05 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance is gunning for low-cost laptops, and more
After upending the telecom space with Jio, Reliance has now got its sights on the laptop segment. Like the JioPhone, the Indian conglomerate is rumored to be working on an Android-based low-cost laptop dubbed the JioBook.
05 Mar 2021
Alphabet's Moonshot Factory developing Wolverine, a wearable hearing enhancer
Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. has a subsidiary called X, also referred to as the Moonshot Factory, which chases seemingly wild ideas. The latest one is a wearable that enhances hearing capabilities.
15 Feb 2021
Google strikes news pay deal with major Australian media company
Australian media firm Seven West Media has struck a deal with tech giant Google to pay for journalism, according to an announcement made by the two companies on Monday.
02 Feb 2021
Google will pay $3.8 million in hiring, pay discrimination settlement
Google will settle hiring and pay discrimination investigation by paying $3.8 million, including $2.6 million in back pay.
22 Jan 2021
Alphabet shelves internet balloon project; Doesn't consider it a failure
Loon was a project under X, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., dedicated to exploring possibilities deemed too risky or unviable. The project became a separate company in 2018.
05 Jan 2021
Google employees form labor union with eye on future protests
Over 200 employees and contractors of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., in the United States and Canada have formed a labor union, the group's elected leaders announced on Monday.
01 Aug 2020
Google Cloud employee fired over domestic violence allegations
Alphabet Inc. has reportedly fired a Google Cloud employee after allegations of domestic violence surfaced against him.
11 Jan 2019
Shareholders sue Alphabet board for covering up sexual harassment allegations
A shareholder of Google parent Alphabet has sued the tech giant for allegedly covering up sexual misconduct and harassment claims against some of its top executives.
27 Sep 2018
#HappyBirthdayGoogle: 20 years on, Google continues to change lives
From a simple search engine to being a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, Google has come a long way by leveraging cutting-edge technology, and innovating at every step.
19 Sep 2018
PNB Scam: India's largest law firm under investigators' scanners
According to Reuters, India's largest law firm, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) has come under scrutiny in connection with the Rs. 14,000cr PNB scam after investigators seized documents relating to the scam from CAM premises.
28 Aug 2018
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL to launch on October 9
Google is expected to launch its 2018 flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, in early October.
28 Jul 2018
Google Drive to hit 1 billion users mark this week
Google just can't stop growing.
24 Mar 2018
World's wealthiest-500 have lost $436 billion so far in 2018
The first two months of 2018 have been rather expensive for the 500 wealthiest people on planet Earth.
16 Feb 2018
Is Google's new Chrome adblocking feature too self-serving?
10 Feb 2018
Waymo, Uber mutually settle trade secret lawsuit mid-trial
The trade secret lawsuit between ride-hailing company Uber and Google's self-driving car spin-off Waymo has reached a settlement.
07 Feb 2018
Waymo-Uber case: Travis Kalanick doesn't deny "wooing" ex-Waymo engineer
Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has testified on the second day in the trial of the high-profile intellectual property lawsuit between Alphabet's Waymo and Uber over the theft of the former's self-driving car technology.
22 Dec 2017
Why is Eric Schmidt stepping down as Alphabet chairman?
Seventeen years after joining Google, which then had a few hundred employees, Eric Schmidt is stepping down as Alphabet chairman.
09 May 2017
Google and Facebook are leading the online advertisement revolution
The world is on the Internet and, therefore, the advertisements are following suit.
24 Feb 2017
Google's self-driving unit sues Uber
Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, has sued Otto, its counterpart at Uber, and its co-founder Anthony Levandowski, for "downloading 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary design files" during his previous stint at Google.
14 Dec 2016
Google sets up self-driving car unit as separate company
At a press conference in San Francisco today, Google announced that it was setting up its self-driving car unit as a separate company.
01 Sep 2016
Google forays into the ride-sharing turf of Uber
Google is planning to expand its ride-sharing service in San Francisco.