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Inside Google’s morale crisis

Inside Google’s morale crisis


At this week’s all-hands meeting, Sundar Pichai faced the music. Plus: ByteDance’s ‘urgency’ push and a big week for Meta.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai looking downward.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
Illustration by William Joel / The Verge. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Happy Friday. I’m coming to you with fresh reporting from inside Google, where I obtained audio of CEO Sundar Pichai addressing employee concerns about layoffs, the company’s AI strategy, and more. 

All of that below, plus more on the “urgency” push by ByteDance’s CEO and my notes on Meta’s big week.

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