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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...

24-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google partners with OEMs to bring AR service to China

To make further inroads in China, Google has partnered with three Chinese Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to bring its Augmented Reality (AR) service to the country.Company's AR SDK for Android "ARCore" was launched in full in China following its...

20-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google AI shows how eyes could reveal heart attack risk

Knowing the risk of a heart attack or a stroke could soon become as simple as an eye test as researchers at Google and its health-tech arm Verily have found that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) could help identify signals of heart diseases...

20-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google discloses security flaw in Microsoft Edge

Google has made public the details of a medium-level security flaw in Microsoft Edge browser whose patch is still not produced.The vulnerability was first discovered in November 2017, by the search giant's Project Zero.According to Engadget, taking advantage...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google Voice Assistant sees 6-fold growth in JioPhones

Google Voice Assistant that was made available in Reliance JioPhones in December 2017, has seen a six-fold growth in its usage, the company has announced.In a move to empower feature phone users in the country, Google on December 5, announced to bring its Voice...

16-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google kills 'view image' button from search results

In a move to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform, Google has removed the "view image" button from its image search results."Today we're launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites."This will include...

14-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google doodles with Valentine's twist

Google's Snow Games Doodle on Day six came up with a Valentine's Day twist on Wednesday.The search engine welcomed all those who were celebrating the day which is recognised as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic...

10-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google doodle's turtle charm for PyeongChang Day 2

Search engine Google on Saturday continuing with its doodle series on the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics featured a turtle, a good luck charm in Korea -- on the second day of the Winter Games.On Day 2, the tech giant featured the turtle, Magpie, in the dynamic Snow...

10-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google to display Getty Images content in its products

Getty Images and Google have announced a partnership according to which, the tech giant can now display US-based stock photo agency's content within its various products and services."This (multi-year global licensing) agreement between Getty Images and Google...

09-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google rewarded $3 mn to security researchers in 2017

Tech giant Google paid out almost $3 million to security researchers in 2017 as rewards for the vulnerabilities they found in its products and services.Around $1.1 million each was paid for bug reports specific to Google and Android products while Chrome...

09-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google doodle celebrates opening of PyeongChang 2018 Olympics

Search engine Google on Friday dedicated a doodle marking the opening day of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, taking place in South Korea.The animated doodle shows a sledging penguin, a skiing dog and an ice-skating snake."It looks like the whole...

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