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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Unveils New Efforts To Reskill Millions Of Job Seekers
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Unveils New Efforts To Reskill Millions Of Job Seekers

New Delhi: In a fresh effort to reskill millions in the new normal, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has announced new initiatives, including opening up enrollment for latest career certificates, expanding employer consortium and new tools to improve the job search. Pichai said that enrollment is now open for latest Google Career Certificates, in […]

Google Rolls Out New Feature Allowing Meet Users Replace Background With Image
Google Rolls Out New Feature Allowing Meet Users Replace Background With Image

San Francisco: Google has started rolling out a new feature that will allow users of its Meet video conferencing platform to replace their background with an image of their choice. They can either use Google’s hand-picked images, which include office spaces, landscapes, and abstract backgrounds, or upload their own image. “Selecting your own picture is […]

Amid Political Turmoil Kevin Mayer Quits As TikTok CEO

New Delhi: In a significant development, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer has quit the company amid the ongoing dispute with the Donald Trump administration and sale talks in the US and the India ban. Less than six months into the job, Mayer announced his departure in an internal email seen first by the Financial Times on […]

Alphabet CEO Says, Google's Continued Success Is Not Guaranteed

New York: Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet, says that the future success of tech behemoth Google is not guaranteed in a fast-changing world as it faces competition in all areas where it now operates. “Google operates in highly competitive and dynamic global markets, in which prices are free or falling, and products are constantly […]

Google Extends ‘Work From Home’ Order Till Mid-2021

San Francisco: With the Covid-19 pandemic hardly showing any sign of slowing down, Google on Monday said it would allow employees to work from home till the middle of next year if their roles permit. “To give employees the ability to plan ahead, we are extending our global voluntary work from home option through June […]

Google To Invest Rs 75,000 Crore To Boost Digitisation In India

New Delhi: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday announced a Google for India digitisation fund through which, the company will invest Rs 75,000 crore or approximately $10 billion over the next five to seven years to help India go digital. “We will do this through a mix of equity investment, partnerships and an operational infrastructure […]

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Google, Facebook to let most employees work from home till year-end

San Francisco: Google and Facebook have decided to allow most of their workforces to stay home and work through the end of this year. Facebook will open most of its office from July 6, according to a CNBC report. The social networking giant is in the process of determining which employees will be asked to […]

AI Needs To Be Regulated: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai

San Francisco: Joining Microsoft President Brad Smith and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday called for new regulations for Artificial Intelligence (AI), saying the only question now is how to approach it. Although new regulation is needed, “a cautious approach is required that might not see significant controls placed […]

Sundar Pichai Becomes Alphabet CEO As Google Co-Founders Step Down

San Francisco: Signalling the end of an era, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have decided to relinquish their current positions in the parent company Alphabet, making India-born Sundar Pichai the CEO of both Google and Alphabet. Page and Brin, the CEO and President, respectively, of Alphabet, have decided to leave these roles, the […]

Google invests $1 billion in housing across Bay Area

San Francisco: After announcing a fresh investment of $600 million in expanding its data centre in Oklahoma, Google has now decided to invest $1 billion for 20,000 homes in the Bay Area in San Francisco. “Today we’re announcing an additional $1 billion investment in housing across the Bay Area. Over the next 10 years, we’ll […]

Pichai, Friedman to get 2019 Global Leadership Award

Washington: Business advocacy group USIBC has chosen Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman as recipients of its prestigious 2019 Global Leadership Award for “catalyzing growth in the US-India commercial corridor”. Reacting to his selection, the India-born Google CEO said he was “grateful to the USIBC for its leadership and for […]

Privacy is no 'luxury good', says Sundar Pichai

New York: Privacy cannot be a “luxury good” that’s only available to people who can afford to buy premium products and services, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said. In an op-ed written for The New York Times, Pichai defended his company’s approach to privacy and users’ data. “Privacy must be equally available to everyone in the […]

India is YouTube's fastest growing market: Pichai

San Francisco: India offers great potential for Google-owned YouTube’s growth and the latest in the journey is YouTube Music that has been downloaded more than 15 million times in the country, CEO Sundar Pichai has said. Admitting that recent ad product changes in YouTube and Search are hurting its top-line growth, the company sounded bullish […]

Google to invest $13 bn in the US this year

San Francisco: Google will invest $13 billion in building new data centres and offices in over a dozen states in the US in 2019, the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai has said. In a blog post late on Wednesday, Pichai said the investment would create tens of thousands of new jobs. “Last year, we hired more […]

Why googling 'idiot' brings up Trump photos, Congresswoman asks Pichai

Washington: US Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, in an effort to understand how Google search algorithms work, asked its CEO Sundar Pichai why so many pictures of President Donald Trump appear when she does a Google search for “idiot”. “Right now, if you Google the word ‘idiot’ under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. […]

Google CEO unveils new policy to address sexual harassment at workplace

San Francisco: Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said the company has worked out a new comprehensive policy to address diversity and sexual harassment that became a great concern of Google employees. In an email to Google workers, Pichai on Thursday admitted that Google has “not always gotten everything right in the past,” for which he […]

Bollywood is globally famous: Sundar Pichai

Mumbai: India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who will be seen on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khans TV show “TED Talks India Nayi Soch”, said the Hindi film industry is famous worldwide. In the upcoming episode, titled “Tomorrow’s World”, Pichai will appear through video conference, read a statement. “Bollywood is globally famous. Everyone knows Shah Rukh, […]

Google's work boon for Chinese companies, says Sundar Pichai in China

Shanghai: Hinting at a possible resumption of a harmonius relationship with China, Google’s India-born Chief Executive Sundar Pichai on Sunday said that a lot of the tech giant’s work actually helps Chinese companies. Attending the fourth edition of the Chinese state-run “World Internet Conference” in Wuzhen, near Shanghai, Pichai said that many small and medium-sized […]

Google commits $1bn to prepare modern workforce

San Francisco: India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has pledged $1 billion in new initiatives to prepare people for the next generation technology jobs. At an event in Pittsburgh, Pichai said Google will spend the money over the next five years to fund grants to nonprofits globally, CNET reported late on Thursday. Google will fund organisations working […]

There's a place for you at Google: Pichai to girls

San Francisco: After reportedly cancelling a town hall meeting to allay the fears over an anti-diversity manifesto, Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai finally addressed a coding event for girls on the campus. “I want you to know there’s a place for you in this industry. There’s a place for you at Google. Don’t let anyone […]

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Google CEO Pichai doubles his pay package

New York: Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai received a stock award of $198.7 million in 2016, almost double his 2015 stock award of $99.8 million, a media report said. That brought his total compensation in 2016 to $199.7 million, almost twice the $100.6 million he earned in 2015. Pichai received a salary of $650,000 in […]

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'Flash mob' colours Google's Holi Doodle

Mumbai: Google on Monday celebrated with a special animated Doodle showing a ‘flash mob’ spraying a young onlooker with vibrant colours. The new Goodle (Google + Doodle) opens in a stark grey and suddenly a ‘flash mob’ rushes in from the left, colouring almost all the letters in different colours – and even one bewildered young […]