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Google is an American multinational technology company. Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin on September 4, 1998, Google has its headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA. Google.com has been listed as the most visited website globally and the second most valuable brand in the world. Sundar Pichai, an Indian American is the current CEO of this multi-billion dollar company.

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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.

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

24 Jan 2021

US Defense Intelligence Agency admits buying location data off brokers

In a memo to Senator Ron Wyden, the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) admitted to buying location data of the public (and not just US residents) from data brokers.

Waymo CEO dismisses Tesla's Autopilot; doesn't consider it competition

23 Jan 2021

Waymo CEO dismisses Tesla's Autopilot; doesn't consider it competition

Tesla is widely considered the leader in self-driving car technology, but rival Waymo's CEO John Krafcik begs to differ. In an interview with the Manager magazine, the head of Google's autonomous vehicle endeavor rubbished the idea of Tesla being a competitor.

Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech

22 Jan 2021

Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech

Elon Musk has put out a $100 million bounty for the best carbon capture technology. The billionaire entrepreneur took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the prize meant to encourage solutions to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

LG K42, with quad rear cameras, launched at Rs. 11,000

22 Jan 2021

LG K42, with quad rear cameras, launched at Rs. 11,000

LG's K42 has finally made its way to the Indian market after its debut in Central America and Caribbean last September.

Apple quietly headhunts top cloud computing talent; Hints at self-reliance

22 Jan 2021

Apple quietly headhunts top cloud computing talent; Hints at self-reliance

Apple has reportedly been headhunting high-profile cloud computing engineers, while focusing on engineers specializing in container and Kubernetes technologies. These form the building blocks of cloud computing infrastructure underpinning Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's Azure.

Will Android 12 change your gaming experience? Perhaps yes!

22 Jan 2021

Will Android 12 change your gaming experience? Perhaps yes!

Folks using game controllers on their Android devices would agree that haptic feedback on wired and wireless controllers is a long way off from their console counterparts. Android games either have no rumble, or rather basic rumble support. XDA-Developers reports that will soon change.

Alphabet shelves internet balloon project; Doesn't consider it a failure

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.

Google threatens to disable Search in Australia; Facebook follows suit

22 Jan 2021

Google threatens to disable Search in Australia; Facebook follows suit

Google has threatened to disable its search engine in Australia in an attempt to stop the government from passing a law that will force it to pay local media outlets for sharing their news content.

WhatsApp responds to Indian government's letter regarding privacy policy update

21 Jan 2021

WhatsApp responds to Indian government's letter regarding privacy policy update

On Tuesday, the Indian government's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) sent a strongly worded letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, asking him to withdraw the recent update to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for Indian users.

Homegrown game FAU-G coming to Android devices on Republic Day

21 Jan 2021

Homegrown game FAU-G coming to Android devices on Republic Day

Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G), a game by Studio nCore Pvt. Ltd. and promoted by Akshay Kumar is set to hit Android devices on January 26. It will compete with popular battle royale game PUBG for a share of the Indian mobile gaming market.

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

21 Jan 2021

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

Microsoft has jumped headlong into the driverless car space by investing $2 billion in Cruise. Microsoft's stake in General Motors' autonomous vehicle subsidiary takes its total valuation to an impressive $30 billion.

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC launched in India at Rs. 57.40 lakh

20 Jan 2021

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC launched in India at Rs. 57.40 lakh

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched the 2021 GLC SUV in India. It comes in two trims: GLC 200 and GLC 220d 4MATIC.

Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

20 Jan 2021

Parler website returns with help from Russian firm; Still unusable

A week after Silicon Valley oligarchs collectively banded together to eliminate the fastest growing social media platform Parler, it is back online in limited capacity.

Trump fires parting salvo at Huawei, imposes further restrictions

18 Jan 2021

Trump fires parting salvo at Huawei, imposes further restrictions

During its final week in office and a year after it put Huawei on the Entity List, the Trump administration delivered another blow to the Chinese smartphone maker.

Soon, Reliance may let you order groceries from WhatsApp

18 Jan 2021

Soon, Reliance may let you order groceries from WhatsApp

Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Retail Ltd. is reportedly working toward embedding JioMart into WhatsApp within the next six months. The move will allow 400-million Indian WhatsApp users to address their grocery needs from neighboring outlets through Ambani's hyperlocal e-commerce platform.

Flo reaches settlement with FTC over misuse of period-tracking data

14 Jan 2021

Flo reaches settlement with FTC over misuse of period-tracking data

Flo, a popular period tracking app with a user base of over 100 million, was allegedly sharing user data with Facebook and Google discreetly. This was also reported in 2019 by The Wall Street Journal.

#CES2021: LG showcases OLED, MiniLED TVs and WebOS 6.0

14 Jan 2021

#CES2021: LG showcases OLED, MiniLED TVs and WebOS 6.0

Korean consumer electronics giant LG unveiled new TVs and teased the LG Rollable phone at its CES 2021 press conference. In the spirit of the first-ever virtual CES, a segment of LG's event was hosted by a completely virtual person, Reah Keem.

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

14 Jan 2021

Facebook, WhatsApp, TikTok among most popular apps of 2020

The market of mobile apps continued to grow in 2020 in spite (or rather because) of the pandemic.

#CES2021 fitness tech round-up: Workout from home

13 Jan 2021

#CES2021 fitness tech round-up: Workout from home

CES 2021 saw the release of many products for the health conscious people out there, from brands such as Amazfit and Myx Fitness.

#CES2021: This hi-tech N95 mask has built-in earbuds and microphone

12 Jan 2021

#CES2021: This hi-tech N95 mask has built-in earbuds and microphone

Capitalizing on the demand for devices tailored toward a COVID-19 lifestyle, Binatone has launched a one-of-a-kind face mask, called MASKFONE.

WhatsApp group invite links, user profiles accessible via Google search

11 Jan 2021

WhatsApp group invite links, user profiles accessible via Google search

In a disturbing development, several WhatsApp private groups and user profiles are showing up on Google search, compromising the privacy of users.

Sony announces BRAVIA XR LED TVs powered by 'cognitive intelligence'

10 Jan 2021

Sony announces BRAVIA XR LED TVs powered by 'cognitive intelligence'

Sony has announced its latest generation BRAVIA XR range of smart televisions. The line-up includes LED and OLED models, ranging from 50 inches to 100 inches with up to 8K resolution.

Google suspends Parler citing need for moderation; Apple issues warning

09 Jan 2021

Google suspends Parler citing need for moderation; Apple issues warning

In the wake of recent violence at the United States Capitol, Google Play Store has temporarily suspended Parler, a free speech-centric social media app. Apple has also issued a stern warning.

Nokia 6.3 appears in renders, design and features revealed

08 Jan 2021

Nokia 6.3 appears in renders, design and features revealed

HMD Global is expected to announce its mid-range Nokia 6.3 (also being referred as Nokia 6.4) model sometime before April this year.

WhatsApp inches closer to launching multi-device support: Details here

07 Jan 2021

WhatsApp inches closer to launching multi-device support: Details here

WhatsApp has been partially rolling out a new UI for the WhatsApp Web component. The update was a part of the latest 2.21.1.3 beta build available through the Google Play Beta program.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maestro Edition launched at Rs. 1.51 crore

06 Jan 2021

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Maestro Edition launched at Rs. 1.51 crore

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched a Maestro Edition of its S-Class sedan in India.

Google employees form labor union with eye on future protests

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.

OnePlus Band teased; design details and specifications also leaked

04 Jan 2021

OnePlus Band teased; design details and specifications also leaked

OnePlus has teased its upcoming smartband on its official Facebook page, without revealing many details. It will take on Xiaomi's Mi Band series.

Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals

03 Jan 2021

Loan app case: Chennai Police arrests 2 Chinese nationals

Four people, including two Chinese nationals, have been arrested by the Chennai Police in connection with the loan apps case.

Burj Khalifa's 3-minute-long birthday wish for BTS's V is grand!

30 Dec 2020

Burj Khalifa's 3-minute-long birthday wish for BTS's V is grand!

BTS's vocalist V aka Kim Taehyung celebrates his 25th birthday today.

FASTag compulsory from January 1: How to buy, recharge it?

30 Dec 2020

FASTag compulsory from January 1: How to buy, recharge it?

Starting January 1, 2021, using the FASTag contactless payments system for crossing toll plazas across India will be mandatory.

Google Pixel 6 to come with an under-display selfie camera

27 Dec 2020

Google Pixel 6 to come with an under-display selfie camera

As a successor to the Pixel 5, Google is likely to launch its Pixel 6 smartphone next year.

Harassed by loan sharks, debtors commit suicide, unearthing multi-crore scam

24 Dec 2020

Harassed by loan sharks, debtors commit suicide, unearthing multi-crore scam

The unfortunate demise of three people in Telangana, allegedly due to harassment of loan sharks, led police to unearth a multi-crore scam.

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

23 Dec 2020

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has given a completely new perspective on the use of smartphones in India. This has prompted Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to relaunch its 4G feature phone in the next quarter.

Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding

22 Dec 2020

Dailyhunt is now a unicorn, receives $100 million funding

VerSe Innovation, the parent company of local language news aggregator Dailyhunt, has received more than $100 million in funding from tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Falcon Edge's Alpha Wave Incubation

Moto G Play (2021) appears on Google Play Console listing

19 Dec 2020

Moto G Play (2021) appears on Google Play Console listing

Motorola is working to launch a new budget-friendly Moto G Play (2021) model sometime early next year. In the latest development, the handset has been spotted on the Google Play Console listing, revealing its key specifications.

Gmail, YouTube, Maps suffer major global outage; Google confirms

14 Dec 2020

Gmail, YouTube, Maps suffer major global outage; Google confirms

Some Google services appear to be back online after facing a major outage on Monday.

Kanika Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty among 2020's most googled personalities

11 Dec 2020

Kanika Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty among 2020's most googled personalities

With the new year just around the corner, it's time to look back at how this year unfolded.

Will Facebook be forced to sell Instagram and WhatsApp?

10 Dec 2020

Will Facebook be forced to sell Instagram and WhatsApp?

The Federal Trade Commission and over 40 states in the United States on Wednesday accused social media giant Facebook of crushing competition by buying other companies.