Indian-American Thomas Kurian picked to rejuvenate Google Cloud

indica News Bureau   Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian will take over as head of Google Cloud early next year, according to media reports.   Kurian, who joined Google last month, replaces Diane Greene, who will continue through January working with the former Oracle Corp product chief, to ensure a smooth transition. Greene will, however, remain a director on the board of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. […]

Neeraj Arora quits WhatsApp

indica News Bureau –   Once touted to be the CEO of Facebook-owned WhatsApp, Neeraj Arora has stepped down from his role as the company’s chief business officer. The latest high-profile exit in WhatsApp comes shortly after co-founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum resigned, reportedly due to differences with parent company Facebook over encryption and […]

H-1B visa overhaul favors the ‘most-skilled’

indica Washington Bureau –   In a move that will filter out more bachelor’s degree holders from the H-1B program, the Trump administration has proposed a change in the visa application process that will award visa only to the most meritorious and highest paid foreign workers. Under the new merit-based system, the US Citizenship and […]

Tata Consultancy cleared over anti-American bias case

indica News Bureau –   In a major breather for India’s Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a Californian jury unanimously rejected claims that the IT outsourcing giant had discriminated against non-South Asian workers in the US. A nine-member California federal jury ruled that the Mumbai-based company did not have a “pattern or practice” of intentional discrimination based […]

US Capitol pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on 150th birth anniversary

indica Washington Bureau – The year-long 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi commenced at the US Capitol with influential US lawmakers and select Indian-Americans lauding the historic leader’s preaching of peace and non-violence. Paying rich tributes to the apostle of peace, Congressmen said Mahatma Gandhi has inspired generations of American Social reformers and civil […]