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Meet the 11 top executives who lead Alphabet's 'Other Bets,' helping the company go beyond just Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

In 2015, Google's corporate structure was completely reimagined, as the search giant moved under the new parent company of Alphabet.  The company's core business — search, YouTube, and Android — would remain apart of Google, but much of its other efforts, including Nest and Waymo, would be broken out into separate companies, each with their own CEOs. Because the top executives of these companies are not named Larry or Sergey or Sundar, they often fly under the radar — but don't overlook these ...
Tags: Apple, Google, London, Australia, Steve Jobs, Kentucky, Stanford, New York City, US, Toronto, Trends, Chicago, Sergey Brin, Kenya, Silicon Valley, World Trade Center


A Google product built for users in developing countries is booming in the US. The head of Google's Next Billion Users group explains how its work in emerging markets is shaping the next Google hits. (GOOGL)

Now five years old, Google's Next Billion Users initiative has around 300 central employees and works with teams across YouTube, Chrome, and more. NBU builds new products, and adapts existing Google products, for emerging markets. It was an idea Sundar Pichai first floated when he became CEO in 2015. Voice, vernacular, and video are the three big themes it's focusing on today, says product lead Josh Woodward. Some products, like NBU's files app, have gone on to become surprise global hits. The...
Tags: Google, Mexico, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Brazil, Kenya, Mumbai, Google Photos, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Woodward, India Indonesia, NBU, Josh Woodward


The pandemic has changed the way Google is thinking about its global 'Next Billion Users' strategy: 'We've almost hit a fast-forward button to 2030' (GOOGL)

Now five years old, Google's Next Billion Users initiative has around 300 central employees and works with teams across YouTube, Chrome, and more. NBU builds new products, and adapts existing Google products, for emerging markets. It was an idea Sundar Pichai first floated when he became CEO in 2015. Voice, vernacular, and video are the three big themes it's focusing on today, says product lead Josh Woodward. The pandemic has made it tough for NBU to work, but it's also changed the way it's th...
Tags: Google, Mexico, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Brazil, Kenya, Mumbai, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Woodward, India Indonesia, NBU, Josh Woodward, YouTube Play


Apple CEO Tim Cook hits billionaire status

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has joined the billionaire's club, according to analysis by Bloomberg. Cook's net worth reflects a mix of the salary he's earned at Apple, the number of shares he holds in the firm, and the proceeds from his share sales, per Bloomberg. Apple's market capitalization is hovering around $2 trillion. Unlike several other big tech CEOs, Cook is not a founder-CEO, so his net worth is considerably lower than some of his peers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, SEC, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai


Take a look at 'Gorm the Zop,' the confusing video game that Google uses to teach employees how hard smartphones and the internet can be for first-time users in the developing world (GOOGL)

Google's Next Billion Users initiative focuses on building products for emerging markets. To illustrate how confusing a smartphone can be for a first-time user, Google made a video game where players try to decipher the meaning. It's called 'Gorm the Zop'. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Gorm the Zop. That's your objective. And if you have no idea what it means, don't worry. You're not supposed to. 'Gorm the Zop' is a game played by employees inside Google Next Billion Use...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mexico, India, Nigeria, Trends, Brazil, Mountain View, Sundar Pichai, Woodward, India Indonesia, NBU, Josh Woodward, Google Next Billion Users, Zop Woodward


Report: Google Made a List of Words Its Employees Shouldn’t Say

The Markup has obtained internal memos from Google, dating back to at least 2019, with lists of bad words employees should never use, or else Google has to put a billion dollars in the antitrust swear jar. Rather than We will strip the meat from Yelp’s bones and throw its lifeless carcass into our search results, for…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Antitrust, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Adventures In Euphemism


A top Wall Street tech analyst says Google is 'less relevant' in e-commerce since the pandemic — and it needs to develop or acquire to start gaining ground on rivals like Amazon (GOOGL)

Companies such as Amazon and Shopify have seen huge tailwinds to their e-commerce businesses during COVID-19. Not so much for Google. One top Wall Street analyst says it's something Google "needs to address" in the coming months. "I don't know if they have to acquire or develop their way back," he said. A recent internal reshuffle along with some changes to the selling process could help Google in its efforts to claw back in shopping, but it won't be easy. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Eu, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Shopify, Business Insider, Rbc, SVP, DoubleClick, Mahaney, Amazon EBay, Mark Mahaney, Prabhakar Raghavan


12 books on leadership and success billionaire Jeff Bezos thinks everyone should read

With a net worth of $185 billion, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history.  Bezos often credited his ideas and success to the lessons he learned in books.  Brad Stone, a New York Times best-selling author, published "The Everything Store" in 2013 and told the story of Bezos and Amazon. In the book, Stone disclosed the top books that Bezos counted on for career advice.  The list includes "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro, a Nobel Prize-winning novel about a butler...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, England, Congress, America, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Toyota, Jeff Bezos, General Electric, Kazuo Ishiguro, Collins


Trending: Some questions (and answers) about the Microsoft-TikTok deal

Hello and welcome to Trending, Business Insider's weekly look at the world of tech. I'm Matt Weinberger, deputy tech editor out of our San Francisco bureau, filling in for Alexei Oreskovic while he's on vacation. If you want to get Trending in your inbox every Wednesday, just click here. The clock goes tick-tock for TikTok Hello, and welcome to Trending, the Business Insider tech newsletter. As you may have already noticed, I'm not Alexei Oreskovic, your usual host — I'm Matt Weinberger, dep...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Mac, Congress, Steve Jobs, White House, China, Satya Nadella, US, San Francisco, Trends, United States


Google's deal for Fitbit faces an EU probe — and regulators who watched the company break a major promise after buying DoubleClick in 2008 (GOOGL)

The EU Commission has announced it is launching an in-depth probe into Google's proposal to acquire wearables maker Fitbit. "The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction would further entrench Google's market position in the online advertising markets," it said in a statement. Google says the deal is about the devices, not the data. But after Google broke a major promise after acquiring DoubleClick in 2008, regulators are wary. Last week's antitrust hearing was a reminder of that....
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Eu, Commission, Brussels, Fitbit, Sundar Pichai, Imperial College, EU Commission, Fl, Android Google, DoubleClick, Rick Osterloh, Tommaso Valletti


Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. The Commission said it has 90 working days to take a decision on the acquisition — so until December 9, 2020. Commenting on opening an “in-depth investigation” i...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Facebook, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Europe, Privacy, Congress, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Policy


How AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud are capitalizing on accelerated digital transformation

Global enterprises collectively spent $34.6 billion on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 2020. Amazon Web Services retained its lead in capturing global cloud infrastructure services spend – but Google Cloud and Azure plan to respond. Global enterprises collectively spent $34.6 billion on cloud infrastructure services in Q2 2020, marking a $3.5 billion increase from the previous quarter, according to Canalys. This represented the largest-ever quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) spending increase for ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Aws, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Deepmind, Amazon Web Services AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Brian Olsavsky, New York Times Elon Musk


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


Startups Weekly: Qualtrics IPO to be even more exciting this time around

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. German software giant SAP bought experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the unicorn’s IPO, back in November of 2018. But last weekend it decided to spin out the experience management provider to finally go public on its own. The analysts Ron Miller talked to speculated about strategic issues on the SAP side, and concluded thi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, Utah, London, Microsoft, Congress, Australia, Stanford, China, India, US


Big Tech's CEOs testified in a historic antitrust hearing last week. Now what happens?

Wednesday's highly-anticipated antitrust hearing featuring Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Apple CEO Tim Cook has officially come and gone. Now, Congress will consider the testimonies delivered during the hearing as well as other meetings and hearings made in the last year as part of its investigation into online competition. Lawmakers will also take into account hundreds of thousands of internal company emails, memos, and other d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, US, Trends, House, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Republican, App Store, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Jim Jordan


Top Stories: Try the 5.4-Inch iPhone 12 Display Size, Blockbuster Earnings, Tim Cook at Antitrust Hearing

Another busy week of Apple news and rumors has wrapped up, with a lot of focus on Tim Cook's appearance at a Congressional antitrust hearing and a blockbuster earnings report. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We continued to hear rumors about the upcoming iPhone 12 lineup, including a rare admission from Apple that the lineup will launch "a few weeks later" than usual. We also put together some scaled images that will let you see how small the new 5.4-inch scre...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, Featured, Mac, Intel, Top Stories, Tim Cook, MacBook Air, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Vmware, Catalina, MacRumors YouTube


Secret documents from US antitrust probe reveal big tech’s plot to control or crush the competition

Nearly 500 pages of evidence were made public during the House Judiciary’s marathon hearing this week on potential anti-competitive actions by Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple . We’ve collected them here with added context and an omnibus, searchable version for anyone who’d rather not juggle four dozen documents. The emails, chat logs and other communications listed here trickled out online as the hearings went on. Many are internal documents that were never meant to be exposed publicl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Youtube, Government, China, US, Tech, Policy, Jeff Bezos, App Store


Understanding the Massive Scale of Amazon, Google, Apple and Facebook

In their testimony on Capitol Hill Wednesday, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google made minor concessions that the scale of their operations and platforms meant they couldn't guarantee practices that are deemed anticompetitive. Nonetheless, Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai all maintained the argument that they count as American success...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Advertising, Capitol Hill, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Apple Facebook, Nextech, Jeff Bezos Tim Cook Mark Zuckerberg, Massive Scale of Amazon Google Apple


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


Mark Zuckerberg said there's 'no end in sight' for when employees will be able to return to the office and called the government's response to the coronavirus 'disappointing' (FB)

Mark Zuckerberg said there's "no end in sight" for when Facebook employees will return to the office.  On a call with analysts Thursday following Facebook's second-quarter earnings report, Zuckerberg said he expects the rest of the year to be "unpredictable" and called the US government's response to the coronavirus "disappointing."  Facebook initially planned to start sending employees back to the office on July 6, but never confirmed it had pushed back its reopening date. Google, which also ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, North Korea, Wall Street, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Anthony Fauci, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, House Judiciary Committee, Facebook Google Apple


Big Tech's blockbuster earnings undermine their arguments to Congress that they aren't that big

The four big tech giants announced blockbuster earnings on Thursday, just a day after testifying before the Congress on anticompetitive behaviour. Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple added an additional $230 billion in market value. Analysts warn that while there may be tougher times ahead for these companies, their business is far from reaching its peak.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Four of the biggest tech companies in the world – Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook – ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Congress, Wall Street, US, Trends, Walmart, Asia Pacific, Tim Cook, Deutsche Bank, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet


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


Google Cloud's $3 billion quarter shows strong but slowing growth, even as Google reported its first quarterly revenue decline since going public (GOOG, GOOGL)

Alphabet reported earnings on Thursday, disclosing that Google Cloud generated over $3 billion in revenue — up 43% from the same period of last year. Last quarter, Google Cloud saw a 52% year-over-year increase, showing that revenue growth in the unit is slowing down. On a call with investors, Google CFO Ruth Porat attributed the slowdown to price changes at G Suite, its productivity software suite.  Google Cloud was still a bright spot on Alphabet's earnings report, which saw Google report it...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Aws, Sundar Pichai, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Renault, Alphabet, Ruth Porat, Porat, Leslie Odom Jr, Google Cloud, G Suite, Thomas Kurian


Apple employees won't return to the office until early 2021, CEO Tim Cook says (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company would extend its work-from-home policy for US workers until early 2021, per a Bloomberg report. If that timeline were to be extended further, it would depend on "the success with a vaccine, success with therapeutics," and other conditions, Cook said. The smartphone maker joins fellow tech titan Google in extending its remote-work policy — Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees on Monday that they should expect to work from home through at least June 30, 202...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Aapl


Alphabet Reports First Revenue Decline In Company History

Google parent-company Alphabet beat expectations for its second quarter earnings Thursday, marking its first revenue decline in the company's history. CNBC reports: Here's how it did against Refinitiv consensus estimates: EPS: $10.13 (non-GAAP), vs. $8.21 estimated. Revenue: $38.30 billion vs. $37.37 billion estimated. Although the company reported its first annual revenue decline in history (a drop of 2%), the stock rose slightly after-hours. As a result of the customer pullbacks and the gen...
Tags: Google, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, Alphabet, GAAP


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


Live: Here come Google and Alphabet's Q2 earnings (GOOGL)

Alphabet will report its second-quarter earnings after the bell today. It's our first look at how three months inside a pandemic has affected Google's business. Wall Street expects to see a year-on-year revenue drop of around 4%, but Cloud could be a big winner. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Alphabet is set to announce its Q2 earnings after the closing bell today, giving us our first look at how three months inside a pandemic has affected Google's business. Alphabet CEO ...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Bloomberg, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, GAAP


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


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had to be told to unmute his microphone to answer a question during the big tech antitrust hearing (AMZN)

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos started to answer a lawmaker's question at Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing — only to be told that he had to unmute his microphone. "Mr. Bezos, I believe you're on mute," one lawmaker can be heard saying. Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were all allowed to participate in the hearing remotely, due to the pandemic.  It was a standout moment in the hearing and a sign of the times, as a powerful tech exec struggled with ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Trends, Gop, Washington Dc, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Congressional, SPLC, AMZN, David Cicilline