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Tech companies are looking at more flexible work models when offices reopen

Last week, Apple announced it wanted employees to return to the Cupertino campus for three days a week starting in September. Some employees who have grown used to the flexibility of working at home pushed back. Prior to the pandemic, with few exceptions, most employees went into an office most days. But when COVID hit in March 2020 and workers were forced home, employers quickly learned that their staff could be productive even when they weren’t sitting in the same building. Now it seems it wil...
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Google has offered the UK government full oversight of its plan to abandon third-party cookies in Chrome, which sent the ad industry into a tailspin

Sundar Pichai's Google has offered the CMA oversight of its plans to drop the use of third-party cookies. Stephen Lam/Reuters Google has offered UK officials full oversight of its plans to ditch third-party cookies in Chrome. The tech giant's move to drop third-party cookies sent the ad industry into a tailspin last year. The UK's CMA could soon have the power to block Chrome changes for up to 60 days. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google has offered UK of...
Tags: Chrome, Google, UK, Trends, Cma, Sundar Pichai, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Reuters Google, Bethell, Chrome Google, Stephen Lam, Andrea Coscelli, Martin Coulter, Oliver Bethell, James Rosewell


Google agrees to change its ad practices after France's antitrust watchdog fined the tech giant $267 million

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai. The tech giant was fined €220 million as part of a settlement with France's competition watchdog. REUTERS/Jim Young Google is making changes to its ad services after France's antitrust watchdog fined it $267 million. The watchdog found Google abused its market power, putting other companies at a disadvantage. Google said it would improve its ad services with third-party ad server and ad space sales platform. See more stories on Insider's bu...
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Working mothers could face more negative effects from hybrid work models than their single male counterparts. Experts say the solution is to make remote work the default.

A child plays while his mother works remotely. Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images Partial remote work could create a two-class system where workers in the office are rewarded. This system could benefit unattached men and harm working mothers who need flexibility. Experts say the solution is to make remote work the norm, not the exception. See more stories on Insider's business page. In some form or another, remote work is here to stay. While some US workers are a...
Tags: Google, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Bloomberg, Analysis, Working From Home, Frost, Zillow, Jamie Dimon, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Tufts University, Working Moms


Tim Cook asks Apple employees to come back to the office 3 days a week from September

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin/WireImage/Getty Images Apple is asking staff to come back to the office three days per week from September. Apple staff will be asked to work in the office Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Staff will get two full weeks working from home each year, CEO Tim Cook said in an email seen by The Verge. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple expects to see its employees in the office for three days a week from September.CEO Tim Cook announced the ch...
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Companies could invite a 'minefield' of lawsuits if they let employees choose how often they work remotely, economist says

Tom Werner/Getty Images Hybrid work could eventually result in lawsuits, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom told Bloomberg. Single men could return to the office full-time while working mothers may work from home some days. It could result in a difference in promotion rates and a "legal minefield" for companies, he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The future of work could bring about new challenges for employers and employees alike - including, one leading economist s...
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CEO of Logitech shares plans for returning to the office, addressing racism and climate change

Insider Harry Murphy/Getty Images Logitech's tools and accessories played a major role in the global shift to remote work last year. Bracken Darrell, president and CEO of Logitech, told Insider about the process of moving and supporting employees during the transition. Darrell also shared why he feels it's important to address racism and bias, and climate change moving forward. This article is part of a series about CEOs and their vision for the future called "What...
Tags: Google, Europe, Interview, US, Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, Sustainability, South Africa, Logitech, Sundar Pichai, Remote Working, Darrell, Diversity and Inclusion, Bracken Darrell, Dei


Google is facing a class-action lawsuit over claims it paid female employees nearly $17,000 less per year than male staff for the same work

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during a developers conference. REUTERS/Stephen Lam Former female Google staff won class-action status for a gender equity lawsuit against the company. The four women alleged that Google paid female staff nearly $17,000 less per year than the men. The claimants represent 10,800 women who claim Google pays women less than men for the same job. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google on Thursday suffered a setback as a San Francisco state judge...
Tags: Google, California, San Francisco, Trends, Bloomberg, Sundar Pichai, Dermody, Stephen Lam, Kate Duffy, Kelly Dermody


At its heart, the legal battle between Apple and 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is about whether or not the iPhone is a computer

Epic Games Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are fighting in court over how the App Store works. The three-week trial began wrapping up on Friday, with Apple CEO Tim Cook taking the stand. At the heart of the fight is a fundamental disagreement on whether or not the iPhone is a computer. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are nearing the end of a protracted legal battle that could have major implications for the future of the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Video Games, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Epic Games, Moore, Forrest, Tim Sweeney


Android 12 Beta Hints at New Pixel Phones, Including a Foldable Pixel

The first public beta for Android 12 was released earlier this week, and hidden in the code are some significant clues that may have just revealed Google’s plans for all the new Pixel phones coming in 2021, including a potential foldable Pixel. Read more...
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Google Plans To Build a Commercial Quantum Computer By 2029

Google developers are confident they can build a commercial-grade quantum computer by 2029. Engadget reports: Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the plan during today's I/O stream, and in a blog post, quantum AI lead engineer Erik Lucero further outlined the company's goal to "build a useful, error-corrected quantum computer" within the decade. Executives also revealed Google's new campus in Santa Barbara, California, which is dedicated to quantum AI. The campus has Google's first quantum data c...
Tags: Google, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Engadget, Santa Barbara California, Lucero, Erik Lucero


Facebook Calls Links To Depression Inconclusive. These Researchers Disagree

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: At a hearing this March on Capitol Hill, the Republican congresswoman [Cathy McMorris Rodgers] from Washington confronted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Google CEO Sundar Pichai with a list of statistics: From 2011 to 2018, rates of teen depression increased by more than 60%, and from 2009 to 2015, emergency room admissions for self-harm among 10- to 14-year-old girls tripled. "It's a battle for their development. It's a ba...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Washington, Tech, Capitol Hill, Npr, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, San Diego State University, Jean Twenge, McMorris Rodgers, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Twitter


Google is partnering with Shopify. Sellers on Shopify will be able to show their products across Maps, Images, Search, and YouTube.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan: Getty Images Google will partner with e-commerce platform Shopify, the internet giant announced Tuesday. Shopify's more than 1.7 million sellers would be able to feature their products on Google's platforms, it said. Google also said it would launch a new AI-powered "Shopping Graph" to collect product data from multiple sites. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google will partner with e-commerce platform Shopify to let seller...
Tags: Google, Trends, E-commerce, Tech News, Sundar Pichai, Shopify, Ready, Bill Ready, Getty Images Google, Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan, Anna Cooban, YouTube Ready


Google unveils 'magic window' that can let people chat virtually in lifelike 3D

Google Google announced a lifelike virtual meeting screen that uses 3-D imaging tech on Tuesday. The company unveiled the project, which is still in the works, during its annual I/O conference. Google's 2021 I/O developer conference runs through Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google announced an in-the-works product that would allow people to meet virtually via a "magic window."The pseudo-video chat technology, known as Project Starline, would allow users ...
Tags: Google, Technology, News, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Google I/o, Tech Companies, Hampton, Google Google, Seitz, Steve Seitz Google, Tech Insider, Katie Canales


What you need to know from today's Google IO: Chatty AI, collab tools, TPU v4 chips, quantum computing

Great, another tech thing that sounds like 'lambda' Google IO Google today opened its developer conference, the aptly named Google IO, with a somber nod to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic from Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.…
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Google is making a 3D, life-size video calling booth

Google is working on a video calling booth that uses 3D imagery on a 3D display to create a lifelike image of the people on both sides. While it’s still experimental, “Project Starline” builds on years of research and acquisitions, and could be the core of a more personal-feeling video meeting in the near future. The system was only shown via video of unsuspecting participants, who were asked to enter a room with a heavily obscured screen and camera setup. Then the screen lit up with a video fee...
Tags: Google, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Augmented Reality, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Lytro, Light Field, Google I/O 2021, Google Io 2021


Google I/O 2021: Being helpful in moments that matter

It’s great to be back hosting our I/O Developers Conference this year. Pulling up to our Mountain View campus this morning, I felt a sense of normalcy for the first time in a long while. Of course, it’s not the same without our developer community here in person. COVID-19 has deeply affected our entire global community over the past year and continues to take a toll. Places such as Brazil, and my home country of India, are now going through their most difficult moments of the pandemic yet. Our t...
Tags: Google, India, Developers, Brazil, Mountain View, Nevada, Ai, Oklahoma, North America, Pluto, Sundar Pichai, Mountain View California, Charleston East, Google Lens, A message from our CEO


We now do more computing where there’s cleaner energy

At Google, we care about the energy use of our data centers. In fact, we were the first major company to be carbon-neutral way back in 2007, and we’ve been matching 100% of our annual electricity use with renewable energy purchases since 2017. But we want to go even further. By 2030, we plan to completely decarbonize our electricity use for every hour of every day. One way we can do this is by adjusting our operations in real time so that we get the most out of the clean energy that’s already av...
Tags: Google, Research, Sustainability, Sundar Pichai, CFE, Ross Koningstein, Google Cloud, Data Centers and Infrastructure, YouTube Photos


Google’s new AI can have eerily human-like conversations

Google has unveiled a creepily human-like language model called LaMDA that CEO Sundar Pichai says “can converse on any topic.” During a demo at Google I/O 2021 on Wednesday, Pichai showcased how LaMDA can enable new ways of conversing with data, like chatting to Pluto about life in outer space or asking a paper airplane about its worst travel experiences. Credit: GooglePluto likes to brag. Pichai said LaMDA generates a natural conversation style by synthesizing concepts — like the Horizon spacec...
Tags: Google, Startups, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Insider, Neural, GooglePluto


Google launches the next generation of its custom AI chips

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced the next generation of its custom Tensor Processing Units (TPU) AI chips. This is the fourth generation of these chips, which Google says are twice as fast as the last version. As Google CEO Sundar Pichai noted, these chips are then combined in pods with 4,096 v4 TPUs. A single pod delivers over one exaflop of computing power. Google, of course, uses the custom chips to power many of its own machine learning services, but it will also make ...
Tags: Google, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Google I/O 2021


Google’s LaMDA makes conversations with AIs more conversational

As far as AI systems have come in their ability to recognize what you’re saying and respond, they’re still very easily confused unless you speak carefully and literally. Google has been working on a new language model called LaMDA that’s much better at following conversations in a natural way, rather than as a series of badly formed search queries. LaMDA is meant to be able to converse normally about just about anything without any kind of prior training. This was demonstrated in a pair of rathe...
Tags: Google, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Speech Recognition, Machine Learning, Pluto, Sundar Pichai, Natural Language Processing, Natural Language Understanding, Lamda, Google I/O 2021, Google Io 2021


10 things in tech you need to know today

Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. AT&T is combining WarnerMedia with Discovery to create a new streaming giant. The transaction paves the way for a streaming service that could compete with Netflix and Disney. The merger is shaking up leadership - leaving these execs vying for power. 2. Bill Gates' public image as a likable, nerdy do-gooder is starting to crack. Recent reports of Gates'...
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Google's biggest conference of the year is going virtual - here's how to watch all the announcements

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at the company's I/O developer conference in 2018. Robert Galbraith/Reuters This year's Google I/O developer conference is a virtual event with major announcements planned. Google CEO Sundar Pichai will deliver the Google I/O Keynote at 1 p.m. ET on May 18. We expect to see Google's Pixel 5a smartphone, new Pixel Buds, and new Android features. Google I/O, the tech gi...
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Here's What to Expect From Google I/O

Google canceled last year’s annual Google I/O developers conference due to the pandemic, but this year, it’s back—virtually.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Chrome Os, Computing, Tablet Computers, Fitbit, Sundar Pichai, Operating Systems, Pixel, Adt, Google Io, Alphabet Inc, Tizen OS


What to expect from Google’s all-virtual I/O

While Apple, Microsoft and the like were scrambling to bring their respective developer conferences online, Google made the executive design to just scrap I/O outright last year. It was a bit of an odd one, but the show went on through news-related blog posts. While we’re going to have to wait another year to darken the doors of Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater, the company has opted to go virtual for the 2021 version of the show. Understandably so. Google apparently has a lot up its sleev...
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Mark Zuckerberg turns 37 on Friday. Here's a look into the life, career, and controversies surrounding the billionaire Facebook CEO.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. David Ramos/Getty Images Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates his 37th birthday on May 14, 2021. Zuckerberg grew up outside of New York City and dropped out of Harvard after founding Facebook. Today, he's worth $114 billion and has grown Facebook into a social networking behemoth. See more stories on Insider's business page. Through success and controversy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been regarded as one of the most brilliant minds of his gene...
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WeWork's CEO said people who are most comfortable working from home are the 'least engaged' with their job

WeWork CEO Sandeep Mathrani (left) Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Bloomingdale's WeWork's CEO said employees comfortable working from home are "least engaged" with the firm. Sandeep Mathrani replaced former CEO and founder Adam Neumann, who was ousted in 2020. "Overly engaged" workers want to be in the office at least two-thirds of the time, he added. See more stories on Insider's business page. WeWork's CEO said your desire to go to an office depends on how "engag...
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Waymo to lose its CFO and head of automotive partnerships

Waymo’s chief financial officer Ger Dwyer and its head of automotive partnerships and corporate development Adam Frost — two longtime executives at the autonomous vehicle company — are leaving this month, departures that comes amid some executive shuffling following CEO John Krafcik’s exit earlier this year. Dwyer and Frost’s departure was shared internally this week, according to multiple sources. Waymo has confirmed to TechCrunch that Dwyer and Frost are leaving. “We’re grateful to Ger and Ada...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Bill and Melinda Gates. Kevin Mazur / Getty Images Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Let's get started.1. Bill and Melinda Gates' first divorce hearing is scheduled for this Friday. The couple announced their divorce less than two weeks ago. Read more about the hearing here.2. Jeff Bezos' space exploration company, Blue Origin, reportedly tried to poach SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell. According to a new book about Bezos,...
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Google Plans To Double AI Ethics Research Staff

Alphabet's Google plans to double the size of its team studying artificial-intelligence ethics in the coming years, as the company looks to strengthen a group that has had its credibility challenged by research controversies and personnel defections. From a report: Vice President of Engineering Marian Croak said at The Wall Street Journal's Future of Everything Festival that the hires will increase the size of the responsible AI team that she leads to 200 researchers. Additionally, she said that...
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