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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...

08-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google Photos gets AI-powered video feature

Google India on Thursday launched a feature on Google Photos that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help users create and share videos ahead of Valentine's Day."Beginning today, users can turn their photos into themed movies via the Google Photos app or...

07-Feb-2018 Kozhikode (Kerala)

We are listening to App Developers in Kerala: Google India

Google is listening to the App Developer Community of Kerala and to those who are capable of addressing some of the real problems that the Indian IT industry is facing, a top Google official said here on Wednesday.Google India MD and Vice President Southeast...

07-Feb-2018 chennai

Google, Tata Trusts expand Internet Saathi programme in TN

Continuing with its digital literacy initiative aimed at empowering women in villages, Google India and Tata Trusts on Wednesday announced the expansion of their "Internet Saathi" programme in Tamil Nadu."Google India is a valuable partner of the state of Tamil...

06-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Children should be made aware of Internet risks : Google

Children need to be aware of the Internet risks that can expose them to bad actors and abuse on the web, a top Google executive said at an event here on Tuesday to commemorate Safer Internet Day 2018."We want to bring Internet for everyone. Keeping the web safe...

06-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Google to roll out camera updates for Pixel 2 devices

In its bid to add new experiences to Pixel phones, Google on Tuesday announced that the "Pixel Visual Core" for Pixel 2 users -- a custom-designed co-processor for the device -- is now turned on and the update will be rolled out in the next few days.Using...

06-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google India, NCERT bring 'Digital Citizenship' lessons to schools

Reiterating its commitment to make the web a safer place for everyone, Google India on Tuesday announced its collaboration with NCERT to integrate a course on "Digital Citizenship and Safety" in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) curriculum in schools.Students...

05-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Tech platforms hijacking minds: Early Facebook, Google employees

In their race to monetise our attention, technology platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google are hijacking our minds and society, says a group of technologists who were early employees at some of these companies.The cohort is creating a union...

05-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Google India launches campaign to protect data, devices

To create awareness around Internet safety, Google India on Monday launched a public initiative "#SecurityCheckKiya" to protect young and first-time web users from account hijacking, safeguard Android devices from malicious apps and secure all their personal...

03-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google hiring more people outside Silicon Valley in US

Google is hiring thousands of people outside of its Silicon Valley base in the US and will build five more data centres in the country this year.In an investors' call, CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google would be "making significant investments in offices across...

02-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google's rise helps Alphabet post $32.32 bn in revenue

Riding on Google's growing ad business, Alphabet Inc posted $32.32 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 -- up 24 per cent (year-on-year) from $26.06 billion during the same quarter in 2016.After deducting its traffic acquisition costs, Google's...

01-Feb-2018 San Francisco

Google using Machine Learning to predict flight delays

Google has introduced a new feature in its "Google Flights" service that will help users predict flight delays and find the cheapest fare by using machine learning capabilities."Google Flights" -- an online flight booking search service which facilitates the...

31-Jan-2018 New Delhi

150 Google Station hotspots go live in Pune

After bringing millions of Indians online with its RailTel Wi-Fi project, Google, in partnership with Larsen & Toubro, on Wednesday announced that the company has installed 150 "Google Station" hotspots in Pune.The development is part of the Pune Smart...

27-Jan-2018 San Francisco

Google's AI-powered camera now available on its online store

Google's "Clips" camera, which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to figure out when it should take a picture or video, is now available for purchase on the Google Store.However, the $249 tiny clip-on camera will not be delivered immediately."Choosing the fastest...

26-Jan-2018 San Francisco

Google Chrome now lets you permanently mute autoplay in websites

Google has released a new version of its Chrome Internet browser which lets users permanently mute websites that autoplay videos."Available on Windows, Mac and Linux, the new version -- Chrome 64 lets you permanently mute websites that autoplay videos," The...

24-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

It is a moral imperative to get more women into tech : Sundar Pichai

When it comes to gender equality at work, it is a "moral imperative" to get more women into technology, Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai said here on Wednesday.On a question whether Google would be prepared to pay more tax, Pichai said that tax is a big...

24-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Google brings audiobooks on Play Store without subscription fee

Taking on Amazon, Google on Wednesday rolled out audiobooks with Google Assistant integration on its Play Store in nine languages across 45 countries, including in India.Like Apple's iBooks and Amazon-owned Audible, there is no monthly subscription fee required...

21-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Google remembers Soviet filmmaker, montage-master Eisenstein

Google on Monday honoured Soviet film director and father of montage in filmmaking Sergei Eisenstein on his 120th birth anniversary with a doodle.The doodle shows a series of film rolls in movement depicting iconic imagery in some of Eisenstein's films. It...

21-Jan-2018 San Francisco

Less than 10% of Gmail users enable two-factor authentication : Google

Despite the growth of sophisticated cyber threats globally, Google has said that less than 10 per cent of active Gmail users have enabled two-factor authentication making the remaining 90 per cent more vulnerable to cyber attacks.According to Google engineers,...

17-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Google, Coursera launch new programme for entry-level IT jobs

Google and US-based online education company Coursera on Wednesday launched Google IT Support Professional Certificate programme that will help create entry-level IT support jobs globally, including in India.The industry-relevant curriculum will allow learners...

15-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Now backup, restore Truecaller contacts to Google Drive

Popular communication app Truecaller on Monday launched "Truecaller Backup" feature for Android devices which allows users to backup and restore their contacts, call history, block list and settings to Google Drive."'Truecaller Backup' has been one of the most...

14-Jan-2018 New Delhi

Google Doodle dedicated to Mahasweta Devi

Search engine Google on Sunday dedicated its doodle to noted author and social activist Mahasweta Devi on her 92nd birth anniversary.Born on January 14, 1926 in Dhaka in present day Bangladesh, Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali fiction writer who was honoured with...

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