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    PM Modi's virtual meeting with Sundar Pichai to push India's FDI agenda

    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.

    Disappointed with Trump's proclamation on immigration: Sundar Pichai

    "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.

    PM Modi interacts with Google CEO Sundar Pichai on tech, new work culture during COVID-19

    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

    Sundar Pichai is ready to realize India’s potential with the way CEOs know best: A fat cheque

    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 unveils 4-step plan for 75,000 Cr INR digital fund for India: 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.

    PM Narendra Modi, Google's Sundar Pichai discuss data security, use of AI in agriculture

    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.

    Another cheque for Ambani? Google in advanced talks to invest $4 billion in Reliance Jio: Reports

    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

    Big cheque for Mukesh Ambani? Google reportedly in advanced talks to invest $4 billion in Jio

    Google has pledged $10 billion 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.

    From education to small businesses, inside Google's new India blueprint

    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.

    Google to invest $10 billion in India, will use money to up digital stake

    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.

    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.

    View: Sending foreign students home from the US is bad for everyone, especially for the U.S.

    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.

    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.

    Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai’s 2019 compensation worth $281 million

    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.

    H1B visa curb: India to seek discussion on work visa suspension by US

    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.

    Corporates, lawmakers, rights bodies slam Trump admin's move to suspend H-1B, other work visas

    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.

    Covid-19: Sundar Pichai donates Rs 5 crore to Give India

    "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.

    Tech companies in no hurry to return to office

    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.

    For Sundar Pichai, an Alphabet of worries

    Rising regulatory scrutiny, increased tax demands & threat from Chinese cos is what Pichai is staring at.

    Covid-19: Sundar Pichai donates Rs 5 crore to Give India, matches Google's earlier grant to the NGO

    Google announced over $800 mn commitment towards efforts to tackle the pandemic.

    AI needs to be regulated: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai

    Although new regulation is needed, "a cautious approach is required that might not see significant controls placed on AI," Pichai who was last month took over as the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company, in an editorial piece in The Financial Times.

    For cloud giants, usage soars but tech investment delays hobble revenue growth

    The Cloud giants have seen a drop-off in new contracts from big clients for server storage and to overhaul tech.

    Hopeful all countries will come together on AI regulations: Sundar Pichai

    "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.

    Sundar Pichai: Made in India, made for the world

    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.

    Google to slow hiring for rest of 2020, CEO tells staff

    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.”

    Sundar Pichai gets whopping $242 million stock package in new role

    Pichai joined Google in 2004 and helped lead the development of Toolbar and then Chrome.

    We will do well only if others with us do well: Google's Sundar Pichai

    "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.

    Google Maps turns 15, with new logo; Sundar Pichai thanks app for sourcing 'veggie burrito'!

    What started as Google Earth in 2005, is now the most commonly used navigation app.

    How will Sundar Pichai run Alphabet? The clues lie hidden in plain sight

    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.

    Google Pay India learnings will be taken to global markets: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai

    “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.

    Digital marketers make hay in flu season

    Smart ads and optimised keywords are helping firms position products as panic rises.

    Balance benefits of internet, data security: Sundar Pichai

    YouTube is a powerful platform, and in India people use it to teach themselves new skills, he said.

    Breakfast for champions: How Sundar Pichai, Anand Mahindra, Jack Dorsey start their day

    The first meal of the day is also the first deal of the day — and this is how famous business leaders like to have theirs.

    Samosas to 'chaat' with Indian tech CEOs?

    Indian fast food could be the trump card for any White House powwow.

    Google HR chief stepping aside as worker activism rises

    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.

    All you need to know about Sundar Pichai, the man replacing Larry Page at Alphabet

    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.

    Don't quit: A tweet about failing a physics paper leaves Sundar Pichai inspired

    The Google boss has been an advocate of following one's passions.

    Google I/O 2020 dates are out: Annual event to kick off on May 12

    Sundar Pichai announced the dates on Twitter.

    Alphabet second company with India-origin CEO in trillion dollar club

    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.

    Soccer dreams: What’s common between Sundar Pichai & Ambareesh Murty?

    For Barcelona fans, nothing can come in the way of a Champions League semi-final clash against Liverpool.

    Indian techies take up pen to write against CAA

    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.

    An April Fools' Day Interview Landed Sundar Pichai The Job At Google

    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.

    It's a fanboy moment for Sundar Pichai at Birmingham's Ind-Eng match

    The Google CEO, an avid cricket fan himself, was in the company of 'God', it seems.

    Page, Brin & Sundar Pichai are off Google+

    The deletion of executive Google+ accounts could have similar implications as the disappearance of Facebook posts from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

    YouTube working on removing harmful content: Sundar Pichai

    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.

    Pichai's appointment as Alphabet CEO leaves India Inc thrilled; Mahindra, Paytm boss can't keep calm

    Pichai was earlier a Product Chief at Google and was elevated to the CEO's role in 2016.

    Alphabet answers a CEO question but raises new ones

    Pichai will assume the CEO role at parent firm Alphabet in a shakeup at the top of the Silicon Valley titan.

    Donald Trump goes on a Twitter rant - this time it’s Sundar Pichai at the receiving end!

    The US President went on a tirade against the India-born Google top boss.

    When Aditya Ghosh and Sundar Pichai bonded over breakfast

    Ghosh, OYO CEO, enjoys meeting new people and observing them.

    Trump meets Sundar Pichai, says Google committed to US military, not China

    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".

    Sundar Pichai rooting for Men in Blue; wants India-England World Cup finale

    The Google CEO added that Australia and New Zealand were also very good teams.

    Sundar Pichai, once among world's highest paid execs, hasn’t received an equity award in 2 years

    The board of Alphabet Inc. is scheduled to revisit the CEO’s pay later this year.

    Privacy not a luxury good, Google will never sell user data, says Sundar Pichai

    Pichai said that privacy was "one of the most important topics of our time."

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai refutes claims of bias, data tracking in Congress

    Concerns about Google's plans to re-enter China, codenamed ‘Dragonfly’, have upset some employees of company and members of Congress.

    Sporting Sunday: Twitter flooded with emotions over Wimbledon, CWC; Pichai, Chhetri​, B-town tweet

    Indian politicians also tweeted about the 'unbelievable day for sports', and the sportsman spirit displayed.

    Meet a new generation of rising stars of the Indian diaspora making a mark in diverse fields around the world

    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.

    Sundar Pichai to testify before US House on bias accusations

    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

    Doing business in India was tough: Mike Pompeo on his Bengaluru days

    Pompeo said this during his address to a Washington audience that included Google's Indian-American CEO Sundar Pichai.

    Scale of Indian market allowing Google to develop new products: 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'.

    Google's Sunder Pichai & Nasdaq's Adena Friedman to receive 2019 Global Leadership Award

    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'.

    When Sundar Pichai's pooch gained celeb status

    The usually social media elusive Pichai makes very few exceptions and Jeffree seems to be one of them.

    Google opens German centre to improve data privacy

    Data privacy and security at Google and its tech rivals including Facebook are increasingly in the spotlight.

    Artificial intelligence and security top priority for Google: Sundar Pichai

    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.

    How Google Assistant is 10 times faster, is moving the world to voice first

    The advancement of having Assistant on-device lets Google add live captions to videos and podcasts.

    Sundar Pichai: Not Just Tech, But Loves Tendulkar & Burgers, Too!

    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.

    Neighbour's envy: China decodes how Sundar Pichai made it to Google

    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.

    Akash-Shloka Wedding: Nita & Mukesh Ambani Shake A Leg At 'Baraat'; Ratan Tata, Sundar Pichai, LN Mittal Among Star Guests

    Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata looked dapper in a grey suit at the Akash-Shloka wedding party.

    Bring your own gear to Google Cloud

    Majority of the businesses continue to store their business information and technology applications on a local data centre.

    Google's Sundar Pichai to stop Artificial Intelligence weapon project

    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

    When Priyanka Chopra was hanging out with Google CEO Sundar Pichai

    Chopra recently met tech titan Pichai at the Google headquarters.

    Google disbands artificial intelligence ethics board

    The end of the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council came just days after a group of Google employees launched a public campaign.

    Have responsibility for getting things right in tech: Sundar Pichai

    Pichai's call came after Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday stressed that the company is determined to ensure users' data and is building secure solutions towards preserving data privacy.

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he's still the boss amid employee revolts

    On Thursday, thousands of Google employees walked out to protest the company’s handling of alleged misconduct by some executives.

    Challenges for marketers in competitive marketplace

    India’s first ever marketing festival brings leading Indian marketers together with globally-acknowledged strategic gurus, throwing up an eclectic mix of ideas.

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai poised to cash in $380 million award this week

    In 2016, CEOs of S&P 500 companies realized an average of $16.2 million from shares that vested or exercising stock options, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

    Google's Sundar Pichai secretly met Pentagon leaders over artificial intelligence project: Report

    The tech giant refused to renew its Pentagon contract in June following an uprising from employees.

    Sundar Pichai sings China’s praises in AI, pledges bigger team

    Now Google and Facebook are among foreign giants who regularly visit in an effort to curry favour and regain access to the lucrative market.

    Twitter erupts as Jack Dorsey skips parliamentary hearing

    India has to do more like the US to wield the big stick and get social media giants take the country seriously.

    Talking to India’s most famous

    The book 'Peerless Minds' defies contemporary trends and features long-form interviews.

    Ravi Shankar Prasad meets Sundar Pichai in Mountain View; talks about digital transformation

    During his three day visit to San Francisco and the Bay Area, Prasad held meetings with a large number of CEOs and tech leaders from leading IT and Electronics firms based in the region.

    Google, Facebook set 2018 lobbying records as techlash widens

    Alphabet Inc's Google unit spent more than $21 million to influence Washington, according to federal disclosures, in a year when its chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, made his first appearance before Congress.

    Check Out Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella's Art Twins

    Late last year, Google introduced a feature to its Arts & Culture app that lets you find your own museum doppelgänger. It became the most downloaded app in the iTunes store briefly. Check out some of the leading businessmen with their art lookalikes.

    Sundar Pichai: AI more important for humanity than fire, electricity

    However, Google's AI push comes with plenty of people problems.

    Sundar Pichai is the most global Indian; SBI most patriotic brand, shows survey

    Priyanka Chopra follows at number 2, while economist, Amartya Sen is at the third spot.

    More women should be in tech products development, says Sundar Pichai

    Speaking here at the WEF annual summit, Pichai also expressed concern over militarisation of AI or artificial intelligence.

    Alphabet appoints Sundar Pichai to its board of directors

    As Google's CEO, Pichai is responsible for Google's product development and technology strategy, as well as the company's day-to-day operations.

    CEO Summer Camp: Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos, Satya Nadella Take Sun Valley By Storm

    It’s that time of the year – Sun Valley, or what’s popularly known as ‘summer camp for billionaires’. The mogul fest takes place at the lavish 3,000 acre Sun Valley Resort at Idaho. While it converts into a ski resort in winter, during the summer, guests can take part in golfing, cycling and white water rafting. The billionaires are spoilt for choice – there are also signature massages at the destination spa, indoor bowling lanes in the basement and a man-made ice skating rink.

    Sundar Pichai makes strong case for Google's return to China

    Pichai's attendance at the state sponsored internet meeting came after China recently lifted the ban on Google translation services.

    Google’s Dragonfly project is why we need staff activism

    Employee protests have the power to give political capital to people who support tech firms, but may not have much pull.

    Why Google Cloud's new CEO Thomas Kurian quit Oracle after 22 years

    Kurian and Ellison reportedly had a falling out over the direction of its cloud business.

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