Google CEO Sundar Pichai grew up in Chennai, India, with little access to a phone — let alone a computer or the internet. But it was this upbringing that helped show him just how powerful technology could be.
As politicians and regulators in Washington, DC, eye Google’s vast power, top execs at the company are making a series of public appearances in America’s heartland to highlight its role as a job creator far outside Silicon Valley.
In an exclusive interview with CNN Business on Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he was not surprised by news of a possible US antitrust probe into his company, but cautioned against those who might push to regulate big tech businesses simply “for the sake of regulating.”
Dayton, Ohio, had one of the highest rates of fatal overdoses earlier this decade because of opioid addiction. Now the city will be home to a state-of-the-art treatment center that has the backing of Google parent company Alphabet.
Nintendo and Google are reportedly moving some manufacturing out of China, joining the many who have considered expanding their production networks in light of trade tensions. But China is unlikely to lose its dominance as a manufacturing hub.