Google buys service automation startup co-founded by Indian

Google has acquired a US-based service automation startup called Onward which is co-founded by an Indian named Pramod Thammaiah. As part of the acquisition, key employees, including Pramod Thammaiah and Co-founder Rémi Cossart along with the startup’s CTO Aaron Podolny, will be joining Google. Founded in 2015, the startup builds tools for businesses looking to automate their customer service.