Sundar Pichai says Google One cloud storage service has nearly 100M subscribers | TechCrunch
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During Alphabet's Q4 2023 earning call, Google CEO Sudar Pichai revealed that the Google One cloud storage service is close to reaching 100 million subscribers. The company is also planning to add more AI-powered features to the service. Google One offers various perks including Google Photos editing features and plans start at $1.99 per month. Additionally, Google's overall subscription business, which includes YouTube Premium and Music, YouTube TV, and Google One, has surpassed $15 billion in annual revenues, experiencing a 5x jump compared to 2019.
Speaking during Alphabet's Q4 2023 earning call, Pichai added that the company is looking to add more AI-powered features to the Google One service.
In terms of employment, Google recently laid off nearly 1,000 employees in certain divisions, including hardware, engineering, and services. Additionally, 100 employees from YouTube were let go. Google's total number of employees is currently 182,502, slightly higher than the previous quarter but lower than the end of 2022's total. However, the company's $65.5 billion ad revenue fell short of analyst expectations.
Notably, in its earnings release, Google mentioned that it had 182,502 employees, slightly more than the 182,381 employees it reported in the Q3 earnings release. However, the number is significantly lower than the 190,234 employees it had at the end of 2022.
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