Google is also filling out its services with expanded attribution. For instance, Pichai said the company has now measured more than six billion store visits and is “instrumental in understanding customer behavior that starts online and ends in store.”
And while cloud services represent a new growth category, YouTube has solidified its position as a mature, powerhouse asset.
Google’s digital video platform now boasts 1.5 billion monthly viewers across all devices and mobile viewers average 60 minutes of content per day.
“The fastest-growing screen for YouTube is in the living room,” where total watch time has doubled since last year, Pichai said.
Alphabet also announced Monday that Pichai, who was promoted to top Googler in 2015, will join the holding company’s board of directors.
“Sundar has been doing a great job as Google’s CEO, driving strong growth, partnerships and tremendous product innovation,” said Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page in a press release.