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Google parent company Alphabet saw its ad revenue fall for first time ever after Covid hit

Ad sales, which make up the bulk of sales at the Google parent, were $29.9 billion in the second quarter, down 8.1% from the same period last year.
Alphabet Inc. Google And Gmail Illustrations Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Alphabet Inc, which owns Google, joins Apple & Microsoft in elite $1 Trillion club

Apart from these 3 and Amazon, the rest of the US market is billions of dollars away from trillion-dollar valuations, showing that tech & internet stocks are the biggest titans of Wall Street.
Alphabet Inc. Google And Gmail Illustrations Ahead Of Earnings Figures

Google founders got a $2 billion retirement gift for naming Sundar Pichai as Alphabet CEO

The founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, each own about 6% of the internet giant and still control Alphabet through special voting shares.
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Sundar Pichai finally has a title fitting his role

Sundar Pichai, the new CEO of Alphabet, has essentially been running the company for several years now.
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Sundar Pichai is Google’s answer for now, but raises new questions for Alphabet

It remains to be seen whether Sundar Pichai, as Alphabet CEO, can deal with the social and economic politics as well as the company's current broken structure.
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Google boss Sundar Pichai to also become CEO of parent firm Alphabet

Sundar Pichai will now also lead Alphabet’s array of expensive, futuristic endeavours, such as autonomous cars and new health-care technology.
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Google to change its policy on data sharing for ads to protect privacy

Google's data has helped advertisers avoid displaying ads alongside content they don’t deem suitable for their brands, drawing criticism for possibly violating user privacy.
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YouTube tries out ‘responsibility’ as a metric of success apart from watch time

The changes are supposed to reward videos that are more palatable to advertisers and public, and help YouTube ward off criticism on content.
The Google game controller is displayed after an event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco

Google set to launch ‘Netflix of gaming’ that won’t need pricey consoles, computers

Google Stadia lets developers build new games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web.
Prabhakar Raghavan will step into the role of Google's chief advertising executive on Friday

Raghavan to replace Ramaswamy as head of Google’s most important business

Search & AI veteran Prabhakar Raghavan will take over as Google’s top advertising executive from Sridhar Ramaswamy on Friday.

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India’s democracy crumbling? Constitution shows how to create democracy in unlikely settings

Ashutosh Varshney, in his reading of Madhav Khosla’s new book, writes how India is a democracy by design and the Constitution its teacher.

Jugaad and Covid pose new threats to India’s diesel consumption

Rise of natural gas & electric vehicles will crimp diesel demand over longer-term, but coronavirus is adding to the pressure by cutting economic activity.


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Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.