By Drew Olanoff
During the earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the (micro)phone (for the first time) to discuss the business and product highlights from the quarter. It was a pleasant addition after a strong showing at last month’s hardware event.
“There is a real sense of energy and focus throughout the company,” he said. He pointed towards momentum seen in Google’s main products, including Search, Maps and YouTube, which have over a billion users each. Google Play, which Pichai calls a “thriving hub,” has joined that group.
The broad mission of “organizing the world’s information” gives the company a lot of room to be successful, Pichai admitted.
Pichai also highlighted Google’s strength in machine learning, referring to its ability as “state of the art,” calling out Google Now and Google Photos, two products that are gaining quite a bit of momentum. Photos just announced that it hit the 100 million user mark.
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