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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told the company’s staff in an email that the company was testing the idea of a “flexible workweek”(Reuters)
Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told the company’s staff in an email that the company was testing the idea of a “flexible workweek”(Reuters)

Google says 3 days a week in office, rest can be work from home

New York | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:11 PM IST
The company was also testing the idea of a “flexible workweek” once it is safe to return to the office, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai told the company’s staff in an email on Sunday, according to the report.
A Google internal document outlined a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union’s push for new internet rules by getting US allies to push back.(AP)
A Google internal document outlined a 60-day strategy to counter the European Union’s push for new internet rules by getting US allies to push back.(AP)

Sundar Pichai apologises to EU industry chief for leaked secret document

Brussels | By Reuters | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:44 PM IST
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and EU’s industry chief Thierry Breton exchanged views in a video-conference call late on Thursday, the third this year, according to a statement from the European Commission.
Jack Dorsey (left) Sundar Pichai (centre) and Mark Zuckerberg (right) said that their firms will be on guard against foreign meddling in US polls.(AP Photo)
Jack Dorsey (left) Sundar Pichai (centre) and Mark Zuckerberg (right) said that their firms will be on guard against foreign meddling in US polls.(AP Photo)

Twitter, Facebook, Google CEOs reject accusations of political bias

PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:21 AM IST
Testifying via video on Wednesday, the executives said they are taking several steps, including partnerships with news organisations, to distribute accurate information about voting.
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg.(AP File Photo)
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg.(AP File Photo)

Republicans tell tech CEOs ‘free pass’ legal shield should end

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:02 AM IST
The tech executives, who all appeared remotely, began their testimony by explaining the importance of the rule for building their businesses.
Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo.(REUTERS)
Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo.(REUTERS)

Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Lawmakers of both parties are assessing the companies’ tremendous power to disseminate speech and ideas, and are looking to challenge their long-enjoyed bedrock legal protections for online speech.
Google hasn’t had a general counsel since 2018, when Kent Walker was promoted to senior vice president of global affairs.(Reuters File Photo)
Google hasn’t had a general counsel since 2018, when Kent Walker was promoted to senior vice president of global affairs.(Reuters File Photo)

Alphabet’s Google appoints DeLaine Prado as new general counsel

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 01:24 AM IST
DeLaine Prado was most recently a vice president in the legal department, where she ran a global legal team that advised on Google products including Ads, Search, Cloud, Hardware, Platforms & Ecosystems, and YouTube.
KamalaHarris, back row at left,in an undated family photo. Next to her, from left, her grandmother Rajam, grandfather P.V. Gopalan and sister, Maya Harris.(Twitter)
KamalaHarris, back row at left,in an undated family photo. Next to her, from left, her grandmother Rajam, grandfather P.V. Gopalan and sister, Maya Harris.(Twitter)

Viral dosa-making video with Mindy Kaling, saree photos: Indians scramble to find Kamala Harris’ Chennai connect

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Ever since news of Harris’ Chennai connect came to light, Indians all over have been tweeting and posting about the vice-presidential candidate’s childhood trips to India, her maternal roots in Chennai’s Besant Nagar and photos of Harris sporting the traditional saree all over the Internet.
The unprecedented joint appearance -- remotely by video -- before the House Judiciary subcommittee features Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google and its parent firm Alphabet.(Reuters)
The unprecedented joint appearance -- remotely by video -- before the House Judiciary subcommittee features Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google and its parent firm Alphabet.(Reuters)

US tech giants too powerful, antitrust panel chair warns

Washignton, United States | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 04:38 AM IST
“Simply put, they have too much power,” Representative David Cicilline said in his opening remarks at the hearing expected to feature a grilling of the leaders of the technology companies.
Jeff Bezos, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com enters Trump Tower ahead of a meeting of technology leaders with President-elect Donald Trump in Manhattan, New York City, US.(REUTERS)
Jeff Bezos, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Amazon.com enters Trump Tower ahead of a meeting of technology leaders with President-elect Donald Trump in Manhattan, New York City, US.(REUTERS)

Bezos, Zuckerberg and Musk have made $115 billion this year

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 11:08 AM IST
As Bezos and three other technology magnates prepare to defend their businesses at a Congressional hearing on antitrust worries Wednesday, their fast-growing wealth provides a breathtaking measure of their companies’ economic might.
Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai made the decision himself last week after debate among an internal group of top executives that he chairs.(Reuters)
Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai made the decision himself last week after debate among an internal group of top executives that he chairs.(Reuters)

Google extends work from home to 2021

By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 09:01 AM IST
Google had said in May it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June this year, but most Google employees would likely work from home until the end of this year.
Google’s Sundar Pichai is among the tech giant CEOs who will testify at a hearing Wednesday .(AP File Photo)
Google’s Sundar Pichai is among the tech giant CEOs who will testify at a hearing Wednesday .(AP File Photo)

Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook to testify on competition

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 05:42 AM IST
It’s the first such congressional review of the tech industry. It has aimed to determine whether existing competition policies and century-old antitrust laws are adequate or if new legislation and more funding for enforcement are needed.
Here’s one of the images shared by Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Instagram.(Instagram/@sundarpichai)
Here’s one of the images shared by Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Instagram.(Instagram/@sundarpichai)

Sundar Pichai gives a glimpse of Instagram vs reality through two pics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Captioned “IG vs. reality”, the two pictures look quite different.
Amul took to Twitter to share this image.(Twitter/@Amul_Coop)
Amul took to Twitter to share this image.(Twitter/@Amul_Coop)

Amul shares ‘Googlebandi’ tweet on Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s $10 billion investment in India announcement

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 06:16 PM IST
The company tweeted an image which shows Sundar Pichai enjoying a meal with the iconic Amul girl.
File photo: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(ANI)
File photo: Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(ANI)

‘Big boost toward achieving $1 tn digital economy’: Ravi Shankar Prasad hails Google’s $10 bn investment

By hindusstantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the investment will be aimed at developing infrastructure and funding digital innovation in India over the next five to seven years.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that special attention would be paid to developing products and services relevant to India that would help in empowering small businesses.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that special attention would be paid to developing products and services relevant to India that would help in empowering small businesses.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Google announces $10 billion investment to digitise India, PM Modi lauds effort

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Pichai was speaking at the sixth edition of Google for India conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology, where a host of measures to be undertaken by the tech giant such as expanding the scope of digital payments using Google Pay and developing low cost smartphones were also announced.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual discussion with Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday.(@narendramodi)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual discussion with Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Monday.(@narendramodi)

‘Spoke on a wide range of subjects’: PM Modi, Sundar Pichai discuss Covid-19 crisis, technology and more

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 05:40 PM IST
PM Modi and Pichai also discussed the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the world and the new work culture that is stemming from the crisis.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google was among the first major US companies to send employees home back in March and has already told workers no one will be forced to return to the office for the remainder of the year.(AP)
Alphabet Inc.’s Google was among the first major US companies to send employees home back in March and has already told workers no one will be forced to return to the office for the remainder of the year.(AP)

Google pushes back US office reopening plan after surge in Covid-19 cases

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 09:56 AM IST
In May, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said the company would cautiously move some workers back in starting July 6.
Sundar Pichai started out on H-1B and went on to head Google, the giant of most things internet.(HT photo)
Sundar Pichai started out on H-1B and went on to head Google, the giant of most things internet.(HT photo)

How H-1B visa helped nurture a generation of execs from India

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Immigration rules then, as now, made it very difficult for foreigners to join Green Card spouses, without going through a long and uncertain process.
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