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.
"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.
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.
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
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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.
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 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.
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.
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The Google CEO addressed the students during YouTube's virtual graduation ceremony.
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.
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The Citi Group CFO, a Black American himself, penned down an emotional blog post.
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.
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.
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The tech giants have opposed restrictions on the visas.
"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.
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.
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The Microsoft boss also shared a note with his employees.
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Rising regulatory scrutiny, increased tax demands & threat from Chinese cos is what Pichai is staring at.
Google announced over $800 mn commitment towards efforts to tackle the pandemic.
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.
The Cloud giants have seen a drop-off in new contracts from big clients for server storage and to overhaul tech.
"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.
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.
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.”
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and helped lead the development of Toolbar and then Chrome.
"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.
What started as Google Earth in 2005, is now the most commonly used navigation app.
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.
“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.
YouTube is a powerful platform, and in India people use it to teach themselves new skills, he said.
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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.
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.
Sundar Pichai announced the dates on Twitter.
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.
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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.
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 CEO, an avid cricket fan himself, was in the company of 'God', it seems.
The deletion of executive Google+ accounts could have similar implications as the disappearance of Facebook posts from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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.
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Pichai was earlier a Product Chief at Google and was elevated to the CEO's role in 2016.
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The US President went on a tirade against the India-born Google top boss.
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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 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.
Pichai said that privacy was "one of the most important topics of our time."
Concerns about Google's plans to re-enter China, codenamed ‘Dragonfly’, have upset some employees of company and members of Congress.
Indian politicians also tweeted about the 'unbelievable day for sports', and the sportsman spirit displayed.
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The duo met at the commentary box during the World Cup match between India and England in Birmingham.
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
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'.
The usually social media elusive Pichai makes very few exceptions and Jeffree seems to be one of them.
Data privacy and security at Google and its tech rivals including Facebook are increasingly in the spotlight.
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.
The advancement of having Assistant on-device lets Google add live captions to videos and podcasts.
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.
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.
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Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata looked dapper in a grey suit at the Akash-Shloka wedding party.
Majority of the businesses continue to store their business information and technology applications on a local data centre.
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
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The end of the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council came just days after a group of Google employees launched a public campaign.
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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.
On Thursday, thousands of Google employees walked out to protest the company’s handling of alleged misconduct by some executives.
India’s first ever marketing festival brings leading Indian marketers together with globally-acknowledged strategic gurus, throwing up an eclectic mix of ideas.
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.
The tech giant refused to renew its Pentagon contract in June following an uprising from employees.
Now Google and Facebook are among foreign giants who regularly visit in an effort to curry favour and regain access to the lucrative market.
India has to do more like the US to wield the big stick and get social media giants take the country seriously.
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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.
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.
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.
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Priyanka Chopra follows at number 2, while economist, Amartya Sen is at the third spot.
Speaking here at the WEF annual summit, Pichai also expressed concern over militarisation of AI or artificial intelligence.
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.
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.
Pichai's attendance at the state sponsored internet meeting came after China recently lifted the ban on Google translation services.
Employee protests have the power to give political capital to people who support tech firms, but may not have much pull.
Kurian and Ellison reportedly had a falling out over the direction of its cloud business.