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Google chief trusts AI makers to regulate the technology

Dec 13, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Tech companies building AI should factor in ethics early in the process to make certain artificial intelligence with 'agency of its own' doesn't hurt people, Google chief Sundar Pichai says

SUNDAR PICHAI TALKS AI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

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Dec 12, 2018 - 3:43 PM

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Google CEO spars with U.S. lawmakers on bias, privacy

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:31 AM

(UPDATED) The hearing on Google's 'data collection, use and filtering practices' offers an opportunity for lawmakers to confront the CEO over claims that the internet giant skews its search results for political reasons

GOOGLE'S SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has 'checks and balances' against bias

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The remarks, released December 10, a day ahead of Pichai's appearance at the House Judiciary Committee, come with Google under fire on several fronts: on issues around political bias, data security and its domination of internet search

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Google CEO U.S. House appearance postponed to December 11

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) The hearing will look at how internet firms may 'suppress particular viewpoints and manipulate public opinion,' says US lawmaker Bob Goodlatte

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.


Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai promises Google will be more transparent with how concerns are handled, and provide better support and care to those who raise such issues with the company

SUNDAR PICHAI. Screen shot from YouTube.

Google, Amazon suffer market setbacks on sales outlook

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Amazon and Google suffer slides in their share prices after releasing their quarterly earnings, declines that fuelled pessimism in Asian and European stock markets on October 26

Expert opinions: the September 5 Facebook-Twitter-Google hearing

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'The Democrats are upset about the spread of misinformation in the 2016 election, and the Republicans over the perception of bias,' says Roslyn Layton, a scholar specializing in telecom and internet issues

SANDBERG. The chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, will join top representatives from Twitter and possibly, Google, in another high-profile congressional grilling on September 5. Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP


Trump slams record EU fine against Google

Jul 19, 2018 - 11:24 PM

'I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google,' Trump tweets in reaction to the 4.34 billion euro penalty imposed on Google for abusing dominance of the Android operating system

TRUMP ON GOOGLE. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One in flight as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, New Jersey, June 29, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Google pushes artificial intelligence for upgraded news app

May 20, 2018 - 6:50 PM

While the app will enable users to get 'personalized' news, it will also include top stories for all readers, aiming to break the so-called filter bubble of information designed to reinforce people's biases

GOOGLE NEWS. Google launches the new Google News at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

Apr 04, 2018 - 7:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Four people, 3 suffering from gunshot wounds, are taken to local hospitals, police say. The fourth person hurt suffers a sprained or broken ankle.

OUTSIDE YOUTUBE. Police walk outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, California. Police are investigating an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters that has left at least one person dead and several wounded. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Alphabet quarterly profit climbs on ads and other bets

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:28 AM

Alphabet profit is up 32.4% to $6.7 billion on in the quarter on revenue that increased 24% to $27.8 billion, up 24% from the same period a year earlier

Google introduces the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Oct 05, 2017 - 1:14 AM

(UPDATED) Google formally introduces the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, as well as the Daydream View VR headset and the Google Pixel Buds

THE PIXEL 2 AND PIXEL 2 XL. Screen shot from Google Livestream.

Google announces the Home Mini, Home Max

Oct 05, 2017 - 12:32 AM

(UPDATED) Google formally introduces its new Google Home device, the Google Home Mini!

GOOGLE HOME MINI. Screen shot from livestream.

Google fires defender of tech gender gap – U.S. media

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:36 PM

UPDATED Google chief executive Sundar Pichai while supporting the right of employees to express themselves says To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK

GOOGLE. The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

In battle of digital assistants, Google heads to Apple turf

May 18, 2017 - 11:39 AM

From mobile first Google shifts to an AI first approach looking to rethink all their products and apply machine learning to solve problems

ASSISTANT ON APPLE. Google's voice-enabled AI helper heads to iPhones. Pictured is an artist's rendition and not the actual appearance of the software on the iPhone.

Google shows off Assistant-enabled Pixel smartphones, Daydream VR headset

Oct 05, 2016 - 12:39 AM

4th UPDATE Google announces the Google Pixel smartphone lineup as well as the Google Daydream View virtual reality headset at an event in San Francisco on October 4

PHONE BY GOOGLE. Screen shot by YouTube.

Hackers temporarily access Google CEO’s Quora account

Jun 27, 2016 - 3:03 PM

OurMine Team gains access to Sundar Pichai s Quora account and publicizes the hack coincidentally via Twitter due to linked access

GOOGLE'S CEO. Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Vietnamese startup community in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 22, 2015. Photo by Minh Hoang/EPA

Google virtual home assistant to challenge Amazon Echo

May 19, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Google Home will synch with Chromecast devices that allow remote control of televisions or stereo systems and with smart devices made by Google owned Nest and other companies

GOOGLE HOME. Screen shot from Google I/O livestream

Google empire built on search looks to other bets

Apr 22, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Alphabet says net income hit 4 2 billion in the first 3 months of this year but shares sink more than 5 to 714 in after market trades that followed the release of the report

ALPHABET AND GOOGLE. Google updated logo on their campus in Mountain View, California, USA, 30 October 2015. After 16 years, Google made new type face changes to their logo in September 2015. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Google speeds news to smartphones, challenging Facebook

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP project lets mobile device users load articles quickly

epa05072574 Indian students pose next to the google Log prior to a Q&A with the Google Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sundar Pichai, in New Delhi, India 17 December 2015. Sundar Pichai attended a candid chat session with students from various colleges and schools to share his experiences during which he said India has a strong educational system. EPA/RAJAT GUPTA

Google boss backs Apple in encryption battle with FBI

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:45 PM

When you create backdoors it leads to very very bad consequences which always end up harming users

epa05078811 Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Vietnamese startup community in Hanoi, Vietnam, 22 December 2015. Around 200 people attended the event. EPA/MINH HOANG

Alphabet/Google overtakes Apple as biggest company

Feb 02, 2016 - 9:06 AM

UPDATED Alphabet s quarterly profit rose 5 to 4 92 billion on the back of strong online advertising revenue

Google updated logo on their campus in Mountain View, California, USA, October 30, 2015. John G. Mabanglo/EPA

2016 Google I/O conference slated for May 18-20

Jan 13, 2016 - 5:17 PM

The Google I O development conference gives Android developers their first look at the future of Android

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a Vietnamese startup community in Hanoi, Vietnam, December 22, 2015. Photo by Minh Hoang/EPA

Google parent Alphabet codifies doing the right thing

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:54 AM

From the Alphabet code of conduct: Employees of Alphabet and its subsidiaries and controlled affiliates should do the right thing – follow the law act honorably and treat each other with respect

DO THE RIGHT THING. The term 'Alphabet' is seen on a screen displaying Google's web search engine, in Schwerin, Germany, 11 August 2015. File Photo by Jens Buettner/EPA

Google morphs into Alphabet as new plan takes shape

Oct 03, 2015 - 1:56 PM

Alphabet will be the corporate parent overseeing the Google unit for search and a handful of other operating firms created for projects in health Internet delivery investment and research

ALPHABET. Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

India PM makes rock star appearance at Facebook

Sep 28, 2015 - 7:45 AM

UPDATED Modi s stop at Facebook is part of a tour of Silicon Valley ahead of the UN General Assembly where he will meet US President Barack Obama on Monday

MODI AT FACEBOOK. Narendra Modi addresses the crowd at a town hall Q and A in Facebook's Headquarters on September 27, 2015. Screen shot from Facebook video

Pelobi Google Sundar Pichai ditunjuk jadi CEO

Aug 13, 2015 - 3:15 PM

Ia juga mampu merekrut mempertahankan dan menjadi mentor untuk tim yang luar biasa kata mantan rekan kerjanya

Sundar Pichai dalam Mobile World Congress 2015. Foto oleh: Toni Albir/EPA

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Aug 11, 2015 - 6:18 PM

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Sundar Pichai: Google's little-known new chief

Aug 11, 2015 - 11:30 AM

US media described him as soft spoken little known and a long time right hand man to mentor Larry Page

GOOGLE'S NO. 1. In this file photo, Google's Sundar Pichai, speaks during a conference at the GSM Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 at the Fira Gran Via exhibition center in Barcelona, northeastern Spain, March 2, 2015. Toni Albir/EPA

'G is for Google': Tech giant reorganizes under 'Alphabet' umbrella

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Alphabet will be the new holding company for the tech giant s newer ventures such as the research arm X Lab investment unit Google Ventures and health and science operations

Google co-founder Larry Page's note on the Alphabet website. Screenshot from Alphabet

New SAF commander, Filipinos in Forbes’ list, Pacquiao's ultimate fight | The wRap

Mar 04, 2015 - 7:42 PM

President Aquino appoints a new Special Action Force chief Henry Sy is the richest Filipino in the latest Forbes billionaires list Manny Pacquiao prepares for the “fight of his life”

Google I/O 2015 slated for May 28-29

Feb 11, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Users can start registering for the chance to buy tickets to the conference from March 17 to 19

GOOGLE I/O. Image from Sundar Pichai's Google+ Page.

Google teasing September 15 Android One announcement?

Sep 02, 2014 - 1:07 PM

The first Android One units – with Indian companies Karbonn Micromax and Spice at the forefront – are expected to be sub US 100 quality smartphones meant for emerging markets

ANDROID ONE. Google's Sundar Pichai announces the new initative at Google I/O. Screen shot from keynote.

Android Wear, Google's wearables platform arrives

Mar 19, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Google is working with a number of companies to come out with its very own Android smartwatch as part of the Android Wear line

ANDROID WEAR. The Android platform heads to wrists everywhere with a smartwatch offering. Screen shot from YouTube video.

Google on wearables: 'We’re just scratching the surface'

Mar 10, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Google releases new tools for next generation Android wearables

Android KitKat and 1 billion activations

Sep 04, 2013 - 1:16 PM

With 1 billion Activations under its belt Google announces Android 4 4 KitKat

ANDROID KITKAT. Android 4.4 is announced, along with a new milestone for Android activations. Screen shot from Android.com