The appearance of the Facebook and Twitter CEOs could be contingent on them testifying jointly alongside Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google and its parent company, Alphabet.
Pichai said roughly 50% of Indian small, medium enterprises have adopted some form of digital for the first time in 2020. He added that the choice of long-time Amazon Web Services boss Andy Jassy as company’s the new CEO underlined the importance of the cloud amid the growing shift to digital.
Members of the 12-member jury spoke at length during the panel discussion, and the collective mood is best described as cautious optimism, with optimism slowly but surely growing.
The Economic Times Awards for Corporate Excellence jury will be coming together from across the country and the world to pick the best of the best of their peers.
Called the US Citizenship Act of 2021, the legislation modernises the immigration system, and also proposes to eliminate the per country cap for employment-based green cards, a move that would benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals whose current wait period for legal permanent residency runs into several decades.
The moment the match was over - top corporate heads Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet - Google's parent firm; Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, Harsh Goenka, chairman of RPG; Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, executive chairperson of Biocon; Rishad Premji- chairman of Wipro, among others, posted their reactions on Twitter.
Google top boss and CEO of Alphabet Inc Sundar Pichai called the victory as one of India's "greatest".
Gebru said last week that the company fired her after she sent an email that criticized the company’s lack of progress in hiring women and minorities as well as biases built into its artificial intelligence technology.
Technology giant Alphabet and Google's CEO Sundar Pichai on Thursday condemned the events at the US Capitol as an "antithesis of democracy" in a note to employees.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologises for document, EU's Thierry Breton warns internet is not Wild West
Sundar Pichai and Breton exchanged views in a video-conference call late on Thursday, the third this year, according to a statement from the European Commission. The call came after a Google internal document outlined a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union's push for the new rules by getting U.S. allies to push back against Breton.
Google and other Silicon Valley firms shifted to remote work early in the pandemic, relying on the internet tools they create to get jobs done.
Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, Indra Nooyi & Aditya Puri: Top 10 Richest Indian Professional Managers
Professional Managers in the list consist of individuals who joined business after it has been founded, helped it grow and these managers were given stock options from which they have created their wealth. “These Indian executives have been the cornerstones in wealth creation of some of the most valuable and respectable companies in the world. Their stories are truly inspirational for young Indian professionals, India being home to the youngest professional work force in the world”, said Anas Rahman Junaid, MD and Chief Researcher, Hurun India.
French President Emmanuel Macron has sought for the past three years to cajole tech giants into collaborating with governments on a series of global challenges such as fighting hate speech online, preserving privacy or contributing to state coffers.
The GDP contracted by 23.9 per cent in the June quarter due to strong lockdown measures and leading to expectations of the GDP growth being a negative 14 per cent for the full fiscal.
"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.
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.
Tech hearing: Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs testify before US Senate Committee on content moderation practices
A Congressional grilling of Twitter, Facebook and Google CEOs is quickly evolving into pre-election political circus around the social media content moderation dumpster fire and allegations that Big Tech companies show anti-conservative bias. The US elections are barely a week away and Big Tech's outsize influence is under intense scrutiny. The Senate Commerce Committee summoned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai to testify. The CEOs agreed to appear remotely after being threatened with subpoenas.Tech hearing: Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs testify before US Senate Committee on content moderation practices
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.
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
The tech boss turns 48 today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rising regulatory scrutiny, increased tax demands & threat from Chinese cos is what Pichai is staring at.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.'
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.
Google announced over $800 mn commitment towards efforts to tackle the pandemic.
YouTube is a powerful platform, and in India people use it to teach themselves new skills, he said.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Adidas, Nike & Twitter lend support to #BlackLivesMatter, take a strong stand against racism after George Floyd’s death
World’s biggest brands come together to condemn social injustice.
What started as Google Earth in 2005, is now the most commonly used navigation app.
“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.
The Cloud giants have seen a drop-off in new contracts from big clients for server storage and to overhaul tech.
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.”
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For Barcelona fans, nothing can come in the way of a Champions League semi-final clash against Liverpool.
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 deletion of executive Google+ accounts could have similar implications as the disappearance of Facebook posts from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Smart ads and optimised keywords are helping firms position products as panic rises.
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 Google boss has been an advocate of following one's passions.
The Google CEO, an avid cricket fan himself, was in the company of 'God', it seems.
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.
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.
Sundar Pichai announced the dates on Twitter.
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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.