Friday, August 17, 2018

Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan

By Joseph Menn and Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO | Friday, Aug 17 2018 IST
Google's plan to launch a censored search engine in China requires more "transparency, oversight and accountability," hundreds of employees at the Alphabet Inc unit said in an internal petition seen by Reuters on Thursday. Hoping to gain approval from th... read..

Google preparing to launch display-equipped smart speakers

San Francisco |Friday, 2018 6:45:06 PM IST
Google is reportedly preparing to launch a display-equipped smart speaker in a direct competition with Amazon and Alibaba Group Holding in the voice-activated gadgets category.... read..

Soon, WhatsApp backups won't eat into your Google Drive space

San Francisco |Friday, 2018 12:45:06 PM IST
Google is making life easy for WhatsApp users as starting this November, 1.5 billion users of this popular instant messaging platform will be able to back up their data on Google Drive without worrying about storage space.... read..

Google not close to launching search engine in China: Sundar Pichai

California [United States] | August 17, 2018 1:41:40 PM IST
Putting to rest the rumours of Google rolling out a customised version of its popular search engine service in China, CEO Sundar Pichai clarified that the company is not close to launching a search product.... read..

Google search engine in China at exploratory stage: Sundar Pichai

San Francisco |Friday, 2018 2:45:06 PM IST
Facing backlash from employees for its reported plan to enter China with a censored version of its search engine, Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed them in an internal meeting and informed that the project, called Dragonfly, was at an exploratory stage, ... read..

WhasApp backup will no longer take up Google Drive space

New Delhi [India] | August 17, 2018 5:11:38 PM IST
Worried about all the Google drive storage your WhatsApp backup is sucking up? Don't be, because these backups will "no longer count towards the Google Drive storage quota."... read..

You will now see more contextual subtopics when you do Google Search

California [United States] | August 17, 2018 1:41:43 PM IST
The next time you are looking up for a particular city to move to, Google plans to show you the comparison between two cities, and possibly even tell you about the cost difference.... read..

Google makes its database of political ads public

California [United States] | August 16, 2018 1:11:27 PM IST
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve its accountability around the role that online advertising plays in US elections, Google has made its database of political ads for US candidates public.... read..

WhatsApp backup will not be counted against Google Drive storage limit

California [United States] | August 16, 2018 1:11:27 PM IST
Google has announced that WhatsApp users will now be able to backup their chat data to Google Drive without having to worry about it being counted against the drive storage quota.... read..

Indian start-up SigTuple selected for Google Demo Day Asia final

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Bengaluru-based health technology start-up SigTuple has been selected among the top 10 finalists to participate in Google's Demo Day Asia, scheduled to take place in Shanghai in September.... read..

Google takes new measures to increase transparency on political ads

San Francisco |Thursday, 2018 6:45:04 AM IST
Google took a new move Wednesday to increase transparency on political ads on its platform by releasing an online library of US political ads and a report on details of ad-expenditure ahead of the mid-term US elections in November this year.... read..

Google celebrates I-Day with 'truck art' doodle

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
Google on Wednesday celebrated India's 72nd Independence Day with a colourful truck art doodle, featuring images of some of the country's most iconic plants and animals.... read..

Google Doodle celebrates India's 72nd Independence Day

New Delhi [India] | August 15, 2018 6:41:26 AM IST
Following its tradition of celebrating international events, tech giant Google on Wednesday commemorated India's 72nd Independence Day with a special doodle.... read..

Bothered by Google's location tracking? Here's how to turn it off completely

California [United States] | August 14, 2018 5:41:28 PM IST
Google's location tracking feature has again come under the scanner after it was found that the feature continues to monitor your searches, voice activity, and location even after you manually turn it off.... read..

Google Doodle commemorates Pakistan I-Day

New Delhi [India] | August 14, 2018 1:11:26 PM IST
Following its tradition of celebrating international events, tech giant Google on Tuesday commemorated Pakistan's 71st Independence Day with a special doodle.... read..

Ad firms suffer as Google, Facebook dominate digital dollars: Report

New York |Monday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
The dominance of Google and Facebook of digital advertising has led to the number of independent and smaller ad tech companies falling 21 per cent since 2013 to 185 in the second quarter of 2018, the media reported.... read..

'Doodle 4 Google' can get you Rs 5 lakh scholarship

New Delhi |Monday, 2018 5:15:05 PM IST
Google on Monday announced the "2018 Doodle 4 Google" contest inviting creative, art-loving students from across India to bring their imagination to life for the search engine giant's logo.... read..

Google Pixel 3 XL could come with 6.7-inch display, 3430mAh battery

San Francisco |Saturday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
With Google expected to launch its flagship smartphones, likely to be called the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, in the next few months, a new unboxing video has revealed the latter could come with 6.7-inch screen and 3430mAh battery.... read..

Cameos: Google's answer to AMA for celebrities

California [United States] | August 10, 2018 4:41:28 PM IST
Google quietly introduced a new social media app that will make your search about celebrities a little more interesting.... read..
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