Report: Google “doubles down” on Pixel hardware, cuts Google Assistant support

Google is facing turbulent times due to CEO Sundar Pichai’s decision to cut costs across the company. We first got word of this belt-tightening in August, and since then, we’ve seen the “Area 120” incubation lab get cut in half, a spinoff of what was left of Project Loon, the death of the Pixel laptop division, and the dramatic shutdown of Google Stadia. A new report from The Information details more changes Pichai’s budget cuts are having across the company, with some divisions surviving and others getting ominous resource cuts. There’s plenty to go over.

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