Google CEO Sundar Pichai Pays Tribute to Indian Roots on Being Honoured With Padma Bhushan

“India is a part of me and I carry it with me wherever I go,” Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has said, as he received the prestigious Padma Bhushan award from the Indian envoy to the US. Indian-American Pichai was awarded the Padma Bhushan for 2022 in the Trade and Industry category. The Madurai-born […]

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Amid Twitter, Meta Sackings, Can Indian IT Firms Lay Off The Chaos? News18 Asks Experts

Amid the layoff chaos in major tech companies like Twitter, Meta, Disney, Amazon and Alphabet’s Google, which is reportedly planning to lay off up to 10,000 employees, how is the Indian information technology (IT) sector faring? Capgemini and Infosys from the Indian IT sector are on a hiring binge, according to industry reports. A report […]

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Google Nest Speakers Not Linking With Netflix Via Home App

Netflix integration with Google products and the Google Home app is largely broken right now, the media reported. According to 9to5Google, numerous reports over the last few days have verified a widespread outage of Netflix and Google account linking through the Home app. The link allows Netflix content to be played on Google Nest smart […]

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Google To Pay Nearly $400 Million To Settle State Location-Tracking Probe

Alphabet’s Google will pay $391.5 million to settle allegations by 40 states that the search and advertising giant illegally tracked users’ locations, the Michigan attorney general’s office said Monday. The investigation and settlement, which was led by Oregon and Nebraska, is a sign of mounting legal headaches for the tech giant from state attorneys general […]

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Google Agrees To Pay $392 Million To 40 US States In Landmark Privacy Case

Google has agreed to pay $392 million to 40 US states in a location tracking case. Washington: Google on Monday agreed to settle a landmark privacy case with 40 US states over accusations that the search engine giant misled users into believing location tracking had been switched off on their devices. “Digital platforms like Google […]

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‘Google to pay about $400 million to settle location-tracking lawsuit’

WASHINGTON: Alphabet’s Google will pay about $400 million to settle a complaint brought by a group of states over allegations the search and advertising giant illegally tracked users’ locations, two people familiar with the matter said. The announcement will come as early as Monday, the sources said. The lawsuit, which includes Oregonthe people said, is […]

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Key Members Of Apple’s Search Engine Team Rejoin Google: All Details

Four years after Apple acquired Laserlike to boost its web search technology, the founders have quit to rejoin Google. ‘Laserlike’ is a startup founded by a trio of former Google search engineers to recommend websites to people based on their interests and browsing history. According to AppleInsider, Anand Shukla, Srinivasan Venkatachary and Steven Baker were […]

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Chromebook users, here’s why you should install the latest Chrome OS update right away

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has a new warning for some Chromebook users. The government body has reported some vulnerabilities in some versions of the Chrome OS operating system which powers the Chromebook devices available in the market. For those who don’t know, CERT-IN is a nodal agency under the Ministry of Electronics and […]

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After India, Australia and Germany to probe Google’s ‘anti-competitive policies’: Report

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently fined Google a total of Rs 2,274 crore for “anti-competitive practices in relation to its Play Store policies” in the country. The antitrust watchdog is also preparing to impose another fine for its market dominance abuse on the smart TV market. Now it looks like the company has […]

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Google Takes Its AI Flood-Tracking Tool To More Countries

Google has expanded its AI flood forecasting services, first introduced in India back in 2018, to 18 additional countries across Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. The company also launched “FloodHub”, a platform that displays flood forecasts and shows when and where floods might occur, so that people directly at risk can get the information […]

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Flood, wildfire alerts, healthcare and more: How Google is using AI for people’s benefits

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is something that Google has been betting big for a while now. From better translations to enhancements in software, AI is at the heart of a lot that Google does. The Sundar Pichai-led company has detailed three initiatives where AI is being used for the benefits of people. Using AI to address […]

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Apple TV app adds support for this video format

Apple TV app will now be able to stream content in HDR10++ on smart TVs. With the tvOS 16 updates, the Cupertino-based tech giant added support for HDR10+ videos for the newly launched third-generation Apple TV 4K. Some smart TV brands like Samsung don’t support the Dolby Vision format for HDR videos. This new addition […]

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Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro Only Support 64-Bit Apps: Google Explains the Benefits

American tech giant Google has confirmed that the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones are the first Android phones to exclusively support 64-bit apps. According to Android Developersexplaining the few benefits to dropping support for 32-bit apps, the company stated that not only does it reduce RAM usage but also improves performance and […]

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Google Pixel 7a Tipped To Feature Flagship Camera Sensors, Wireless Charging: Report

Pixel 7a, Google’s purported affordable “A”-tagged mid-range addition to the Pixel 7 series expected to launch in 2023, will reportedly sport a significant upgrade over every previous A-series Pixel smartphones. It has been reported that Pixel 7a will come with better cameras and wireless charging, amongst other features. Google’s first A-series Pixel, the Pixel 3a, […]

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Binance CEO Lambasts Google for Promoting Crypto Phishing, Scam Sites

Google, despite its oversight on potentially risky crypto websites, has not been able to get rid of them from search that is exposing people to financial exploits on a daily basis. This allegation against Google has been raised by Changpeng Zhao, the CEO of US-based Binance crypto exchange. As per Zhao, phishing sites tagged as […]

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Google Removes Battery-draining Android Apps With 20 million Downloads

Google Play has removed apps with more than 20 million downloads because they were using excessive mobile data and draining batteries, says a report. According to a report by McAfee, it identified new Clicker malware that sneaked into Google Play. In total, 16 applications that were previously on Google Play have been confirmed to have […]

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These Popular Android Apps Draining Phone’s Battery Removed From Google Play

Google has sprung back to action once again, and has been forced to remove a slew of Android apps from the Play Store. As per the details shared by McAfee in report, there is a new Clicker adware that has made its way into the Play Store via multiple Android apps. The report states that […]

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Google Home app is getting this automation feature earlier than expected

Earlier this month, Google announced that the Home app is getting a makeover. This new layout aims to help users personalise their connected devices, actions and, importantly, automations to let them easily control their smart home. At that time, the tech giant said that the new features, which include triggering a Google Assistant routine using […]

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Google Fined Rs 1,338 Crore In India By CCI: This Is Google’s Response

Last Updated: October 21, 2022, 19:21 IST CCI on Thursday slapped a steep penalty of Rs 1,337.76 crore on Google for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in relation to Android mobile devices. (Photo: IANS) In its first official response after the CCI order, Google says Android has created more choices for everyone and […]

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CCI fines Google Rs 1,338 crore for unfair practices

NEW DELHI: The Competition Commission of India has fined Google Rs 1,338 crore for abusing its dominant position in relation to Android mobile devices, and ordered the company to immediately “cease and desist” from such practices. The CCI said Google forced one-sided agreements on the tech ecosystem, ensuring continued supply of consumer data for its […]

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