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14-Feb-2019 New Delhi

Google celebrates quintessential Madhubala

On Valentine's Day, Google doodled the star-crossed iconic character from "Mughal-E-Azam", Anarkali, made indelible in movie lovers' mind by the effervescent Madhubala who would have been 86 on Thursday."The Marilyn Monroe of Bollywood" as the Google blogpost...

26-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Google displays colourful doodle to mark 70th R-Day

Google on Saturday dedicated a colourful doodle marking the 70th Republic Day of India.It recreated the celebrations depicting the iconic Republic Day Parade, representing various components of the country's rich heritage, culture and history: environment,...

27-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google acquires large office park in Silicon Valley for $1 bn

Google has invested $1 billion on a large office park near its headquarters in Mountain View, California, the media reported.A Google representative confirmed the $1 billion purchase price for the office park but did not comment beyond that, The Mercury News...

26-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google's new Search feature gives single result to certain queries

Google is rolling out a new feature to the Search app on mobile web, Android and iOS that would not show multiple links to a query if it could be answered by a direct result for faster search experience."For queries where we have extremely high confidence that...

23-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google to scrutinise political ads before EU polls

In the run-up to European Union (EU) elections in May 2019, Google will introduce a EU-specific Election Ads Transparency Report and searchable ad library to provide more information about who is purchasing election ads, whom they're targeted to and how...

21-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Google News to fund new ideas for quality journalism in Asia-Pacific

Google News has launched a new innovation challenge to help scribes and publishers in the Asia-Pacific region produce quality journalism in the digital age.The Asia-Pacific Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge will fund selected projects up to...

19-Nov-2018 London

Google News may shut down in EU over 'link tax'

Google may shut down its Google News service in the European Union (EU) if a proposed "link tax" for using news stories comes into force in member countries, The Guardian reported.According to the new copyright directive, adopted by the European Parliament...

18-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google halts project to build glucose-sensing contact lens

Google's parent company Alphabet has put on hold a project to build glucose-sensing contact lens for people living with diabetes due to unsatisfactory results from clinical work.The aim of the project was to turn contact lens into a cutting-edge medical device...

18-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google to allow users to comment on search results

Google is planning to launch a new feature that will enable users to leave in search results comments that could be seen by others.While the feature has not yet gone live, an official Google help document has described how it would work, the Search Engine Journal...

16-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google set to release new system update to 'Wear OS'

Google is set to release a new system update called the "H Update" to its "Wear Operating System (OS)" with features like the battery saver, body efficiency and smart app resume."In the next few months, you should soon see a system update on your device labeled...

14-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Google Safety Center with 9-language support now in India

TO help users stay safe online in India, Google on Wednesday expanded its Safety Center to the country in nine languages.The center has a wide range of tools and resources, right from basic security guidelines to information on important topics like data...

13-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google probing 'malicious' attack on its internet traffic

After several users complained that they were either unable to access Google services like YouTube on Tuesday, the tech giant confirmed the root cause of this was "external" and under investigation.Internet research firm ThousandEyes, however, claimed that...

10-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Manually backup data to Google Drive on Android soon

Google is rolling out the ability to initiate manual backups to Google Drive -- that does not need the usually recommended Wi-Fi -- on Android devices including the older ones, a media report said.Previously, for backups, a smartphone had to be connected to...

10-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Google remembers engineer Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu

Google on Saturday dedicated a Doodle in honour of Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu who fought gender barriers to become one of the first woman engineers in the world.Born in the Romanian port city of Galati on November 10, 1887, Zamfirescu passed school with high...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google apologises for past handling of harassment, brings changes

After a global walkout by over 20,000 employees last week, Google has apologised for the past handling of sexual harassment cases while promising to bring changes to make the company a safer workplace."We recognise that we have not always gotten everything...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google hires Geisinger CEO to lead healthcare initiatives

Google has reportedly picked David Feinberg, CEO of US-based health services organisation Geisinger Health, to lead the company's healthcare efforts.While Google has not officially confirmed the move, Geisinger, in a statement on Thursday, said that Feinberg...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google CEO unveils new policy to address sexual harassment at workplace

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said the company has worked out a new comprehensive policy to address diversity and sexual harassment that became a great concern of Google employees.In an email to Google workers, Pichai on Thursday admitted that Google has "not...

09-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google CEO unveils new policy to address sexual harassment at workplace

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has said the company has worked out a new comprehensive policy to address diversity and sexual harassment that became a great concern of Google employees.In an email to Google workers, Pichai on Thursday admitted that Google has "not...

06-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google set to release fix for memory issue in Pixel 3

With some Pixel 3 users reporting a memory management flaw, Google is planning to release a software update "in the coming weeks" to fix the problem, the media reported.Many Pixel 3 users have noted that taking pictures with the phone often kills background...

01-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Thugs Of Hindostan' team collaborates with Google Maps

The team of forthcoming film "Thugs of Hindostan" have joined hands with Google Maps in India, where superstar Aamir Khan's character from the film "Firangi" will be guiding commuters with directions." As people gear up for Diwali and to watch 'Thugs Of...

01-Nov-2018 San Francisco

Google employees plan walk-out against workplace harassment

After Google announced last week it fired 48 people for sexual harassment since 2016, nearly 1,500 workers were planning a walk-out at the company's offices globally on Thursday, the media reported.According to a report in The New York Times, more than 1,500...

30-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Google commits $25 mn to AI-powered humane projects

Google has pledged to give $25 million to launch projects that apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to inspiring solutions to societal problems.Google said the grant will be used to fund the Google AI Impact Challenge contest, which is part of its...

26-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Google sacks dozens over sexual harassment

Google has sacked 48 people including 13 senior managers over sexual harassment claims since 2016.In a letter to employees on Thursday, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said the tech giant was taking a "hard line" on inappropriate conduct, reports the BBC.The...

25-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Google drops plans for Berlin campus

Google has dropped plans to open a large campus in a trendy district of Berlin that were strongly opposed by German campaigners.The US tech giant planned to set up an incubator for start-ups in Kreuzberg, long known for radical and underground culture. However,...

22-Oct-2018 New Delhi

Google Assistant to now answer Airtel-related queries

Bharti Airtel on Monday announced that its customers will be able to interact with customer care through Google Assistant.Currently available in English, the feature will also be rolled out in regional languages to deliver a personalised experience to millions...

20-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers

Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps.According to a report in The Verge on Friday, a confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the...

09-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Google to close Google+ social networking site

Internet giant Google has said it is shutting down the consumer version of its own social networking site Google+ due to low usage and a bug discovered in March last year that could leak the data of about half a million of its users."The consumer version of Google+...

08-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Google rolls out new cybersecurity solution on Play Store

Google's cybersecurity unit "Jigsaw" has rolled out a new application called "Intra" to the Google Play Store to protect users from Domain Name System (DNS) manipulation attacks, the media reported on Monday.DNS is the phonebook of the Internet from where users...

02-Oct-2018 San Francisco

Google to donate $1 mn towards Indonesia quake relief

Google will contribute $1 million (nearly Rs 7 crore) towards relief and restoration work in Indonesia which was hit by a 7.5-magnitude quake and an ensuing tsunami that has claimed over 1,200 lives."We're deeply saddened about the earthquake and tsunami in...

26-Sep-2018 Washington

Google discusses data privacy before Senate hearing

As US lawmakers geared up to grill tech giants again on data privacy, Google said the organisations must operate with respect for individuals' interests when they process personal information.In a three-page framework, Google said companies must be transparent...

20-Sep-2018 San Francisco

Google 'Emergency Location Service' for Android now in US

Google is expanding its advanced location tracking feature for Android called "Emergency Location Service (ELS)" to the US.Launched in 2016 and is currently available in 14 countries (excluding India), ELS provides accurate locations both indoors and outdoors...

29-Aug-2018 Washington

Google denies claims that it suppresses Conservative opinions

Search engine Google on Tuesday denied the claims that its search engines are "biased towards any political ideology", thus responding to US President Donald Trump's accusation that those search algorithms are designed to silence conservative voices."When users...

25-Aug-2018 San Francisco

Google Assistant coming to LG ThinQ TVs in 7 countries

South Korean tech Major LG Electronics has announced that Google Assistant is coming to its 2018 line-up of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled ThinQ TVs in seven new countries.The company's ThinQ TVs came with integrated Google's digital assistant when they...

18-Aug-2018 New Delhi

Google sports colourful Doodle on opening day of 18th Asiad

Google on Saturday featured a colourful Doodle to celebrate the start of the 18th Asian Games where athletes from 45 countries will compete in 55 events.Organised by the Olympic Council of Asia and held every four years, the Asian Games are the second largest...

29-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Google Doodle honours P.C. Mahalanobis

Google on Friday dedicated a Doodle in honour of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, regarded as the chief architect of Indian statistical system as well as father of statistical science in India.Mahalanobis set up the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in 1931 in...

14-Jun-2018 New Delhi

Fully responsible for securing customers' data : Google

With regulators around the world now keeping a closer watch on data security than ever before, Google on Thursday owned up complete responsibility for the security of customers' data on its Cloud platform."Our businesses cease to exist if we violate customers'...

07-May-2018 New Delhi

NITI Aayog and Google sign SoI to help grow AI ecosystem in India

Aiming to foster growth for India’s nascent artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) ecosystem, NITI Aayog and Google have come together to work on a range of initiatives to help build the AI ecosystem across the country.A Statement of Intent...

06-May-2018 San Francisco

Google makes AI-powered emoji scavenger hunt

Google has created a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) experiment that shows how the companys machine learning tools can be used to make fun little games.Called emoji scavenger hunt, the experiment asks the user to use a smartphone's camera to find objects that...

11-Apr-2018 Mumbai

Google celebrates K.L. Saigal's 114th birthday

Google on Wednesday paid a Doodle tribute to the legendary singer-actor Kundanlal Saigal, considered India's first 'superstar', on his 114th birth anniversary.The Doodle, designed by Vidhya Nagarajan depicts Saigal sporting a kurta and a 'gamcha', with his...

11-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Google celebrates India's 1st superstar K.L. Saigal

Search engine Google on Wednesday dedicated a doodle to legendary singer-actor K.L. Saigal on his 114th birth anniversary.The doodle, designed by Vidhya Nagarajan, shows Saigal singing with the background of Kolkata, where the Hindi film industry or Bollywood...

10-Apr-2018 Washington

Google, AMA to invite solutions for integrated health model

Google has joined hands with the American Medical Association (AMA) to invite new solutions of mobile health technology, through devices and applications, that can help effectively monitor patients as well as share medical health data to manage chronic conditions.AMA's...

10-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Google 'Home' and 'Home Mini' smart speakers now in India

Taking on Amazon's Alexa-powered smart speakers, Google on Tuesday brought its voice-activated speakers "Home" and "Home Mini" to India that can help people with their commute, play favourite songs and videos, plan daily schedule and lots more.Google Assistant-powered...

10-Apr-2018 San Francisco

Google confirms testing 'more results' for Search

Google is officially testing and refining the "more results" button to load more search results on the same page instead of making searchers click to the next page.According to a report in searchengineland.com on Tuesday, it seems to be visible to many while...

03-Apr-2018 New Delhi

Google Doodle remembers activist Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

Search engine giant Google on Tuesday created a special Doodle to mark the 115th birth anniversary of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, hailed as a freedom fighter, social activist, actor and promoter of the arts.The Doodle, created by Finland-based Indian artist Parvati...

31-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Google Doodle honours India's first US-trained female doctor

Google on Saturday created a special Doodle to mark the 153rd birth anniversary of Thane-born Anandi Gopal Joshi, regarded as India's first US-trained female medico.The Goodle, designed by Kashmira Sarode of Bengaluru, depicts a young sari-clad Anandi, with...

31-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Google Doodle celebrates India's first US-trained female doctor

Google on Saturday dedicated a Doodle to India's "first" female doctor Anandi Gopal Joshi to mark what would have been her 153rd birthday.The Doodle is created by Bangalore-based artist Kashmira Sarode who imagines Joshi celebrating her degree."Not only was...

28-Mar-2018 San Francisco

Google acquires GIF platform Tenor

Google has acquired mobile GIF keyboard and search engine Tenor for Android, iOS and desktop making it easier for users to find and share GIF images, the company has announced."Most people use Google Images to find more information about a topic and to help...

27-Mar-2018 San Francisco

Google blocks access to its apps on uncertified Android devices

Google has started blocking access to its apps on uncertified Android devices whose firmware was built after March 16 which could cause trouble to users who like to load custom ROMs on their smartphones."Android is an open source operating system and a million...

26-Mar-2018 Mumbai

45th anniversary of 'Chipko Movement' marked with Google Doodle

A Google Doodle on Monday celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Chipko Movement, one of the most influential non-political eco-conservation movements in the world, among whose stalwarts were Chandi Prasad Bhatt and Sundarlal Bahuguna.The Goodle (Google...

25-Mar-2018 Mumbai

Google Doodle remembers Farooq Sheikh on his 70th birth anniversary

Google on Sunday remembered late actor Farooq Sheikh on his 70th birth anniversary with a doodle styled on hand-painted movie posters of the 1970s, and especially his "Umrao Jaan".Born on this day in 1948, Farooq grew up in Mumbai, in a simple, middle-class...

22-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Google Doodle remembers Japanese geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi

Google on Thursday honoured pioneering Japanese geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi with a Doodle on her 98th birthday."Today on her 98th birthday, we pay tribute to Dr. Katsuko Saruhashi for her incredible contributions to science, and for inspiring young scientists...

21-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Google celebrates Ustad Bismillah Khan's 102nd birthday

Search engine Google on Wednesday paid tribute to Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, one of India's most beloved musicians, on his 102nd birth anniversary with a special doodle.The doodle, designed by Chennai-based illustrator Vijay Krish, celebrates Khan...

13-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Google India makes address search, navigation easy on Maps

In a bid to make it easy for users to find addresses and navigate, Google India on Tuesday announced a string of updates and features on Maps and added "Voice Navigation" in six additional regional languages.In India, it can be challenging to reach a given...

08-Mar-2018 New Delhi

'Relatable role models' help women thrive : Google India

There is an urgent need to highlight "women role models" who are relatable, so that more women get inspired and come forward to utilise economic opportunity, grow and succeed in their businesses, which can ultimately help bridge the gender gap in our society,...

06-Mar-2018 New Delhi

Google India launches #HerStoryOurStory campaign

Aiming to celebrate women's voices and uncover their inspiring stories of trials, hope and success in everyday life, Google India on Tuesday launched #HerStoryOurStory campaign ahead of International Women's Day.As part of the campaign, Google will be sharing...

06-Mar-2018 Pune

Google extends Areo's services to Pune

Google on Tuesday extended to Pune the services of Areo, the food delivery and home services app that makes everyday chores and ordering food easier.Areo, built specifically for the Indian market, was first launched in April 2017 in Bengaluru and Mumbai. It...

06-Mar-2018 San Francisco

Google celebrates women behind Play Store's best apps, games

Google is celebrating inspirational women in technology by featuring games and apps developed by them on the Google Play Store. The initiative is in honour of International Women's Day on March 8, which celebrates women's achievements around the world.Starting...

27-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google brings health 'Symptom Search' feature to India

As more and more people seek Google's advice first when it comes to health symptoms before visiting a doctor, Google India on Tuesday rolled out its feature called "Symptom Search" in India that lets users find quality health information on their smartphones.In...

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