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Google Reverses Lifelong Carbon Emissions To Fight Climate Change

A few months after Microsoft pledged to undo by 2050 the climate harm it's done to the atmosphere by emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, Google said it's already done so. "We have eliminated Google's entire carbon legacy," Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said Monday in a blog post. From a report: Carbon dioxide, which can trap heat from the sun in the earth's atmosphere in a process called the greenhouse effect, is a key part of climate change problems humans are causing on the planet. Go...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Pichai


Google has offset all the carbon it has ever produced, says CEO Sundar Pichai

Google's CEO Sundar Pichai. Justin Sullivan /Getty Images Google says it has offset all of its historical carbon emissions. Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, said the tech giant is aiming to run all of its business on carbon-free energy by 2030. Google’s commitments to carbon-free energy will create 12,000 jobs by 2025, he said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google announced Monday that it has offset all its historical carbon emmissions, claiming to be the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Technology, Microsoft, Environment, Trends, Carbon Emissions, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Sundar Pichai Google, Tech Insider, Carbon Neutral, Kate Duffy, Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan Getty Images Google


Google wants safe harbour to be preserved, remains non-committal over competition in submission to EU

Data related to Google’s digital services cannot be accessed by third parties under contractual conditions, or as reported, aggregated information, or under a request to port data to another service, Google said in its submission to European Union’s public consultation on its Digital Services Act package. The aim of this consultation is to assess if existing European laws, such as the e-Commerce Directive, need to be amended to account for the challenges posed by the evolving global digital land...
Tags: Travel, Google, Google Play, News, Germany, India, US, Eu, European Union, Competition, Commission, European Commission, Antitrust, Sundar Pichai, Data Sharing, Pichai


Google just bought an office development site near Seattle for $40 million, suggesting that the pandemic isn't slowing its expansion plans (GOOG)

Google just paid $40 million to acquire a new development site in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, according to public records. Google confirmed the purchase, saying the site will "serve as additional space for long-term growth in the area."  That's significant as it suggests Google is moving ahead with office expansion plans despite the pandemic. Got a tip? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Bellevue, San Diego, Dallas, Seattle, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Pichai, Kirkland, Google Cloud, Ashley Stewart, Detroit Denver New York Phoenix, Kirkland Urban


Google just quietly bought an office-development site near Seattle for $40 million, suggesting that the pandemic isn't slowing its expansion plans (GOOG)

Google just paid $40 million to acquire a new development site in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, according to public records. Google confirmed the purchase, saying the site would "serve as additional space for long-term growth in the area."  That's significant, as it suggests Google is moving ahead with office expansion plans despite the pandemic. Got a tip? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, San Diego, Dallas, Seattle, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Pichai, Kirkland, Bellevue Washington, Ashley Stewart, Detroit Denver New York Phoenix, Kirkland Urban, King County Washington Google


One of Google's top doctors explains how its coronavirus response is feeding into its long-term plans to reinvent how people get health information

We spoke with Karen DeSalvo, Google's chief health officer, who's in charge of a clinical team at Google making products for clinicians and consumers. She said many of Google Health's coronavirus projects, like tracking and answering people's health-related questions, are part of broader strategy around users' "discover to action pathway."  Google wants to aid people's health-related searches, in other words, whether it's answering a simple question about symptoms or booking a telehealth appoi...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, US, Trends, New Orleans, Sundar Pichai, Expedia, Pichai, Zika, Feinberg, Amazon Microsoft, US Department of Health and Human Services, Google health, DeSalvo, Geisinger Health


C.E.O.s Pledge to Hire 100,000 Low-Income and Minority New Yorkers

A new nonprofit, the New York Jobs C.E.O. Council, will work with universities, the city and other groups to create new curriculums and apprenticeships over the next decade.
Tags: News, New York City, Unemployment, Minorities, Pichai, James, Nonprofit Organizations, City University of New York, Fink, Dimon, Laurence D, Sundar, Labor and Jobs, Mellow, Gail O, New York Jobs C E O Council


Google wants to be only destination for Search and digital advertising: 14 key takeaways from Pichai’s deposition before the antitrust subcommittee

Given that Google earns more than $100 billion, there is “a fundamental conflict of interest between serving users who want to access the best and most relevant information and Google’s business model, which incentivises Google to sell ads and keep users on Google’s own sites,” David Cicilline (D-RI), the chair of the subcommittee, said at the Big Tech CEOs’ hearing before the House subcommittee on antitrust on July 29 (available to watch here). But Google CEO Sundar Pichai clarified that ads ar...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, News, Microsoft, Congress, Navy, Youtube, Senate, China, US, Joe Biden


Public opinion on big tech execs swung wildly after their day in congress. Jeff Bezos is up, Sundar Pichai is down.

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg were all questioned by Congress earlier this week. Marketing agency SJR provided Business Insider with a look at people's attitudes online toward these tech CEOs before and after Wednesday's hearing.   Their results show that Pichai had the highest positive sentiment prior to the congressional hearing, but he was also the only CEO where positive sentiment decreased afterward. Overall, negati...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Trends, House, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Don, Bezos


Big Tech Companies Report Big Profits

Big tech companies reported bumper profits in the shadow of congressional scrutiny over their outsize market power.
Tags: News, Apple Inc, Pichai, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Company Reports, Sundar, United States Economy, Amazon.com Inc, Stimulus (Economic


Google is 'reimagining' work for the post-pandemic era, but losing its famously lavish office perks could pose a big challenge to its culture (GOOGL)

During the company's Q2 earnings call, Google said it was "reimagining the optimal work environment," days after it told employees they could work from home for another year.  As the pandemic shows no sign of relenting, Google is faced with a new challenge: How to make the company a great place to work when it can no longer rely on its famously lavish office perks.  That will be especially challenging as Google plans to grow its headcount, particularly through new graduates who will have no se...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Ruth Porat, Porat


GOP Congressman Turns Antitrust Hearing Into Personal Tech Support Session

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VICE News: We all have trouble with our email sometimes. We don't typically get to harangue the CEO of Google about why, say, Dad's Gmail is acting up, though. You have to be a member of Congress to pull that. Rep. Greg Steube, Republican from Florida, went there during Wednesday's high-profile congressional hearing about tech giants' market dominance and anti-competitive behavior. Handed the chance to throw any question at some of the most powerful peopl...
Tags: Google, Florida, Congress, Washington, Tech, Gop, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Greg Steube, Steube


It's time to take Trump seriously, figuratively, and literally

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself," — the late John Lewis. He left the New York Times a posthumous essay to be published the day of his funeral. WHAT'S HAPPENING GDP plunged at an annualized rate of 33% in the second quarter, by far a record drop. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Congress, Colorado, Navy, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, Silicon Valley


CEOs from Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook had to defend their companies against what lawmakers called 'a pattern of' monopolistic behavior. Here's how each was grilled during Wednesday's landmark hearing. (AMZN, GOOGL, AAPL, FB)

Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing was a grueling six-hour event in which House committee members grilled Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sundar Pichai about their companies' market power.  Cook, Apple's CEO, received what seemed like the fewest questions, but he was asked about the App Store and how Apple treats app developers.  Zuckerberg was probed on Facebook's acquisition strategy and whether it bought companies like Instagram to "neutralize" a competitor.  Pichai, who is CEO o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, China, Trends, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House


Newly surfaced emails show how ruthlessly Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google built their businesses and ate up smaller companies

New documents surfaced through a Congressional investigation into Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook show how the companies pursued acquisitions and fought off perceived competitors.  The documents provide a rare glimpse into the actions taken by top executives including Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs at crucial moments for their company. Lawmakers said the documents are evidence that companies engaged in anticompetitive behavior, but CEOs defended their companies' actions and said they conti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Steve Jobs, Youtube, Washington, Trends, Pennsylvania, Jeff Bezos, Kevin Systrom, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet


Grilled by Lawmakers, Big Tech Turns Up the Gaslight

It is less clear that tech executives’ strategy of evasive answers will continue to work now that lawmakers have begun doing their homework.
Tags: Cook, News, Apple Inc, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Start-ups, Bezos, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Computers and the Internet, Sundar, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, United States Politics and Government, Amazon.com Inc, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Timothy D


Now we know what Jeff Bezos' worried face looks like

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Apple CEO Tim Cook all testified before Congress about how they use their market power to destroy competitors. Unlike other tech hearings, this one had minimal grandstanding and the politicians came prepared. The tech titans did not seem ready for that at all, and they admitted to doing a lot of offensive things. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Instagram, Congress, Colorado, Washington, China, US, America, Trends, Georgia, United States, Tim Cook


Republican lawmakers hijacked a historic antitrust hearing to air conspiracy theories and accuse tech companies of secretly working to undermine Trump

Republican lawmakers used a widely-anticipated House subcommittee hearing with the world's most powerful tech CEOs to air grievances and accuse tech companies of secretly working to undermine President Donald Trump's reelection campaign. The hearing erupted into a shouting match several times as Democratic lawmakers accused their Republican colleagues of pushing "fringe conspiracy theories." Ohio congressman Jim Jordan implied Google is trying to give former Vice President Joe Biden an edge ov...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Florida, Texas, Cdc, Youtube, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Food And Drug Administration


Tech Hearing Goes Off The Rails As Jim Jordan Flies Off Topic

As if by reflex alone, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on Wednesday managed to divert a long-awaited congressional antitrust hearing featuring the CEOs of four major tech companies with a sideshow about “unmasking.” The Ohio congressman took things off the rails a few minutes after 3 p.m. He’d just finished asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about a nearly four-year-old email in which a then-Google employee referred to the company’s support for a get-out-the-vote program as a “silent donation.” (Google d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, News, Masks, Ohio, Jordan, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Jim Jordan, Raskin, Jamie Raskin


Lawmakers, United in Their Ire, Lash Out at Big Tech’s Leaders

The chiefs of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook faced withering questions from Democrats about anti-competitive practices and from Republicans about anti-conservative bias.
Tags: Facebook, Cook, News, Social Media, E-commerce, Software, House Of Representatives, Apple Inc, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Online Advertising, Bezos, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, Law and Legislation, Computers and the Internet


Google’s Sundar Pichai grilled over ‘destroying anonymity on the internet’

Google’s Sundar Pichai faced an awkward line of enquiry during today’s House Antitrust Subcommittee hearing related to its 2007 acquisition of adtech platform DoubleClick, and how it went on to renege on an original promise to lawmakers and regulators that it would not (nor could not) merge DoubleClick data with Google account data — automagically doing just that almost a decade later. By linking internet users’ browsing data, as harvested via the DoubleClick cookie, to Google accounts ...
Tags: Google, Congress, Tech, Eu, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Larry, DoubleClick, Texas AG, Val Demings, Jason Kint, Sergey -LSB- Brin, Google Pichai, Demings, Senate Antitrust Subcommittee


Google's Sundar Pichai was immediately pounced on in the first question of the antitrust hearing, asking the CEO why Google steals content (GOOG, GOOGL)

The Congressional antitrust hearing is underway, and David Cicilline wasted no time in setting the tone with an aggressive line of questioning to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. His first question: "Why does Google steal content from honest businesses?" The question came after Cicilline revealed the committee had spoken to numerous small business who had claimed Google had "stolen content" from them. Pichai managed to dodge the question by telling Cicilline he disagreed with the "characterization" be...
Tags: Google, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Congressional, David Cicilline, Cicilline


Apple CEO Tim Cook Likens Competition for Attracting Developers to a 'Street Fight for Market Share' in Smartphone Business

Apple CEO Tim Cook is today testifying in an antitrust hearing with the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee, where he was questioned about Apple's App Store policies. Cook was hit with complaints from developers that the committee has spoken to. Apple was accused of making its ‌App Store‌ rules unavailable to developers, arbitrarily enforcing those rules, changing them at will, enforcing rules that benefit Apple, and discriminating between smaller and larger app developers. In respon...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Featured, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Jeff Bezos, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, U S House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee


'Put your mask on!': Lawmakers erupt after Jim Jordan throws a temper tantrum during the big tech hearing

On Wednesday, the CEOs of some of the biggest US tech companies testified in front of lawmakers about any potential antitrust violations, although many questions were off-topic. US Rep. Jim Jordan used his time to question Alphabet CEO Sundar Puchai about alleged anti-conservative bias in Google's practices, and continued to grill the CEO after his time had expired. Lawmakers quickly slammed Jordan for his interruptions. US Rep. Jamie Raskin yelled at Jordan to "put your mask on" before questi...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Ohio, Jordan, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Jim Jordan, Jamie Raskin, David Cicilline, Amazon Facebook Google, Mary Gay Scanlon, Sundar Puchai


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are about to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. In prepared remarks published ahead of the testimony, all four CEOs argued that their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Cook, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, US, Trends


4 Tech CEOs, $4.8 trillion in market value, and a mob of hungry politicians: it's showtime!

Hello and welcome to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Alexei Oreskovic, Business Insider's West Coast Bureau Chief and Global Tech Editor. If you want to get Trending in your inbox every Wednesday, just click here. This week: Big Tech's Big 4 are coming to town Get the popcorn and pull up a chair. If you're even remotely interested in tech then you've probably heard that the CEOs of four of the most powerful companies on the planet are due to testify (virtua...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Congress, Trends, House, New Zealand, Ubisoft, Jeff Bezos, Pichai, Atmos, Bezos, Congressional


Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg, and Pichai set to testify in House antitrust hearing

The bosses at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are about to face a (virtual) congressional grilling.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday will testify before Congress, speaking to a House subcommittee that has been investigating the companies' business practices as part of a 13-month antitrust probe, The New York Times reports.The main question they'll face essentially boils down to, as CBS News puts it, "Are...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, News, Congress, Cbs News, Cnn, House, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Times, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Trump


Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon C.E.O.s Are Testifying Before Congress. Here's What to Know.

The C.E.O.s are likely to argue before Congress that their companies aren’t anticompetitive. Here are the facts.
Tags: Amazon, Cook, News, Congress, Social Media, E-commerce, Search Engines, Smartphones, Software, House Of Representatives, Apple Inc, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Online Advertising, Bezos, Google Inc


Tech C.E.O.s Are Testifying Before Congress Today. Here's What to Know.

The C.E.O.s are likely to argue before Congress that their companies aren’t anticompetitive. Here are the facts.
Tags: Cook, News, Congress, Social Media, E-commerce, Search Engines, Smartphones, Software, House Of Representatives, Apple Inc, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Online Advertising, Bezos, Google Inc, Facebook Inc


Sundar Pichai to downplay competition concerns in US Big Tech antitrust testimony

In an antitrust hearing in the US on Wednesday, Google and its parent company Alphabet’s CEO Sundar Pichai will downplay concerns on the internet giant’s market dominance, his prepared remarks show. “Google operates in highly competitive and dynamic global markets, in which prices are free or falling, and products are constantly improving. Today’s competitive landscape looks nothing like it did 5 years ago, let alone 21 years ago, when Google launched its first product, Google Search,” Pichai wi...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, India, US, Competition, House Of Representatives, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Alexa