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Google, Tinder Being Probed Over Use of Data in EU by Irish Regulator

Google has separately been under DPC investigation since May over data protection HIGHLIGHTS Google and Tinder are under investigation over data processing Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it received various complaints DPC received complaints over Google’s “processing of location data” Silicon Valley giants Google and Tinder are under investigation over the processing of European users’ […]

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Google Shopping Launched in India, Brings a New Search Experience

Google has announced the official launch of Google Shopping in India. The new search experience is designed to surface offers from various retailers on products across various categories. Visit the Google Shopping home page from India and you will see a carousel of products that Google believes will be relevant to the user. Apart from currently trending products, you […]

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Google CEO Asked by US Congresswoman About ‘Idiot’ Search Showing Trump in Results

In an effort to understand how Google search algorithms work, a Democratic congresswoman asked the tech company’s CEO a simple question: “If you Google the word ‘idiot’ under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. How would that happen? How does search work so that that would occur?” In the middle of a congressional […]

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Google Studies Steps to Open Representative Office in Vietnam, Government Says

Alphabet Inc’s Google is studying steps towards opening a representative office in Vietnam, the government of the Southeast Asian nation said on its website, citing Google’s Senior Vice President Kent Walker. Despite economic reforms and increasing openness to social change, Vietnam’s Communist Party retains tight media censorship and does not tolerate dissent. The news comes […]


Google Hangouts for Consumers Will Be Shutting Down Sometime in 2020: Report

Google will shut its popular Hangouts service for consumers by 2020, 9to5Google has reported, citing sources aware of the product’s roadmap. Hangouts was launched as a replacement for Gchat in 2013 by the tech titan but has been losing features in recent years as the company has stopped updating the app and taken away SMS […]

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Google, Disney Enter Global Online Ads Partnership

Google has said it will now power advertising for Disney’s collection of brands and properties — including Disney, ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars — across multiple channels, including live streaming and direct-to-consumer content offerings. As part of a global strategic relationship with Google, Disney will bring its entire global digital video and display business onto Google […]

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Microsoft Overtakes Amazon as Second Most Valuable US Company

Microsoft Corp regained its spot as the second most valuable US company on Friday after a disappointing quarterly report from wiped $65 billion (roughly Rs. 4.6 lakh crores) off the online retailer’s market capitalisation. Apple tops the list at over $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 73 lakh crores) after crossing that threshold in September. Microsoft’s market capitalisation was Wall Street’s highest […]


Google Maps ETA Sharing Comes to iOS, Now Allows Location Sharing on WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

Google introduced real-time location sharing on Google Maps in March last year to enable sharing your live route and ETA with your contacts easily. This feature allows you to share your current location with people, which then enables them to track you real-time. The tech giant is now improving upon it, and is also bringing ETA sharing to iOS users […]


Google to Charge Licensing Fee for Its Android Apps, Unbundle Chrome and Search in Europe

Google will have to allow smartphone manufacturers to ship Android devices in the EU without Google Chrome preinstalled, as a result of the massive EUR 4.34 billion fine imposed on the company by European Commission antitrust regulators in July this year. In order to avoid additional penalties while its appeal of the fine is pending, Google has announced that it will […]