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The rise and fall of Andy Rubin, the former Google executive accused of sexual misconduct whose new startup, Essential, just shut down for good (GOOGL, GOOG)

Andy Rubin is the creator of Android and a former Google executive. Rubin's career seemed to be on track — software engineering in Silicon Valley in the 1990s, founding Android, being a top dog at Google for a decade — until he was let go from Google after a sexual misconduct investigation, according to multiple news reports. Rubin has been accused of having inappropriate relations with a subordinate, allegedly coercing a woman into oral sex (an allegation that Rubin denies). And recent unseal...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, New York, Microsoft, Buzzfeed, Stanford, Trends, Information, Intel, Larry Page, New York Times, Manhattan, Magic, Silicon Valley


From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


How Google turned its long-awaited YouTube and Cloud revelations into shiny objects designed to distract you (GOOG)

Alphabet for the first time on Monday disclosed the amount of revenue it gets from selling ads on YouTube and from its cloud business. The new disclosures were welcome, but incomplete; Alphabet didn't reveal the bottom line of either business and didn't separate out its two major cloud product lines. Excitement about the disclosures threatened to overshadow a disappointing and problematic earnings report. Click here for more BI Prime stories. When companies change up the way they present thei...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Youtube, Trends, Larry Page, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Alphabet, Pichai, Ruth Porat, Bellini, Colin Sebastian, Dan Morgan, Synovus Trust, Waymo, Sergey Brin Pichai


Sundar Pichai made a big statement about the future of Alphabet under his reign, but he left out a few key things (GOOG)

Alphabet for the first time on Monday disclosed the amount of revenue it gets from selling ads on YouTube and from its cloud business. The new disclosures were welcome, but incomplete; Alphabet didn't reveal the bottom line of either business and didn't separate out its two major cloud product lines. Excitement about the disclosures threatened to overshadow a disappointing and problematic earnings report. Click here for more BI Prime stories. When companies change up the way they present thei...
Tags: Google, Youtube, US, Trends, Larry Page, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Alphabet, Pichai, Ruth Porat, Bellini, Colin Sebastian, Dan Morgan, Synovus Trust, Waymo, Sergey Brin Pichai


YouTube Reveals Revenue For First Time: $15.1 Billion In 2019

For the first time, Google revealed that YouTube generated $15.1 billion in ad revenue in fiscal 2019, including $4.7 billion in the fourth quarter. The company disclosed the numbers in its quarterly earnings report, which also included fiscal 2019. From The Hollywood Reporter: Until now, Google and parent company Alphabet had folded YouTube's revenue in with Google. "To provide further insight into our business and the opportunities ahead, we're now disclosing our revenue on a more granular bas...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Youtube, Tech, Netflix, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Ruth Porat, Google Cloud, YouTube Premium


Alphabet breaks out YouTube and Cloud financials for the first time as Google's overall revenue slowdown misses Street targets (GOOG)

Google parent Alphabet reported its fourth-quarter results Monday. The company beat Wall Street's earnings-per-share expectations handily, but if fell shy of analysts revenue forecasts. Alphabet also offered some long-hoped-for financial details about its YouTube and Google Cloud businesses. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alphabet offered some good with some bad on Monday. Google's parent company's fourth-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street's forcasts, as revenue gr...
Tags: Google, Wall Street, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, European Commission, Louisiana, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, TAC, EPS, Google Cloud


Google To Translate and Transcribe Conversations In Real Time

At a press event in San Francisco today, Google announced a feature that'll let people use their phones to both transcribe and translate a conversation in real time into a language that isn't being spoken. The tool will be available for the Google Translate app in the coming months, said Bryan Lin, an engineer on the Translate team. CNET reports: Right now the feature is being tested in several languages, including Spanish, German and French. Lin said the computing will take place on Google's se...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Cnet, Pichai, Lin, Google health, Bryan Lin


Google CEO Adds His Voice to AI Regulation Debate

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, called for government regulation of artificial intelligence technology in a speech at Bruegel, a think tank in Brussels, and in an op-ed. There is no question in Pichai's mind that artificial intelligence should be regulated, he said. The question is what will be the best approach. Sensible regulation should balance potential harm with potential good, possibly incorporating existing rules such as the EU's General Data Protection Regul...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Eu, Brussels, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Bruegel


AI should be regulated: Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai published an opinion in the UK’s Financial Times today bluntly noting how “artificial intelligence needs to be regulated.” In view, companies cannot just build technology and “let market forces decide how it will be used.” In terms of achieving this, Pichai lays out some starting points and guidelines. This includes how “international alignment will be critical to making global standards work,” and pointing to Europe’s GDPR as a “strong foundation.” Good regulatory frameworks will ...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Artificial Intelligence, Financial Times, Sundar Pichai, Pichai


Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says it’s ‘no question’ artificial intelligence needs regulation

With several Bay Area cities moving to stop the use of facial recognition technology, the chief executive of one of the area’s tech giants has come out in favor of stricter, and more widespread regulation of such types of artificial intelligence technologies. Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said there is “no question” that AI needs more regulation in order to prevent the potential negative effects of the use of technologies that include facial recognition and so-called “deepfake” videos. Pichai made ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Technology, News, San Francisco, Eu, Sport, European Union, Soccer, House, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Local News, Financial Times, Sundar Pichai


Sundar Pichai offers a cryptic warning against over-regulating AI

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet, wants the world’s governments to regulate artificial intelligence. In an opinion piece published in the Financial Times over the weekend, the big tech boss says: Now there is no question in my mind that artificial intelligence needs to be regulated. It is too important not to. Pichai‘s op-ed reads like a preemptive strike. It begins with an appeal to his status as an everyday person. He discusses his love for technology dating bac...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Politics, Insights, Tech, World, Artificial Intelligence, Financial Times, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai


Google boss Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation

Mr Pichai argued for a "sensible approach" after Europe said it was considering a facial recognition ban.
Tags: Google, Europe, News, Sundar Pichai, Pichai


Google’s Sundar Pichai doesn’t want you to be clear-eyed about AI’s dangers

Alphabet and Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, is the latest tech giant kingpin to make a public call for AI to be regulated while simultaneously encouraging lawmakers towards a dilute enabling framework that does not put any hard limits on what can be done with AI technologies. In an op-ed published in today’s Financial Times, Pichai makes a headline-grabbing call for artificial intelligence to be regulated. But his pitch injects a suggestive undercurrent that puffs up the risk for humanity of not ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, White House, US, Eu, Bloomberg, Commission, European Commission, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Trump White House, Ursula von der Leyen, Michael Kratsios, Jonathan Senchyne


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. A startup company took billions of photos from Facebook and other websites to create a facial-recognition database, and hundreds of law-enforcement agencies are using it. Clearview AI, a facial-recognition startup that scraped social media for images, has been adopted by at least 600 law-enforcement agencies, according to a New York Times report. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said at a conference on Sunday that he thinks TikTok could su...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Wikipedia, Israel, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Netflix, Munich, Xi Jinping, New York Times


Sundar Pichai says AI should be regulated, asks governments to step up

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote an op-ed in the Financial Times today outlining the need for regulating AI. Pichai highlighted that deepfakes and “repressive uses of facial recognition” are of great concern at the moment. He added companies like Google can’t just build technology without regulation: Companies such as ours cannot just build promising new technology and let market forces decide how it will be used. It is equally incumbent on us to make sure that technology is harnessed...
Tags: Google, Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Financial Times, Sundar Pichai, Pichai


Alphabet joins the trillion-dollar club

At last: Google‘s parent company, Alphabet, is now the fourth company in the US to attain a market value of more than $1 trillion, after Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft. The company achieved this milestone just over a month after Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from their respective CEO and President positions at Alphabet (founded in 2015). Last December, Page handed the reins over to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, making him CEO of both Google and Alphabet. [Read: Pichai is a mi...
Tags: Google, Startups, Microsoft, US, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Apple Amazon, Google Sidewalk Labs


Investors like Sundar Pichai; they just pushed Alphabet into the trillion dollar club for the first time

Alphabet this afternoon became the fourth tech giant to join the highly exclusive trillion-dollar club, one whose original member, Apple, saw its market cap soar past $1 trillion for the first time in August 2018 and which has since welcomed — and pushed back out — Amazon, which passed the $1 trillion mark in September 2018 but is now valued at $931 billion; and Microsoft, a charter member since August 2019 and now worth $1.27 trillion. Saudi Aramco, the petroleum and natural gas company that we...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Microsoft, Youtube, Tech, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, SEC, Sundar Pichai, WSJ, Alphabet, Pichai, Waymo


Trillion-Dollar Company: Google Reaches Milestone in Market Value

The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone.
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Numbers, Pichai, Page, Larry, Google Inc, Alphabet Inc, Sergey, Brin, Apple Amazon, Appointments and Executive Changes, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Sundar


Google Reaches $1 Trillion in Value, Even as It Faces New Tests

The internet search giant became the fourth tech company — after Apple, Amazon and Microsoft — to reach the market milestone.
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Numbers, Pichai, Page, Larry, Google Inc, Alphabet Inc, Sergey, Brin, Apple Amazon, Appointments and Executive Changes, Computers and the Internet, Politics And Government, Sundar


Congressional hearings are for grandstanding, not learning: John Stossel

Congressional hearings were created to educate lawmakers so they have knowledge before they pass bills or impeach a president. Not today. Today, hardly any education happens. During the President Trump impeachment “testimony,” legislators tried to score points. At least five times, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., shut down criticism by shouting, “Gentleman is not recognized!” I get that politicians are eager for “face time” in front of a larger audience, but I assumed they would at least try to lear...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Hollywood, Congress, California, Opinion, Washington, Senate, Georgia, Bank Of America, Sport, Soccer, Iowa, Citigroup


Google just revealed that half a billion people around the world are using the Google Assistant as it battles with Amazon to conquer the smart home (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google just announced that 500 million people around the world are using the Google Assistant, its voice-activated digital assistant. The milestone was announced just ahead of CES, the annual tech conference in Las Vegas where Amazon's Alexa has had a growing presence in recent years. Google hasn't previously said how many people are using the Google Assistant each month, although it had said a year ago that it was available on 1 billion devices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stor...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, United States, Las Vegas, Amazon Echo, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Pichai, Google Assistant, Google Home, Voicebot, Consumer Electroncis Show, Consumer Intelligence Research, Belkin Acer Lenovo LG


Former Google Exec: Company Put Profits Over Human Rights

A former Google policy executive accused the company of choosing profits over human rights in a searing essay published Thursday. Ross LaJeunesse, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine and Google’s former head of international relations, blamed the leadership team that has replaced founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page—Alphabet/Google CEO Sundar Pichai, CFO Ruth Porat, and former Google Cloud leader Diane Greene—for failing to live up to the company’s original model of “Don’t be evil.” He left the ...
Tags: Google, News, Larry Page, Maine, Sergey Brin, Google Maps, The Washington Post, Sundar Pichai, Ross, Pichai, Ruth Porat, Diane Greene, Trump, U S Senate, Alphabet Google, Lajeunesse


After a year of unrest at Google, insiders are reacting with a weird lack of emotion to the leadership change (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from Google leadership on December 3, and employees say the company hasn't announced any major changes under new Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai has served as Google CEO since 2015, and has largely been the face of the company. Workers say Page and Brin haven't made public appearances at the company in more than six months. Some workers say they wish Brin and Page expressed more sympathy for employees that had been fired for for viol...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Workers, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Business Insider, Page, Brin, Watch Google, Sundar, Memegen


Alphabet grants Pichai largest ever stock award, again

Alphabet Inc's newly-instated Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai would receive a hefty $240 million (£184.40 million) in performance-based stock awards over the next three years, the highest ever promised to any executive of the search giant.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Alphabet Inc


Google CEO Sundar Pichai's salary was just raised to $2 million, but he's set up to make at least $240 million more if he sticks around and the company hits its targets (GOOG)

Sundar Pichai has been CEO of Google since 2015, and he was recently named CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet. A December 17 SEC filing revealed that Pichai is getting a pay raise for his new dual roles. His salary will increase to $2 million, plus millions more in stock, some of which will by tied to the company's performance. He'll get $150 million in restricted stock that vests over time, and can now earn at least $90 million in additional stock if the company hits certain performance ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Larry Page, SEC, Oracle, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, Alphabet, Pichai, Mark Hurd, Steve Kopack


Google Shakes Up Its 'TGIF' -- and Ends Its Culture of Openness

"It's not working in its current form," Google CEO Sundar Pichai said of what was once the hallmark of Google culture. In 2020, he declared, the meetings would be limited to once a month, and they would be more constrained affairs, sticking to "product and business strategy." Don't Be Evil has changed to Don't Ask Me Anything. From a report: With that, Pichai not only ended an era at Google, he symbolically closed the shutters on a dream held widely in the tech world -- that one can scale a comp...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Homeland Security, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Don


Google Hires Firm Known for Anti-Union Efforts

After nearly two years of unrest, the company appears to be cracking down on employee activism.
Tags: Google, News, Meredith, Sexual Harassment, Pichai, Consultants, Google Inc, Whittaker, Organized Labor, Sundar, Yale-New Haven Hospital


Google Cancels Weekly All-Hands Meetings Amid Growing Workplace Tensions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Google is getting rid of one of its best-known workplace features: TGIF, its weekly all-hands meeting. The company confirmed to CNBC that it will instead hold monthly all-hands meetings that will be focused on business and strategy while holding separate town halls for "workplace issues." An email announcing the change was previously reported by The Verge. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin started TGIFs in 1999 as a forum where employees could r...
Tags: Google, Tech, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Cnbc, Pichai, Brin, TGIF


Google's parent company reports a drop in profits, while ad sales rise

Alphabet Inc.’s quarterly earnings were dented by heavy investment in Google’s cloud-computing business, which is key to future growth but still runs a distant third in the market behind Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Net income in the third quarter was $7.1 billion, down from $9.2 billion in the same period a year earlier, the company reported on Monday. Executives said the company will keep spending to pursue opportunities in cloud, artificial intelligence and consumer hardware.  Go...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Microsoft, Advertising, Justice Department, Sundar Pichai, Federal Trade Commission, Apple Inc, Pichai, Ruth Porat, Bloomberg News, Microsoft Corp, Porat, Oracle Corp, Alphabet Inc


Google boss Pichai unbothered as 'Other Bets' nears billion-dollar cash sink in Q3 results

There's rich, and then there's 'shrug off 24% profit drop' rich Google execs are upbeat for the future of the Chocolate Factory even as its quarterly haul took a hit in the profits department.…
Tags: Google, Software, Pichai