Change of Google leadership team in Asia

There’s a changing of the guard within Google’s Asia Pacific business. In recent weeks, personnel changes within two of its most important roles show the search giant is entering a new era of management for its fast-growing business across the continent. Scott Beaumont, a British executive who previously ran Google in China and Korea, stepped … Continue reading Change of Google leadership team in Asia

Google hires former Disney and Star executive to head its India business

Google said on Friday it has appointed Sanjay Gupta, a former top executive with Disney India and Star, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business. Gupta will be replacing Rajan Anandan, who left the company to serve VC fund Sequoia Capital India as a managing director in April … Continue reading Google hires former Disney and Star executive to head its India business

Google Cloud’s COO has left after less than a year

Google Cloud’s chief operating officer, Diane Bryant, has left the company after less than a year. “We are grateful for the contributions she made while at Google and we wish her the best in her next pursuit,” a spokesperson said in a statement. Before joining Google in late November 2017, Bryant spent more than 25 … Continue reading Google Cloud’s COO has left after less than a year

Why GDPR is a gift to Google’s competitors

Google has taken some hits this week. First, news broke of Google’s $170 million settlement with the FTC and the New York attorney general. The settlement centers around allegations that YouTube collected data on and served targeted ads to children, without parental consent. Then, reports surfaced that a group of 30 state attorney generals will … Continue reading Why GDPR is a gift to Google’s competitors

Google will stop peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door

It looks like Facebook was not the only one abusing Apple’s system for distributing employee-only apps to sidestep the App Store and collect extensive data on users. Google has been running an app called Screenwise Meter, which bears a strong resemblance to the app distributed by Facebook Research that has now been barred by Apple, … Continue reading Google will stop peddling a data collector through Apple’s back door

I’m Leaving Google — Here’s the Real Deal Behind Google Cloud

Let’s start from the end: after almost 6.5 years, I’m leaving what’s IMO the best company in the world to work for. This was my longest stint at any one company. I’m leaving to pursue a high-risk high-reward opportunity with a company that’s disrupting personal finance. I joined Google Cloud before it was even a … Continue reading I’m Leaving Google — Here’s the Real Deal Behind Google Cloud

“Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything

A behind-the-scenes account of the most important company on the Internet, from grad-school all-nighters, space tethers, and Burning Man to the “eigenvector of a matrix,” humongous wealth, and extraordinary power. In 1996, as the World Wide Web was taking off, Larry Page and Sergey Brin watched from the sidelines. Unlike the rest of Silicon Valley, … Continue reading “Google Was Not a Normal Place”: Brin, Page, and Mayer on the Accidental Birth of the Company that Changed Everything