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Google Plans to Introduce Android Laptops, Replacing Chrome as OS | Re/code
Scale Google loves scale. It shutters products with user numbers that many companies would kill for (remember Reader?) because they don’t reach the billion-plus of its flagships. Chrome primarily lives on Chromebook devices. Gartner estimates Google will ship 7.9 million devices this year. Android, Google recently announced, crossed 1.4 billion users. Very different scale. Despite some traction, Chromebooks are still a tiny slice of the market, and Google has faced difficulty corralling developers to build apps for it. It hasn’t had the same problem with Android. [...] Google has manically reiterated that it does, in fact, have a cohesive plan for mobile. A chief Android distinction from Chrome is that it is built for mobile behavior. A vote for Android is, in some ways, a tacit admission that Google must devote its attention to the devices on which it lives.
Google  Inc.  ChromeOS  Chrome  Google  Chrome  Android  Sundar  Pichai  mobile  homescreen  AdSense  business  model  AdBlock  ad  blocking  content  blocking  mobile  phone  Smartphone  mobile  first  Chromecast  Chromebook  phablet  Tablet  user  behaviour 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Brings in Less Egotistical Leadership | Re/code
“In leadership at Google, you have to be three-plus standard deviations better than normal in technical ability,” said Bowden, an equity partner at Data Collective who spent eight years at the search giant. That is, Google’s top execs stand well above the average software engineer in skill. That trait, Bowden continued, does not often correlate with an above-average “emotional intelligence” — a capacity for empathy. The savants usually aren’t people persons, said Bowden. Translation: They can be complete jerks. “Sundar,” Bowden added, “is a rare example.” [...] A former Google exec put it less charitably: “All the assholes have left.”
Sundar  Pichai  Google  Inc.  Alphabet  Inc.  corporate  culture  corporate  values  Don't  be  evil  Larry  Page 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Delivering Alphabet: Bloomberg West (Full Show 8/11) - YouTube
>> Google's business ventures is under attack. :: Search (via vertical search in form of appification), Advertising (Social Media - FB eating pies), Appification, mobile homescreen (appification), // And the future of Google (future Google product, new cash cow) is not related to Search. very probably! thus, Alphabet Inc. to enable them to run Google Inc. (Search and Android) better and find/build/develop the next cash cow (autonomous car, Nest, anti-ageing (Calico), ...) // higher level situational awareness - as is can't be the future. // optimal capital allocation -sensible-common-sense-best bets, complimentary and moonshots (a mix) // "expand opportunity." //
Alphabet  Inc.  Google  Inc.  Sundar  Pichai  Larry  Page  Sergey  Brin  business  strategy  long-term  view  long-term  thinking  SWAT  Wall  Street  business  investment  Focus  focused 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Staff Exodus, Pressure From Microsoft, Apple Hit Google Now | Re/code
According to multiple sources, their initial vision of Now — as a mobile assistant tailored to particular users — works best living on the mobile operating system, not within search. Also, Google is a political place and search is Congress. Big, necessary, stodgy. [...] “‘Look, I’ve got a lot on my plate. Chrome and Android are my top priorities. Google Now is not on that. I can’t fight that battle for you.’” [...] Apple, for its part, looks prepared to launch a competitor to Now on Tap. With its proactive assistant and spotlight search, the Apple entry could elbow Google out. // // Amazon released a (SW/HW)PA for the living room, Apple got Siri & just recently launched its own integrated search engine called "Spotlight" & Google released Google Now (voice activated search in response to Siri) and at last Google I/O, Now on Tap [ Now on Tap will solve app developers’ nagging issue with discovery. ] And FB just came out w an assistant product for Messenger. // &! bit.ly/1JYeNCT
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
The future of Google with Sundar Pichai - YouTube
egalitarian vision of computing. [...] technology/software as equalizer of barriers and enabler (education, health care, ...) ... reaching the next 1bn mobile phone users. not just building products for the western world consumer. // software is playing more and more a critical role in solving problems/ideas/pipe dreams/peoples imagination ..., solving them at scale. // Google I/O - https://youtu.be/dyK9swyt154 // >> Focusing on users in developing countries, by making maps (with listings and turn-by-turn directions) easier to use offline, and optimising tools like YouTube, Search and Chrome to use in low-bandwidth places. - bit.ly/1GliAV6
Sundar  Pichai  Google  Inc.  Software  Is  Eating  The  World 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Sundar Pichai: Google rising star reaches the top (like his teacher said he would) | Technology | The Guardian
The creation this week of Alphabet has put the 43-year-old in the driver’s seat of a slimmed-down Google, giving him the authority to put his ambition to the test
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Do You Trust Larry Page? - Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Given the fact that Alphabet née Google is the second most valuable enterprise in the world, it’s striking to consider Larry Page’s 2014 assessment of the company he co-founded with Sergey Brin: I think we’ve not succeeded as much as we’d like. [...] Even Google’s famously far-reaching mission statement, to “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”, is not big enough for what he now has in mind. The aim: to use the money that is spouting from its search advertising business to stake out positions in boom industries of the future, from biotech to robotics. [...] Googles non-social approach to advertising vs Facebook and everyone else ] [ ad world begins finally to shift away from TV & other legacy forms & FB/Google are main beneficiaries coming years of changing ad spend ] [ Page/Brin want 2 lead the org 2 a new frontier. A new Google Search. &they think they a near it, ie self-driving car, that they think the timing is right NOW ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Sundar Pichai: Google's new boss from humble roots - BBC News
At Google, Pichai is described as soft-spoken, and well liked. He is also very popular among developers - he runs Google's annual developer event, I/O. "Sundar has been saying the things I would have said (and sometimes better!) for quite some time now, and I've been tremendously enjoying our work together," wrote Larry Page in his blogpost announcing all the big changes. Larry Page and Sergey Brin have been hands-off with Google's day-to-day running for sometime, and so, in Pichai's life, today's announcement is simply making it official: he's in charge. His remit is best summed up as Google's core products - the bits that make the real money. That includes things like search, advertising, maps and YouTube.
Sundar  Pichai  Google  Inc.  Google  Google  Search 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Google Becomes Alphabet and Names Sundar Pichai as CEO of Google | Re/code
Here are those chiefs who now sit under Alphabet: Tony Fadell, of Nest Labs, who Page is relying on to lead hardware efforts. Arthur Levinson, of Calico, the longevity research division. Craig Barratt, of Fiber, the high-speed broadband service. Dan Doctoroff, of Sidewalk Labs, the new company for cracking urban problems. Sergey Brin, now president of Alphabet and still overseer of X, which includes Project Loon, Wing (drones) and self-driving cars. David Lawee, who runs Google Capital. Bill Maris, who runs Google Ventures. // &! on.recode.net/1HD5H92 - After Alphabet Changes, Google Also Gets New Money Makers for Key Unit [...] Although it has a new name, Google is still Google — and so it is being very opaque about the details of the changes. [...] [ Google Inc. (Google Search and Co. divisions that make money) will have three new money making heads. ] &! on.recode.net/1JSDzoF - message to Wall Street
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Google CFO Ruth Porat Brings Fiscal Discipline - Bloomberg Business
- hire of Porat makes doubly sense in light of restructuring for the future to Alphabet Inc. holdings // w competition left and right, change in landscape, Europe antitrust, failed Google X project, and other failed acquisitions and internal (new) product launches ... making people able to move in a new landscape. Google is now and has been now for some time, the target for everyone.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Google Creates New Company Called Alphabet, Restructures Stock - Bloomberg Business
[ Cracking under Wall Streets pressure ] The new structure [ holding company ] will give greater clarity into how Google invests in various ventures, including driverless cars, high-speed Internet service and health-related technologies. It also makes it easier to make any future acquisitions or potential divestments. [...] Sundar Pichai, Page’s deputy, will be promoted to become CEO of Google Inc., which generates the bulk of the company’s $60 billion in annual revenue. Omid Kordestani will transition from his role as chief business officer to become an adviser to Alphabet and Google. “Sergey and Larry will be able to allocate their time differently between the core and non-core businesses,” “You have Sundar focusing on the core business, and you will have Larry and Sergey kind of looking at the future growth businesses.” [...] [Larry Page] “Our company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable.” [ Google Inc. = Search worlds information. ]
Google  conglomerate  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  Alphabet  Inc.  Google  Search  Google  Inc.  capitalism  Don't  be  evil  Google  X  Google  Capital  Google  Ventures  Android  Sundar  Pichai  self-driving  cars  autonomous  car  Google  Fiber  Project  Loon  Makani  Nest  Labs  YouTube  Calico  business  management  R&D  competitive  competition  competitiveness  Agile  Google  Glass  Google  Wallet  Google  Play  Google  News 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
At Google, Larry Page Finds His Right-Hand Man - The Information
When Mr. Page tried in vain to convince WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum not to sell the messaging startup to Facebook for $19 billion two months ago, it was Mr. Pichai who accompanied Mr. Page to the high-stakes talks rather than Vic Gundotra, who was in charge of Google’s social products and would have seemed a more fitting choice. [...] // @nest founder & former Apple exec @tfadell now 'owns' @Google's consumer hardware division, acc to @theinformation (via @verge); Google SVP Sundar Pichai reportedly dismantled most of @Android's hardware initiatives to give Fadell 'creative freedom' w/ future products following the acquisition of Nest || Reply :: The Information is 100% wrong! I run Nest as a separate biz w/ its own mgmt & brand. https://twitter.com/tfadell/status/481186335474987008
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june 2014 by asterisk2a

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