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Diversity memo poses major public test for Google CEO

Firing of engineer behind the internal posting has set off heated reactions online.

The mild-mannered Mr Pichai, praised for his consensus-building and political aptitude at Google, is now plunged deep into a politically charged controversy that will test his resolve and leadership like little before.

IN almost two years as Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai has weathered multiple storms with relative ease.

His search engine came out of the fake news brouhaha largely unscathed. He watched his employees walk out en masse over immigration restrictions ordered by President Donald Trump, lending...

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