Google cloud to power state-of-art SoFi stadium as it continues to fight Microsoft and Amazon for market share

Google on Friday announced it has a multi-year deal to provide its cloud services to SoFi Stadium and the Hollywood Park campus. Google hopes these sorts of sports deals will help it gain traction against Amazon and Microsoft. In March, Google agreed to a partnership with Major League Baseball to operate its stat-tracking system, Statcast,


Google says it will block autocomplete for searches that suggest voting outcomes

Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc., gestures while speaking during a discussion on artificial intelligence at the Bruegel European economic think tank in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Pichai urged the U.S. and European Union to coordinate regulatory approaches on artificial intelligence, calling their alignment critical. Geert Vanden Wijngaert | Bloomberg


Google tells employees to take Friday off as a 'collective wellbeing' holiday during pandemic

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, speaks during the company’s 2017 Cloud Next event in San Francisco. Bloomberg | Getty Images Google is giving employees another day off to avoid burnout as the Covid-19 Pandemic enters its seventh month. The company is marking Friday as a one-time paid holiday for “collective wellbeing” that applies to full-time


Google recruiting group warns minority turnover will continue without clearer diversity goals

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Getty Images Employees in charge of Google’s relationships with universities are asking executives to set clearer goals around diversity, claiming that the company’s difficulty retaining non-White employees hurts recruiting, according to an internal email viewed by CNBC. The company’s University Programs team represents Google to


Apple and Google will build their coronavirus contact tracing software right into your phone

Sundar Pichai and Tim Cook Source: Reuters; Apple Apple and Google announced on Tuesday that future versions of the iOS and Android operating systems will include the companies’ Covid-19 notification system that previously required users to seek out and install an app made by a public health authority.  The exposure notification system uses Bluetooth signals

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