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Indian internet firms need more scale, revenue to compete globally: Pichai

Full potential of digital economy in the country not yet realised, holding companies back

Avishek Rakshit & Alnoor Peermohamed  |  Kharagpur & Bengaluru 

India-born chief executive officer of Google Sundar Pichai said the country’s digital economy must reach its potential for local Internet companies to be competitive. “How can I replace you at Google?” asked an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur student to Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai. In the blink of an eye, came the reply: “Be careful what you wish for.”  Returning to his alma mater on Thursday, Pichai, a 1994 alumnus of the premier tech institute, got the welcome of a rock star. He advised students to ...

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First Published: Fri, January 06 2017. 00:30 IST
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