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Sundar Pichai’s testimony to the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust

July 29th, 2020

Editor’s Note: Today the CEOs of Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook are testifying before the U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law. Read our CEO Sundar Pichai’s opening testimony below, describing how Google’s free products are helpful to people and small businesses, and how competition inspires us to innovate and create better…

Investing in India’s digital future

July 12th, 2020

Editor’s note: Today at Google for India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a $10 billion Google for India Digitization Fund to help accelerate India’s digital economy. Below is an edited transcript of his remarks. Watch the full event here.  Google for India is always a really special time, and I only wish I could be…

Keeping your private information private

June 24th, 2020

Privacy is at the heart of everything we do, whether it’s keeping Meet video calls secure, protecting you from security threats, or being the first major company to decide not to make general purpose facial recognition commercially available and create clear AI Principles that prohibit use of our tools for surveillance. As we design our…

Our commitments to racial equity

June 17th, 2020

Editor’s Note: CEO Sundar Pichai sent the following note to the company today. Hi everyone, Over the past several weeks, violent and racist attacks against the Black community have forced the world to reckon with the structural and systemic racism that Black people have experienced over generations. My own search for answers started within our…

You Will Prevail – A message to the Class of 2020

June 7th, 2020

Right now YouTube is streaming “Dear Class of 2020,” a virtual commencement event bringing together inspirational leaders, speakers, celebrities and YouTube Creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities. Note that many of these speeches were recorded before the recent protests in the U.S., and we know many of you might not feel like…

Standing with the Black community

June 3rd, 2020

Sundar sent the following email to Google employees today. Hi Googlers, I realize that nothing about this week feels like business as usual—and it shouldn’t. Our Black community is hurting, and many of us are searching for ways to stand up for what we believe, and reach out to people we love to show solidarity….

Working from home and the office

May 26th, 2020

Sundar sent the following email to Google employees earlier today. Hi Googlers, As mentioned in our last TGIF, we’ll be approaching the return to the office with a gradual, phased approach, taking both team and individual needs and preferences into account: we are taking slow, deliberate steps to begin re-opening offices in areas where they…

Alphabet’s Q1 2020 earnings call

April 28th, 2020

Note: These are Sundar Pichai’s full remarks from today’s Alphabet Q1 2020 earnings call. See below for an email to employees Sundar sent following the call.  When I last spoke with you in early February, no one could have imagined how much the world would change, and how suddenly. Our thoughts are with everyone who…

COVID-19: $800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response

March 27th, 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen around the world, it’s taking a devastating toll on lives and communities. To help address some of these challenges, today we’re announcing a new $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic….

COVID-19: How we’re continuing to help

March 15th, 2020

For 21 years, Google’s mission has been to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Helping people get the right information to stay healthy is more important than ever in the face of a global pandemic like COVID-19. Since my last update, we’ve accelerated our work to help people stay safe,…