When Google acquired the Alpine Communications Group, it also acquired a small but influential group of activists and privacy advocates who believed the new company was taking too much control over communications.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai had been a vocal critic of the group’s practices and had been trying to persuade the group to merge with another, more independent company.
But the merger didn’t happen, and Pichais resignation as chief executive of the company has brought the group back into focus.
After Google bought the group, Pichays resignation was one of the first acts of Trump administration.
He had been one of many who criticized the group and its practices, and he resigned in May.
Google has said the acquisition was about consolidating its own information-protection efforts.
But it has also said the Alpeys privacy practices are good.
Pichares resignation was not the only move to consolidate Google’s operations.
The company has also purchased the online messaging service Whisper, which it acquired in January, and its YouTube video-streaming service YouTube Red.
The acquisitions represent a pivot away from the company’s past focus on search, which has focused heavily on YouTube and other video sites.
PICHAI HAS REVOLVED: ‘I DON’T BELIEVE IT’ Sundar is now trying to regain the reins, in part by promoting his own ideas about how to run the company.
“Sundar has changed dramatically.
He’s a new CEO,” said a person familiar with the matter.
“But I don’t believe it.”
The person said that Pichare was a “very, very good communicator” and that his team of senior leaders was committed to working together.
Sundar has not responded to a request for comment.
But his resignation is the latest sign that the new CEO’s vision of the future of Google has been changing.
Pochai, in a tweet earlier this month, called the “solutions” Google has proposed “screwed up.”
Pichay’s resignation is part of a broader effort by the new administration to rein in the internet giant and rein in its new CEO, and it could set a new tone in how the new White House deals with internet companies.
Trump has been a strong advocate of internet openness, and his administration has called for the creation of a new national infrastructure to fight the growing threat of cyberattacks.
The administration also has promised to appoint a new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, an agency that oversees internet service providers.
The president has also promised to create a commission to examine how to protect internet freedom.
PICACOM AND BORDERLESS CONNECTIONS Google is not the first company to have been acquired by a foreign power for its telecommunications network.
In 2008, Yahoo acquired a portion of Japan’s Softbank for about $3.3 billion, in what was dubbed the “Yahoo/Softbank deal.”
But the Japanese company’s bid to acquire a U.S. company was blocked by antitrust regulators.
The Chinese government bought a controlling stake in Verizon Communications in 2011.
And in 2015, the U.K. government took over the telecommunications company that was owned by Microsoft.
In each case, the acquisitions were largely in line with Chinese interests.
“The companies were very much in line for acquisition,” said Matt Taylor, a professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Georgetown University.
“And there’s nothing in the history of these deals that suggests that they’re any less in line than the deal in Japan, where they’re in line even more for acquisition than the Softbank deal in 2008.”
The Alibaba acquisition is notable because it occurred before the U,S.
election, which gave new powers to Trump.
During the campaign, Trump called for more restrictions on foreign ownership of U.N. assets, a sentiment that was echoed by the Obama administration.
In the case of the Alpes, though, the deal was the first major one for Alphabet, which was founded in 1994.
Alphabet was formed by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, the former executive chairman of Apple who is now chairman of Alphabet’s parent company.
The companies have had many controversial partnerships over the years, including one involving the sale of Yahoo’s video-search business in 2011 to Verizon for $4.5 billion, which the U.,S.
government shut down.