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Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

21 Jan 2021

As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials

China on Wednesday said it was levying sanctions on over two dozen officials of the Donald Trump administration for violating the sovereignty of the nation with "crazy" policy moves.

Norway raises COVID-19 vaccine concerns for elderly after 29 deaths

17 Jan 2021

Norway raises COVID-19 vaccine concerns for elderly after 29 deaths

Norway has expressed concern over the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech among older populations as 29 people died after receiving the shot.

Donald Trump to pardon 'Tha Carter IV' rapper Lil Wayne?

10 Jan 2021

Donald Trump to pardon 'Tha Carter IV' rapper Lil Wayne?

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has finally conceded defeat and has agreed on a peaceful transition of power after the shocking Capitol riots.

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

07 Jan 2021

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

India's 2020-21 GDP to shrink 7.7%, biggest contraction since 1952

07 Jan 2021

India's 2020-21 GDP to shrink 7.7%, biggest contraction since 1952

India's economy is estimated to contract 7.7% in the fiscal year 2020-21, according to the first advance estimates released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

Capitol chaos: Resignations hit White House, Melania Trump's aide quits

07 Jan 2021

Capitol chaos: Resignations hit White House, Melania Trump's aide quits

As the violence in the United States Capitol on Wednesday went on to become one of the defining moments of the tumultuous tenure of outgoing President Donald Trump, the White House was jolted by a spate of resignations, including that of the chief of staff of First Lady Melania Trump.

Alibaba founder suspected to be missing after criticizing Chinese government

04 Jan 2021

Alibaba founder suspected to be missing after criticizing Chinese government

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has not been seen in public for more than two months now, a development that has sparked questions about his whereabouts.

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

29 Dec 2020

How Delhi Airport plans to help in coronavirus vaccine distribution

India is gearing up to distribute vaccines to crores of people but the task will be replete with many problems, including ensuring last-mile deliveries and storing doses at a safe temperature.

Anil Agarwal, Centricus to invest $10 billion targeting government privatizations

17 Dec 2020

Anil Agarwal, Centricus to invest $10 billion targeting government privatizations

Commodities tycoon Anil Agarwal is reportedly planning to invest $10 billion (Rs. 73,500 crore) through a new partnership with London-based Centricus Asset Management Ltd. targeting government privatizations.

US could levy tariffs in response to India's "digital tax"

20 Nov 2020

US could levy tariffs in response to India's "digital tax"

A retaliatory action from the United States is expected over the taxes levied on tech companies, like Facebook, in a few countries, a Bloomberg report said on Friday.

India to get 10cr COVID-19 vaccine doses by December: SII

14 Nov 2020

India to get 10cr COVID-19 vaccine doses by December: SII

The Serum Institute of India is hoping to produce 100 million (10 crore) doses of AstraZeneca and Oxford University's COVID-19 vaccine, CEO Adar Poonawalla said.

Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

12 Nov 2020

Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

A new study has indicated that restaurants, gyms, and hotels have the highest risk of spreading COVID-19.

In a first, India enters technical recession, says RBI

12 Nov 2020

In a first, India enters technical recession, says RBI

India likely entered into a technical recession for the first time in its history at the end of the first half of 2020-21, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

22 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: India reserves Rs. 50,000 crore for vaccinating entire country

The Indian government has reportedly set aside Rs. 50,000 crore to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine reaches the entire country.

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial's volunteer dies, testing to continue

22 Oct 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial's volunteer dies, testing to continue

A volunteer involved with the trial of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has died, Brazil's health authority Anvisa informed on Wednesday.

Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

12 Oct 2020

Coronavirus may survive on glass, banknotes for 28 days: Study

The novel coronavirus may last up to 28 days on glass screens or banknotes, a recent study by Australia's top biosecurity laboratory has found.

#WeeklyRecap: Nobel Prizes, Pixel 4a, Galaxy S20 FE, and more

11 Oct 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Nobel Prizes, Pixel 4a, Galaxy S20 FE, and more

This week, the biggest news in science and technology was the announcement of Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, and Medicine.

Now, Google plans to make YouTube a shopping hub

10 Oct 2020

Now, Google plans to make YouTube a shopping hub

With a user base of more than two billion, YouTube dominates as one of the biggest video streaming services in the world.

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

02 Oct 2020

Global markets fall after US President Trump reveals coronavirus diagnosis

US President Donald Trump's disclosure that he and First Lady Melania have tested positive for coronavirus, threw global markets into uncertainty with losses being recorded almost everywhere.

Donald Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus

02 Oct 2020

Donald Trump and Melania test positive for coronavirus

United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for coronavirus, the Republican informed in a tweet, after earlier saying that they will remain in quarantine as his adviser Hope Hicks contracted the infection.

Vaccine expected by early 2021; nationwide immunization a challenge: Scientist

22 Sep 2020

Vaccine expected by early 2021; nationwide immunization a challenge: Scientist

A vaccine for COVID-19 is likely to be ready by early 2021, a leading vaccine scientist has said. However, the real challenge for India would be conducting a vaccination drive for its population of 1.3 billion.

ByteDance values TikTok at $60 billion for US deal

20 Sep 2020

ByteDance values TikTok at $60 billion for US deal

Chinese giant ByteDance is said to have valued TikTok at an approximate $60 billion.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

18 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple's online store launching next week, and more

Last night, Apple confirmed the launch of its online store in India.

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

15 Sep 2020

Blaming "we don't want you" taxes, Toyota halts India expansion

Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer Toyota has decided to not expand its operations in India, courtesy high taxes, a report in Bloomberg said on Tuesday.

Several US states to back DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google

13 Sep 2020

Several US states to back DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google

A week ago, it was reported that the US Department of Justice is planning to bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

Technology companies may cut salaries for leaving Bay Area

13 Sep 2020

Technology companies may cut salaries for leaving Bay Area

In light of COVID-19, many Silicon Valley companies have started offering permanent work from home option.

Next month, Apple's online store could be launched in India

25 Aug 2020

Next month, Apple's online store could be launched in India

More than 10 years after launching the first iPhone in India, Apple is gearing up to start direct sales in the country.

'Apple One' service bundles to be launched with iPhone 12

13 Aug 2020

'Apple One' service bundles to be launched with iPhone 12

After launching a range of services, including those offering music and original TV shows, Apple is looking to bundle them into bigger, more affordable packages.

#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices

09 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: US blocks out ByteDance; Apple, Google unveil new devices

This week, we witnessed some major hardware launches, but the biggest news in the world of tech was US President Donald Trump's crackdown on TikTok's parent ByteDance and WeChat's parent Tencent.

Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

07 Aug 2020

Chinese giant Tencent loses $35 billion after Trump's ban

A few hours ago, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning certain business transactions with Tencent, the Chinese conglomerate that owns WeChat messaging service.

ASHA workers go on strike, demand respectable salaries, more protection

07 Aug 2020

ASHA workers go on strike, demand respectable salaries, more protection

ASHA workers, who bridge the gap between India's porous healthcare system and the needy, have had enough of government's neglect, and have decided to go on a two-day strike from August 7.

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

02 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Big Tech trial, CERT-In's warning, NASA's Mars mission, more

This week, the biggest story in tech was the congressional trial of the CEOs of Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon over anti-trust issues.

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

28 Jul 2020

Twitter contractors spied on celebrities like Beyonce

As Twitter continues to draw flak for the recent hack of several high profile accounts through its internal tools, Bloomberg has published a report highlighting another major skeleton in the company's closet.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

28 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google extends work from home and more

A lot has happened in the world of technology since last evening.

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

24 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

In a strange piece of news, Russia has been accused of testing "what would appear to be [an] actual in-orbit anti-satellite weaponry," BBC reported.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube: Here's why

23 Jul 2020

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube: Here's why

Steve Wozniak has filed a lawsuit against Google's YouTube.

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

14 Jul 2020

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

After several major conglomerates and foreign funds, technology giant Google is mulling an investment in Reliance Industries' Jio Platforms.

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

14 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

After a massive fund-raising spree of Jio Platforms, Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani has become the sixth-richest person in the world.

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

30 Jun 2020

Microsoft suspends all advertising on Facebook, Instagram

Microsoft has suspended all advertising on Facebook and Instagram at least until August.