Sundar Pichai

YouTube now at 1.5bn viewers as TV viewing surges

YouTube now has 1.5 billion monthly viewers thanks in part to a surge in big-screen viewing, according to company stats. Speaking on parent company Alphabet’s second quarter earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that people are watching an average of 60 minutes a day of YouTube on their phones and tablets. However, he added […]

Google boosted by YouTube and mobile search

Google parent company Alphabet reported strong third quarter results, with mobile search and video powering its core ad business. Announcing the results last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the company’s advertising business is “thriving in a mobile world” and said that users are “super-attentive and engaged” in mobile services like Google search, YouTube, […]

YouTube growth helps cement Google Q2 gains

The continued strength of YouTube along with mobile gains helped Google parent company Alphabet to report significant second quarter growth. Speaking on the company’s Q2 earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that YouTube showed “strong momentum” and said that video is the “killer format on mobile”. Though the company did not break out specific […]

YouTube mobile reach outstrips all US cable networks

YouTube on mobile devices reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any cable network in the US, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Speaking on Google parent company Alphabet’s fourth quarter earnings call, Pichai said the time people spent watching YouTube in the living room had also more than doubled in 2015. “People watch hundreds of […]

HBO Now to launch on Android

HBO’s recently-launched US streaming service, HBO Now, is due to launch on Android devices this summer, according to Google’s senior vice-president of products, Sundar Pichai. Speaking at Google’s I/O conference in San Francisco last week, Pichai said that HBO Now will launch on Android, and that viewers will also be able to stream the service […]