Sunday, October 25, 2020

Joint Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill to meet on Oct 28, 29; representatives from Twitter, Google and others to present evidence

New Delhi | October 23, 2020 11:12:24 AM IST
Two sittings of the Joint Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 will be held on October 28 and 29, as per a notice issued to the members.... read..

Google Docs surpasses 100 crore installs on Play Store

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The Android app of Google Docs, a Cloud-based word processor that comes free with every Google account, has hit 100 crore installs on the Play Store.... read..

Google will hold itself accountable on racial equity: Pichai

San Francisco |Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
In a commitment to advance racial equity, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said that the company will hold itself accountable for creating an inclusive workplace.... read..

Save $133 on Google Pixel 4a with new subscription programme

San Francisco |Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Google has introduced a new subscription programme in the US where people can get the new Pixel 4a for just $9 a month, thus saving $133 on the smartphone with a price tag of $349.... read..

S Korean watchdog to review Google's competition violation

Seoul/New Delhi |Friday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
The head of South Korea's fair trade watchdog said on Thursday that her agency will review one of two ongoing probes into Googles market competition violations.... read..

Google internships to remain virtual in 2021

San Francisco |Thursday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Google has announced to keep its summer internship programme virtual in 2021, as the tech giant continues to prioritise health and safety during the ongoing pandemic.... read..

Google web searches can help predict Covid hotspots: Study

New York |Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
By analysing Google web searches for keywords related to Covid-19, researchers have said that web-based analytics have demonstrated their value in predicting the spread of the infectious disease.... read..

US vs Google antitrust case: 10 top takeaways from 64 page complaint (2nd Ld)

New York |Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 AM IST
In a 64 page complaint with 194 numbered items, the US Justice Department and 11 states sued Google Tuesday for antitrust violations, alleging that it weaponised its dominance in online search and advertising to kill off competition and harm consumers.... read..

Google launches free Stadia game demos

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Google has announced that it was offering time-limited and completely free demos for the upcoming Stadia games.... read..

Mozilla fears it can be collateral damage in US-Google war

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
As the US Department of Justice and 11 states take on Google with an anti-trust lawsuit over its alleged anti-competitive practices in the Search and Search advertising markets, open source popular browser Mozilla Firefox is worried it could be collateral... read..

US govt files antitrust lawsuit against Google

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
In a significant development, the US Department of Justice on Tuesday filed a long-awaited antitrust case against Google, alleging the tech giant has abused its market position in the domain of online search.... read..

US sues monopolist Google for violating antitrust laws (Lead)

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
In the biggest antitrust case against a tech company in two decades, the US Department of Justice and 11 state Attorneys General on Tuesday sued monopolist Google, alleging the tech giant has abused its market position in the domain of online search.... read..

Google to deliver printed photos at your doorstep for $7

San Francisco |Wednesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Google has added new ways to print your photos with same-day printing in the US where the users can get 10 high-quality photo prints delivered to their homes every month.... read..

We pay Big Tech to promote our services: Google on lawsuit

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
Stressing that this is not the dial-up 1990s when changing services was slow and difficult and often required to buy and install software with a CD-ROM, Google has vehemently defended its position after the US Department of Justice and 11 state Attorneys ... read..

Google Assistant driving mode to finally come to Android smartphones

California | October 20, 2020 6:12:35 PM IST
Tech giant Google seems to have started rolling out Google Assistant's Driving Mode on Android devices. The feature was first announced back in 2019 at the Google I/O event.... read..

Dark Mode, multiple account support now on Google smart displays

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Google on Monday introduced dark mode and multiple account support for its Assistant-powered smart displays like Nest Hub.... read..

Google discontinues Nest Secure alarm system

California | October 20, 2020 1:42:27 PM IST
Google has announced the discontinuation of its Google Nest Secure alarm system.... read..

US Justice Dept files antitrust lawsuit against Google, alleging abuse of search dominance

US | October 20, 2020 9:42:34 PM IST
Washington [US], October 20 (ANI/Sputnik): The US Justice Department on Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google for alleged abuse of search dominance by the Internet giant, Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen said on Tuesday.... read..

Google shuts down 'Trusted Contacts' app, will end support by December 1

California | October 19, 2020 6:42:22 PM IST
Tech giant Google recently shut down its Trusted Contacts app that allowed its users to share location with a trusted contact (parents, family, or kids) when in an emergency.... read..

Google to kill app that lets you contact loved ones during emergency

New Delhi |Monday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Google has announced to discontinue its emergency location sharing app called Trusted Contacts from December this year and it has already disappeared from Play Store.... read..

Driving mode in Google Assistant begins rolling out on Android

San Francisco |Monday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
The Driving Mode on Google Assistant that would use a voice prompt to bring up a dashboard with driving-relevant activities and other personalised recommendations has started appearing on some Android devices.... read..

Google Stadia announces addition of Ubisoft games

San Francisco |Sunday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Google has announced that Ubisoft is adding new games to Stadia, including adventures within the worlds of Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Ghost Recon and Assassin's Creed.... read..
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