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All-day café, spa, nap room: Inside Google's Gurugram office

A Google employee shared a video tour of the luxurious new Google office in Gurugram, Haryana.

Perks offered at the Google office in Gurgaon (Aaddyakunchal/Instagram)
Updated on Mar 25, 2023 04:09 PM IST

Man says tenant interview in Bengaluru harder than Google’s

A man on LinkedIn shared how he failed to clear tenant interview in Bengaluru despite clearing the interview with Google.

Ripu Daman Bhadoria with his luggage. (LinkedIn/ripubhadoria)
Published on Mar 24, 2023 05:49 PM IST

Google rolls out ChatGPT rival Bard for trial in UK, US

Bard is Google’s effort to make up lost ground to OpenAI Inc. in the artificial intelligence race.

Google described its service as an “early experiment” to let users collaborate with generative AI technology. (File)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 10:15 PM IST
Bloomberg |

NCLAT reserves verdict on Google's plea against CCI

A two-member bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) was conducting the hearing on a day-to-day basis for over a month.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Inc. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:05 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

What Google employees told Sundar Pichai after mass layoffs

Over 1,400 Google employees have written an open letter to CEO Sundar Pichai demanding a more humane handling of layoffs.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. (Reuters)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:22 PM IST

Microsoft's app store on smartphones by next year, to rival with Google, Apple

Microsoft is aiming to capture big portion in gaming industry. But in the path, the biggest hurdle it faces is the restrictions and controlled access on the app stores of rival Google and Apple.

Microsoft is competing with Google's Playstore and Apple's App store.
Published on Mar 20, 2023 05:09 PM IST

Google denies paying remainder of maternity leave, allege laid-off employees

Google just announced the termination of 12,000 positions. Some of the affected employees were already on approved maternity and medical breaks. They are now blaming the parent Alphabet inc. of not paying payment for the leaves.

Google layoffs: A man walks past a logo of Alphabet Inc's Google in front of an office building in Zurich, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 02:45 PM IST

‘We are stronger together…’: Google employees write letter to CEO Pichai

Google CEO Sundar Pichai in January had announced that the technology giant was reducing its workforce by 12,000 roles.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai(Reuters file photo)
Published on Mar 18, 2023 12:22 PM IST
Bloomberg |

How ChatGPT has triggered a Generative AI race between Google and Microsoft

Microsoft's ChatGPT and Google's Bard AI are battling it out for AI supremacy, with both facing bugs and criticism. Both companies have now launched improved versions of their products, while Google announced upcoming generative AI features GPT-4 promises advanced creativity but the battle raises concerns about the reliability of AI chatbots for widespread consumer adoption.

A smartphone with a displayed ChatGPT logo is placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken February 23, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 09:54 PM IST
ByVertika Kanaujia

Google, Meta ‘over-hired’ many who do ‘fake work’: PayPal Mafia's Keith Rabois

Tech innovator Keith Rabois shared reasons behind mass layoffs at an event organised by banking firm Evercore.

Keith Rabois said that Google and Meta had thousands of employees ‘who don’t do anything'(Twitter)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 04:51 PM IST
BySnehashish Roy

This year, Google to see fewer promotions to senior roles than in past: Report

An email from the company informed the staff this was being done to ensure that the rise in number of ‘Googlers’ in leadership roles is proportional to the organisation's growth.

Representational Image
Published on Mar 08, 2023 02:27 PM IST
By, New Delhi

These Google services given a refreshed interface, other improvements

The refreshed user interface, the tech giant said, is ‘purposefully designed to streamline collaboration journeys across our products.’

FILE PHOTO: The logo for Google LLC is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo/File Photo(Reuters)
Published on Mar 08, 2023 10:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

The recent layoffs and the future of US tech

The article has been authored by Ananya Raj Kakoti and Gunwant Singh, scholars of international relation, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google, and Tesla, had collectively shed more than $3 trillion in market value by the end of October 2022.
Published on Feb 28, 2023 07:29 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Google layoffs impact robots too, company shuts automaton project: Report

The automatons were developed as a ‘general purpose’ robot which depended on cameras and machine learning to perform the tasks in an ‘everyday human environment’.

A robotic arm shapes a metal sheet at Machina Labs in Chatsworth, California, US, A startup named Machina is using robots to make the kinds of metal components for manufacturers that have often required significant manual work in the past. (Bloomberg)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 07:19 AM IST

Google’s Bard feels the company's handling of layoffs was ‘impersonal’: Report

Workers were reportedly exchanging memes and discussions held with Bard on internal messaging channels.

Googlers miffed with the massive layoffs and Pichai’s recent request are asking Bard’s opinion on the way the tech giant handled the sacking of roughly 12,000 employees, (File)
Updated on Feb 25, 2023 12:33 PM IST

Why is Google asking employees in US to share desk with colleagues?

Google said the model is being applied so that the company can continue to invest in Cloud's growth

The company said the title has been named as Cloud Office Evolution or ‘CLOE’ which is a ‘combination’ of the best of pre-pandemic collaboration with hybrid work.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 05:42 PM IST

Mercedes-Benz cars to have 'supercomputers', partners with Google

Drivers will also be able to watch YouTube on the cars' entertainment system when the car is parked or in Level 3 autonomous driving mode, which allows a driver to take their eyes off the wheel on certain roads as long as they can resume control if needed.

Mercedes-Benz lineup.
Published on Feb 23, 2023 10:51 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

With ‘Radio Builder’, create your own custom station on YouTube Music | 5 points

The feature, which was launched on Tuesday, can be accessed from the ‘Your music tenor’ section on the YouTube Music homepage, on both iOS and Android.

FILE PHOTO: A YouTube logo seen at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, United States October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 10:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Google tests blocking content for some Canadians in response to news bill

All types of news content are being affected by the test, which will run for about five weeks, the company said. That includes content created by Canadian broadcasters and newspapers.

FILE PHOTO: The logo for Google LLC is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo/File Photo(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 10:21 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Can US tech giants recover after job cuts and falling revenues?

The article has been authored by Devroop Dhar, MD and board member, Primus Partners.

During October 2022, seven major tech companies, including Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google, and Tesla, lost a total of approximately $ 3 trillion in market value.(AP)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 12:55 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Google Contacts gets feature to edit, create contacts: All you need to know

Until now, contacts.google.com was the only way to edit or add a Google Contact, the tech giant said.

The feature's rollout began on Feb 17 (Google Workspace Updates)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 09:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

These sacked Google employees are kickstarting new company: Report

Kirk has set a deadline of six weeks to kickstart a design and development studio in New York and San Francisco

Google had recently announced the slashing of 12,000 jobs globally. (File)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 09:13 AM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar

Google brings in 360 degree video background for Meet users. Check details

Google stated that these backgrounds including beach and temple use the mobile device's gyroscope to create a dynamic experience which moves with the users.

Now, Google meet huddles can be live streamed on YouTube. (Representational pic)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 05:15 PM IST

Google, Twitter, Facebook to face tougher online content rules in EU

The new rules, known as the Digital Services Act (DSA), classify companies with more than 45 million users as very large online platforms.

The European Commission had given online platforms and search engines until Feb. 17 to publish their monthly active users. (File)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 08:21 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Ritu Maria Johny

Google India layoffs: Gurugram man fired despite ‘working round the clock'

Sagar Gilhotra, former strategic partner development manager at Google, said that his life was turned ‘upside down’ at 8.34 pm on Thursday.

The ex-Googler detailed his contributions to the search giant, which included ‘working round the clock to offer support to his team. (LinkedIn)
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 08:02 PM IST

Layoffs at Google India? 453 terminated in late-night move, says report

Those let go received a mail from Sanjay Gupta, Google India's Country Head and Vice President, informing them of their termination, the report said.

Representational Image
Published on Feb 17, 2023 10:10 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Who is Indian-American Neal Mohan — the new CEO of YouTube? 5 facts

Neal Mohan, a longtime lieutenant of Susan Wojcicki, joined Google with the DoubleClick acquisition in 2007.

Neal Mohan, an Indian-American, is all set to become the next chief executive officer (CEO) of YouTube.(Source: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for YouTube)
Published on Feb 17, 2023 05:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Un-Googley’: Pichai criticised for ‘rushed’, ‘botched’ announcement of Bard

According to a report, Google employees have taken to Memegen, Google's popular internal forum, to lambast the CEO.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai(Reuters file photo)
Published on Feb 13, 2023 10:37 AM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Kick in the chest’: Ex-Googler after company miscalculates stock severance

In the latest email, Google apologised for the error saying that the inaccurate numbers were corrected.

Reportedly, the miscalculation occurred due to double counting of the stock grants. (AP)
Published on Feb 12, 2023 10:13 AM IST

Google warns against 'hallucinating' AI chatbots: Report

The boss of Google's search engine warned against the pitfalls of artificial intelligence in chatbots in a newspaper interview published on Saturday, as Google parent company Alphabet battles to compete with blockbuster app ChatGPT.

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Published on Feb 11, 2023 06:20 AM IST
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