Google has doubled down on its artificial intelligence bets by investing another $2 billion into AI startup Anthropic, according to a new report. Google has already invested $500 million upfront to Anthropic—a rival to ChatGPT creators OpenAI — and will pay off the remaining $1.5 billion over time, said a post released on October 27. The mega-deal adds to Google’s $550 million investment into Anthropic earlier in the year.
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In another layoff, Google has fired Director of News Ecosystem Development, Madhav Chinnappa, who worked at the Mountain View-based company for 13 years. After being laid off, Madhav wrote a long post about his time at Google, and thanked his teammates, colleagues. “I am on gardening leave at the moment. In the end, I am proud of what I have been able to achieve during 13 years at Google from
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In an emotional moment for Google CEO Sundar Pichai, his ancestral home in Chennai has been sold. Located in Chennai's Ashok Nagar, the house has found its new owner in Tamil actor and producer C Manikandan. “Sundar Pichai has made our country proud and buying the house where he lived will be a proud achievement of my life,” said C Manikandan. He recalled how Sundar's father broke down.
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In a move to prevent violated apps to run on play store, Google banned 1.43 million apps, formed. In an official statement, Google said, "Google prevented 1.43 mn apps on Google Play in 2022 for policy-violation. We also continued to combat malicious developers and fraud rings, banning 173 bad accounts, and preventing over USD 2 billion in fraudulent and abusive transactions." Furthermore, Google also raised the bar for new developers.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai hints another mass lay offs at the company. In an interview, Pichai said, the focus is on moving people to its most important areas and he did not rule out the possibility of another mass layoff. Pichai said, the company is looking into all aspects to re-engineer the cost base in response. Furthermore, as of now, the company has laid off 6% of work force.
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Indian-American Neal Mohan will be the new YouTube CEO, confirmed sources on February 17. The developments came after the current CEO Susan Wojcicki announced to step down from his post, after serving as the Chairman for 25 years. Mohan worked with Wojcicki for 15 years and was YouTube's chief product officer in 2015. Now, Susan will work with Sundar Pichai to take on an advisory role across Google and Alphabet
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Google also added itself in the list of companies, which conducted a mass layoffs, leaving over 10,000 employees jobless. CEO Sundar Pichai, in a letter to employees, announced the tough decision and accepted ‘full responsibility’ for the same. Of all the layoffs, there was a story was of an engineer, Joel Leitc who gave 16 years of his life and was laid off and shared his view on LinkedIn.
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The 104th birthday of Indian physicist and meteorologist Anna Mani, one of the nation's first female scientists, is being commemorated via a Google Doodle on August 23. Anna Mani's life's work made it possible for India to provide precise weather forecasts. The doodle stated, "She excelled so much in this male-dominated field that by 1953, she became head of the division." She perished in Kerala on August 16, 2001.
Alphabet, Google's parent company, is combining two of its most ambitious research projects, robotics and AI language understanding, to create a "helper robot" that can comprehend natural language orders. Alphabet has been working on robots that can perform simple chores such as fetching beverages and cleaning surfaces. The project is still in its early stages, with the robots being slow and reluctant, but have received an upgrade: enhanced… read-more
Google has created a doodle for Indian Independence Day 2022 to commemorate the people's efforts prior to August 15, 1947. The Google Doodle honors the Independence Day tradition of kite flying. India today has a unique position in global politics, and it appears that this position will only increase in the future. The country has emerged stronger in the post-Covid period, which has wreaked devastation since March of 2020.