Dr Yunus exchange views with Google, Yahoo CEOs | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, December 01, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 01, 2007


Dr Yunus exchange views with Google, Yahoo CEOs

From left: Dr Yunus, Larry Page, co-founder of Google and Grameen Solutions CEO, Kazi Islam(top) and Yahoo co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang, right, conducts a session with Dr Yunus in front of Yahoo employees.(bottom)

Grameen Bank chief and Nobel peace laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus recently visited Google and Yahoo! headquarters in California. Internet heavyweight Google invited the microcredit guru to their Mountain View headquarters to share knowledge and seek his suggestion on enriching the firm's operation.
Google CEO Dr Eric Schmidt and co-founder Larry Page wanted to learn about Dr Yunus' views and recommendations on the challenges Google can address. They were interested in his vision about the challenges of hi-tech age. Dr Yunus also interacted with Google team members.
CEO of Grameen Solutions Kazi Islam accompanied Dr Yunus and delivered a speech on how eighty percent of the IT-neglected people of the world can access the facilities of info-tech.
"We can develop a field in the country to attract hi-tech giants like Google as they can be inspired to invest in the country. Making such field will employ many IT people as well as we will get better service from the companies", Kazi added.
The other search engine giant Yahoo! also invited Dr Yunus to its HQ in Sunnyvale, California. Dr Yunus attended a meeting of top Yahoo executives, which included Yahoo co-founder and CEO Jerry Yang and Executive Vice president Jeff Weiner. Later Dr Yunus spoke to a full-auditorium Yahoo employees.
Dr Yunus advised Yahoo executives and employees to continue to develop solutions to increase digital inclusion. Yahoo executives thanked the Grameen Bank chief for his advice and suggestions and requested him to visit them again.

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