Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicSundar Pichai

Topic: Sundar Pichai

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google over social media bans

Trump filed three lawsuits that seek court orders to restore his social media accounts, along with punitive damages, to ensure other users can’t be banned or flagged by tech giants.

Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella pledge support in India’s fight against Covid

While Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted about providing Rs 135 crore funding to India, his Microsoft counterpart Satya Nadella assured of assistance in buying oxygen devices.

‘Your platforms are my biggest fear as a parent’ — US Congress grills Facebook, Google CEOs

US lawmakers pressed Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai to answer questions about whether their products are designed to keep kids addicted and pose a threat to their well-being.

UP Police books Google’s Sundar Pichai, others over video ‘defaming’ Modi, drops names later

Three top Google officials were also booked and their names later removed. The others booked were Ghazipur district-based musicians, a recording studio & a local music label company.

Employee dissent over Google’s AI work a mark of transparency, says Sundar Pichai

Alphabet CEO Pichai said that listening to staff is an important part of Google’s culture and he also wants to work with employees on sustainability, diversity & inclusion efforts.

Google’s firing of data scientist shows it can’t stop being ‘evil’

The firing of Timnit Gebru offers a shocking indication of how little Google can tolerate even mild pushback, and how easily it can shed all pretense of scientific independence.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologises for handling of departure of AI researcher

AI expert Timnit Gebru said she was fired after a dispute over an academic paper she co-authored calling out ethical issues related to technology.

‘CEO’ meeting his high school math teacher in viral video is not Sundar Pichai

A 2017 video is viral on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, claiming Sundar Pichai met his high school teacher Molly Abraham. But the man in the video is not him.

Google is missing out on the Covid e-commerce revolution Facebook, Amazon are enjoying

Google runs the world’s largest search engine, but consumers are more likely to look for shopping options on Amazon. Facebook is trying to tap into this with a new initiative.

Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Bezos grilled by US Congress over their power to ‘crush rivals’

Google’s control over search & online advertising; Apple’s tight grip over apps; Facebook’s acquisition of rivals, and Amazon’s leverage over 3rd-party sellers were criticised.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

National Defence Academy | Twitter | Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff

Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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