Indian American head of Google News Madhav Chinnappa laid off after 13 years

Madhav Chinnappa, the Indian American director of Google News, one of the company’s most successful and widely-used products, has been laid off in the latest round of tech sector sackings in Silicon Valley. In his LinkedIn post on Saturday, Chinnappa wrote, “I am leaving Google as part of the Google layoffs. I am on gardening leave at the moment which allows too much time to contemplate work, career, life etc. In the end, I am proud of what I have been able to achieve during my almost 13 years at Google.”