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Google explores 5% stake in struggling Vodafone Idea: Report

Google explores 5% stake in struggling Vodafone Idea: Report

🕔17:51, 28.May 2020

New Delhi, May 28 In what could alter the Indian telecom scenario, Google is reportedly exploring to buy a 5 per cent stake in financially-stressed Vodafone Idea, a move that would not only pit Sundar Pichai-led tech giant against Facebook which

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Google gives workers Rs 75K each, to reopen offices from July 6

Google gives workers Rs 75K each, to reopen offices from July 6

🕔09:44, 27.May 2020

San Francisco, May 27  Google has set July 6 the date for its employees to return to office in a gradual, phased manner and has announced to give $1,000 (around Rs 75,000) to each of its workers globally for expenses

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US ready to sue Google for ‘monopolising’ online ads: Report

US ready to sue Google for ‘monopolising’ online ads: Report

🕔12:08, 16.May 2020

Washington, May 16  The US government is reportedly preparing to sue Google for its anti-market ad practices where it allegedly monopolized online ads. The Justice Department and a group of state attorneys general are likely to file antitrust lawsuits against

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Google purged 2.7 billion bad ads in 2019, COVID-19 fake ads next target

Google purged 2.7 billion bad ads in 2019, COVID-19 fake ads next target

🕔17:07, 30.Apr 2020

San Francisco, April 30  Google blocked and removed 2.7 billion bad ads ‘more than 5,000 bad ads per minute and suspended nearly 1 million advertiser accounts for policy violations, the company announced on Thursday. On the publisher side, Google terminated

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Google adding 30 lakh new users on Meet app daily: Pichai

Google adding 30 lakh new users on Meet app daily: Pichai

🕔11:42, 29.Apr 2020

San Francisco, April 29  As video conferencing becomes the new normal, Google is adding roughly 3 million new users on its Meets app daily and have seen a 30-fold increase in usage since January. There are now over 100 million

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Google gives $6.5mn to help fight coronavirus misinformation

Google gives $6.5mn to help fight coronavirus misinformation

🕔10:29, 3.Apr 2020

San Francisco, April 3  Google has announced $6.5 million in funding to fact-checkers and non-profit prganisations fighting misinformation globally around novel coronavirus. The funding is being given as part of Google News Initiative (GNI) which is also providing an online

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Facebook, Google may lose over $44bn in ad revenue in 2020

Facebook, Google may lose over $44bn in ad revenue in 2020

🕔10:22, 26.Mar 2020

San Francisco, March 26  The novel coronavirus pandemic can wipe out more than $44 billion in global ad revenue for the tech giants Facebook and Google in 2020 as digital advertising runs dry, a new report has predicted. According to

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Google announces new restrictions on political ads

Google announces new restrictions on political ads

🕔12:51, 21.Nov 2019

San Francisco, Nov 21  Google has announced new limits on political advertisers globally from micro-targeting users via election ads based on their political affiliation. The main formats Google offers political advertisers are Search ads, YouTube ads and display ads. Under

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Google in pact with UK publisher Archant to boost local news

Google in pact with UK publisher Archant to boost local news

🕔15:01, 19.Sep 2019

London, Sep 19  In a bid to build a sustainable digital model for local news, Google has entered into a three-year partnership with UK publisher Archant for Project Neon which will target up to three communities, identified as being currently

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Android 10 released for Google Pixel phones

Android 10 released for Google Pixel phones

🕔12:07, 4.Sep 2019

San Francisco, Sep 4  Google has officially released the final version of Android 10 for Pixel owners and will expand to partner devices in the coming weeks. “With this release, we focused on making everyday life easier with features powered

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Infosys, Google Cloud expand partnership for digital services

Infosys, Google Cloud expand partnership for digital services

🕔13:05, 22.Aug 2019

Bengaluru, Aug 22  Global software major Infosys on Wednesday expanded its partnership with Google Cloud to help its clients accelerate their digital transformation. “As a qualified Google Cloud managed service provider, we will offer clients application lifecycle services with cloud

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Google paid people $5 to scan their faces for Pixel4

Google paid people $5 to scan their faces for Pixel4

🕔11:18, 30.Jul 2019

San Francisco, July 30  At a time when face recognition technology is in the thick of controversies, Google paid people $5 in exchange for a facial scan to build an accurate face unlock feature for the upcoming Pixel 4. Google

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Google to mark 50th year of Apollo 11 mission with AR

Google to mark 50th year of Apollo 11 mission with AR

🕔12:22, 11.Jul 2019

San Francisco, July 11  Ahead of the upcoming 50th anniversary of mankind’s first successful trip to the moon, Google has recreated the Apollo 11 rocket’s command module with Augmented Reality (AR). On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 was launched into

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Google makes shopping easy via Chrome browser

Google makes shopping easy via Chrome browser

🕔12:29, 4.Jul 2019

San Francisco, July 4 Google has made it easier to buy things online using its Chrome browser. Now, when you’re signed into Chrome on your laptop, you’ll be able to use payment methods previously saved to your Google Account to fill

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Don’t regulate us for the sake of it: Pichai

Don’t regulate us for the sake of it: Pichai

🕔13:15, 15.Jun 2019

New York, June 15  Facing an anti-trust probe from the US government, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cautioned against those who may want to regulate the tech giants “for the sake of regulating.” In an interview with CNN Business, Pichai

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Google makes $600 mn investment to expand US data centre

Google makes $600 mn investment to expand US data centre

🕔13:06, 14.Jun 2019

San Francisco, June 14  As part of its plan to invest $13 billion in building new data centres and offices in over a dozen states in the US this year, Google has announced a fresh investment of $600 million to

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Google to let you auto-delete location tracking data

Google to let you auto-delete location tracking data

🕔11:58, 2.May 2019

San Francisco, May 2  In yet another bid to address privacy concerns, Google is rolling out a key feature that will allow people to automatically delete their Location History, Web and App Activity data. Google last year courted controversy when

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18 young Indian scientists in Google contest

18 young Indian scientists in Google contest

🕔07:29, 27.Apr 2019

New Delhi, April 27  Google on Friday selected 18 young scientists from India who will compete in the 2019 Google Science Fair contest for the winning prize of $50,000 and other rewards. The global science competition inspires teenagers in the

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YouTube reaches 265 mn users in India

YouTube reaches 265 mn users in India

🕔20:13, 9.Apr 2019

Mumbai, April 9  Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced that India was its largest and fastest growing audience in the world with more than 265 million monthly active users. “India is now both our biggest audience and one of our fastest

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IPRS, Google sign music licensing deal for India

IPRS, Google sign music licensing deal for India

🕔14:35, 19.Mar 2019

New Delhi, March 19 Mumbai-based Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) that represents composers, lyricists and music publishers on Tuesday granted a license to Google to utilise the group members work in India across Google-owned YouTube and related services. “The IPRS-Google

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