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Google Pixel 4a to be launched on October 17

01 Oct 2020

Google Pixel 4a to be launched on October 17

Google's budget-friendly offering, the Pixel 4a, will be launched in India on October 17, the tech giant has confirmed. It will be available for purchase via Flipkart.

Google to invest Rs. 75,000cr to boost India's digital economy

13 Jul 2020

Google to invest Rs. 75,000cr to boost India's digital economy

Google hosted its sixth 'Google for India' event on July 13 and reiterated its vision to drive the digital transformation of the country and help with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13

12 Jul 2020

Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13

Google plans to hold its sixth annual "Google for India" event on Monday, July 13.

Google starts showing food, night shelters on Maps: Details here

06 Apr 2020

Google starts showing food, night shelters on Maps: Details here

In a bid to support the underprivileged during the nation-wide lockdown enforced by the Indian government, Google has started showing the location of food and night shelters on Maps.

Assuming they are CAA, NRC surveyors, mob attacks two women

23 Jan 2020

Assuming they are CAA, NRC surveyors, mob attacks two women

The anger against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) is quite visible as thousands are ascending on the streets to register a protest.

Nivesh.com raises $600k in seed round of funding

07 Dec 2019

Nivesh.com raises $600k in seed round of funding

Nivesh.com, a Noida-based mutual funds investment platform, has raised $600k (approximately Rs. 4.3 crore) in a seed round of funding.

Star's Sanjay Gupta to lead Google India: Details here

08 Nov 2019

Star's Sanjay Gupta to lead Google India: Details here

In a major development, Google India has appointed Sanjay Gupta, the former head of Star and Disney India, as its Country Manager and Vice President of Sales and Operations.

Why Google is not launching Pixel 4 in India

16 Oct 2019

Why Google is not launching Pixel 4 in India

A few hours ago, Google held its annual hardware event and took the wraps off its latest flagships, Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan invests in environmental intelligence startup Ambee

16 Jul 2019

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan invests in environmental intelligence startup Ambee

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has made her debut as an angel investor.

Rs. 60L: This is Google's offer to this 22-year-old engineer

28 Jun 2019

Rs. 60L: This is Google's offer to this 22-year-old engineer

Microsoft, Google, and Facebook are some of the world's biggest tech companies, and several aspire to join them.

Indians are increasingly searching for online dating, more than matrimony

12 May 2019

Indians are increasingly searching for online dating, more than matrimony

Google recently released its "Year in Search - India: Insights for Brands" report, giving a glimpse of Indian internet consumption.

90s actress Mayoori Kango now heads a division in Google

04 Apr 2019

90s actress Mayoori Kango now heads a division in Google

Remember Mayoori Kango?

Rajan Anandan quits Google India, will join Sequoia Capital

02 Apr 2019

Rajan Anandan quits Google India, will join Sequoia Capital

In a major development, Rajan Anandan, the Vice President of Google India and South East Asia, has put down his papers.

Here's what Google India, Tinder, Amazon Prime "really really really...want"

30 Jan 2019

Here's what Google India, Tinder, Amazon Prime "really really really...want"

A new meme fest has emerged on social media with the "We really really really..." format in which people have expressed their exclusive and unfulfilled wishes.

Delhi: Google responds to Pixel customer putting up anti-Google posters

12 Jan 2019

Delhi: Google responds to Pixel customer putting up anti-Google posters

Google has finally responded to a man from Haryana, Manu Aggarwal, who had been putting up anti-Google posters all over Delhi to protest against the malfunctioning of his Google Pixel smartphone.

New Google Pay app to offer Indians quick loans

29 Aug 2018

New Google Pay app to offer Indians quick loans

On Tuesday, Google announced that it would be partnering with a bunch of Indian banks to bring instant quick loans to the masses as part of its Next Billion Users initiative.

Google takes free Wi-Fi to 400 railway stations in India

08 Jun 2018

Google takes free Wi-Fi to 400 railway stations in India

In 2.5 years, Google has installed free Wi-Fi hotspots in 400 Indian railway stations, the company said yesterday, with Dibrugarh in Assam being the latest.

Sex-abuse videos: SC slaps Rs. 1L fine on Google, Facebook

21 May 2018

Sex-abuse videos: SC slaps Rs. 1L fine on Google, Facebook

The Supreme Court has slapped a fine of Rs. 1L each on Internet giants like Google, Facebook for failing to file their replies on the steps taken by them to block videos of sexual offenses on social sites.

Google Home smart speakers most probably will be Flipkart-exclusive

04 Apr 2018

Google Home smart speakers most probably will be Flipkart-exclusive

Google is launching its Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers in India on April 10 and the product might initially be Flipkart-exclusive.

Google organizes one-day workshop on AI/ML in Bengaluru

18 Mar 2018

Google organizes one-day workshop on AI/ML in Bengaluru

Google India organized a one-day workshop on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in Bengaluru on Friday.

Google India partners with Apollo Hospitals, launches Symptom Search feature

03 Mar 2018

Google India partners with Apollo Hospitals, launches Symptom Search feature

Google India has partnered with Apollo Hospitals to launch a new feature in its Search offering called Symptom Search.

Google Tez now supports bill payments for over 80 billers

20 Feb 2018

Google Tez now supports bill payments for over 80 billers

Google's Tez payments platform now allows users to pay utilities and several other bills in just a few taps through the Tez app.

Google penalized with Rs. 136cr fine for abusing market position

09 Feb 2018

Google penalized with Rs. 136cr fine for abusing market position

National antitrust watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs. 136 crore on tech giant Google for indulging in "search bias" and abusing its dominant position in online web search and online search advertising markets.

Google partners with NCERT to impart internet safety lessons

07 Feb 2018

Google partners with NCERT to impart internet safety lessons

Google has partnered with NCERT in a bid to provide internet safety training to students.

Meet Lalitesh Katragadda, the man who built Google Maps India

06 Feb 2018

Meet Lalitesh Katragadda, the man who built Google Maps India

Google Maps India was launched in 2008; since then it has become a part of our daily activities for finding locations, getting traffic-data, planning trips, discovering new places, etc.

From Baahubali 2 to IPL, top Google trends of 2017

13 Dec 2017

From Baahubali 2 to IPL, top Google trends of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, and before your social media timelines get flooded with year-end specials, we bring you what Indians were most curious about this year.

Google's 1.3L scholarships to Indian developers: Here's how to apply

24 Nov 2017

Google's 1.3L scholarships to Indian developers: Here's how to apply

In a new initiative, Google has announced a scholarship for developers in association with education firms Pluralsight and Udacity.

Google's "Internet Saathis" bring 11.5 million rural Indian women online

21 Nov 2017

Google's "Internet Saathis" bring 11.5 million rural Indian women online

Over 1,100 women in Uttar Pradesh's Khaula village can now access the Internet, learn new skills, and watch YouTube videos thanks to "Internet Saathi" program run by Google and Tata Trusts.

What're you doing to restrict Blue Whale?: HC asks Centre

20 Sep 2017

What're you doing to restrict Blue Whale?: HC asks Centre

Amid an increase in cases of Blue Whale deaths being reported, the Delhi HC has asked the Centre what it is doing to restrict access to the "game".

India's education-tech space to be Rs. 12,669cr industry by 2021

31 May 2017

India's education-tech space to be Rs. 12,669cr industry by 2021

Education in India is a subject of stark contrasts.

Google's "Solve for India" initiative to help entrepreneurs

01 May 2017

Google's "Solve for India" initiative to help entrepreneurs

Google has now launched the "Solve for India" initiative with the aim to support budding developers and entrepreneurs in the country.

Modi woos youth with jokes, quotes Dylan

20 Nov 2016

Modi woos youth with jokes, quotes Dylan

In his speech at the Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai, PM Modi joked about how the audience would demand a refund in Rs.100 notes, were he to sing.

Global Citizen Festival mired in politics

07 Nov 2016

Global Citizen Festival mired in politics

Politics over the Maharashtra government's handling of the Cold Play concert (organized by Global Citizen Festival) continued as opposition parties alleged that the government has waived the rent for the concert's venue.

Fadnavis govt grants 75% rebate on venue

31 Oct 2016

Fadnavis govt grants 75% rebate on venue

The Maharashtra government granted a 75% rebate on the concert venue, MMRDA grounds, for Coldplay's concert in Mumbai.

Coldplay to perform in Mumbai, Rs.25k per ticket

09 Sep 2016

Coldplay to perform in Mumbai, Rs.25k per ticket

Sources have confirmed that Coldplay would indeed perform in Mumbai on 19 November.

Coldplay to perform live in Mumbai?

10 Aug 2016

Coldplay to perform live in Mumbai?

Rumour were making rounds that Coldplay is going to perform on 19 November 2016 in either Mumbai or Delhi.