Sundar Pichai: News
05 May 2023Joe 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 2023Alphabet 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 2023Google
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 2023Google
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 2023Google
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 2023Google
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 2023Google 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 2023Google 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 2023Google
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 2023Google
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 2022Padma 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 2022Google
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 2022JEE 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 2021Twitter
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 2021Mark 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 2021Uttar 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 2021Google
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 2020Google
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 2020Google
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 2020Donald 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 2020Elon 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 2020Google
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 2020YouTube
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 2020Samsung
#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 2020Google
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 2020Google
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 2020Google
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 2019Larry 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 2019Google
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 2019Larry 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 2019YouTube
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 2019LinkedIn
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 2019Gmail
#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 2019Google
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 2019Sexual 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 2019Pakistan 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 2019Google
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 2019Haryana
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 2018Google
#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 2018Donald 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 2018Google
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 2018Google
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 2018Sexual 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 2018Google
#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 2018Sexual 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 2018Google
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 2018Google
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 2018Google
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 2018Facebook
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 2018Google
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 2018Android
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 2018Google
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 2018Instagram
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 2018YouTube
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 2018India
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 2018YouTube
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 2018Tamil 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 2018Google
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 2018Google
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 2017Larry 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 2017Twitter
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 2017Google
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 2017Google
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 2017India
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 2017Hate 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 2017Google
Google fires employee behind "anti-diversity memo"
Google has now fired the employee who wrote a controversial "anti-diversity memo".
07 Aug 2017Google
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 2017Narendra 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 2017Android
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 2017India
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 2017Google
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 2017Android
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 2017SpaceX
America and its most famous immigrants
Immigrants from across the world have migrated to the US for a better life.
05 Jan 2017India
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 2016Google
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.