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Sundar Pichai will have a chance to offer Alphabet some long-needed leadership as its new CEO.

Sundar Pichai has the chance to offer Alphabet something it’s needed for a long time: leadership

Pichai is taking over from Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who have been AWOL even as the company is facing a myriad of crises.
Google's Chief Legal Officer, Kent Walker

Google was grilled about China and other hot-button topics during its investor meeting

Google CEO Sundar Pichai did not answer a single question during the 30-minute Q&A period.
Jeff Bezos playing with a robotic dragonfly.

This giant dragonfly robot brought a huge smile to Jeff Bezos’ face at his exclusive robotics event

The footage appears to be from Jeff Bezos' exclusive robotics conference, MARS.

Google in 2018: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Google gave the tech world plenty to talk about in 2018.

Google has a new review process for handling controversial projects after the backlash over its censored search product for China

On Tuesday, Google announced that it has established a formal process to review new AI-based initiatives that involve sensitive matters of policy.

Google is likely to end its efforts to build a censored search engine for China, says report

Google will likely halt its censored search project in China, according to a report by The Intercept on Monday.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Sundar Pichai says more than 100 Google employees were working on a censored China search engine at one point

At the House Committee meeting on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai evaded answering questions about whether the company will reenter China.
A security guard keeps watch as he walks past a logo of Google in Shanghai, China.

‘F— you leakers’: A former senior Google employee says a frantic quest to stop internal info getting out is now management’s &...

Jack Poulson described an internal question-and-answer where an unnamed senior engineer yelled "F--- you leakers" into a microphone.
Sundar Pichai

Google’s Dragonfly execs didn’t take written notes and isolated internal teams to hide China search plans from other employees

A report on Thursday describes the efforts at Google to push aside internal security and privacy concerns over its Chinese search engine, Dragonfly.

Google employees petition Google to shut down its work on controversial censored search engine for China

"We are Google employees, and we join Amnesty International in calling on Google to cancel project Dragonfly, Google's effort to create a censored search engine for the Chinese market that enables state surveillance," the petition reads.