Saturday January 19, 2019
Home India Google ropes ...

Google ropes in Kharagpur boy

0
//

New Delhi: Internet giant Google has roped in 22-year Abhishek Pant from Pune with a staggering Rs 2 crore annual salary package.

Abhishek, a final-year computer science IIT Kharagpur student, has interned with Google California for three months. He is all set to take up responsibilities from September next year.

“The journey from Pune to Kharagpur and Kharagpur to Google Mount View in California has been quite exciting,” Pant said.

“I had a great experience working there as an intern. A job offer is the icing on the cake”, an elated Abhishek said.

Born in USA, Abhishek completed his primary education there before shifting to Pune.

Despite his parent’s concern whether he would be able to adapt to the Indian education system and sit for three-hour exams or not, Abhishek topped in his board exams.

“I am looking forward to working on new and interesting engineering challenges, and to working with a smart and talented team,” he said.

(With inputs from various sources)

Next Story

Google Planning to Develop a New Publishing Platform For Local News Publishers

According to Google, in Asia-Pacific, journalists and publishers are increasingly grappling with questions over how quality journalism can thrive in the digital age

0
Google
Google creating publishing platform for local news publishers. Pixabay

To help small newsrooms overcome challenges in their strive to go digital, Google is creating a new publishing platform for local news publishers.

Google News Initiative has partnered with web development company, Automattic and WordPress.com — home to 30 per cent of the world’s websites — and has invested $1.2 million in its effort to create “Newspack”.

“Newspack” is a fast, secure, low-cost publishing system tailor-made to the needs of small newsrooms, Google said in a statement on Monday.

The new publishing tool will be made available to publishers globally later in the year.

“Newspapers with long histories have had to cut back on staff and reduce coverage and reporters who try to start new digital publications face an interminable struggle with technical and business problems,” said Jim Albrecht, Product Management Director, Google Search.

“Journalists should be writing stories and covering their communities, not worrying about designing websites, configuring CMSs, or building commerce systems.”

Google, smart compose
The Google name is displayed outside the company’s office in London, Britain. VOA

While “Newspack” publishers will have access to all the plugins created by the WordPress developer community, the core product is not trying to be all things to all publishers.

“It is trying to help small publishers succeed by building best practices into the product while removing distractions that may divert scarce resources. We like to call it aan opinionated CMS — it knows the right thing to do, even when you don’t,” explained Albrecht.

Google said it will also advise on the “Newspack” feature set, based on feedback from its extensive contact with local publishers, and provide technical support on the integration of Google products.

Also Read- Study Reveals Melting Away of Antarctica at an Alarming Rate

Google News in November launched a new innovation challenge to help scribes and publishers in the Asia-Pacific region produce quality journalism in the digital age.

According to Google, in Asia-Pacific, journalists and publishers are increasingly grappling with questions over how quality journalism can thrive in the digital age. (IANS)