Sundar Pichai: News

05 May 2023

Joe Biden

Joe Biden meets CEOs of AI companies: Key takeaways

The rise of generative AI has fueled new hopes but also new fears. ChatGPT and its ilk have become the latest cause of worry for governments and lawmakers across the world.

22 Apr 2023

Alphabet Inc

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai receives hike, pay soars to $226mn

The CEO of Alphabet Inc. Sundar Pichai is now one of the world's highest-paid corporate leaders.

21 Apr 2023


How DeepMind and Brain merger will help Google tackle OpenAI

The higher-ups in Google are unhappy with the company playing catch-up to OpenAI and Microsoft in the AI race. The company has been making multiple moves to gain momentum.

13 Apr 2023


Google staring at another round of layoffs: Here's why 

The last few months have seen mass layoffs becoming a common occurrence. Some of the biggest tech companies in the world have been hit by the layoff season.

06 Apr 2023


Sundar Pichai confirms Google Search will get Bard AI chatbot

It's been two decades since Google became the number one search engine in the world. Search is the company's core business and is responsible for half of Alphabet's revenue.

17 Feb 2023


Google India lays off 453 employees across the company

Last month, Google's parent Alphabet announced its decision to fire around 12,000 employees. Now, Google India has reportedly axed 453 staffers across various departments.

16 Feb 2023

Google Bard

Troubled by Bard, Google seeks human help to improve chatbot

A promotional video of Bard, Google's answer to ChatGPT, recently went viral for a mistake it made.

13 Feb 2023

Google Bard

Googlers criticize CEO Sundar Pichai; call Bard launch 'rushed,' 'botched' 

Google recently introduced Bard, its answer to ChatGPT. However, things haven't gone the way the company hoped.

01 Feb 2023


Google's response to ChatGPT: Apprentice Bard, search bot, and more

It is code red at Google. With OpenAI taking the reins of the AI revolution on the back of ChatGPT's success, the search engine giant has been pushed to the brink.

20 Jan 2023


Google parent Alphabet to fire 12,000 employees; Sundar Pichai apologizes

The layoff season in the technology sector refuses to go away. Google parent Alphabet Inc. has joined the list of tech giants to drop the axe on its employees.

03 Dec 2022

Padma Bhushan

Google CEO Sundar Pichai conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has been conferred the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award, in the Trade and Industry category.

21 Jul 2022


Google pauses hiring for 2 weeks; contract extensions in jeopardy

Google has put a halt on its hiring for two weeks. The new announcement comes after the company said last week that it was slowing down the recruitment process.

21 Jun 2022

JEE Mains

Success stories of JEE toppers that will inspire you

With JEE Mains ruling the world of students, it is time we take a look back at some of the toppers from the past years.

30 Nov 2021


Indian CEOs now manage these leading Silicon Valley technology companies

Parag Agrawal's transition from the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Twitter to the microblogging platform's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is a landmark moment for the company.

26 Mar 2021

Mark Zuckerberg

Congress' five-hour questioning of Big Tech didn't yield actionable answers

In the first appearance before Congress since the US Capitol Hill riots, Big Tech faced criticism for around five hours about its handling of extremism and misinformation during the pandemic and the protests.

12 Feb 2021

Uttar Pradesh Police

UP Police books Sundar Pichai; removes name from FIR later

Police in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi had booked Google CEO Sundar Pichai and 17 others last week over a video that allegedly defamed PM Narendra Modi but later removed the tech giant officials' names from the FIR, police officials said on Friday.

25 Jan 2021


Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

13 Jul 2020


Google to invest Rs. 75,000cr to boost India's digital economy

Google hosted its sixth 'Google for India' event on July 13 and reiterated its vision to drive the digital transformation of the country and help with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

13 Apr 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Sundar Pichai donates Rs. 5 crore to GiveIndia

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet and Google, has donated Rs. 5 crore to support COVID-19 relief efforts in India.

16 Mar 2020

Donald Trump

Trump says Google chief Sundar Pichai apologized to him

At the recent White House press briefing, US President Donald Trump claimed that Sundar Pichai, the chief of Google and Alphabet, apologized to him.

19 Feb 2020

Elon Musk

After Pichai, Elon Musk calls for regulation of AI development

A few weeks ago, Google and Alphabet's boss Sundar Pichai spoke on the possible risks and advantages of artificial intelligence (AI) and called for 'balanced' regulation of the tech.

11 Feb 2020


Google HR head to step down amid rising employee tensions

Tech giant Google on Monday announced that its head of human resources, Eileen Naughton, will be stepping down from her position later this year.

04 Feb 2020


How much did Alphabet earn from YouTube, Cloud, and Search

Alphabet, Google's parent company, has announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ending on December 31, 2019.

26 Jan 2020


#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Microsoft's data leak, OnePlus 8 specs, ISRO's Vyommitra, more

This week, some major developments were noted in the tech space.

24 Jan 2020


Google I/O 2020 set to kick off on May 12

Google I/O 2020, the next developer conference hosted by the internet giant, is set to kick off on May 12.

21 Jan 2020


Sundar Pichai warns of AI's misuse, calls for regulation

Sundar Pichai wants Artificial Intelligence (AI) to be regulated for the betterment of humanity.

03 Jan 2020


Five successful Indian-origin CEOs in Silicon Valley to know about

Indians have been making a mark in the global tech space for many decades, playing an important role in the industry and contributing in various ways.

21 Dec 2019

Larry Page

Sundar Pichai is getting a huge pay raise in 2020

The CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, is getting a huge pay raise in the year 2020.

04 Dec 2019


Google sued for stealing lyrics from a third-party platform

As Sundar Pichai gears up to take the job of Alphabet's CEO, Google, a key subsidiary of the holding company, is facing a lawsuit - for plagiarizing or stealing lyrics from a third-party platform.

04 Dec 2019

Larry Page

Sundar Pichai takes over as Alphabet's CEO: Details here

In a major move, Google co-founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, are stepping down from their respective leadership roles at the internet giant's holding company Alphabet.

18 Aug 2019


Why is LGBTQ community suing YouTube, Google

Several LGBTQ YouTubers are suing the video-sharing platform and its parent company Google for allegedly discriminating against their LGBTQ-themed videos.

29 Jul 2019


LinkedIn bug allowed fake job opening for Google's CEO position

Just recently, a job opening appeared on LinkedIn, one aimed at hiring a replacement for Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

01 Apr 2019


#TechBytes: 5 interesting facts as Gmail turns 15 today

On April 1, 2004, Google, a search company, took a leap of faith when it launched Gmail, a free consumer-focused email service.

05 Mar 2019


Google denies removing Saudi app that lets men track women

In a major shocker, Google has decided not to pull a Saudi government app that lets men track women and control their movements.

22 Feb 2019

Sexual Harassment

Google ends forced arbitration for employees around the world

In a big win for Google employees around the world, the tech giant, on Thursday, announced that it would end the practice of forced arbitration for its employees around the world.

19 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

Google 'best toilet paper' and images of Pakistan's flag appear

Pakistan has been on the forefront of criticism these days after a deadly terrorist attack on Indian CRPF jawans in Pulwama was carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed last week. And, rightly so.

27 Jan 2019


Here's when Google will announce Android Q, other new products

Shortly after teasing an enigmatic puzzle, Google has officially confirmed the dates of its next I/O developer conference.

12 Jan 2019


Delhi: Google responds to Pixel customer putting up anti-Google posters

Google has finally responded to a man from Haryana, Manu Aggarwal, who had been putting up anti-Google posters all over Delhi to protest against the malfunctioning of his Google Pixel smartphone.

13 Dec 2018


#GoogleHearing: Interesting revelations by CEO Sundar Pichai during Congressional hearing

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently testified before the US Congress on the tech giant's use of consumer data and was grilled on a range of issues.

12 Dec 2018

Donald Trump

Pichai asked to explain why Googling 'idiot' returns Trump photos

When Google CEO Sundar Pichai, on Wednesday, appeared for his first Congressional hearing, he was asked why a Google image search for 'idiot' returns images of Donald Trump.

11 Dec 2018


Sundar Pichai's Congressional hearing: 5 questions US lawmakers could ask

After failing to testify at September's Senate Intelligence Committee, Google CEO Sundar Pichai is finally set to appear before US lawmakers.

28 Nov 2018


Google is increasingly turning 'evil', and its employees aren't happy

More than a month after Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed that the tech giant was making a censored search engine for China, Google employees have gone public with their protest against the development of the engine.

09 Nov 2018

Sexual Harassment

#MeToo fallout: After global protests, Google to change harassment policy

After Google employees staged a massive global walk out to protest against the tech giant's handling of sexual harassment cases, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that Google will overhaul its sexual harassment policies to the tune of the demands made by the employees.

03 Nov 2018


#MeToo fallout: Thousands of Google employees walked out on Thursday

On Thursday, thousands of Google employees across the world staged a massive walk out as a mark of protest against the company's mishandling of sexual harassment and assault cases.

26 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment

In 2-years, Google fired 48 employees over sexual harassment charges

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai, in an email to company employees on Thursday, said the tech giant has fired 48 employees in the last two years, over sexual harassment charges. The fired employees included 13 senior executives.

16 Oct 2018


Google's working on 'censored' Chinese search engine, CEO Pichai confirms

After being tight-lipped for months, Google's CEO Sundar Pichai has openly confirmed that the company is building a censored search engine for China.

06 Oct 2018


Tension over Project Maven pull-out draws Sundar Pichai to Pentagon

Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai discreetly met with a group of civilian and military leaders in the Pentagon in a bid to ease tensions over Google's withdrawal from Project Maven.

26 Aug 2018


IIT Kharagpur Professors remember their 'shy, intelligent' student, Sundar Pichai

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai was shy, intelligent and had big handwriting, his Professors at IIT Kharagpur recalled.

16 Aug 2018


Amarinder seeks help of Facebook, Google to make Punjab drug-free

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has sought technical support from Facebook and Google to combat the drug menace prevalent among the youth of the state.

02 Aug 2018


Google developing censored search for China; whatever happened to ethics?

In a bid to enter China again, Google is reportedly planning to launch a censored version of its search engine that will blacklist websites and search results about democracy, human rights, religion, and peaceful protests, among other things.

21 Jul 2018


Google reportedly working on Fuchsia, that would replace Android

Over the last couple of years, a team of engineers within Google have been working on a stealth project dubbed Fuchsia.

08 Jul 2018


Google confirms its human-sounding AI won't take away call-center jobs

Ever since Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled its human-sounding Duplex AI at the I/O developers conference earlier this year, there had been growing apprehension that Duplex might replace human labor in call centers.

07 Jun 2018


Priyanka Chopra meets Google CEO, Sundar Pichai at Googleplex

Priyanka Chopra seems to be making most of her free time. After holidaying with Hollywood pop sensation Nick Jonas, she met with Google CEO, Sundar Pichai.

04 Apr 2018


YouTube HQ shooting triggers gun control demands, grief from celebs

The YouTube shooting incident has re-ignited the debate over gun control. But this time, the shock is manifold: the suspect managed to bring a gun into the office of one of the world's topmost tech companies, so where's security?

03 Mar 2018


Google CEO, Sundar Pichai's heavy-hearted words for Sridevi

Much like any other fan, Google CEO Sundar Pichai is also shaken by Sridevi's sudden demise. He took to Twitter to share his grief over the loss of India's first female superstar.

28 Feb 2018


Sundar Pichai has a lot of power over Google: Report

Google's parent company Alphabet has detailed how it makes decisions regarding its dozen different businesses, with India-born Sundar Pichai wielding a lot of power over the search giant.

08 Feb 2018

Tamil Nadu

As 'Internet Saathi' reaches TN, state bats for Google Center

Google has taken its 'Internet Saathi' program to Tamil Nadu (TN), aiming to cover 4,000 villages across six districts in Phase I.

21 Jan 2018


Google's certificate course for IT beginners in 8 months!

Dreaming of working with Google, Microsoft and other IT giants but no experience? No worries. Google is now bringing an exciting opportunity.

09 Jan 2018


Former employee sues Google for "extreme" discrimination against male employees

A former Google employee, fired by the tech giant in August, is suing the company over its alleged discrimination against white men.

22 Dec 2017

Larry Page

Why is Eric Schmidt stepping down as Alphabet chairman?

Seventeen years after joining Google, which then had a few hundred employees, Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Alphabet chairman.

30 Oct 2017


There's something wrong about Google's cheeseburger emoji!

Microblogging site Twitter has erupted into "delicious" debate over Google's cheeseburger emoji thanks to Baekdal Media founder, Thomas Baekdal.

04 Oct 2017


Google Pixel 2 event: Sundar Pichai takes the stage

It is Google's time to show the new things that it's been prepping up for us. The online search giant's press event in San Francisco is the one we have been waiting for.

04 Oct 2017


Google drops its 'first-click free' policy

Google is canceling its 'First Click Free' policy, under which news sites were required to provide at least three articles per day in Google Search and Google news before they could enable a paywall.

17 Sep 2017


Makers of SRK's upcoming TED Talks show approach Oprah Winfrey

Makers of Shah Rukh Khan's small-screen comeback "TED Talks: Nayi Soch" approached popular international TV host Oprah Winfrey for delivering a TED Talk on the show.

09 Aug 2017

Hate Speech

Google bats for gender equality, ends up hating free speech

Google has fired James Damore, the man behind the anti-diversity memo that caused widespread outcry both within and outside the firm in the last few days.

08 Aug 2017


Google fires employee behind "anti-diversity memo"

Google has now fired the employee who wrote a controversial "anti-diversity memo".

07 Aug 2017


Google employee's anti-diversity memo causes major uproar

A crass internal memo written by a male Google software engineer, dissing the tech giant's diversity initiatives for gender equality, has garnered widespread criticism within the firm and has also gone viral.

26 Jun 2017

Narendra Modi

Modi's US visit: Praises for MEA, investment pitch for CEOs

Wrapping up Day 1 of his first US visit under Trump's Presidency, PM Modi interacted with top American CEOs and addressed the Indian community in Washington DC.

18 May 2017


Google's I/O event: From Mobile-first to AI-first

The Google I/O event, which was live-streamed in more than 80 countries and had an on-site audience of around 7000, witnessed major developments in Android and AI.

01 May 2017


Google's "Solve for India" initiative to help entrepreneurs

Google has now launched the "Solve for India" initiative with the aim to support budding developers and entrepreneurs in the country.

08 Apr 2017


Google Fact Check tool rolled out to combat fake news

Google has globally launched its fact-checking tool in a bid to tackle the spread of misinformation or fake news.

24 Mar 2017


Android OS and Katappa, Netizens are ready for the secrets

These are exciting times, when we are going to have answers for some burning questions in our minds. The first one being "Why did Kattappa kill Bahubali?" The movie is finally going to be out to answer this very pertinent question.

30 Jan 2017


America and its most famous immigrants

Immigrants from across the world have migrated to the US for a better life.

05 Jan 2017


Google CEO visits his alma mater IIT-Kharagpur

Google CEO Sundar Pichai who is in India for a work and personal visit, went to his alma mater IIT-Kharagpur and interacted with students there.

06 Oct 2016


Alphabet announces expansion plans

At the Google Hardware 2016 event held on 4th October, Google's parent company Alphabet announced its ambitions to permeate almost every sphere of life.