Stadia’s Sudden Shutdown Blindsided Staff, Devs, And Bungie

Stadia’s Sudden Shutdown Blindsided Staff, Devs, And Bungie

photo: Hulton Archive / Stringer / Kotaku (Getty Images) Few thought Google’s troubled streaming service, Stadia, might ever become a dominant player in the gaming industry, but almost no one expected it to shut down so abruptly, including the company’s own employees. Stadia VP Phil Harrison, fast becoming the grim reaper of new gaming initiatives, … Read more

Perils and promise of quantum computing are nearing

Perils and promise of quantum computing are nearing

The stark warning came from one of the tech world’s most prominent CEOs. Sitting before an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, three years ago, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said quantum computing has the power to transform humanity’s understanding of the natural world, enabling scientists to create new drugs and better batteries, … Read more

Google CEO Tells Workers They Don’t Need Money to Have Fun

Google CEO Tells Workers They Don’t Need Money to Have Fun

It’s easy to tell workers that fun doesn’t have to cost money when you have lots of money, I dare say.photo: Jerod Harris (Getty Images) Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who leads one of the world’s richest companiesvery likely does not want to talk about money to his employees while the Big Tech giant is in … Read more

Tech stocks notch worst two-week stretch since the start of pandemic

Tech stocks notch worst two-week stretch since the start of pandemic

What started off as a third-quarter rebound has turned into a flop for tech investors. The Nasdaq Composite tumbled 5.1% this week after losing 5.5% the previous week. That marks the worst two-week stretch for the tech-heavy index since it plunged more than 20% in March 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in … Read more

Google CEO Pichai fields questions on cost cuts at all-hands meeting

Google CEO Pichai fields questions on cost cuts at all-hands meeting

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images As Google tries to navigate an unfamiliar environment of slowing growth, cost cutting and employee dissent over cultural changes, CEO Sundar Pichai is finding himself on … Read more

Meta and Google Are Cutting Staff. Just Don’t Mention Layoffs.

Meta and Google Are Cutting Staff.  Just Don’t Mention Layoffs.

In response to stalling growth and intense competition, Goal Platforms Inc. executives have spoken of cost cuts, hiring freezes and “ruthless prioritization.” One word the company hasn’t used: layoffs. But Meta has begun quietly nudging out a significant number of staffers by reorganizing departments and giving affected employees a limited window to apply for other … Read more

Google Makes Cuts to In-House Startup Incubator

Google Makes Cuts to In-House Startup Incubator

Updated Sept. 14, 2022 3:39 p.m. ET Listen to articles (1 minute) Alphabet Google scaled back support for an internal startup incubator designed to kick-start product development, as chief executive Sundar Pichai looks for areas to trim costs following a slowdown in advertising sales growth. The unit known as Area 120—started by Mr. Pichai in … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, September 7

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, September 7

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), September 6, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1.Looking for direction Stocks are slumping, and it’s hard to see how markets shake it off any time soon since September … Read more

What Are The 10 Best AI Consulting Firms

What Are The 10 Best AI Consulting Firms

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has described the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) as more revolutionary than the discovery of fire or electricity. According to PwC, it has the potential to contribute $15 trillion to the global industry by 2030. What Are The 10 Best AI Consulting Firms Adobe Stock I have worked with countless organizations … Read more

Google CEO Calls for ‘Simplicity Sprint’ Workers Fear Layoffs

Google CEO Calls for ‘Simplicity Sprint’ Workers Fear Layoffs

photo: Staff (Getty Images) Google CEO Sundar Pichai is reportedly calling on his staff to implement a “Simplicity Sprint” initiative meant to crowdsource employee ideas around product development, drive up efficiency and, “get better results faster.” The proposal comes on the heels of a hiring freeze and a series of worrying emails that have some … Read more