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25-Feb-2021 San Francisco

YouTube announces supervised content, more parental control

Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube has unveiled a new feature that would help parents to control what their kids watch on the platform by enabling different content settings on the platform.The new feature will give parents the ability to choose from Explore,...

13-Feb-2021 San Francisco

FB working on smartwatch with social, fitness focus

Facebook is reportedly working on a smartwatch that will focus on messaging and health features. Wearers will be able to send messages with Facebook services like Messenger and WhatsApp, and it will work with a cellular connection without a tethered smartphone,...

10-Feb-2021 New Delhi

YouTube cracks down on music videos related to farmer protests

Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday blocked a music video by famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal titled 'Ailaan' that was related to the farmer protests and raked in over 60 lakh views.YouTube has placed a notification on the original video, saying "This content is not...

04-Feb-2021 New Delhi

AWS veteran Bikram Singh Bedi to lead Google Cloud's India biz

Google Cloud on Thursday announced that Bikram Singh Bedi, who set up the Amazon Web Services (AWS) operations in India, will succeed Karan Bajwa as its new Managing Director for the country.Bajwa has already been elevated to become the new leader for Asia...

03-Feb-2021 New Delhi

YouTube growing fast, Shorts gets 3.5B daily views: Sundar Pichai

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed that videos in the new YouTube Shorts player are receiving 3.5 billion daily views, and the company will bring it to more countries in 2021.Shorts is a video-making app like TikTok where people can express themselves...

01-Feb-2021 New Delhi

Twitter suspends several high-profile accounts in India

Twitter on Monday suspended several accounts of high-profile celebrities and organisations, including actor Sushant Singh, Caravan magazine, Kisan Ekta Morcha, Tractor2twitr and several other politicians, farmer leaders, writers and activists, at the behest...

13-Jan-2021 New Delhi

Google's coding competition 'Hash Code 2021' goes virtual

Hash Code 2021, Googles flagship team programming competition, is back in a virtual avatar owing to the ongoing pandemic.'Hash Code 2021' will kick off with the Online Qualifications on February 25 and wrap up with the 'Virtual World Finals' in April.Hash...

09-Jan-2021 New York

Twitter permanently suspends Donald Trump handle

Social media giant Twitter announced that it is banning US President Donald Trump from its platform, citing "risk of further incitement of violence".On Twitter, Donald Trump's handle is now an empty white page, frozen with 51 followed accounts and 88.7 million...

30-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Google testing feature to show videos from Instagram, TikTok

In a bid to retain users on its platform, Google is testing a new feature where Instagram and TikTok videos will appear in their own dedicated carousel in the Google app for mobile devices, the media reported on Wednesday.According to a report in TechCrunch,...

11-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Google to let users turn off YouTube ads for alcohol, gambling

In a respite for millions of users globally, Google has introduced a new control in Ad Settings that will enable people to see fewer alcohol and gambling ads on both Google and YouTube platforms.The feature will roll out in Ad Settings gradually, beginning...

06-Dec-2020 San Francisco

Google Fi offering $100 to non-VoLTE customers for an upgrade

Google Fi, a service by Google that provides telephone calls, SMS, and mobile broadband using cellular networks, Wi-Fi will stop activating non-VoLTE phones from January and it is offering a $100 credit to help customers upgrade their smartphones from the Fi...

06-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Twitter allows hardware security keys for iPhones, Android

Twitter has rolled out hardware security key support for Android and iPhone devices, to help users keep their accounts more secure.Now anyone with a security key set up on their Twitter account can use that same key to log in from their mobile device, so long...

04-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Twitter kills threaded replies, shuts down beta app twttr

Twitter has turned off its threaded replies experiment as it made conversations hard to read and shut down its beta app called twttr, designed for experiments like threaded replies.The threaded replies experiment was meant to make replies easier to read and...

03-Dec-2020 Google confirms to shut down 'Poly' 3D platform next year

Google confirms to shut down 'Poly' 3D platform next year

Google has made it official that it is going to shut down Poly, its 3D platform, next year.In an email sent to Poly users, Google said the service will completely shut down on June 30, 2021, and will stop accepting uploads on April 30, 2021.The users are advised...

03-Dec-2020 San Francisco

Google acquires data management company Actifio

Google Cloud has acquired data management company Actifio which is a leader in backup and disaster recovery for an undisclosed sum.Actifio offers customers the opportunity to protect virtual copies of data in their native format, manage these copies throughout...

03-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Google offers people access to paywalled content in News Showcase

Google has announced to start offering people access to paywalled content in partnership with select news publishers, as part of $1 billion News Showcase initiative launched two months ago.The tech giant said that its media partners in Germany and Brazil, the...

25-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Google Pay not to charge money transfer fee from Indian users

Google India on Wednesday clarified that Google Pay which is set to kill the peer-to-peer payments facility on its web app in January along with adding a fee for instant money transfers is specifically for the US market and will not impact its apps in India.The...

23-Nov-2020 Sydney

Don't blame us for news businesses revenue decline: Google

As Australia debates the draft News Media Bargaining Code that would govern the relationship between news businesses and digital platforms, Google on Monday said that making it responsible for decline in revenue of news publishers would amount to barking...

19-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Google Pay becomes an all-encompassing money app

Google has introduced several features in its Pay feature for both Android and iOS users which have been first rolled out in the US.The new Google Pay app is designed around relationships with people and businesses."It helps you save money and gives you insights...

18-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Instagram introduces keyword search on its platform

Instagram users in select countries will now be able to search the platform using keywords and no hashtags are required.The Facebook-owned company said the keyword  search feature will initially be available in English in six countries, including the UK,...

18-Nov-2020 San Francisco

YouTube introduces audio ads for brands to expand reach

In a bid to help marketers and creators further grow brand awareness on its platform, YouTube has introduced audio ads -- its first ad format designed to connect brands with  audiences in engaged and ambient listening.Audio ads, currently in beta,...

13-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Facebook CEO says Joe Biden is next US President

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the first Big Tech CEO to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the next president of the US, at a time when Donald Trump has refused to accept his defeat and is fighting a legal battle.The Facebook CEO told employees in a...

13-Nov-2020 New Delhi

YouTube cancels its annual 'Rewind' celebration for 2020

YouTube has announced that it will not organise its annual end-of-year 'Rewind' celebratory recap video this year.The company in a statement acknowledged that "2020 has been different," adding that "it doesn't feel right to carry on as if it weren't.""We know...

13-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Twitter removes Home Minister Amit Shah's DP, reinstates

Micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday night removed the Display Picture (DP) of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. It, however, reinstated the picture after some time.It turned out that Twitter took the action after someone claimed copyright on the image. However, as...

05-Nov-2020 San Francisco

YouTube refuses to block video that claims Trump won election

Google-owned YouTube has refused to block a video that claims US President Donald Trump has won the election, saying the video does not violate its election misinformation policies.The video, titled "Trump Won. MSM hopes you don't believe your eyes," was published...

31-Oct-2020 New Delhi

New zero-day bug puts Windows OS at threat, reveals Google

A team of Google security researchers has revealed a zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system that is under active exploitation.According to Google project Zero technical lead Ben Hawkes, the zero-day vulnerability is expected to...

30-Oct-2020 San Francisco

We face a competitive environment : Sundar Pichai

Even as scrutiny of Google's dominance on Internet search intensifies, the CEO of the company, Sundar Pichai, has said that it faces a competitive environment.In an earning call with analysts on Thursday, Pichai said that the company is confident about the...

30-Oct-2020 New Delhi

YouTube generates $5bn in ad revenue for Google in Q3

YouTube brought in $5 billion in advertising revenue in the third quarter of 2020, signaling that there has been a rebound in advertising revenue for both Google and YouTube.YouTube now has over 30 million music and premium paid subscribers, and over 35 million...

30-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Working hard to let people chat across our apps : Mark Zuckerberg

Stressing that the messaging experience in the US is very fragmented compared to India or China, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the company is working hard to merge Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp so that they can start to function a little bit more like...

20-Oct-2020 San Francisco

Women-led SMBs saw more closures during pandemic globally : Facebook

Stressing that women have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic globally, Facebook on Tuesday said female-led small and medium businesses (SMBs) were more likely than male-led SMBs to report closures taking into account factors like size of...

17-Oct-2020 San Francisco

Google removes 3,000 China-linked fake YouTube channels

As the US presidential election inches closer, Google said it has terminated more than 3,000 fake YouTube channels in July-September period which were part of a large spam network linked to China that attempted to run an influence operation on YouTube.As...

16-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Google to move Hangouts users to free Chat service next year

Google has announced to move Hangouts users over to Google Chat next year which will be available as a free service -- both in the integrated experience in Gmail and the Chat standalone app.Starting in the first half of 2021, everyone can begin upgrading from...

14-Oct-2020 San Francisco

Google Meet video calling lands on Glass Enterprise Edition 2

Google has announced that its video conferencing app Meet is now available for Glass Enterprise Edition 2 in beta.Google Meet for Glass is aimed at "making it easier for on-site workers to connect face-to-face with others who are working remotely."Glass has...

11-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Google allows up to 100 breakout rooms in Meet for focused chats

Google has introduced breakout rooms in its video conferencing app Meet to divide participants into smaller groups during video calls and have more engaged distance communication.Google will let you make up to 100 breakout rooms during a single call.With the...

09-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Google Pixel 4a in India for Rs 29,999 on Flipkart BBD sale

Google India on Friday announced that 'Pixel 4a' will be available in the country via Flipkart Big Billion Days sale from October 16 at a special discounted price of Rs 29,999.The  company also launches audio smart speaker 'Nest Audio' for Rs 6,999.Google...

08-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Remote work makes Indian workers feel lonely, stressed: LinkedIn

Two in five professionals in India are experiencing increased stress or anxiety due to the pandemic while one in three professionals believe remote working is slowing career progression, making them feel more lonely and harming work-life balance, a new LinkedIn...

07-Oct-2020 San Francisco

Google brings Web Stories carousel to Discover page

Google is now adding a visual element to the Discover page with a feature called Web Stories, which functions very similarly to Instagram Stories and Snapchat.The Stories carousel, now available in the US, India and Brazil at the top of Discover, helps you...

04-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Facebook slams Netflix, says 'The Social Dilemma' is distorted

While most of us loved the new Netflix documentary 'The Social Dilemma' that shows how social media platforms treat users as a product and spreads misinformation, Facebook has come down heavily on the leading content streaming platform, saying it has buried...

02-Oct-2020 New Delhi

Google removes hurdle to sell new Pixel smartphones in India

Google that has been very selective in picking its key markets is likely to add more countries into its list such as India which currently has previous-generation Google Pixel devices and for this, the tech giant has finally removed the hurdle that stopped...

02-Oct-2020 San Francisco

Facebook makes managing groups easier

Facebook has announced new tools and programmes to help users manage their groups on the social networking platform more efficiently. These include the "Admin Assist" tool that allows one to set rules so Facebook can help moderate posts in your group for you....

24-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Fraudsters using 'Facebook profile cloning' to dupe people

The fraudsters have devised a new mechanism to dupe people by using their Facebook profiles to coax their friends for money.The modus operandi of the fraudsters involves cloning of the Facebook profile of an individual and then sending 'friend requests'...

24-Sep-2020 London

YouTube expands fact-check on video searches to Europe

Google-owned YouTube on Thursday said it would expand its fact-checking feature to Europe in a bid to fight misinformation related to polls and the pandemic.According to a CNBC report, the fact-checking feature, already launched in the US, Brazil and India, will...

23-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Google unveils new Web Stories for WordPress for creators

Google has allowed creators to make and publish more compelling and more visually-appealing stories with the new Web Stories for WordPress plugin.The new version offers a drag-and-drop interface to make it easy for creators to get started.Those who want to...

07-Sep-2020 Sydney

Don't blame us for classified ad decline in newspapers : Google

Google reiterated on Monday that it is passing on the vast majority of money advertisers pay the Search engine giant directly to Australian publishers and it should not be blamed for classified ads decline in newspapers.The company said it does not object to...

04-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Facebook rolls out dedicated tab for Instagram Reels in India

As millions of Indians scout for new platforms to unleash their creativity in absence of Chinese TikTok, Facebook on Friday rolled out a dedicated tab for Instagram Reels for most of India.The Reels tab is a new tab in the navigation bar so the feature...

01-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Google to display 'licensable' badge over images

In a bid to better help Search users find images that can be used for their personal or professional work or not, Google has made it easier to find licensable images on its platform.For results where the publisher or image creator provided licensing information,...

31-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Google launches Kids Space on select Android tablets

Google on Monday launched a new kids mode on select Android tablets that features apps, books and videos for your children to explore, learn and have fun as they stay home.Google Kids Space will be available globally on certain Lenovo tablets first, including...

29-Aug-2020 San Francisco

Apple's 'stranglehold' on App Store blocks innovation: Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has slammed Apple for its App Store policy, saying it blocks innovation and allows the tech giant to "charge monopoly rents".Buzzfeed first reported that Zuckerberg told 50,000 employees in a webcast that Apple has a "unique stranglehold...

28-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Facebook invites people to explore Horizon VR project

Facebook has invited people to join its Horizon project which is a social experience where people can explore, play and create with others in virtual reality (VR) at one place.To begin with, the invite-only beta will be available on Oculus Quest and the Rift...

28-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Google runs largest chemistry calculation on quantum computer

Google has successfully performed the largest chemical simulation on a quantum computer to date, a feat that can unlock new frontiers in chemistry, improving a wide variety of industries.The Google AI Quantum team used a noise-robust variational quantum eigensolver...

27-Aug-2020 San Francisco

Google not in race to buy TikTok: Sundar Pichai

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai has denied his company is in the race to acquire the Chinese short-video making app TikTok.On the latest episode of podcast 'Pivot Schooled Live', the Recode's Kara Swisher and New York University Professor Scott Galloway...

26-Aug-2020 San Francisco

Marvel's Avengers game to get early access on Google Stadia

Marvel's Avengers by Square Enix is one of the exciting new games coming to Google's Cloud gaming service Stadia on September 1 with 72-hour early access.Square Enix is already available on pre-orders for a while on other platforms such as Xbox, Steam and PlayStation...

26-Aug-2020 San Francisco

Google launches faster tabs, cool features in Chrome browser

Google has introduced several features including tabs that load faster and let you organise and find them easily in Chrome browser as you work or study from home.To start with, Google has made tabs 10 per cent faster in Chrome via under-the-hood performance...

19-Aug-2020 San Francisco

Facebook will junk Trump posts for violations: COO Sandberg

In a first direct challenge to US President Donald Trump in the run-up to the November presidential election, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has said the platform would remove Trump posts if they violate company standards.Speaking on MSNBC on Tuesday, Sandberg...

19-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Google introduces AI-powered 'Sounds of India' app

Google on Wednesday said it is offering a new AI-powered web app called Sounds of India that will allow you to sing Jana Gana Mana into your phone, karaoke-style and it transforms your voice into one of three traditional Indian instruments.The Sounds of India...

06-Aug-2020 New Delhi

Twitter allows iOS users to limit replies to their tweets

Twitter has rolled out a new feature for iOS users which will allow them to limit replies to their tweets on the platform.The micro-blogging platform first tested this feature with a limited set of users in May."In May, we tested a new way to have a chat with...

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