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Airport Authority of India (AAI) will give priority to airports in smaller cities while newer airports will also be inaugurated.(HT Photo)
Airport Authority of India (AAI) will give priority to airports in smaller cities while newer airports will also be inaugurated.(HT Photo)

News updates from HT: Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act bill passed

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Image courtesy: Reuters
Image courtesy: Reuters

Google pushes back return date; mandatory to show proof of vaccination

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2021 11:28 PM IST
Google will now ask most of its staff to return to campuses starting October 18th.
Sundar Pichai took to Twitter to share the picture of Google’s dino game.(Instagram/@sundarpichai)
Sundar Pichai took to Twitter to share the picture of Google’s dino game.(Instagram/@sundarpichai)

Sundar Pichai posts pic of Google’s dino game, it has a surprise

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2021 07:02 PM IST
“Might need to work on my surfing skills," Sundar Pichai wrote while sharing the image from Google's dino game.
Those speaking on behalf of India have included Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, both of whom announced multi-million-dollar packages on behalf of their respective organisations. (AFP)
Those speaking on behalf of India have included Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, both of whom announced multi-million-dollar packages on behalf of their respective organisations. (AFP)

How to keep your data safe? Google CEO Sundar Pichai shares tip

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 10:41 AM IST
Sundar Pichai, the Indian-born CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, was also asked about his thoughts on the matter of increasing surveillance policies in countries and "different internets", meaning different laws about online content and what kind is offensive.
"I’m an American citizen but India is deeply within me. So it’s a big part of who I am,” Pichai, 49, said, when asked about his roots.(HT PRINT)
"I’m an American citizen but India is deeply within me. So it’s a big part of who I am,” Pichai, 49, said, when asked about his roots.(HT PRINT)

India is deeply within me, a big part of who I am, says Google CEO Sundar Pichai

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2021 05:33 AM IST
When asked about whether the Chinese model of the internet based on surveillance is in the ascendant, Pichai said the free and open internet "is being attacked".
Google's new platform will also reveal how their pay and benefits will change if Google employees move to a cheaper or more expensive city.(REUTERS)
Google's new platform will also reveal how their pay and benefits will change if Google employees move to a cheaper or more expensive city.(REUTERS)

Google’s new tool shows employees projections on salary based on location

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 05:27 PM IST
  • The new Work Location Tool will tell workers how their compensation, salary and benefits will be adjusted based on their location, it said citing that pay is based on costs of living in places and tuned to local job markets.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company will provide grant to build oxygen generation plants and train healthcare workers in rural India.(Reuters)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company will provide grant to build oxygen generation plants and train healthcare workers in rural India.(Reuters)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces 113 crore Covid grant for India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 09:02 PM IST
  • Google will support procurement and installation of approximately 80 oxygen generation plants in healthcare facilities in high-need and rural locations.
Sundar Pichai surprises the winner of Doodle for Google contest, Milo Golding, with a video call. (Twitter/@sundarpichai)
Sundar Pichai surprises the winner of Doodle for Google contest, Milo Golding, with a video call. (Twitter/@sundarpichai)

Sundar Pichai surprises winner of Doodle for Google contest with a video call

By Khyati Sanger
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Sundar Pichai took to Twitter to share a video of his interaction with this year’s Doodle for Google contest winner Milo Golding.
NCP chief Sharad Pawar.(HT Archive)
NCP chief Sharad Pawar.(HT Archive)

News updates from HT: Sharad Pawar dismisses doubts over MVA's stability

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai's birthday is on June 10.(Reuters file photo)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai's birthday is on June 10.(Reuters file photo)

Google search on Sundar Pichai’s birthday has left some people baffled

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 06:26 PM IST
  • While searching for CEO of Google and Alphabet Inc Sundar Pichai’s birthday, some people got a very different answer on Google
Ramesh Pokhriyal took to Twitter to share a message on Sundar Pichai’s birthday.(Twitter/@DrRPNishank)
Ramesh Pokhriyal took to Twitter to share a message on Sundar Pichai’s birthday.(Twitter/@DrRPNishank)

Sundar Pichai’s birthday: Ramesh Pokhriyal shares special message

By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 03:40 PM IST
Sundar Pichai's brithday wish from Ramesh Pokhriyal has prompted people to share various replies.
Those speaking on behalf of India have included Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, both of whom announced multi-million-dollar packages on behalf of their respective organisations (AFP Photo)
Those speaking on behalf of India have included Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, both of whom announced multi-million-dollar packages on behalf of their respective organisations (AFP Photo)

How Indian-Americans shaped the US response to India’s second wave

By Frank F Islam
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 07:31 PM IST
With its leadership in mobilising America’s efforts to help combat the pandemic in India, the Indian-American community has demonstrated what it can accomplish when it comes together for a common purpose
Sundar Pichai noted that technology is touching society in deeper and broader ways and the landscape is evolving at a fast pace. (AFP)
Sundar Pichai noted that technology is touching society in deeper and broader ways and the landscape is evolving at a fast pace. (AFP)

Google respects legislative processes but pushes back when needed: Sundar Pichai

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 10:08 AM IST
  • Sundar Pichai said that the company respects the legislative processes, and in cases where it needs to push back, it does so. "It's a balance we have struck around the world,"
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said that the company is proud to support the immigrants working in the US.(AP File Photo)
Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said that the company is proud to support the immigrants working in the US.(AP File Photo)

Google leads 30 companies to preserve work permit for H-1B spouses

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 07:55 PM IST
  • Save Jobs USA, a group of IT workers who claim they lost jobs to H-1B workers, filed a lawsuit in 2015 to end the issuing of the H-4 Employment Authorisation Document.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that he won't weigh in on the intellectual property rights issue.(via REUTERS)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that he won't weigh in on the intellectual property rights issue.(via REUTERS)

‘Worst is yet to come’: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on India’s Covid-19 situation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 05:48 PM IST
Earlier this week, Pichai announced that Google will be providing funding of 135 crores for medical supplies and to help communities in general.
Sundar Pichai's tweet also had a link to a blog where Google detailed ways to help in with their efforts to fight the worsening situation.(Reuters File Photo )
Sundar Pichai's tweet also had a link to a blog where Google detailed ways to help in with their efforts to fight the worsening situation.(Reuters File Photo )

Google to contribute 135 crore for Covid-19 fight in India: Sundar Pichai

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 12:15 PM IST
India reported 3.52 lakh fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. This is the highest single-day spike registered since the onset of the pandemic.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has pledged aid to India amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis. Earlier today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also announced <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>135 crore in donation to help India fight the current pandemic. (File Photo)
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has pledged aid to India amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crisis. Earlier today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also announced 135 crore in donation to help India fight the current pandemic. (File Photo)

'Heartbroken by current situation in India': Microsoft CEO pledges aid

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 10:46 AM IST
"Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and technology to aid relief efforts, and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices," said the company's CEO Satya Nadella, amid the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.
The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain.(Reuters)
The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain.(Reuters)

Thousands of Alphabet employees write letter to Pichai over workplace harassment

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 01:16 PM IST
  • The open letter has so far been signed by more than 1,300 people on Medium, which has also published their names.
A recently published a report said that the 12 anti-vaxxers “play leading roles in spreading digital misinformation”.(Pixabay)
A recently published a report said that the 12 anti-vaxxers “play leading roles in spreading digital misinformation”.(Pixabay)

‘Disinformation Dozen’: Social media urged to remove these 12 anti-vaxxers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 05:23 PM IST
  • US lawmaker Mike Doyle challenged Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai to remove the accounts of 12 leading influential creators of digital anti-vaccine content.
This combination of 2018-2020 photos shows, from left, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AP)
This combination of 2018-2020 photos shows, from left, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (AP)

Tech CEOs told ‘time for self-regulation is over’

Agencies |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 04:41 AM IST
Lawmakers began the hearing by criticising the social media platforms for their role in the riot and in the spread of Covid-19 vaccine misinformation.
The tech CEOs said they were doing their best to keep out harmful content.(AFP)
The tech CEOs said they were doing their best to keep out harmful content.(AFP)

US lawmakers, tech CEOs face off over disinformation

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 10:03 PM IST
The remote video hearing is the fourth for Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey since last July and the third for Google's Sundar Pichai, who have been in the crosshairs of Democrats and Republicans alike.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google (Reuters File Photo )
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google (Reuters File Photo )

Five things to watch as Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs testify in Congress

Reuters | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 06:15 AM IST
Google's Pichai and Twitter's Dorsey proposed approaches such as developing content policies that are transparent and giving users ways to appeal decisions.
The chief executives of Google and Twitter will testify at the hearing.(AP)
The chief executives of Google and Twitter will testify at the hearing.(AP)

Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg suggest ways to reform key internet law

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 24, 2021 10:44 PM IST
There are several pieces of legislation from Democrats to reform Section 230 that are doing the rounds in Congress.
In early 2020, Google said it would invest over $10 billion into offices and data centers in a range of states, including California, New York and Texas.(Reuters file photo)
In early 2020, Google said it would invest over $10 billion into offices and data centers in a range of states, including California, New York and Texas.(Reuters file photo)

Google pledges $7 billion investment to create jobs in US

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 05:28 PM IST
The Alphabet Inc. unit is investing in offices and data centers, including more than $1 billion in its home state of California, Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said in a statement on Thursday.
Tech leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai want Congress to expand and update the H-1B visa system since demand for skilled workers in computer and information technology far outstrips the annual cap of 65,000.(AFP)
Tech leaders like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Google’s Sundar Pichai want Congress to expand and update the H-1B visa system since demand for skilled workers in computer and information technology far outstrips the annual cap of 65,000.(AFP)

H-1B visa restructuring will be affected if US immigration bill is broken up

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 04:07 PM IST
Increases in visas for highly skilled foreign workers could fall by the wayside this year if Democrats decide to overhaul immigration through a series of small bills instead of the sweeping one put forward by President Joe Biden.
The Google sign is shown on one of the company's office buildings in Irvine, California, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo(REUTERS)
The Google sign is shown on one of the company's office buildings in Irvine, California, U.S., October 20, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo(REUTERS)

Google fires AI manager who protested her peer's departure

PTI | , Mountain View
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:56 AM IST
The internet company confirmed the firing Friday after Margaret Mitchell announced her ouster on Twitter.
FILE PHOTO: Smartphone with google app icon is seen in front of the displayed Australian flag in this illustration taken, Jan. 22, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Smartphone with google app icon is seen in front of the displayed Australian flag in this illustration taken, Jan. 22, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo(REUTERS)

Tech giants 'close' to deals with Australian media

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 01:14 PM IST
Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai had made "great progress" in resolving a standoff being closely watched around the world.
The appearance of the Facebook and Twitter CEOs could be contingent on them testifying jointly alongside Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google and its parent company, (REUTERS)
The appearance of the Facebook and Twitter CEOs could be contingent on them testifying jointly alongside Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google and its parent company, (REUTERS)

Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify at House hearing as early as March: Politico

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 10:36 AM IST
Facebook has discussed making its chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, available to appear before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Google is at loggerheads with the Australian govt (AP)(AP)
Google is at loggerheads with the Australian govt (AP)(AP)

Australian PM Morrison says had 'constructive' meeting with Google chief Pichai

AP |
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The tech giant has threatened to remove its search engine over Australian govt's plans to make digital platforms pay for news.
Called the US Citizenship Act of 2021, the legislation modernises the immigration system, and also proposes to eliminate the per country cap for employment-based green cards, a move that would benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals.(AFP)
Called the US Citizenship Act of 2021, the legislation modernises the immigration system, and also proposes to eliminate the per country cap for employment-based green cards, a move that would benefit thousands of Indian IT professionals.(AFP)

IT giants Apple, Google welcome Joe Biden's new immigration reforms

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 05:14 PM IST
On the day one of his presidency on Wednesday, Biden sent a comprehensive immigration bill to Congress which proposes major overhauls to the system.
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