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One day, Google’s Fuchsia OS may become a real thing

Every few months, Google’s Project Fuchsia makes the rounds in the tech press. And for good reason, given that this is Google’s first attempt at developing a new open-source kernel and o

Duplex shows Google failing at ethical and creative AI design

Google CEO Sundar Pichai milked the woos from a clappy, home-turf developer crowd at its I/O conference in Mountain View this week with a demo of an in-the-works voice assistant feature that will enab

8 big announcements from Google I/O 2018

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Here are some of the biggest announcements from the Day 1 keynote. There will be more to c

Google accused of using GDPR to impose unfair terms on publishers

A group of European and international publishers have accused Google of using an incoming update to the European Union’s data protection framework to try to push “draconian” new term

Google CEO: ‘I don’t regret’ firing James Damore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he still believes that it was appropriate to fire James Damore. "I don't regret it," said Pichai, in an interview with Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Ari Melber. It'

Google’s Sundar Pichai cancels internal meeting on gender issues in light of online harassment concerns

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was expected to hold an all-hands meeting this afternoon in light of now-former Google engineer James Damore’s post about differences between men and women. Shortly before i

Alphabet expands in Africa

Google is expanding its Africa initiatives, on the back of CEO Sundar Pichai’s recent trip to Nigeria. While visiting Lagos, he announced the global internet services company’s plans to train 10 m

Google’s Sundar Pichai to join Alphabet’s board

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is joining parent company Alphabet's board, according to an announcement Monday from the company. Pichai has been at the company since 2004, with previous roles overseeing G

Anna Patterson talks Gradient Ventures, Google’s new AI fund

It's been pretty obvious for a few months now, but Google has finally admitted that it's running its own investment fund targeting machine intelligence startups. The fund will go by the name Gradient

Google.ai aims to make state of the art AI advances accessible to everyone

On the stage of Google I/O, CEO Sundar Pichai announced Google.ai, a new initiative to democratize the benefits of the latest in machine learning research. Google.ai will serve as a center of Google

Google CEO Sundar Pichai fears impact of Trump immigration order, recalls staff

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has outlined his disapproval of the impact arising from Trump’s dangerous, inhumane and short-sighted sweeping immigration order, which imposes for at least 90 days a bl

Google’s Sundar Pichai says it’s ‘very early days’ in the battle against Amazon Echo

Between the Pixel and Google Home, 2016 was a big year for Google voice search, but the company’s plays in the space still seemed to pale in comparison to Amazon’s infiltration, courtesy of its wi

Meet the team hacking Sundar Pichai and Channing Tatum

If you follow tech executives or famous actors on Twitter, you’ve probably seen references to something called OurMine several times over the last few weeks. That’s because a group of th

Sundar Pichai stays diplomatic about Google building its own phones

There’s been a lot of speculation as to whether Google will end up building its own phone. Google CEO Sundar Pichai had sort of an answer on stage at Vox Media’s Code Conference: “O

No, Google did not try to buy us, says Telegram founder

Reports in the Russian press that Google tried to acquire the Telegram messaging app last year for $1 billion have been firmly rebutted by Telegram founder Pavel Durov. The rumors had been widely repo

Google’s CEO Says “Forcing Companies To Enable Hacking Could Compromise Users’ Privacy.”

Google's Sundar Pichai has thrown his support behind Apple's recent decision to push back against the FBI and not build a backdoor into iOS. In the Google CEO's first tweetstorm, Sundar notes that req

In Letter To Google CEO, Sen. Franken Raises Questions Regarding Student Data Collection

In a letter sent Wedesday to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) sought to raise questions regarding Google’s use of data gathered from their EdTech initiatives. While

Google I/O Will Hit Mountain View On May 18-20 At Shoreline Amphitheatre

We don't have too many details yet, but Google's CEO Sundar Pichai just let the world know where and when Google I/O will take place this year. The conference usually takes place in San Francisco at t

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, tech companies geared up for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere with a bunch of fun Easter eggs like this phonesaber from Google, WhatsApp was ordered to shut down in Brazil, and we

Google CEO Pens Open Letter Supporting Muslim Tolerance In U.S. And Beyond

Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai is the latest tech executive to issue an open call for tolerance after Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
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