Google commits to White House job training initiative

Politics 10/03/19, 14:33

Google pledged Thursday to help train a quarter of a million people for technology jobs, adding its name to a White House initiative designed to get private companies to expand training opportunities for Americans. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the commitment during an appearance with White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump at ...

Google puts up $1B to ease housing headaches it helped cause

U.S. 06/18/19, 17:29

Google is pouring $1 billion into easing the high-priced housing headaches that it and its Silicon Valley peers helped give the San Francisco Bay Area.The pledge announced Tuesday by Google CEO Sundar Pichai consists of a $250 million investment fund and $750 million of company-owned land. It will be used ...

Google opens German center to improve data privacy

Europe 05/14/19, 04:52

Google says it's opening a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials.CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday that the Silicon Valley tech giant is expanding its operations in the southern German city and plans to double the number of privacy ...

Google’s privacy promises don’t sway many experts

Tech 05/08/19, 02:09

Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices..Trouble is, few experts appear ready to celebrate ...

Update: Google CEO looks beyond search to help people

Tech 05/07/19, 12:27

The Latest on Google conference in California (all times local):10:25 a.m.Google CEO Sundar Pichai has kicked off the company's annual conference by reiterating his intention to come up with more features to help make people's live easier.FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)The pledge made Tuesday before ...

Google expected to show off new hardware, AI at annual event

Tech 05/06/19, 23:50

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to showcase much-anticipated updates to the company's hardware lines and artificial intelligence Tuesday during his keynote at the company's annual I/O conference for software developers.Google will also likely address privacy updates as concerns about data sharing continue to plague the tech industry. Facebook dedicated ...

Google to invest $13 billion in new US offices, data centers

U.S. 02/13/19, 19:37

Google plans to invest more than $13 billion this year on new and expanded data centers and offices across the U.S.CEO Sundar Pichai announced the news in a blog post Wednesday , emphasizing the company's growth outside its Mountain View, California, home and across the Midwest and South."2019 marks the ...

Google grilled in Congress: What’s ahead for tech companies

Politics 12/12/18, 02:54

U.S. lawmakers' grilling of Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have sounded like a broken record, but it amplified the prickly issues facing tech companies as Democrats prepare to take control of the House next month. The 3 1/2-hour hearing Tuesday hit upon familiar themes — online privacy, data protection and the ...

Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship

Business 12/11/18, 03:19

Google's CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands.CEO Sundar Pichai's appearance Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he angered members of a Senate panel in September by ...

Update: White House hosts tech execs Thursday

Tech 12/06/18, 11:24

The Latest on a White House tech meeting (all times local):11:20 a.m.The White House is hosting what it calls a listening session to hear from tech leaders including the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm.The Thursday lunch meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in artificial intelligence, ...

Tech execs to gather at White House on Thursday

Tech 12/06/18, 00:11

Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry.The White House says the Thursday meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in innovation and how that will affect jobs ...

Google CEO to make long-awaited congressional appearance

Business 11/28/18, 14:10

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify next week at a congressional hearing on the company's business practices, just three months after aides put up an empty chair to symbolize his refusal to appear. Pichai's scheduled Dec. 5 appearance before the House Judiciary Committee comes after he traveled to Washington in late ...

Google reforms sexual misconduct rules

Business 11/08/18, 12:49

Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture.CEO Sundar Pichai spelled out the concessions in an email sent Thursday to Google employees. The note of contrition came ...

Google reveals 48 employees fired for sexual harassment

Business 10/25/18, 14:20

Google announced that it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without severance packages, hours after a news report that it had protected some male executives facing sexual misconduct allegations and offered them large sums to leave the company.The surprise disclosure ...

Google CEO to meet with US lawmakers after previous snub

Tech 09/28/18, 07:40

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is scheduled to meet privately with members of Congress Friday after he and his boss, Google co-founder Larry Page, stood up lawmakers at a public hearing earlier this month.The closed-door gathering is expected to include discussions about President Donald Trump's recent allegations that Google has been ...

Congressmen question Google over kids’ privacy on YouTube

Tech 09/21/18, 10:19

Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more details about how the service collects data.FILE- ...

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