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Fresh update on "sundar pichai" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"They threw him out a long time ago. So called conservatives have long complained about social media and what they see is biased against them. Head honchos of Facebook, Twitter and Google went before the Senate Commerce Committee to get a tongue lashing from chairman Roger Wicker of Mississippi. Reasonable observers are left to wonder whether big tech firms Are obstructing the flow of information to benefit one political ideology or agenda. Let me be clear. We approach our work without political bias for Stop Google Ball, Sundar Pichai. Since our founding, we've been deeply committed to the freedom of expression. We also feel a responsibility to protect people who use their products from harmful content and the big transparent about how we do that. A man walking his dog in western North Carolina wilderness suffer deep puncture wounds to his foot. When he stepped on a booby trap. Two inch nails sticking out of a piece of plywood buried in a rotten covered with leaves investigation. Ongoing. This is ABC News..
US tech giants accused of 'monopoly power'
"Giant companies were grilled before a congressional hearing. Twitter's Jack Dorsey, Google, Sundar Pichai and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg took questions on how to best police the Internet. The central question dealt with federal law, known as section 2, 30, protect social media companies from liability for their users post Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, appearing virtually urged against any drastic changes section 2 30 helped create the Internet. As we know it has helped new ideas get built and our company's to spread American values around the world, and we should maintain this advantage. But the Internet has also evolved, and I think that Congress should update the law to make sure that it's working. As intended. Dorsey, along with Zuckerberg and pitch, I were pressed to the to the company's policies for content, moderation. And, of course, the three CEOs were accused by some senators of abusing their power over political speech six days before the presidential election. One more heated exchanges came between Dorsey and Senator Ted Cruz. So you're testifying to this committee right now that Twitter when its silences people when its sensors people wanted blocks political speech that has no impact on elections, people people have choice of other communication channels. Not if they don't hear information. If you don't think you have the power to influence elections, why do you block anything? Well, we have policies that are focused on making sure that more voices from possible we see a lot of abuse and harassment, which ends up silencing people in something on leave from the front. Well at on this question. I just mentioned of content moderation. All three of the CEOs were pressed, especially by Republicans, accusing them of having an anti conservative bias. The CEO's also pushback on that They did, however, concede on the need for more transparency around some of their decisions on content moderation. It has been a busy
Fresh update on "sundar pichai" discussed on KNX Evening News
"Social Media stocks got hammered on Wall Street after CEOs were grilled by a Senate panel on how they police the content posted on their platforms. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's Sundar Pichai were accused of an anti conservative bias by Republicans on the panel who want to take away their legal protections. Shares of all three companies fell more than 5% virus concerns led to a route on Wall Street. The Dow plunged 943 points 3.4%. The S and P fell 3.5%. The NASDAQ fell. 3.7%. Ford.
At Hearing, Republicans Accuse Zuckerberg and Dorsey of Censorship
"Of Facebook. Google on Twitter as you heard on ABC, testifying in a Senate hearing today on how their companies treat the flow of speech and information. Lawmakers have been critical of the tech giant's when it comes to issues of monopoly, privacy and censorship. Republicans have accused social media of suppressing conservative views and Democrats raise concerns over providing a place for hate speech to thrive. Democrat Maria Cantwell of our state has issues with how she believes these companies affect local media. I am concerned about the vertical nature of news and information. Today. I expect to ask the witness is about the fact that I believe they create a chokepoint for local news, the Senate Commerce Committee authorizing subpoenas for Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Jack Dorsey of Twitter. Other companies have said they are appearing voluntarily.
Fresh update on "sundar pichai" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"The voicing their complaints in a new bill of rights and couples, Corwin Haig has more. This is the time of year paid workers on political campaigns start to question their career choice. Endless hours. Bad food on the go and no time off Now group calling itself the Washington campaign Workers collective is petitioning their employers within the Democratic Party for a better deal. The group's new bill of rights calls for healthcare cover Ridge at least one day off a week and for the campaign to leave them alone between 9 P.m. and a M. They have now delivered their document to Democratic Party officials, including state Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig and House Speaker Laurie Jenkins. Corwin. Hey, Coma news. The heads of three of the biggest Internet companies testify before US Senate Committee on topics including the money they make from local news content. Almost Ryan Harris has more. Google CEO Sundar Pichai says his company considers journalism of the utmost importance, especially.
US big tech dominates stock market after monster rally
"Big Tech gets a big test next week as apple facebook Amazon and Google. Parent Alphabet all step up to the earnings plate after a sizzling run for the sector wedbush securities things the reports will fuel up another tech rally into the end of the year despite the general nervousness over stimulus and the election apple is the firm's favorite thing name Microsoft and salesforce are the top cloud software picks and Z scaler is called the cybersecurity standout. There will also be some focus next week a US Senate hearing on section two, thirty immunity with twitter's Jack Dorsey facebook's mark. Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai all in the firing line. The economic calendar includes updates on new home sales, durable goods and consumer sentiment as well as what will be an eye popping Q. Three GDP report a historic thirty three percent quarter over quarter surge in Q. Three, GDP is expected to be reported to follow on the over thirty one percent drop in Q. Two despite the strong bouncing Q. Three the feds official forecast for this year is for GDP, to decline three point seven percent, which would mark the biggest single year drop since at least World War Two. Also on the schedule in the week ahead, look for some ideas to be generated out of the Robin Hood Conference and Spat Creation. Boards Town Motors Corporation could burn some rubber when it starts trading.
Fresh update on "sundar pichai" discussed on PM Tampa Bay with Ryan Gorman
"Terrible, because I think one of them was my aunt, Sharon Hera vanished from ST Pete in 1979 niece, Melissa tells news Channel eight. She'd given up hope of getting any answers. Billie Mansfield is serving a life sentence in California for killing a number of women in the late 19 seventies. Well, nearly 50 men have been arrested in a two day sex sting operation in Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronis to prostitution should not be viewed As a victim ist crime. As the person on the other end of this transaction could be someone who has been forced into human trafficking. An ending human trafficking starts with ending the demand cry, Mr says the Johns either responded to online ads for sex or approached undercover female deputies on the street. And with Super Bowl 55 on the horizon. Chronis Ter is promising. He's undercover trafficking operations will continue. Tampa becomes the center of the political world Tomorrow is both President Trump and Joe Biden are set to hold rallies. President will speak to supporters in the north parking lot of Raymond James Stadium at 1 30. Still, no word of this points where Biden will be Hillsboro, supervisor of Elections office is now advising potential early voters. If the Trump rally could cause traffic delays in the area of the stadium, state officials now say nearly half of all registered voters in Florida have cast their ballots. I'm Reid Shepherd news radio wf. Social media stocks got hammered on Wall Street after CEOs were grilled by a Senate panel on how they police the content posted on their platforms. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's Sundar Pichai were accused of an anti conservative bias by Republicans on the panel who want to take away their legal protections. Shares of all three companies fell more than 5% virus concerns led to a route on Wall Street. The Dow plunged 943 points 3.4% the S and P fell 3.5%. The NASDAQ fell. 3.7% oil futures plunged 5.5% a four month low Ford Motor Company sold a lot of pricey pickups in the third quarter and after the bell, it reported better than expected earnings for its profit three times higher than expected, even though it's sold fewer vehicles forgot good prices for what did sell pickup trucks. From Bloomberg. I'm Ana Rivera for news radio. Wofl. A blows has a brand new flooring showroom filled with all types of floors, scratch.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"I'm politically in the final weeks of the presidential campaign, during which the president has touted progress against the pandemic and promised a vaccine Greg clutched in reporting. Meanwhile, health officials are urging Americans to get their flu shot this month are hoping to avoid twin epidemics is covert 19 continues to circulate. Europe is also gearing up for flu vaccinations as well. Labor Department scheduled to release the September jobs report Friday, is expecting to show a job gain of 850,000, which would mark the third Street monthly slowdown in job growth. If the forecast for September proves accurate, it would mean the economy's regain slightly more than half the 22 million jobs that vanished when the pandemic flatten the economy in early spring. A Senate panel has voted to compel testimony from the CEOs of social media giants Facebook, Google and Twitter. Keith Peters has the report. The move comes as lawmakers open a new front in the battle over hate speech. Misinformation have perceived political bias on Internet platforms. A month before the presidential election, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Sundar Pichai of Google and Twitters Jack Dorsey to force them to appear in a planned hearing if they don't agree to do so voluntarily. The unanimous vote marks the start of a new bipartisan initiative against big tech companies, which have been under increasing scrutiny in Washington. Keith Peters, Washington on Wall Street. Dow futures down 368 points more a townhall dot com From faulty breakers.
Fresh update on "sundar pichai" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"Good afternoon. I'm Larry Mullins wins news Time at the tone. 5 30. Good afternoon. I'm Laurie Madden. The CEOs of Google Twitter Facebook. Were on the hot seat in Washington today during a Senate hearing in which Republicans accused social media of silencing their voices and Democrats, calling the hearing a sham. Correspondent Kenny McCormick is covering. Republicans believe the Internet giants are Muslim, the president and conservatives by blocking stories and tweets Senator Roger Wicker, Reasonable Zehr observers are left to wonder whether big tech firms Are obstructing the flow of information to benefit one political ideology or agenda. That's a charge Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies. Let me be clear. We approach our work without political bias Food stall and from Twitter's Jack Dorsey. Some ofyou don't trust were acting in good faith. That's the problem. I want to focus on solving senators air looking at whether to strip some of the protections for tech company's tech CEOs All appeared via video. Wednesday's time 5 31 for traffic.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"Google and its parent company alphabet on the precipice of several major challenges regulators are expected to file antitrust lawsuits as early as this month and other example some faith company isn't as innovative as it used to be. . A CEO of alphabet sooner Pechanga will play a key role in how the company navigates the headwinds, , and while Pichai, is , not nearly as in the spotlight as the other tech leaders. . He's already had a long history Google, , and by taking a look back, , we can try and get some clues about how he might move the company forward a reporter Copeland joins us with an inside look rob. . Thanks for joining me. . Thank you. . So, , at the tech hearing before the House antitrust subcommittee earlier, , this year Pichai himself as an immigrant sort of the picture of the American dream. . And wonder if you could start by telling us more about the Chinese upbringing shore so Definitely outlier in many ways in Silicon Valley perhaps the most famous way that he stands out is that he was born in. . India. . So he grew up middle-class for India but not necessarily add western standards. . He famously talks about growing up and getting in his first. . Rotary phone. . He is in such an older guy that the technology was just a lot less developed there. . So he speaks frequently about the connection that he feels to technology and the knowledge that new technology can really change someone's life. . So pettah eventually came to the US for Grad School. . How do you find his Google? ? He worked relatively ordinary corp jobs until he joined Google right after its IPO google was not the Google that it is today it really was just a search engine. . Quickly impresses people for his ability to one build consensus, , which is true to this day, , but also get the job done his first major job at Google. . toolbar product. . So before there was chrome there actually was an add on on your browser to search google. . So his job was to convince companies like Dell when they sold you a laptop to have an automatic google search bar on there. . So he's moved through the ranks since then becoming CEO of Google and then last year taking over as alphabet. . CEO How did he make his way up the ladder? ? What's so remarkable is he's been at Google for sixteen years and we even though we're the Wall Street Journal have never done a full profile of him. . So a big part of my task for the last few months was really unpacking who he is and how he got to this position and what really emerges is that Google was a place and still is a place with big personalities people who scream at each other people who say we should bet the farm on this or that and what sooner sort of did. was . stay in the background, , but he was also very careful that whatever he did it worked starting with toolbar but that extends to chrome the browser which he co lead and is now by far the most used web browser one of the big reveals of this reporting for me was that he's a very strategic person. . It's not an accident that he stayed in the background for instance, , someone who used to report to him. . Told me early on in a meeting with with Larry? ? Page. . who was CEO of Google before soon Dr Sooner made sure that they never disagreed in front of Larry. . He really didn't want anyone to see any cracks and this also emerges in a lot of the people I spoke to some of whom sooner himself suggested that I speak to. . But then when I got on the phone with them, , they didn't seem to know him personally well. . So he he keeps it very close to the vest. . So it sounds like he's pretty deft at navigating the company politics now that he's in the top spot. . What's he known for as a leader? ? So to a man to a woman ever and I spoke to said that sooner has a tendency in the middle of meetings to stand up and begin pacing in the middle of your presentation. . He won't say anything necessarily sign that he likes or doesn't like it. . It's just signed that he's thinking. . So you can imagine people have spent weeks preparing for the CEO and he leaps up in the middle just starts pacing it can be quite disarming frankly this comes back to the criticism. Of . Soon Dr to standing up in the middle of meeting and pacing as you think is not necessarily your traditional hey drive the car forward leadership. . There's a big knock at Google today it's that and this comes from investors analysts even some executives of the company it's that the company is pretty much operating on autopilot. . It makes almost all of its money from online advertising and you don't really have to do much besides sit there and the money comes in adding an extra add to youtube isn't exactly a high level. . Decision. . So the criticism is that sooner hasn't necessarily made the big move to position Google for the next decade on the other hand. . When you have such a head start that Google has just not messing up is a billion dollar proposition. . And what about as a coworker? ? What's he known for that? ? The best thing that's has going for him is that people genuinely like him in fact, , one of his deputies Caesar. . Gupta told me he loved sooner Pichai. . He said the reason I stayed at Google this long as because of Dr He's someone that I trust. . He moved to Jakarta because soon are asked him to. . People. Say . in this world where everyone is obsessed with Silicon Valley with what is happening in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and San Francisco that soon Dr a truly global outlook that he cares for instance, , about Google pay in India where there are many multiples number of people using payment products in there are in the US. . But tacitus surly had as much investment and one of the really fun things that is in the story is he's very much a creature of habit. . You can imagine your CEO of of Alphabet you're traveling the world whenever he's in Korea he goes to the same burrito place an orders, , the same Veggie Burrito. . And in this world of he's hard-driving CEOS who appear in TMZ or go through high profile divorces. . Everyone says that sooner Chai's legitimately just a kind nice guy. .
A Closer Look at Sundar Pichai: From Middle Class Indian Upbringing to Google's Head Honcho
"Google and its parent company alphabet on the precipice of several major challenges regulators are expected to file antitrust lawsuits as early as this month and other example some faith company isn't as innovative as it used to be. A CEO of alphabet sooner Pechanga will play a key role in how the company navigates the headwinds, and while Pichai, is not nearly as in the spotlight as the other tech leaders. He's already had a long history Google, and by taking a look back, we can try and get some clues about how he might move the company forward a reporter Copeland joins us with an inside look rob. Thanks for joining me. Thank you. So, at the tech hearing before the House antitrust subcommittee earlier, this year Pichai himself as an immigrant sort of the picture of the American dream. And wonder if you could start by telling us more about the Chinese upbringing shore so Definitely outlier in many ways in Silicon Valley perhaps the most famous way that he stands out is that he was born in. India. So he grew up middle-class for India but not necessarily add western standards. He famously talks about growing up and getting in his first. Rotary phone. He is in such an older guy that the technology was just a lot less developed there. So he speaks frequently about the connection that he feels to technology and the knowledge that new technology can really change someone's life. So pettah eventually came to the US for Grad School. How do you find his Google? He worked relatively ordinary corp jobs until he joined Google right after its IPO google was not the Google that it is today it really was just a search engine. Quickly impresses people for his ability to one build consensus, which is true to this day, but also get the job done his first major job at Google. toolbar product. So before there was chrome there actually was an add on on your browser to search google. So his job was to convince companies like Dell when they sold you a laptop to have an automatic google search bar on there. So he's moved through the ranks since then becoming CEO of Google and then last year taking over as alphabet. CEO How did he make his way up the ladder? What's so remarkable is he's been at Google for sixteen years and we even though we're the Wall Street Journal have never done a full profile of him. So a big part of my task for the last few months was really unpacking who he is and how he got to this position and what really emerges is that Google was a place and still is a place with big personalities people who scream at each other people who say we should bet the farm on this or that and what sooner sort of did. was stay in the background, but he was also very careful that whatever he did it worked starting with toolbar but that extends to chrome the browser which he co lead and is now by far the most used web browser one of the big reveals of this reporting for me was that he's a very strategic person. It's not an accident that he stayed in the background for instance, someone who used to report to him. Told me early on in a meeting with with Larry? Page. who was CEO of Google before soon Dr Sooner made sure that they never disagreed in front of Larry. He really didn't want anyone to see any cracks and this also emerges in a lot of the people I spoke to some of whom sooner himself suggested that I speak to. But then when I got on the phone with them, they didn't seem to know him personally well. So he he keeps it very close to the vest. So it sounds like he's pretty deft at navigating the company politics now that he's in the top spot. What's he known for as a leader? So to a man to a woman ever and I spoke to said that sooner has a tendency in the middle of meetings to stand up and begin pacing in the middle of your presentation. He won't say anything necessarily sign that he likes or doesn't like it. It's just signed that he's thinking. So you can imagine people have spent weeks preparing for the CEO and he leaps up in the middle just starts pacing it can be quite disarming frankly this comes back to the criticism. Of Soon Dr to standing up in the middle of meeting and pacing as you think is not necessarily your traditional hey drive the car forward leadership. There's a big knock at Google today it's that and this comes from investors analysts even some executives of the company it's that the company is pretty much operating on autopilot. It makes almost all of its money from online advertising and you don't really have to do much besides sit there and the money comes in adding an extra add to youtube isn't exactly a high level. Decision. So the criticism is that sooner hasn't necessarily made the big move to position Google for the next decade on the other hand. When you have such a head start that Google has just not messing up is a billion dollar proposition. And what about as a coworker? What's he known for that? The best thing that's has going for him is that people genuinely like him in fact, one of his deputies Caesar. Gupta told me he loved sooner Pichai. He said the reason I stayed at Google this long as because of Dr He's someone that I trust. He moved to Jakarta because soon are asked him to. People. Say in this world where everyone is obsessed with Silicon Valley with what is happening in Menlo Park and Palo Alto and San Francisco that soon Dr a truly global outlook that he cares for instance, about Google pay in India where there are many multiples number of people using payment products in there are in the US. But tacitus surly had as much investment and one of the really fun things that is in the story is he's very much a creature of habit. You can imagine your CEO of of Alphabet you're traveling the world whenever he's in Korea he goes to the same burrito place an orders, the same Veggie Burrito. And in this world of he's hard-driving CEOS who appear in TMZ or go through high profile divorces. Everyone says that sooner Chai's legitimately just a kind nice guy.
House Antitrust Subcommittee Takes Testimony From Big Tech CEOs
"As low as four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month stay tuned after the show to learn about their special offer just for talking tech listeners. So when you're asked to meet with elected officials via teleconference in Washington. DC along with your key competitors and you don't get too many questions. It's a given that you had a really really good week. And when you followed up the next day with a stunning earnings release that had one analysts say that his jaw dropped when he read the numbers while there's no question that apple CEO Tim, Cook clearly had the best week in Tech. His compatriots among the big tech CEOS like facebook's mark. Zuckerberg Google's Sundar Pichai, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos did not fare as well in DC. Now, in case you missed it. Let's breakdown for you what happened this week and begin by setting the scene facebook Google apple and Amazon CEOS recall to Capitol Hill for the first time in unison to defend themselves. Against antitrust charges and they followed it up the next day with earnings reports all on the same day or a mind boggling two hundred billion dollars combined worth of revenues in just one quarter. That's a little less than half of what America's largest company Walmart brought in for all of two thousand nineteen for the record that was five, hundred, twenty, four, billion. Now during a pandemic, when many people are forced to work or learn from home consumers responded by buying lots of new computers, ipads, and iphones from apple and a whole lot of everything from Amazon at a time when many retail stores were closed in this testimony to Congress bezos described it as like Christmas in March for the company which struggle to keep up with demand meanwhile. Google. Reported a two percent drop in revenues incidents. Advertising business was impacted too fragile economy. While facebook, which is also primarily in advertising business reported higher revenues but. With a lower increase than usual, which brings us back to cook. When you're asked to appear before Congress and defend your company, you're a loser when you walk into that environment says Jean Monster in investor analyst with Luke ventures a good day he adds is escaping from major blows like Tim Cook did cook was asked about how apple treats APP developers in place favorites at its APP store where the company clearly controls what consumers can see with ironclad enforcement. Apple gets to decide who can participate and can band people at will as it did recently with the alternative email service hey, which was initially rejected by apple cooks defense. It's all in keeping up with the quality of the store in that putting APPs in front of iphone users that invade their privacy and the like. But in the realm of antitrust government decreed that apple ditch the APP store, it's a tiny portion of its business worth less than five. And wouldn't impact apple says monster. What could happen to the other companies if they had to divest will you can see facebook ditching instagram and WHATSAPP apple ditching aws, which is its web services it was basically the backbone of many companies. It provides Internet services for many companies like Netflix men for Google maybe say goodbye YouTube. Google calendar. Google maps who knows meanwhile the chairman of the antitrust subcommittee said
Washington vs. Big Tech: Taking on the Trillion-Dollar Club
"Lawmakers came out swinging yesterday against Amazon Apple, Alphabet and facebook at an historic antitrust hearing held with CEOS, Jeff bezos, Tim Cook Sundar Pichai, and Mark Zuckerberg. Over remote Webcam, you swear or affirm under penalty of perjury that the testimony you out to give his show incorrect. The Best of your knowledge information and belief. So help you God. Yes. Let the record, show the witnesses answered informative. Thank you, and you may remain seated members of the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee used charged language like too much power, Anti Competitive Acquisition and emperors as they aired their concerns about those four giant platforms. Here's the subcommittee chairman. Democrat, Peterson, Selene, a Rhode Island, our founders would not bow before king, nor should we bow before the emperor's of the online economy and ranking member? Wisconsin's Jensen. Brenner. Pointing out. Political concerns about size does big tech have a bias serves our consumers to? The need the protection of the antitrust laws. Both sides of the aisle had their opportunity to highlight this core conflict between Washington and Silicon Valley that antitrust enforcement can fix whatever is challenging or concerning about big tech. The CEO's for their part. Say We haven't squashed the competition. Here's Pichai Cook and Zuckerberg competition drives US team. needs to better products, Noah choices and more choices for every customers have a lot of choices in their products space fierce competition companies like Samsung, G. while way in Google has built successful businesses with different approaches. We okay with that. Our goal is the best, not the most I recognize that there are concerns about the size and power of tech companies. Now, we're services are about connection. Our business model is advertising and we face intense competition in both Amazon's ECOMMERCE dominance sparked a few intense moments after CEO Jeff bezos. The richest man in the world with a personal fortune of about one hundred and eighty billion dollars didn't get a question until nearly two hours into the hearing apparently due to a tech glitch. But then the pressure was on basis was asked about undercutting diapers, dot com before buying it Amazon's counterfeit problem whether Alexa favors Amazon's own products, many times. He didn't have the answer I. Don't remember that at all. I remember is that we we we'd match competitive. I believe we follow diapers cog, and this is eleven years ago I. Think we do is offer to get you information if you. Get it to your office for you read that article, but I didn't remember that piece of that I apologize for that I don't know the specifics of that situation, and I would be happy to give back to your office with more information about that. These questions for Basil's and Amazon strike at the heart of the antitrust that had been building for years as these four companies that we use every day every single day grow and grow larger with a combined market. Market cap of about five trillion dollars. If they were their own stock exchange, they'd be the fourth largest in the world. Here's vice chair. Joanna goose to facebook's mark. Zuckerberg strikes me over the course of the last several years. FACEBOOK has used. It's market power to either purchase or replicate the competition and facebook facebook. MESSENGER WHATSAPP instagram are the most now downloaded APPs of the last decade your company. Sir, owns them all and we have a word for that words monopoly. My Take Away I. Don't know I. Don't know if you guys watched I thought some of it was fascinating. A couple of questions, not not a lot of great questions thought. There's a lot of some good answers, some not good answers, but I didn't think that there was a major takeaway that all of a sudden. You know Washington was Gonna come down hard on these companies and there was evidence that was presented. That was gonna GonNa, create that challenge. I thought the most challenging piece of of news out there. But I think we've seen it before was instagram and facebook in some of the emails back and forth. Did you ever use this very similar facebook camera product to threaten instagram's founder Kevin side-stream? Congresswoman I'm I'm not sure what you mean by threatened I. Think it was public that we were building a camera up at the at the time in a chat. You told, MR, science that facebook was quote developing our own photos strategy. So how we engage now, we'll also determine how much were partners versus competitors down the line instagram's founders seem to think that was a threat he confided confided in an investor at the time that he feared you would go. That you would go into quote destroy mode if he didn't sell instagram to you, one of respectfully disagree with the characterization. Really dug into the emails and didn't take them out of context I. Thought, you'd have a hard case to make. Yeah, I, mean. I thought on on the point with facebook is easy Riley points to the quite a few different lawmakers went off the Mark Zuckerberg on on the topic of their competition practices whether he considered some of those companies they've taken over I, walk up and Instagram as competitors at that point which knowledge that they had been, which kind of course, a bit of a stir. Has Been Engaged in purchasing competition I, in some cases, replicating competition in some cases eliminating your competition, would that be a fair statement? The space of people connecting with other people is a very large space and I would agree that there were different approaches we took to to addressing different parts of of that space, but it's all in service of building the best services. Likewise said that they had tried to copy some of the particular tools that other rivals whether they bought them or not use including. Of course, the stories feature snap, which I thought was quite interesting, but Geo Point, Andrew as to whether we we conclude from yesterday that significant action from no makers is imminent. Even if we go to a sweep at the next election, the market didn't take that conclusion on those times. Talks hit session highs during the hearing, but the interesting dichotomy which goes to the question. Of, how much we managed to watch I watched as much as I could apart from when fed chair Jay Powell speaking and I watch that instead, and you had one side of Washington of goes up pressuring these tech stocks. The other part saying that we're hit as long as it takes, we're not even thinking about thinking about thinking about raising rates and not allowed old. Not just the textbooks. And close at a pretty strong session yesterday can I? Can I just ask whoever buys a company? That's not a competitor I mean. News the idea that you would buy a competitor when. Merger has ever taken place among a company that does an entirely different area that you wouldn't consider a competitor. Watching. This yesterday was complete theater just like it often is with the these congressional hearings. At. The beginning, they were asking questions and not even letting them answer. So this was really about giving Congress people their time to have their six minutes to talk and to go through with some of these things, I didn't feel like learned a lot under yesterday. I couldn't take my eyes off it when I was watching it, but it was theater. Classic, you'll take the time comments from lawmakers when they get me on. So they wanted to I, totally agree on that, but I would say compared to say twenty eighteen when Mark Zuckerberg had to go to face, they'll make on his own. Better prepared than they had even if it was then making arguments rather than letting. The answer, their questions, they made better arguments. They brought up more pertinent facts whether that was is Amazon. Abusing small sellers on this. Platform. In two, thousand, thirteen, it was reported that you instructed Amazon employees to approach discussions with certain business partners, and I quote the way a Cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle is the gazelle projects still in place and as Amazon pursue similar predatory campaigns in other parts of its business. I cannot. comment on that because I don't remember it. Is. Apple misusing the margins, it takes on on the APP store. Apple from increasing its commission to fifty percents we serve. We have never increase commissions in the store since the first day at operated in two thousand eight. From doing so is it? No, Sir I disagree strongly with that, there is a competition for developers just like there's a competition for customers. So I think they were getting it the crux of some of the issues. But as we I think all concluding I, it didn't spell imminent danger for the tech stocks just because of that air. Just one note though on the competitor. Comment there or issue that you were just discussing Becky, which is an interesting one. We often talk on the show about how being a monopoly unto. itself is not illegal, and you just commented that you can't buy from everybody wants to buy competitor. Interestingly, if you're deemed a monopoly which is not illegal, but you have that market power, it actually is illegal to buy a competitor, and so if you really go back and read mark, Brooks emails even. Even about the instagram transaction, he actually even doubled back on one of his emails because I. Think he realized that given the power that having that industry depending on how you define it that he had to rewrite the email later to suggest no, I'm not trying to do this. He was by the way thinking about this, even to two, thousand, ten, you can. Almost, if you look through emails, you can sort of see how tracking in his mind. The Way He's thinking about it. So yes, everybody always wants to buy. But Inter stands at the size and scale that these companies are. Now, it's very hard to do that actually. Hit His. Answer. was that the FTC had all the same information that they had at that point in the FTC Peruta
Congressman Louie Gohmert tests positive for coronavirus
"Republican Louie Gohmert? Who sounds like? He's falling asleep while reading trump's twitter timeline when he talks found out on Wednesday morning that he couldn't fly to Texas with President trump because. He's got corona vox get tested whenever you go to the White House. If, you're getting in fifty feet of trump began testing. Who did he talk to were very welcoming people with coronavirus down here in Texas we the more the Merrier. Well I mean he is Texas rap he was trying to come home, but he had already caught that. DC. Corona before he could get on the flight. So not only does Louie Louie. Gohmert have have cove it. He also had previously refused to wear masks unless he got cova saying that was useless presumably, and that's a shame because the day before his positive test result when he was probably already positive with covid. And he still wasn't wearing a mask when he was talking with Ag bar in the hearing room. So Gomez smells just us just just trying to infect the attorney general right before you lob softball questions to bar is sleepy Texas draw while bar like vigorously rubbed his freshly Kuroda infected hands all over his face. Gohmert, pile just an all time bonehead. Taking it to the unreal Gohmert. Easily as the CREEPIEST press photo I've ever seen in my life I. Think he drew. Or Eight termer, your congressman and. East Texas, you might want to reconsider that taking it to the Internet Louie gohmert piles, doing zoom interviews Galore trying to blame his corona infection on the fact that he had caved and just recently started to wear a mask in the last ten days instead that that is probably what gave him the virus when he was touching his mask. So apparently. From being. Exactly like what a Gomer pyle. This guy should have been wearing a mask a long time ago. Yes. Gomer Pyle yeah. He He went from being a complete fucking imbecile the day before when he was trying to infect the G. to the world's foremost Dr overnight if discovering that, you can give yourself corona through your mascots pretty incredible stuff bill bar supposedly had a corona virus tests on Wednesday hopefully, he doesn't get it because the like half the combined I q of the gop would be mortal danger. But at the time of this recording, the DOJ had declined to say if bar tested positive or not or if he plans to quarantine, they just said that he had been tested so. Like just all time stupidity from Lower Gohmert pile representative from
Jeff Bezos Touts Amazon's Job Creation Efforts in Congressional Testimony
"Of Big Tech is under scrutiny on Capitol Hill with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple, all appearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Bezos says he's proud of the jobs that Amazon has created. The trust customers put in us every day has allowed Amazon to create more jobs in the United States over the past decade than any other company. Hundreds of thousands of jobs across 42 states. Lawmakers are looking at whether the companies have grown too big and powerful and whether that growth is stifling competition and innovation and raising prices for consumers.
Trump threatens to use executive orders against Big Tech
"Of the four of the largest tech companies air testifying in front of House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee today. It's the first time all four execs Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg UN's Google's Sundar Pichai have testified together. Antitrust subcommittee chairman Congressman David Cecil. Any of Rhode Island says they're a lot of questions that need to be answered. More than a year ago, this subcommittee launched an investigation into digital markets. Our two objectives have been to document competition problems in the digital economy into evaluate where the current antitrust framework is able to properly address them ahead of that hearing, the president tweeted. If Congress doesn't bring fairness to Big tech, which they should have done years ago, I'll do it myself with executive orders.
Tech giants invoke American dream to defend their power
"Hill is getting underway this hour. Or from correspondent Alex Porsches chief executives for the world's biggest tech companies preparing to appear on Capitol Hill for historic antitrust hearing. Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook and Google Sundar Pichai, a group that includes two of the world's richest men. They're expected to face questions over whether the size of their companies stifle competition. Amazon is under scrutiny for its use of cellar data Apple over its APP store policies, Facebook for its acquisition strategy and its dominance in online advertising. And Google for its own practices in search and advertising. Companies are expected to argue that they have helped countless entrepreneurs and small businesses and made America's leader in innovation and amid rising competition from China. Some members of
Big Tech's CEOs come to Capitol Hill
"Chief executives of four big tech companies are scheduled to appear today before a House subcommittee As NPR's Bobby Allen reports, The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google will be questioned about their market dominance and what it means for industry competitors. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Google Sundar Pichai and Apple's Tim Cook will all be peppered with questions by members of the House antitrust subcommittee. All four will appear simultaneously and virtually the hearing is centered on whether there is too much power in too few hands Together. The four big tech companies have a market value of nearly $5 trillion their opening statements that have been released The CEO's defend their business practices and say they have plenty of competition. All four companies are financial supporters of NPR.
Tech CEOs Defend Operations Ahead of Congressional Hearing
"Facebook and Google will testify before Congress today in a hearing over big text market dominance as NPR's Bobby Allen reports, the tech executives planned argued their companies are not like monopolies. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Google Sundar Pichai, Apple's Tim Cook are all appearing for the first time together in front of House lawmakers. Virtually, of course and the CEO's opening statements. The executives will say that they have plenty of competition. But critics of big tech question whether any company can rival Silicon Valley's immense power. The four companies have a combined market value of nearly $5 trillion have grown up in a nearly regulation free environment. But there is now bipartisan support to clamp down as the companies have acquired wide ranging skepticism for reshaping American commerce, communication and political discourse. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS
Big Tech's Top Four CEOs Set to Testify Before Congress
"The chief executives of four of the largest technology companies are scheduled to appear today before the House subcommittee. NPR's Bobby Allen reports. The CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple will be questioned about market dominance, cement closer scrutiny from lawmakers in Congress. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Google Sundar Pichai and Apple's Tim Cook will all be peppered with questions by members of the House antitrust subcommittee. All four will appear simultaneously and virtually the hearing is centered on whether there is too much power in too few hands Together. The four big tech companies have a market value of nearly $5 trillion in their opening statements that have been released. The CEO's defend their business practices and say they have plenty of
CEOs Of 4 Tech Giants To Testify Before House Panel Hearing
"So, today could go down in history as the tech industries. Big Moment for the first time. The four CEOS of tech giant's Amazon apple, facebook Google will appear together before Congress will not exactly together via digital video, really the sign of our times, right? The big overarching question here. Do the biggest tech companies used their power to hurt competitors and help themselves and Lena. Seljuk is here to cover this and just to disclose that all four of these companies are among NPR's financial supporters okay. Alina. That these companies are really big. So why is Congress doing this hearing now? Right, I think lawmakers are finally considering whether they need to take a more active role in policing these powerful platforms is companies have long been held in high regard as models, of Americans, scrappy ingenuity, but they stopped being scrappy startups. A long time goes you point out and put together. Now they're worth almost five trillion dollars for their entire existence. They faced very little regulation. In recent years, critics have piled on accusations of anti competitive behaviour, the Justice Department state attorneys, General started investigations, and so has the committee that's holding this hearing they've been investigating for over a year, and today is the last stop on that journey. Also is is, is this accusation of anticompetitive behaviors that really the focus here? That's the expectation that competition will be at the center stage The four companies are, of course, very different. Lots of nuance there. Generally, critics have been saying how competing with at least three of them. Amazon apple and Google. Is like playing against a team that also owns the stadium, hires the referees and writes the rules of the game like what don't they do? You said, they're all different I mean, can you talk about what some of the different questions might be for free to the different companies? Sure bit of a dense list, but let me try to hit some of the biggest themes for Amazon's Jeff. bezos. The world's richest person sexually has first appearance before Congress. But if the committee sticks to the topic I'm expecting lots of questions about whether Amazon exploited state ED collects from other sellers on the platform for its own benefit back to this idea of Amazon both running the marketplace and selling it for apple's Tim Cook. Questions are likely to focus on the APP store and whether apple gives itself. itself an unfair advantage and how charges developers for every transaction there for Google's Sundar Pichai. The big themes are Google's dominant search and digital advertising where the company controls almost a third of the market. FACEBOOK's Mark Zuckerberg into the hill a lot. Lately, he'll probably get more questions about disinformation and political speech, but also how the company buys or copies its competitors, all the companies are expected to push back that they face a lot of competition and that they represent a big success story of American innovation. Hearing is the end of a year long investigation. What happens after this? Right. So the committee will finish and publish the results I spoke with Gene Kimmelman former department of Justice antitrust official. Now, consumer group public knowledge, and he sums up the question at the heart of all this beyond a simple antitrust case. What does the law needs to look like to ensure that we have open vibrant competition in digital marketplace? So maybe there will be a pathway to reconsider existing loss. Maybe right. New Ones, which, of course, the companies will fight tooth and nail. If you're Zelina. Cellular. Glean.
Zuckerberg, Bezos, other tech CEOs testify on competition
"In the U. S tech sector has been delayed two days pushback toe Wednesday in the House Judiciary Committee. The any trust hearing is supposed to include Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. A hearing was pushed back so members of the committee can attend a memorial service for the late representative John Lewis. Members of Congress hoped to unveil legislative proposals that would update antitrust laws for the digital era after that hearing, which is now set to begin at noon on Wednesday. You think it's hot
Tech Antitrust Hearing: What to Expect From Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google
"Wednesday is going to be interesting. The HAUSCH Hausch judiciary. Antitrust Committee man. The House judiciary antitrust subcommittee. Will have a hearing. About big tech at which we are going to see some big tech guys the CEO's of Apple. Tim Cook facebook Mark Zuckerberg Amazon's Jeff. bezos and Google Sundar Pichai. That's the big. The only thing not in there in the fangs. Fangs! That's what the stock market calls it facebook. Amazon, Apple. NETFLIX's in Google. So. There's no Netflix there I don't think that we don't always Netflix Netflix. No they're not a monopoly apple. You might not really know because They only do Mac stuff and iphones. They're not even there about half the market of smartphones in the US. That's not monopoly. facebook well. There is no other facebook, but they're not the only social network. Of course they do on instagram and WHATSAPP so that means they pretty much dominate. Three big social media categories messaging photo sharing. And Life Sharing Amazon! Monopoly. No Walmart just started their competitor to Amazon prime. Walmart plus. Hundred Bucks, you get this. You know a year. You get the two day shipping and all that. So I mean Walmart's Ju- Amazon one hundred percent, but you know it's powerful. And then Google, which does. Dominate. I think it's eighty percent of searches. It's not not ninety ninety five. I don't know what the threshold for trust is low. It's higher than eighty percent. So, these guys are not monopolies, even though they're going up in front of the antitrust subcommittee, they're they're really just very powerful tech companies there seems to be some concern. that. These have become too powerful. What do you think, are they? They're they're wealthy. They generate a lot of money, but that's because very successful, right? FACEBOOK controls. Pretty much I think you know at least mind share control social media twitter others. Twitter's out there. Yeah, a facebook cutting controls it. And I think the concern with facebook is they have so much power. What don't they all not apple so much but Amazon. FACEBOOK and Google lots of power. If it's not on the Google search. Does it exist on the Internet yeah not really. Go how you find it. So, that's a lot of power, Amazon. While, they're not the only online commerce by any means. The pretty darned dominant, aren't they? And and their rapidly getting more and more of the market share and more and more of the mind share their big I think big is the only thing you could say about these guys. They're just big apple, big, biggest biggest, most valuable, anyway, corporation history of human endeavor, one and a half trillion dollars. But that's the stock market value and part of that is pumped up. Because apple keeps buying back its own stock, they invest billions and billions in the buying their own stock, which increases their market value, their market capitalisation as the. Jim Cramer would say it. CAP PD? I don't know if the stock market has to do with reality anymore I don't. I don't think I don't think I honestly. Congress has a clue about what to do about this. The Republicans will be asking him about bias anti conservative bias. The Democrats will be asking of about monopoly too big too powerful. To dominant. Both sides are worried about them for different reasons, but it's Kinda the. TAME same reason for different reasons. I wait it'll be fun. It'll be fun. It's always fun to watch. Primarily elderly congressman. Try to understand this stuff. What is, how do I get onto the facebook? Always enjoyable always. Always, laugh.
Google to Invest $10 Billion in India
"During the webcast of Google for India Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Google will invest roughly ten billion dollars in India over the next five to seven years. These investments will run through digitisation fund with Equity Investments Partnerships and operational infrastructure and ecosystem investments, folks, and expanding the Internet beyond English and other vernacular languages outside of investments through this fund Google also plans to invest in artificial intelligence and education in
Google to invest $10 billion in India
"During the webcast of Google for India Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Google will invest roughly ten billion dollars in India over the next five to seven years. These investments will run through digitisation fund with Equity Investments Partnerships and operational infrastructure and ecosystem investments, folks, and expanding the Internet beyond English and other vernacular languages outside of investments through this fund Google also plans to invest in artificial intelligence and education in India.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
"That most people around the world will be, you know, will need to use some so this for free, and it's important privacy works in those situations as well. And, you know, we, you know, we don't use data from your emails, or your photos for advertising. We, you know, we use these Toyota photos, so that we can give it back to you, when you need it, and that you have peace of mind around photos. All right. Let's talk about China. Is Google currently considering reopening? Search in China. We have no plans to relaunch searching, China. You were thinking about it. You did do work inside of Google to map out what restarting search and China would look like. Are those conversations going on at all now or is there a zero percent chance that, that Google will restart searching China in the neck in the near term that are that are no plans for us to consider launching our sorts service in China? You know, we've always looked at, you know, you think about serving the next billion users. So as a company, you know, we, you know, admission compasses to provide information. So we evaluate that, but, you know, be would need that conditions to exist. And so, you know, we will do it on a set of principles that matter to us. And, and you mentioned conditions and look at the, the reason Google pulled out of China in two thousand ten was the hack and the human rights violations that were found is the result. But, but I asked because in two thousand sixteen you said, I've always thought Google was for everyone, and that applies to China, to, and you talked about serving Chinese users. Has something shifted in you. Your calculation on your willingness to even explorer, searching, China is that the fact that you have, you know, escorting to the State Department, two million ethnic might Muslim ethnic minorities held in camps in China. The Hong Kong protests, going on is it has that shifted fundamentally your view. You know, I mean that are often competing values, you know, we've talked about your content responsibility on YouTube. It's. Yeah. So, you know, we see the benefits we get provide information to users, but we don't want information presented in wrong way to our uses swale. And so these are issues, we grapple with, you know, across the world to be honest, you know, the, the comply with laws and regulations. And so, you know, it's always a set of continued conversations. We have at Google. But when you say conditions it sounds like you're talking about the human rights issues in China. Right. Eating for us. You know our ability to present ourselves innovate that, you know, use this can see. See us that I direct without censorship. Censorship is is an important condition. So is any level of censorship. Okay with Google if they're researching China or you saying, it would have to be uncensored by the government, you know, I don't want to speculate on a hypothetical situation, we have no plans. And you know, we are not spending time on it time on it today. A few months ago, the chairman of the joint chiefs chairman, general Joseph, Dunn for testifying before congress. And he said that the work that Google is doing in China. Quote is a direct benefit to the Chinese military. What did you think when you heard that in what, what's your response? You know, I think we, we took a chance to clarify. We are not doing any work in China. We have a limited presence in China and delimited AI work. We doing China, which we are transparent about is our open source, project, and slow us. We do some nonprofit work in China. So I think we've had good conversations on that and played up any misunderstandings. I do think that it's important for people to know the decisions that, that Google has made in terms of. You know what it's willing to do with AI and the defense department, for example, when you look at, at project, even an ending that or pulling your initial bid ten for ten billion dollar DOD contract because of ethical concerns. Can you can you walk me through how much employees influence that decision? We are, you know, they've been concerned about how we thought fully develop. Yeah. I and you know, I think he is powerful and we have come at it, too partnering with US government. You know, consistent with our AI principles beating, there are many areas, including cyber security, search and rescue missions. You know, veterans health Amini base, by which we think we can apply in a way. That's benefit. She'll be have had some concerns about weaponization and, you know, and so we have drawn some lines, but if you've been transparent about it, and, but we have come into constructively working to help the country where we can never some employees that felt that working with the defense department, for example was profiting off. You know, war and potentially making drone strikes more lethal, and some of them wrote to you, and the, and they spoke up Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO recently said, if big tech companies are going to turn their back on the DOD this country. Going to be in trouble, where do you to different this. You know, I actually want me. We are that many ways we were can collaborate, you know, with the US government, we can't about our national security as well. We wouldn't be able to do what we do as a company if he didn't enjoy the freedoms you know, that, that we can and cherish. So I think, you know, on a practical basis, I think we'll be doing a lot of work, and, you know, so I think, you know, there's not much much of a difference. We are considered a senior a researches who are working on these technologies. No different from people who are working on genetics were concerned about the lines. And you want to do your work and, you know, we respect our views and you know so we are being very thoughtful and, you know, we'll be public about what we do. And what we don't decision that Google made. That intrigued me is that, that you guys made the decision to stop allowing Google assistant, which is what's used in Google home. If people have in their houses. Two two record as the default so you change the default mode to not record after it, here's the prompt. Hey, Koogle Amazon's Alexa, the default Scillies to, to record for purposes making the machine learning more intelligent etcetera. But that, that's a big difference. Why did you make the change in general? You know, we are looking at how to simplify and make it easier for for us to many my sedate IB have, and we're looking at everything we do just recently at Google. I o we don't be offered auto delete controls, so you can tell Google after three months or eighteen months, you can just, you know automatically have your data be deleted. So we're constantly looking how many mice data while we can provide the experience. We have gotten more data more rapidly and made the machine smarter. If you had just stuck with. Record as the default. But did you think there was an ethical issue with that? Is that why you changed it? Oh, you know, we wanted it to be user choice in general. And, you know, I think that many uses who you know, they want sometimes that are caught off, or they are doing because it has value to them. And so, you know privacy is inherently very personal and, you know, the, you know, you know, depending on your life situation that you are the context in which you're using our products where it's in your home or not, you know, people have different privacy expectations. And so we are trying to match that make it simpler. And I think they have more work to do, but you're going to see us do more and more they're Amazon threat or opportunity in a bowler Google a boat. You know, today, many people use Google, and they byproducts of Masan. So we partnered with them on many, many places that I eighty s we compete with them when I think it's good that is actually a lot of competition. Amongst the big companies to and you know, and so, you know, that's what gives rise to more innovation. And I think ultimately consumers benefit, let's talk a little bit about women specifically and diversity. So if you looking at the latest numbers women make up thirty three percent of Google's global workforce twenty-six of leadership positions, assuming, you want to get that to fifty fifty I know there's been a lot of work on this front. What's, what is the number one thing you think Google can do to get that to truly equal? I think it comes to ensuring that, you know, women have a very inclusive, and, you know, the, the expe- when they are at work, you know, you know, we are growing fast numbers. Make it taught to actually find the talent pool at the rate at which we are growing, but we have very committed to that. And this is why we have transparent about, you know, we went off the first companies to be transparent about the numbers and shot it outside. And then, you know, it's about investing in them, you know, in their career, development and supporting their work experience all the way through, you know, it's, it's a big part of the answer. I think the Labor Department is taking a look at, at whether Google has underpaid women and you guys recently didn't internal study to that. And. Youtube CEO says or would shaky told me a few years ago that she actually personally goes through the salaries that YouTube, every so often to make sure that there is not that pay discrepancy. Do you would you be supportive Sundar of, of legislation requiring big companies like you guys to publicly disclose? Pay for men and women in similar roles would that would that help. I mean, if you know, we are happy to have transparency would divide structure. You know, you have to look at the data carefully because at different levels, different geographic regions. This is an area that we invest, so many of these system, make sure we get it, right. And and you know it's one of the most regressive mystical analysis. We do with the right scrutiny at all levels of the company, and, you know, and, you know, we have very confident that, you know, we have pay equity within Google, but, you know, but it's also about not just pay for a given level for both genders. But it's about ensuring. That, you know, women are able to progress through the augmentation, because, you know how you how you rated how you're evaluated how you promoted all of the insect contrary start. That's right. Are you starting of the big most public decisions you have had to make so far as CEO is firing a Google engineer who in two thousand seventeen wrote an internal memo arguing that women because of our biology are just not as good at tech, and that having women in these roles made Google less competitive argued the gender pay gap was a myth. You fired him. He's suing. I'm interested for now. Twenty nineteen. What did you learn from that, you know why, you know, for me it was important as a company in a you just mentioned? We already struggling to make sure of, of whenever truly inclusive, expedience getting that a presentation. And making sure they can progress at all of the company I do think they face headwinds today. Particularly in the tech industry. So I felt. Increased sense of boredom on making sure we create that environment around all of that. So, so speaking about that, I know that you think a lot about the employees situation after the walkout last year about twenty thousand Google employees in about fifty cities, walked out to make a point number of issues, but largely on the handling of some sexual harassment situations and at the company, this is following Andy Rubin leaving with a ninety million dollar payout and Google will not talking about that publicly after sexual misconduct that he denies. You told the New York Times last year we're taking steps to do better. Can you talk to me a little bit about what has changed since the walkout initiated, many changes, even leading up to that moment? But we took the moment as you know, clearly acknowledging that we need to do a lot more. We heard from a lot of people women and men about how things can be done better, one of the most important business decisions. I made was ending that requirement for four star. Betray Shen, right? And to be clear, you know, even through arbitration we didn't have confidentiality provisions but we ultimately decided it's better for employees to have the choice. And so that was one of the bigger decisions. We made did the walk out Google a better company. I think so. You know, I think our implies clearly spoke at a moment when the company hadn't got him it. Right. And, you know, and I think you know, there were many people across the company who participated in. Sort of that. And I think I think it's a good part of our culture that we were able to knowledge something publicly and, and work hard to get things better. Two of the organizers behind the walkout have publicly said that these women Meredith and Claire felt backlash for their role, one of them just left Claire and cheap. She she wrote about, you know what she felt and why she felt like she couldn't stay. She talked about the head of her department, branding, her with the scarlet letter does that concern you and, and is that being investigated..
"sundar pichai" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Mart story and the headline Google manipulated YouTube. Search results for abortion four, Maxine Waters, four David Hogg. Camera hog the kid from the school the shooting. Now, essentially is that when Google manipulates a search results it's made to look like. So this little kid camera hog comes out make some statement after the school shooting about gun control. And does this and it's made to look like the whole country is fascinated with the kid pick the whole country. Can't get enough of the when Maxine Waters was running around, you know, anti Maxine doing her personal appearances in front of half. Dead. People YouTube is is is portraying all the videos of Maxine speeches as though the country has been captivated in Maxine Waters has all of a sudden vaulted to the number one song personality in the subject of impeaching Donald Trump. It's the same thing for abortion in sworn testimony. Google CEO Sundar Pichai told congress last month that his company does not manually enter Wien on any particular search result. I'm sorry. Sandra? Don't believe this out of lever for a moment. Apple has this thing called apple news humans curated it's not put together by algorithm. They hired a bunch of journalists and editors and apple news, which is part of every iphone and ipad. It's there by default. It's their free of charge. If you want apple news, all you got to tap on the icon. It's nothing, but a bunch of full-fledged left wing liberal agenda. Moving advocates shaping the news determining what's popular. And what isn't and you'll have to look long and hard to find a conservative news source that looks like anybody's reading it, and that's done by human beings. And they're bragging about that. They're using it as a sales point that human beings secure, not algorithms, Google says, no, we're not using human beings are search results are genuine based on actual public interest. Sorry, not buying it. Not when Google pretty much had an office in the Obama west wing anyway, the Google CEO soon. Dr pecan pie told congress last month, his company is not manually, intervene, and any particular search result. Get an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart news reveals that Google. Regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform, including a recent intervention that pushed pro life videos out of the top ten search results for abortion. And the words search abortion on YouTube and the top ten videos would have been pro-life Google didn't like that. So they moved them out of there. I don't have any doubt that that happens because there isn't anybody on the left is not political. That's my definition. By definition, liberalism is entirely political. And it's political in the sense of forcing what they believe on everybody. It's not just a point of view in the public arena being debated where they're trying to persuade people. That's a last thing. They're trying to do. They're trying to force it down everybody's throat. They're forcing everybody to believe it and in in achieving that objective. They're denying the presence of any opposing view. Exactly what liberalism is. There's nothing democratic about liberalism. Furthermore on YouTube owned by Google. The term abortion was added to a blacklist file for controversial YouTube queries, which contains a list of search terms that the company considers sensitive, according to the leak these include some of these search terms related to abortion abortions, the Irish abortion referendum, democrat, congresswoman, Maxine Waters, and anti-gun activist. David camera hog the existence of the blacklist was revealed in an internal Google discussion thread leaked to break bar news source inside Google the wish to remain anonymous a partial list of blacklisted terms was also leaked to Breitbart by another Google source. There are conservatives that go, and they they they're scared to death speak up one of them did one of them wrote a. What would you call it? An essay on the unfairness. Extended a conservative employees at Google and the intimidation against them. And the the pressure to stay silent. If you're a conservative Nagai got got canned I got fired and golden ran around saying, none of what he wrote is true. We don't tolerate this kind of insolence. So the guy's gone. I forget his name of my head. But it became. A cause. So lab at the. At the time in the league discussion thread, a Google site reliability engineer hinted at the existence of more search blacklists, according to the source. I folks I have no doubt. No doubt that this is true. Because I know liberals like the back of my head. I know liberals like every square inch of my glorious naked body. And I'm telling you, they don't trust public opinion to genuine public opinion, they maneuver they influence and they doctorate every opportunity they get. The idea that Google is some interesting collection. Of search results. And it whatever is being searched for the most is what you see at the top of the list is a crock. So here we have we have Cohen out there. He's talking about. How us other rigging a bunch of online Paul's for Trump didn't didn't all the presidential polls have Hillary Clinton winning in a landslide. Isn't that my memory? My memory is at every poll had her winning in a landslide at one of the reasons they had a connection fits because they all believe those polls. Admittedly. These are online polls that are being discussed here in the Wall Street Journal story about the rat. Like like a drudge poll is an online poll your agile pose a question yesterday. Trump Hillary whatever you vote on it. How many times you want? It's not scientific in the sense that one line polls in that scientific in the sense that the serious pollsters would have you believe there's are. The I just I have to have this stuff off at the pass every time it rears its head. It's no accident. This James James damore was the engineer who was fired after writing little manifesto Google. It was it was writing about the bias at Google and he got. He got can't. Let's see here. I think a great example is Alexander ocasio Cortez. We're all sitting here thinking that she has become the biggest thing the democrat party, not not with members of congress and the average ordinary American democrat voters that she's the Twitter king. And in fact, there's a story that Alexander the okay, so Cortez is running Twitter education seminars for other House Democrats show them how to use the biggest she is being touted as the Queen of Twitter. She'd nobody's ever been better at using Twitter, Alexandra, okay Cortez. And how much of that is hype? How much of that is just being told that this woman has captivated? The leftist portions of this country. I don't deny that she gets a lot of face time and a lot of, but but the idea that she has become the face of the democrat. I just I think there's so much of this hype so much, and I I just don't I think there's so much ill legitimacy. I'm serious. This instance, Sarah on the democrat party sign the left aside that I think you have to be suspicious and wary of it that's why by the way one of their tactics the drive bys, especially one of their tactic tactics when they get on some subject that they're supposedly doing news stories about there is an there is an aura around the coverage. And makes it look like anybody with a common sense brain believes this. My best example, the one that first comes to my mind is the Indiana religious freedom restoration act Pence was the governor signs. It media was outraged because what the religious freedom restoration act did was basically say that Christians can't be punished. For doing things. Because of their religious beliefs. They have been refusing to bake cakes for gay, weddings, and receptions, are refusing to be photographers, of course, that's a setup to because the gays getting married could've found somebody Baker cake that was willing to do it. But they hunt. These things these Christian owned places purposely to call him out. And so so the media runs Indiana starts covering the stuff as though every body in America is outraged at Indiana and outraged at Christians, and that's just the order with which this stuff is covered. Same thing. With camera hog same thing without Alexandria, kiss Cortez. They make it look like. What they make it. Look like is that what you think and the people you believe in such a tiny minority matter anymore. Try to make you think that you've already lost your being overrun you've lost your country. You've lost your culture. Don't even think about it. Just give up. That's the objective. A break. We'll be back. I go back to the phones. After this though. Hang on, the Rush.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on Slate Money
"Or Washington, it costs you three dollars to buy the shoes day in the times, which is the inflation rate on that has been insane. And the price insensitivity of what few remaining new STAN consumers that raw has been astonishing to behold that people will pay seemingly pretty much any amount of money for that physical newspaper when they wanna buy that fiscal newspaper in a way that no one dreamed back when it was, you know, a quarter or something they will we need to make sure that as many people read this sort of under price it tens out. They need to do that. I saw that. I thought this is interesting when the last time I bought physical newspapers was when I was carving pumpkins, and I needed news neighbors, and I'm looking at what to buy and I was going to by the time go by this. I bought like four copies of the post. A why these copies of the post? Well, from color perspective when the t- have been the right? Is the way to go. My number is eighty five million dollars that is the combined revenue of the two most popular meditation apps. Calm and head space with sleep money sponsor in the okay? Well, apparently, they they're in a head-to-head kind of meditation app. Yeah. And they were both the CEO's of both companies quoted in the journal kind of like saying mean stuff com means stuff about each other. But people pay for the cost thirteen dollars a month to get a meditation app and people are willing to shell out money for this. So to Josh's point earlier, if they're paying thirteen dollars a month for meditation up, they could sell it a few bucks for some quality something people willing to spend. Nothing doing nothing. It's they're spending on it to get rid of everything. So that they have nothing. That is a good business is a good my number two in my number is two of the people in the hearing of Sundar Pichai representatives, duly elected by the American people who held up iphones. Why something didn't work on their iphone and his his look? And and you know, it's hard to feel sympathy for tech boss, and his look was are you guys fucking kidding? I going to and so the reason I bring this up, and I only watched about forty minutes of this hearing is that what clear of the past year is that our elected representatives could not be less qualified to regulate technology, and it's gotten to a point where. Yes for a person who puts on a television show every night. It's fantastic. I mean, super cats these guys just Orrin Hatch asking, Mark Zuckerberg. Well, if you don't charge for it, how do you make money and Mark Zuckerberg finally using his shooting grin for good and say advertiser, but we're in a place where this these businesses have a huge role in American life. And it's unbelievable to me that the regulators don't understand. We can we Americans freeload on Muggeridge to Festa. In the Europeans and get them to do the regulatory heavy lifting. Will we have been? I mean to this point we really have been. I what's interesting to me about the current freshman class in congress is that they have had experience as candidates with social media that their elders have not. And so they are bringing different kind of knowledge to bear. When they enter this body. They have been harassed online. They've seen the power of these platforms. I think all of them are kind of itching to get onto committees where they can talk about these things. But you know, when you ask how do we get where we are? It's because we have, you know, an average age of people in their mid sixties to whom technology so alien that they don't know that Sundar Pichai doesn't make phones on which note, we will wrap up this predictively depressing episode of slate money. I'm Josh thank you very much for coming in. We're gonna have a late plus segment with you. I think but. But we're gonna see if the book recommendations many, thanks to both June Thomas and Mexico that you think and we'll Q next week on sleep money..
"sundar pichai" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Good? I have to say I thought it was very good meeting when you left when I left we had a fairly long meeting, and we really discussed a lot of great subjects me go. But I'm glad you're here to open this air in front of the entire nation. So he can understand exactly why the Democrats don't want to secure our border. That's what he's saying. I'm glad you could also see it. Welcome very Christmas. Really what it was kind of put it on display. Exactly what they thought about the whole situation, and they don't want him to have it. No, no. And I think we all know why? Now the big Google happened yesterday. This would have been the top news if Trump hadn't pulled that awesome meeting, the Google CEO Sundar Pichai, well, he had to face a lot of questions, but even really answer anything it could you find a more generic response than this. According to the Wall Street Journal ninety percent of all internet searches go through Google that is power, and it comes with responsibility. I think which Spiderman was it that said that. Which would be that would be the first one with a Sam Raimi's Spiderman. Yes, I think that's where he first our comes great responsibility. That's where I learned that I didn't need to hear it from the Google CEO dated question him. And this was all about this this bias that. Now, we know exists with social media sites with big tech. Kevin McCarthy the lawmaker for California we need to be sure that any political bias within Google's workforce does not creep into its search products. We need to know that Google is living up to the Americas belief in free expression right on. But there was the other side. This is Nadler from New York who should examine what is doing to stop hostile foreign powers from using its platform to spread false information in order to harm our political discourse, they're pushy they pushed it again. And again on the this is where it makes them look, especially bad on the heels that we found out on the same day. The number came out the two thousand sixteen election. Do you know how much money the Russian spent on ads on Facebook that supposedly tried to influence the? Election note, the amount was four thousand dollars and change that was it. I four thousand dollars. I've spent that trying to boost posts on Facebook. Yeah. That's not. That's that's pittance four thousand dollars. In this clown is up there. We need to the real focus should be on. Russians. That's it. Yeah. Yeah. The Russians rise. It's I mean, it's such a day for ten like the American people are cat, and you've got the you've got the ball on the string. Hey, eight even though the cat food over here. The real stuff that you really need in your life is over here. Let's play with the ball in the straight. Well, there's a reason why they're voted in a lot of people fall for that crap. They just do a lot of sheep out there. Speaking of money. Stormy daniels. She's gonna be out of a lot of money. Wow. And now if you are a variety, I am not. I don't think anybody around here is a stormy fan for her previous career. You know, what she's known for you must be happy about this new people because this means she's going to have to be working to pay this off. If you if subscribed to import and channel let's say she's going to be back working. You know what I mean? Because now it's final a US district court judge in LA has ordered her to pay. Are you ready for this? Just under three hundred thousand dollars two hundred ninety three thousand dollars in change in legal fees directly to President Trump. I'm curious to see how much she made on that make America horny again tour. Oh, that's another thing. You know that? Well, there's another leg of that tour. Oh, yeah. It's going for round two is that gonna roll through West Palm again. Holy cow. Now granted the amount is less than the eight hundred thousand Trump's attorneys were asking for. But I think in these matters, yo shoot high. Right. Wow. So you think about she just did the make America horny against war? Right. She has the book. Correct. She does. I didn't even know that. She didn't. She have a book. I if she doesn't she's working on it. Oh, I'm pretty sure she to look that up. But but all the money that she just got from all that. Now. It's just going to go right out the window. Got pretty much. And here we have how the mighty have fallen. Boy, they were the media darlings two months ago. The creepy slip and fall porn lawyer, Michael. It's stormy Daniels. Now, they're both. He's also a bunch of financial trouble legal trouble. Poor nice work there. Nailed it. All right. Let's get out of the swamp for a second. Go to one of these dope owned the week. Now. What makes this story remarkable is the lakeland police lack of sense of humor about this. They need your help. They have put out a full like AP for this guy that they're calling. This is their words not ours. The foot long bandit. Oh, no. But they've put this out without a lick of sense of humor, which is surprising to me. So far the stories not remarkable guy went into gas station and lakeland last week grabbed a foot log sandwich off the shelf shoved it down his pants paid for a soda walks out without paying for the sandwich. Right. Big deal. You say well, the cops pulled out the surveillance things they put out a state wide. Search they need. Everybody's help. A funny foot long. That they're calling. Here's their response, though. Because people on their Facebook page of joking about it. Yeah. I mean, obviously, obviously hanging fruit. It's right there. Yeah. Here's the official statement released yesterday by the lakeland PD. What you're taking please resist. This is a respectable Facebook page. Makes me not want to help them. Find. Don't be don't be a dope about let people joke about make it viral. You might actually find the guy who was our guy who are sheriff in lakeland, Grady, gut. Yeah, I think so he would joke about it. Of course. He would God's sakes. Lakeland come on. I would hope that he would put out one of those audio responses. Who who is the other one that did it the other day? If you remember it if you know this foot long banded, and I know what you're thinking. I thought it was funny too. Maybe they'll find a maybe we'll have an update maybe not more headlines that coming up next. But one side note about the legalization of pause. It's coming out of Michigan at a never thought about this. What it's doing the canine dogs. Can imagine..
"sundar pichai" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Or the worry at the markets is one there's a US recession watch going on and to there's a global slowdown watch going on. And then finally, there's a fed watch. So that people are air markets are really focused on these three things stocks mixed with the Dow and p lower NASDAQ was higher NASDAQ up eleven. Up by about two tenths of one percent, S P down less than a point. Dow Industrial's down fifty three a drop of two tenths of one percent in New York. Charlie pellett. Bloomberg daybreak Asia. Let's get you caught up on market action at thirty four past the hour. We'll begin with our top story the CFO of walkway. Mum. One Joe has been granted bail now by a Canadian judge after about three days of bail hearings. We're looking at the offshore Chinese Yuan strengthening against the dollar here at six eighty nine thirty nine that gain is about two tenths of one percent. The yen weakened bid in New York trading. We're one thirteen fifty two that setting up for a little bit of positivity in the Japanese equity market, we've got futures trading at Chicago about one hundred fifty points above where we finished in the cash market yesterday in Japan tracking the movements in the oil market today. New York crew picked up about one point seven percent. We settled at fifty one sixty eight that was after the Russian energy minister. Said his country will reduce output next month, and then after the market closed it appears as though the API is reporting a larger than expected drop in US crude inventories for the last week WTI right now in the electron exception session higher by six tenths of one percent. Fifty one ninety eight and the US ten year treasury with a yield of two point eight seven percent. I'm Doug krizner at the Bloomberg interactive brokers studio rish. Yeah. Let's get to Google's Sundar Pichai. He's.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Russia. Google CEO Sundar Pichai leaving the door open to Google in China. The answers question for the House Judiciary committee today. Other issues touched on whether the internet search engine treats all searches equally or benefits Google clients. Whether there's in fact, based I have a fact based information on the internet, whether the company itself is biased in its political leanings at least two people are dead multiple wounded a Christmas market shooting in shrouds work, France. Reuters report president of the US says he would be proud to shut down the government or the funding of a border wall. Open confrontation in front of cameras and microphones today with democratic leaders. Bloomberg. I word now is moving the story that the president says the meeting was very friendly UK Prime Minister, Theresa may and the EU trying to find some kind of solution to the Brexit a dead end crisis. She has been requested tomorrow with a leader of her party. There has been an effort to get enough letters to ask for a new leadership vote. No confirmation of weather. That is the topic. Japan said to set up a big data oversight body as soon as twenty twenty. This is a Nikkei report U N chief Anthony Perez to join the Yemen peace talks and Sweden on Thursday. Global news twenty four hours a day on air and talk on Twitter power by more than twenty seven hundred analysts and journalists and more than one hundred twenty countries in San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg Douglas. All right. Twenty one past the hour back to our conversation with Michael shoe of market field asset management, so one of the top stories this hour, Michael is that quay CFO mum on Joe has been granted bail by a Canadian judge. I don't know necessarily that this reduces tension between the US and China in a meaningful way. But give me a sense of what your expectations are with respect to the trade war right now. How does this play out? I think it's almost two walls. I think sort of now trade war with China in the US. I think going to. Various concessions with one another. You know, I I do think a deal gets done. And my guess is within the ninety days. And if it's not within the ninety days, they'll be a fairly smooth extension to that period. Episode time, the is a longer bigger war over the domination of global technology. And you know, I think that that's almost separate to to trade itself. And I think that's sort of big of issue is going to linger with us for many years. And I think at certain periods of time it's going to spike and in other periods of time. It's gonna go quiet. I think I think the dangerous for world is heading for a split technology. Ecosystem with with China dominating certain geographic regions in the US dominating certain geographic regions, and a lot of sort of political interference with technology, cutting across borders, and and that's a very different world to the world in which technology has grown up over the last twenty five years. It sounds a bleak actually Mike Louis, but it doesn't really saying is is going to be a new Cold War of one form of the other as we head into another bipolar. I think economic competition. Than the Cold War v US and Russia because they really didn't compete economically of one another it. It's almost more like going back to the the the UK and Germany the turn of the nineteenth century, and the sort of battle over the witch industrial sector was going to dominate global export markets, and you know, sometimes it was friendly and sometimes the end tragically it was very unfriendly. So you seem to be fairly upbeat in terms of earnings at least for US multinationals and maybe by extension some of the other mid cap US based companies, but I'm I'm wondering about your investment thesis going forward for the next year two thousand nineteen you can put the fed into the equation there. But spell out to me the way that you're approaching the markets these days, I think the global economy is now in better shape than when people believe I think people have placed in a significant the tuition, which has not taken place, and I do not think we'll take place. I think regions like Asia can surprise to the upside I think the US people at the main really fairly optimistic about. I think the fed will tighten much next year, but it won't loosen. Again, the opportunity is I think the the PBOC is for one large central Bank, which could shift from fairly tight to fed easy policies over the course of next year. So I I I'm hopeful that Asian markets can deliver a positive return. I think the US index is going to be troubled by its large technology waiting and give them the amount of passive investment made at the index level. I think we're going to be fun to bouts of liquidation, which caught across sectors without Lyman without Lyman visa, Michael tummy, something what will happen to the United Kingdom. This is just stick your neck out will Britain be leaving the European Union next year. Yeah. I think so I'm not sure how and under which, you know, under which guys, but, but you know, I think it'd be day continental Europe doesn't really want the UK to be part of it anymore. UK doesn't really want to be part of continental Europe is just no one's quite sure. How to make.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"LBJ. It was mostly a ridiculous exercise today that the four-way meeting about the border wall. If you count Mike Pence, you want to counter, I don't think it was ridiculous. Meaning at all, I think everybody laid their cards on the table everybody that we knew what the cards were. But they set it in front of in the Oval Office in front of the president and the statue over there. Yeah. Uh-huh. Okay. So you heard them say today and some pretend exercise in theater, the same things you hear them all say over and over again. But it was pretty neat to see them say that face to face in the Oval Office. Let me just say that. Okay. At thought it was neat. You have thought it felt like the bachelor, but not far away your political heroes were grilling sort of the CEO of Google Sundar Pichai today, by the way. He's making two hundred million a year. And he has degrees from Stanford and Wharton school of business, and and and they just keep going. You're right. It's kind of a mismatch is what I'm saying. Okay. Okay. And I listened to some look their arguments to me made about Google and their dealings with the Chinese. But of course, that's not where they all wanted to go. Because again, sort of like what was happening in the White House. They're looking for their photo op they wanna go the conspiracy. Right. Yeah. And it was ridiculous. It was ridiculous. Does the same thing. I mean, you could just predict whatever letter was there. You can predict what's going to be sad. It wasn't really grilling them about legitimate issues antitrust issues privacy issues for the most part. There was a question every now. And then I mean, I think it was Ted POE from here in Texas. Adam question about moving your phone, and I don't disagree that privacy. Issues are at issue. But these are private companies. And this guy is as stoic as they come. He's nice particular. He's not gonna crack. But. One guy. I mean, so here we have one guy saying, oh, yeah. You have this bias against conservatives. Then you have the next guy over Google something. And the first thing that came up was the daily caller, right? Bart news out by us is this. This is my first four searches. So this is Google. Yeah. This is Google people. See conspiracies in Google. I don't see it. I do not see conspiracies when I go to gun hill. But you know, what it's sort of like arguing subliminal messages with people because right now, there are people that are dialing that phone so fast to scream at you. Because they see it. And they don't understand how you don't see it. So I'm going to answer for all of you. Sure. You see whatever you would like, congratulations. Well, the California I'm saying is that it was. I again felt like it's not about the tax payer fellow today was about what photo op can I get what predictable thing can I say just so people who want to hear the stomach. It's just we're breathing on exhaust fumes in politics. That's what it feels like it's the same talking points. The same way every time. I think we've largely avoided bigger issues about privacy and bigger issues about oh, sure. Someone stealing stealing identities. Yeah. I mean, I it got to the same old Kevin McCarthy from California, the Republicans are Americans technology companies serving as instruments of freedom are instruments of control. Well, he went on to say because the free world depends on a free internet. We need to know that Google is on the side of the free world. Google's on the side of the shareholders of you communist. I've never listened to Google's on the side of. This is what I brought up before about these companies. See what the politicians are acting like they're acting like these are public utilities. That's what they're acting like. And it's been brought up many times. Do you want to regulate them as if they were a public utility? Because that's the way you all sound you sound like, it's yours is the shareholders is that yours Kevin McCarthy and the other communist up there. You want to treat them as public utilities than do. It. You won't do it because the lobbyists will make sure you don't. But that's the way they act. Yeah. It's ours. It's our company, I just you can see anything in anything. But, but I know he wants to wants to he wants to show McCarthy and the other Republicans want to show the anti conservative bias within Twitter and Facebook and Google and I've never thought of Google. Of course. But if he would never do it. But the answer could be, hey, what business is it of yours? It's a private company. Yeah. That's what the answer should be. Who do you represent, sir? Why am I sitting in front of you you hack? What am I doing here? What business is it? Are you claiming that I've broken the law? If you want to claim that unbroken on there may be legitimate issues with technology companies about the law, but they've noticed politicians. Don't wanna talk about that stuff. They want to talk about the stupid stuff. The conspiracy stuff the oh, you don't like us stuff. And what the answer that should be. I don't have to like you or dislike you, it's none of your business. When is it your business, and they they got into the the supposed liberal bias within of course, the Google company. And and the answer that could be so what buddy Jeff Ward and Ed Clements. Afternoons three to seven on NewsRadio kale. BJ five ninety AM and ninety nine point seven FM. Hey homes have been appreciating in the Austin area for some time now and interest rates are still relatively low. So that means it's a great opportunity..
"sundar pichai" Discussed on KCBS All News
"One zero six nine AM seven forty KCBS KCBS news time one fifty it's time. Now for our tech watch report was seeing that features editor shall garner. It's been quite a week for GU CEO's soon. Darpa CHAI in the contentious hearing before congress and the company social media networks. Scrambling to deal with a massive data breach Rachelle breakdown for us. Well, there's a lot to try to break down. But the high level is that Republicans really were challenging him on whether Google does give opportunity for free and open expression from all sides of the political spectrum Democrats. And Republicans also concerned about Google's data privacy. And some of the issues that we learned about today with Google plus and then both sides of the aisle also concerned about what Google is doing with a browser engine that it's reportedly developing China, although despite having one hundred people working on it. Sundar Pichai said it's really not going to go anywhere. It's just just kinda working on it for the heck of it. It sounds like one hundred people with one hundred people. Okay. So where were the hot spots when did things get testy? Thanks got really testy got really testy when talking about location data and also the conservative voices. Some of the reveals that some of the gentlemen of the house, and it was mostly gentleman don't really understand how technology works. You almost had the impression that they've pictured tiny little trolls in the back room with Google making sure that these search results delivered what they wanted to. So they don't really understand how you and I and thousands of us can actually shape what comes back when we search what a topic why? For example, I'm not making this up. If you search for Donald Trump under images, actually, if you search for idiot. You get the image of President Donald Trump in Google image. That's because lots of people lots and lots of people related to search terms. They trained the Google algorithm. To return that for the results. You know, the lack of understanding among some of the folks on Capitol Hill does that undermine them when they have a hearing like this, you know, I can't really address that except as a human being an individual. And it does make you wonder it does make me wonder I'm gonna leave it at that. I think it's really for the general populace to decide whether it undermines V people who are representing them. How view them from my standpoint, I do find a fairly amusing. And I do laugh none of them. Of course, there are from here. But but yeah. Okay. So we'll move on. Other than the one hundred people to work on a project that will never go anywhere in China. Were there any surprises today? No, no real surprises. We pretty much expected. This is where things are going to be going. And it did. I mean, the poor man. And I say poor just because it was three and a half hours of grilling. He's nowhere near poor had to subject himself, very quietly and methodically. Try to answer is imagine an engineer answering more information than you could possibly digest a question about whether this an iphone contract, and when he moves a couple of feet to the left, and you know, I mean, the backdrop to all of this is that the congressional leaders. We're pretty upset with him for not showing up when everybody else when Facebook and everyone else stood up for hearings awhile back. Absolutely. He did himself no favors by staying away. And so there's definitely that element as well. And that's also face it. Google may be one of the most influential powerful companies on the planet when we think about it's. Its impact and its influence it absolutely warrants a close hard look about how it operates would it presents how technology works. It's just one of those things where because it is technology, and it is a fairly esoteric topic. You kind of have to understand what you're asking. What you're hearing is an answer. All right. Thanks for the time. Appreciate it. That's that's where shell garner. See nets features editor. Lisa pranzi now on the money watch. This is a Bloomberg market minute. Stocks headed I hire a news. China is moving toward slashing tariffs on US.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on KQED Radio
"It should be sunny later today. More expecting is from the upper fifties to the low sixties Ryan suggested we'll get a news headlines from NPR, and then Brian will be back with more local news. The time is now six thirty live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. And Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer are due with the White House this morning money for a wall along the us. Mexico border will be among the issues when they sit down with President Trump to discuss next year's budget. The CEO of Google's Sundar Pichai is on Capitol Hill this morning NPR's Alina Seljuk says he's expected to face questions about privacy political bias and China earlier this year, we'll had decided not to send an executive to a big hearing with other tech companies about disinformation. So today's hearing at the House Judiciary committee has been a longtime coming a major threat that COPD is likely to face as the allegation by President Trump and some Republican lawmakers that Google and YouTube searches are politically biased with the purpose of sidelining conservative views, Google has long denied this. And so does in his prepared testimony. Lawmakers will also likely ask about Google's strategy for China and the decision to cancel a Pentagon contract for artificial intelligence to analyze drone video after employees. Protested alina. So you can Pierre news Washington wholesale prices in the US rose slightly last month. The Labor Department says they were up a tenth of one percent. Despite a sharp decline in gasoline prices. The Federal Reserve meets again this month to decide whether to raise interest rates for a fourth time this year. This is NPR news from Washington and from news, I'm Brian watt. The National Labor Relations board has launched an investigation into a company that hired housekeepers to replace Marriott workers in San Francisco who Wissant recently went on strike cake. Ted Goldberg reports the federal labour watchdog is looking into claims that the contractor environmental service partners fired one of the replacement housekeepers after the worker talked to an official with unite here. That's the union that represents more than two thousand workers who recently ended a two month long strike against seven Marriott hotels in the city. It's the second time the company has faced government scrutiny from actions during the walkout three of its workers. Fahd claims with California's labor Commissioner alleging ESP neglected to pay them thousands of dollars. They were owed for their work. The firm has not responded to several requests for comment. I'm Ted Gobert. Cutie news Bart has handed over seventy five hundred dollars to the state for campaign finance via. Relations committed in two thousand sixteen here's Stephanie Cam, high the fines settles the case published yesterday with the state's fair political practices commission, lawyers with the commission save art used public funds to pay for ads that supported measure are are a voter approved three point five billion dollar bond to repair the transit agencies infrastructure. Bart also failed to include disclosure statements in its ads and did not file campaign. Finance reports with the St. BART's spokeswoman said the videos, social media and text messages it produced in two thousand sixteen were educational in nature and were not meant to influence voters. The commission is expected to vote on whether to approve the settlement at its next meeting later.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"CEO Sundar Pichai sent that Email saying that the company has fired forty eight people over the last couple of years for sexual harassment and those forty eight people thirteen were senior managers and above the sea said, and none of them got an exit package when they were can't the Email is said to be in response to the New York Times article on former Google executive Andy Rubin who received a ninety million dollar package after he was fired back in two thousand fourteen over a report of sexual misconduct. Email also said that there were newer tools, Google, then employees can use to report sexual harassment or misconduct. Google employees can also report sexual misconduct anonymously. And that's what the Email had to say. So Google admits to having a sexual harassment problem in the company, but as the Email that employees got saying that they're handling it. President Trump says that he's introducing a plan to make prescription drug prices lower and more fair. Trump's proposal calls for base payments on certain drugs to be based on the lowest lowest prices in other countries. He says his administration is pushing hard for these lower prescription prices. We're taking aim at the global freeloading that forces American consumers to subsidize lower prices in foreign countries through higher prices in our country. Trump noted that global pricing of prescription drugs is way out of whack for decades. Other countries have rigged the system so that American patients. It's our charge much more for the exact same drug. The proposed regulation would set up an international pricing index that would be used as a reference point to set prices paid for drugs that go through Medicare Part B. That's the section of Medicare that covers drugs administered in a doctor's office Medicare Part B has long been criticized for paying way way too much for drugs. Trump argues Americans do pay more the world rapes the benefits of American genius and innovation while American citizens. And especially our great seniors who are hit the hardest pick up the tab. President Trump also sending a warning the does participating in that migrant caravan that's heading towards the United States to those in the caravan turned around he said, we're not letting people into the United States legally. That's what the president tweeted out. So a warning the shot has been fired across the bow. So to speak in his FOX's Jared Halpern. President Trump tweeted awarding the migrants traveling toward the US border too. Turn around and apply for citizenship. Like millions of others are doing that tweet came hours after word that about eight hundred active duty military troops will be deployed to the border region. They're expected to serve until logistical support role providing tents and vehicles in joining about twenty one hundred national guard troops already assisting homeland security federal law, prohibits active duty military from conducting law enforcement in the US unless authorized by congress in Washington, Jared Halpern, Fox News. So the numbers that confusing because the caravan is estimated to encompass anywhere between seven thousand and ten thousand people who are hoping to make it to the United States. Now that number is dwindling dwindling officials say because a lot of these in that caravan turning around and just heading back most Honduran seeking to escape the poverty and the violence of their region. So right now, the caravan is estimated to encompass about seven thousand to eight thousand people that had swelled to as many as ten thousand. As of yesterday, twenty minutes after six NewsRadio nine twenty one zero four seven FM from our.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on KCBS All News
"By the them cut three medicals. And now the man did die from his wound. Fairfield. Police department says the kidnapping victim was a twenty four year old woman and the gunshot victim. A twenty two year old man, they were in a relationship and did live together in Fairfield. There was a ten month old child in the car during the chase. But that child was uninjured making gold, speak KCBS police in San Mateo have arrested an Uber driver for an alleged sexual assault. He CBS's Carrie Hodousek tells us police are now warning the public to be aware of who's car. They get into police say make sure you check the license plate ask for your driver's name. And who they're picking up just some tips as San Mateo police announced the arrest of forty year old Brandon Sherman of San Jose for an alleged sexual assault in August, San Mateo police chief Susan Mannheimer, hopefully, the legacy of the trauma and brutal assault that this young woman found herself in that situation can be that we all. I'll take a little more time to recognize. There are some critical steps you can take Sherman was suspended as an Uber driver the day before the incident, he was also employed by lift Mannheimer says it's time for the ride sharing companies to be held accountable. It is a siren call for these right here companies to recognize the life threatening activities of some of their drivers and be more responsive to law enforcement in working with us to quickly. Identify them. Lips says in a statement that Sherman was permanently deactivated. As driver. Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment at the San Mateo police department. Carrie Hodousek KCBS, Google, CEO Sundar Pichai made a surprise disclosure today that the company has fired forty eight employees for sexual harassment over the past two years and announcement came after New York Times reported that Google had dismissed Andy Rubin executive in charge of its Android software for sexual misconduct in two thousand four. Eighteen and is still paying him a ninety million dollars. Severance? A spokesman for Rubin said he only had consensual sexual relationships had adhered to Google policies and was never informed of any accusations of sexual misconduct. News of pipebombs being mailed to high profile politicians across the country has put many Americans on edge. KCBS reporter Keith men Coney visited San Jose international airport to see firsthand how train bomb dogs or helping to keep travelers safe changing. TSA handler Nick is putting his dog Toro to work sniffing passengers bags looking for any whiff of explosive material lorry-tankers is a spokesman for the administration. She says in light of the string of pipebomb mailings her agency is currently monitoring intelligence and responding accordingly. These dogs remain focused on their mission of working here at the airport around passengers, but they are very visible deterrent. And I think that with all of the events going on in the world right now when people come through, and they know that they're looking for explosive. That's an additional layer security. They feel good about the dogs are kept sharp with training exercises each and every day where they have rewarded for finding bomb material in decoy packages, the important thing for passengers to keep in mind, though, says handler Danilo Marceca, no matter how tempting it. My be do not pet the dogs. It'll just distract them from the very important work. They're doing.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on Upgrade
"Yeah right like apple would have this if they could if they could do it but but i will say it also plays into our preconceptions about google like i think what is download is the stereotype of google which is incredible technology that you cannot believe somebody built and that you also cannot believe that there was nobody at any point that said should we really do it this way it to the point where it got all the way to the very beginning of the google keynote which is like no point did somebody think we're putting we're investing time and building an assistant that pretends to be human that so it can fool humans that maybe we shouldn't go down that path and we should disclose who we are instead of trying to trick people and nobody like again this is this is the stereotype of google that ironically sundar pichai was trying to get away from when he was talking about caring about their users and doing things to get them to be away from their devices and all of that but this is that stereotype which is brilliant and they have no concept of like ethics or morality or humanity or anything like that and like this plays right into that whole narrative which is why apple did it it would be weird and we'd be like wait a second that's so strange that you did that whereas with google or like of course this is google saying this and that's that is maybe not fair but they've kinda earned it i feel like that that this is not the first time something like this has been done by google and i understand how to the keno i can see how that happened.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"The bloomberg radio app and bloombergradiocom google theo sundar pichai is open to pay more in corporate tax at the world economic forum in davos which i explained that the more important question was where google should pay company's current blended global tax rate is twenty percent critics have accused large us tech companies like google of paying too little tax outside the west despite deriving a large portion of their revenue from these other countries and bill gates cofounder of microsoft and cochairman of the bill and melinda gates foundation says that president trump's america first agenda could damage the us is longterm influence in africa gate spoke with our bloomberg editor in chief john michael played in davos they talked about his foundation's efforts in africa and their fight against malaria tune sweetie for several things to happen unless you stay committed to these things one is that you get drug resistance either the insecticide on the bed nets and we have resistance now so we are working with the private sector to get innovation they're the drugs themselves will use these artemisinin combinations in southeast asia we have resistance there and then just the energy people put into these programmes one of the great ironies is that if you get malaria cases down then a government will tend to move on and focus on some nelson so you'll see rebound so the last three years because a lot of the bed nets have been worry now we haven't refresh on this quick because we should last for years we actually have had the number of cases flat in a few countries including nigeria the case has gone up a little bit of a some variation in term the weather the wet season it's what mosquitoes prefer late in a exponential way but the community needs to get its act together and having showpiece things where we really lauren like this central america thing is a key part of that the chinese really really biz time looking it works which was opposed to building things a much more straightforward commercial ventures to them i think i think is is there there are becoming richer as they're seeing a strong role in the world china has a conference with the african leaders on a regular basis called for cact that all attend later this year compared to the.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"It's not like everywhere else in the world no no these things are efficient yes as only germans can do well you know they they're naming a new train right and they had a list of 25 iconic german figures threat that they were pulling from the end they picked anne frank okay that's probably not best call for trading no no anne frank had one really last memorable trainride that nobody wants to talk about and these guys picked her as the name of their train that's not a train that i would like to get on this was not open for a public vote i assume this has some small organization of of people woefully out of touch with reality yeah or that they just picked to they got they went to october fast and pull them from a hat yeah the not a good idea okay bad mozelle bet of yeah stop do that nowadays we think of german trains is being on time but there was a time when german trains are not something he really wanted to think about what you did not want to beyond what that's for sure no shit now we're gonna talk about emojis real quick because this was everywhere yes it was and i just want the my my morning the week here is sundar pichai the ceo of google deaths that one guy tweeted the difference between you know the apple hamburger emoji and the google or the i'd say cheeseburger emoji dis is involved in cheese is a key player dissidents this entire to buckle but then sundar pichai writes this guy and says he's going to drop everything and they're going to address the problem yes starting a flood of ono's don't sundar don't feed the trolls please and then it just snowballed from their google as an exactly two had a good newsweek uh i would see this as kind of trying to change the narrative never buy that stuff going on with with the government of the hearing this let's talk about our approach mmhmm now what i do ethically like about this story is obviously you know apple has put the cheese on top as it should be yet they've made a tragic mistake with let us mmhmm let us is on the bottom and i would like.
"sundar pichai" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Been a very busy year since last year no different from my thirteen years that gogo that's because they've been focused ever more on our core mission of organizing there was information that schuylkill ceos sinndar pichai speaking at the 2017 gluco i event as the giant is his third year as the company's chief executive he sat down for an exclusive interview with bean bags batstone in marked backing to discuss some of the challenges that have buffeted kukal in recent years is with us now to talk about that simone he met the cuba sundar pichai what was he like and how stressed is he at this moment is actually very relaxed i think he's a very karmi's mildmannered all this descriptions you read about him is true i do think he's feed this has been an incredibly stressful year and you're not a ton of our story is that he's had a deal with for wad of unexpected events he certainly not face the public scrutiny of mark zuckerberg from facebook by it's been a incredibly difficult year for sundar he looks thinner than i remember him two years ago he's got all the more gray i mean if we least what's happened since he was appointed lie pages success said two years ago set off pray tests say that the immigration ban this standoff that he's had with advertizes record fines of course in the eu regulators debates about gender equality concerns that these guys it too big into powerful now what's his sense of that is he concerned i think he is and i think i've heard from outside partners and people thought it company in a goodwill has been concerned about fake news and away i mean it's certainly not hit them to the greeted it said facebook but it is a big concern to boycott is certainly a privee conservative business guy on precise consistently a lot of advertisers have and but there are still some wholly out and there's this fundamental disagreement the global has with a lot of experts at agencies and clients about youtube and about the state of new too you know i think the bigger concern for and are as a ceo he is a product ceo he was a product visionary that was a sentence i grew always brace on his marshalling these very popular products has been the last two years is the rise of amazon in in the space amazon's alexa it's.