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Samosas to 'chaat' with Indian tech CEOs?

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sundar Pichai says tech can have negative consequences, calls for regulation of AI

The Google CEO's comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how AI is used.

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.

Silicon Valley heads to Europe, nervous about new rules

The main reason so many Silicon Valley executives are paying court in the European Union's capital: EU lawmakers are debating a new digital policy, including first-of-its-kind rules on the ways that artificial intelligence can be used by companies.

For Sundar Pichai, an Alphabet of worries

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

Ireland launches probe into Google's use of location data

The regulator said that it had received complaints from various European consumer associations about the lack of transparency in data processing.

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.

'Samosas at the White House'. Anand Mahindra fetes new IBM CEO Arvind Krishna, like a boss!

Twitterati couldn’t help but ask for green chutney.

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.

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.

Concerned about abuse of platforms for fake news, porn; companies should be accountable: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Minister for Law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said the issue of fake news is a worry, and added that there are "serious parliamentary concerns" about internet being abused for child pornography. He also asserted that identification of originator of messages was still a problem with regard to WhatsApp.

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

Sundar Pichai announced the dates on Twitter.

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.

India CEO mafia: Techies with a social heart

Some are beginning to call it the ‘India Mafia’, like the PayPal Mafia. The latter was used to describe the many former PayPal employees and founders who went on to found and develop other technology companies such as Tesla, LinkedIn, Palantir, SpaceX, YouTube, Yelp, and Yammer.

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.

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 introduces online coding course to train workers

Google has introduced a new "Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate" a program which is designed to provide job-ready skills in Python, Git and IT automation within six months. The program includes a final project where learners will use their new skills to solve a problem they might encounter on the job.

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.

Sundar Pichai & Ivanka Trump join hands to hone new-age, tech skills of US workers

Both made the announcement at a round-table event in Dallas.

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.

Creating a personal connect with AI: Pranav Mistry, CEO, Samsung’s STAR Labs

The President and CEO of Samsung’s STAR Labs told ET in an exclusive interview that he created Neon because human beings are unable to connect with artificial intelligence (AI) assistants such as Apple’s Siri.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amazon not doing a favour by investing $1 billion: Piyush Goyal

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who is on a visit to India, said on Wednesday that Amazon will invest another $1 billion in the country to help small and medium businesses sell their products, seen as an attempt to bridge differences with brick-and-mortar retailers. The amount adds to the $5 billion Amazon has pumped into India since 2013.

As Alphabet chief, Pichai joins global CEO A-list

Founders Brin, Page step down; Pichai, who remains Google CEO, to run world’s third most valuable firm that currently faces regulatory scrutiny. Investors have rewarded Google stock, with the company’s market cap doubling to nearly $900 billion since Pichai took over. Pichai studied in IIT-Kharagpur before moving to Stanford University for his Masters.

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.

Google fires 5th employee for raising labour rights issue

The internal activism at Google is only growing it seems as the company has fired another employee for sending browser pop-ups about the labour rights at the company.

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.

When Aditya Ghosh and Sundar Pichai bonded over breakfast

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

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.

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, 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."

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.

Lessons from 5 fallen tech empires over last decade

How the mighty fell: Facebook focussed on tapping into, and perhaps accelerating, expressing a personal identity on the web and also enabled connections with others while Orkut was inherently more about community than about individuals.

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.

And the Person of the Year award for 2019 goes to…

Challenges like rising inequality and pompous populism are testing the tenacity of capitalism.

Google heavily paid groups that defy climate change: Report

The announcement came as hundreds of Google employees participated in the "Global Climate Strike" during the United Nation's climate summit on September 23.

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

Google Pixel 4 launched at $799, won't come to India

The tech giant also unveiled the Pixelbook Go at $649.

Google makes biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy

Google's worldwide portfolio of wind- and solar-generated electricity agreements total 5,500 megawatts, which was described as the capacity of a million solar rooftops.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'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.

Google launches AI research lab in India along with a slew of new initiatives

Google also announced a phone line in partnership with Vodafone Idea to enable users get their queries answered in English and Hindi even on a 2G phone.

Google to launch AI Research Lab in Bengaluru

The slew of new initiatives in India also include a tie up with state run BSNL for expanding Wi-Fi hotspots in villages in Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra.

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.

How Google’s founders slowly stepped away from their company

On Tuesday, Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from day-to-day executive roles at Alphabet.

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.

Larry Page, Sergey Brin made Google and math jokes iconic. After 21 yrs, founders ready to give 'advice and love, but not daily nagging!'

The duo distanced themselves from the day-today ops over the past year.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Google I/O 2018 keynote: Sundar Pichai talks emojis, AI advances and more

Google CEO Sundar Pichai started off the 2018 developer fest on a rather cheesy note! He spoke about fixing bugs in things that matter such as the burger emoji and floating foam on beer mug emoji! And, Artificial Intelligence had to be on top of things. Google aims to open AI centres around the world, and utilise machine learning for revolutionising healthcare. Listen-in.Google I/O 2018 keynote: Sundar Pichai talks emojis, AI advances and more

Google I/O 2018: Sundar Pichai bets big on AI in healthcare, Android P; JOMO, Shush make headlines

The tenth edition of Google's annual gig kicked off with a revamped, AI-enabled Google News in the works.

Forget Sundar Pichai, here are some other hefty payouts made over the years

Many of the corporate executives received golden parachutes after short stints on the job.

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 CEO Sundar Pichai says will invest more in India, Asia

To help millions of people, we are building products specifically designed for local markets in Asia, said Sundar Pichai.

Meet Sundar Pichai, the IIT student

Shah Rukh Khan & Sundar Pichai, come together to spread 'Nayi Soch'

Star Plus and Ted Talk's 'Nayi Soch' is the most talked about right now.

US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to deliver major policy speech on India and US

The US has been pushing for a broader role by India in the strategically important Indo-Pacific region.

Diversity memo drama poses biggest public test for Google's Sundar Pichai

At all-hands meeting, it’s likely Pichai will handle most of the discussion. He’s already shown a willingness to be the face of the issue by attaching his name to the memo.

Memo on women crossed line, offensive: Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Google yesterday fired James Damore after he wrote a memo titled 'Google's Ideological Echo Chamber' in which he had written in violation of Google's code.

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.

'I don't regret' firing man who wrote anti-diversity memo: Sundar Pichai

Damore, who was ousted for writing an anti-diversity memo, filed a class-action lawsuit against Google this month, claiming that it discriminates against white men.

When Sundar Pichai couldn't Google

Back at his alma mater IIT-Kharagpur, Google CEO talks about life, universe and everything

People started recognising me after my interview with Shah Rukh Khan: Sundar Pichai

The Google CEO said that the Indian film industry was well known across the globe.

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.

Sundar Pichai keeps his word, does Twitterdom (and others) a good deed by fixing burger emoji

The Google CEO seems to have tackled an international problem in the Android 8.1 fix!

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.

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