10 Things in Technology: Inside the Google Cloud

You’re halfway there, readers. Today we take you to the Google Cloud under the leadership of Thomas Kurian, and bring you some sad news about the popular iPod Touch.

Let’s dive in.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian facing opposite directions with the Google Cloud logo, cloud with lightning in the background

The Google; Ramin Talaa / Getty Images; Google Cloud from the inside

1. An overview of Thomas Kurian’s three-year tenure in Google Cloud. Corian was hired to make the unit a promising source of revenue for Alphabet, but employees say the unit’s growth has come with a price — SAP 2.0 has become too complex.

  • Insider spoke with more than 20 current and former employees about the company’s culture. Many pointed to the rising tensions within Google Cloud, which has undergone a transformation in recent years.
  • Since Corian took over three years ago, employees said the department has embraced the cult culture of old guard software companies like Oracle, where Corian has spent 22 years making a name for himself.
  • Sources said Kurian’s approach has sowed some internal opposition, which has been reflected in a wave of high-profile departures, including six company vice presidents who resigned this year alone.

This is what the staff also told us.

In other news:

Elon Musk

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2. Elon Musk said he would rescind the Twitter ban on former President Donald Trump. In an interview with the Financial Times, Musk expressed his disdain for “permabans,” saying the company’s decision was “morally wrong and totally stupid.” Everything else you want to know.

3. Shopify Retains Talent Through Payroll Fix. Significant compensation and the opportunity to work with respected technology alumni have always been part of the Shopify compensation package – but those benefits may no longer cut it as employees evaluate the talent market and the company’s stock price drops. Get the scoop on the Shopify pay crunch.

4. Clearview AI has been banned from selling facial recognition technology to private US companies. According to a settlement with the ACLU, Clearview AI — which maintains a database of more than 20 billion faces removed from the Internet, according to the company — is also prohibited from selling software to any agency in Illinois. what do you know.

5. Introducing Elon Musk’s Right Hand. Musk entrusts his family office to Jared Birshall, a secretive and ex-Morgan Stanley banker who is basically the polar opposite of the impulsive billionaire. Meet the man who runs Musk’s affairs.

6. RIP, iPod Touch. After 20 years of solid operation, the company announced that it will sell Touch, the last model remaining in its music player lineup, “while supplies last.” Get a summary of the end of an era.

7. Facebook workers fear layoffs are coming. Problems with a hiring freeze at the company and the stock market led some employees to fear the worst. The Facebook staff told Insider what they think will happen next.

8. We explain what to do with the menstrual tracking app if Roe v. Wade is dismissed. If Roe is scrapped, it is possible that the companies behind the apps will hand over the user’s data to law enforcement, who will be able to summon the companies for data indicating that the user aborted. Read expert advice.

Possibilities and endings:

A 3D-printed Home of Humanity in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The house is in front of the trees.  The grass in front of him is light green.


9. This 3D printer is set to build 200 concrete homes in Virginia over the next five years. If you have plans to move to Pulaski, Virginia, the state’s growing tech hub, your new home could be part of the world’s largest 3D-printed building project. Take a look at the mega project.

10. These online degree programs can help you land an entry-level tech job. No need to pay for a degree or training camp – these programs, which contain courses in topics such as IT support, digital marketing, and data analytics, can help you break into the industry. We have the details.

What we are watching today:

  • Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, begins today.
  • The Walt Disney Company, Toyota and others announced earnings today. Keep up the profits here.
  • Today begins the CyberLEO Summit for Emerging Technologies in Satellite, Space, Cyber ​​Security and Government.

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