Quotes

"We are at a tipping point where AI is really taking off…" "I think we will evolve in computing from a mobile-first to an AI-first world." Google CEO Sundar Pichai said on 1Q16 Google earnings call, 4-21-16, per AFP

Our vision is to create abundant and ubiquitous networks…" "We continue to refine and enhance our go-to-market strategy for cities." Google CFO Ruth Porat said when asked about Alphabet's vision for Fiber on 1Q16 Google earnings call, 4-21-16, per AFP

“Alphabet is “the single most ambitious company that ever existed” aside from possibly the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century, which “had the power to wage war.””Said Dan Doctoroff, Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs CEO per The Information, 4-5-16;

“There’s excitement from the tech press, but we’re also starting to see some negative threads about it being terrifying, ready to take humans’ jobs,” wrote Courtney Hohne, a director of communications at Google and the spokeswoman for Google X. Hohne went on to ask her colleagues to “distance X from this video,” and wrote, “we don’t want to trigger a whole separate media cycle about where BD really is at Google.” “We’re not going to comment on this video because there’s really not a lot we can add, and we don’t want to answer most of the Qs it triggers,” she wrote. Per Bloomberg, 3-17-16;

"I want to dispel the myth that we are unregulated. We have many regulations that bear down on us." He named compliance with right to be forgotten and obligations on privacy and data. Asked to name the biggest regulatory hurdle facing the company he said: "It is much less about UK regulation, and increasingly about European regulations. The telecoms frameworks is a challenge."Said Google's public policy manager of EMEA, Theo Bertram, per the Register, 3-4-16,

“Internet Explorer is tied to Microsoft’s dominant computer operating system, giving it an unfair advantage over other browsers. Compare this to the mobile market, where Microsoft cannot tie Internet Explorer to a dominant operating system, and its browser therefore has a much lower usage.” Sundar Pichai argued on Google’s blog In 2009, before he became Google CEO. Per Politico Europe, 2-24-16;

"In the great Internet land grab, they [Google] won," said Rob Enderle, of the Enderle Group, per the Washington Post, 2-1-16,

“We have only scratched the surface of truly being there for our users, anytime, anywhere, across all devices,” said Sundar Pichai, Google CEO on the 4Q15 earnings call, 2-1-16, per the WSJ,

“Above all, our Q4 results show the great momentum and opportunity we have in mobile search and across Google’s range of businesses,” said Sundar Pichai, Google CEO on the 4Q15 earnings call, 2-1-16, per the NYT,

“It is completely wrong to suggest that [Nicklas Lundblad, Google senior director for public policy] in any way misled the committee.” said Al Verney, Google’s head of corporate communications for Europe, in response of charges from UK MPs that Google lied in negotiating its tax avoidance settlement, per Politico Europe, 1-28-16