Google parent company Alphabet set to lay off 12,000 workers

Google’s parent Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is cutting about 12,000 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, as the technology sector reels from layoffs and companies stake their futures on artificial intelligence (AI). Alphabet’s shares rose almost 4% in pre-market trading. The cuts come at a delicate moment for the U.S. company, which has… Read More Google parent company Alphabet set to lay off 12,000 workers

U.S. Congress questions Big Tech chief executives on extremism and misinformation

The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter appeared before Congress on Thursday to answer questions about extremism and misinformation on their services in their first appearances since pro-Trump rioters assaulted the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg; Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google parent Alphabet Inc; and Twitter Inc… Read More U.S. Congress questions Big Tech chief executives on extremism and misinformation

U.S. tech companies chief executives testify at Senate committee hearing

A U.S. Senate hearing to reform an internet law and hold tech companies accountable for how they moderate content quickly turned into a political scuffle as lawmakers not only went after the companies but also attacked each other. Lawmakers are split on ways to hold Big Tech accountable under Section 230 of the Communications Decency… Read More U.S. tech companies chief executives testify at Senate committee hearing

U.S. Congress panel grill ‘Big Tech’ chief executives in virtual hearing

Google and Facebook took the sharpest jabs for alleged abuse of their market power from Democrats and Republicans on Wednesday in a much-anticipated congressional hearing that put four of America’s most prominent tech CEOs in the hot seat. Facebook Inc’s Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon.com Inc’s Jeff Bezos, Google owner Alphabet Inc’s Sundar Pichai and Apple Inc’s… Read More U.S. Congress panel grill ‘Big Tech’ chief executives in virtual hearing

Google CEO Sundar Pichai debunks claim of plans to relaunch Chinese search engine

Google has no plans to relaunch a search engine in China though it is continuing to study the idea, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a U.S. congressional panel on Tuesday amid increased scrutiny of big tech firms. Lawmakers and Google employees have raised concerns the company would comply with China’s internet censorship and surveillance policies… Read More Google CEO Sundar Pichai debunks claim of plans to relaunch Chinese search engine