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Google's MusicLM AI can generate music from just text descriptions

Google has created an impressive AI model, named MusicLM, that can generate different genre-based audio samples by simply adhering to text descriptions.

28 Jan 2023

Google Chrome

Google Chrome's incognito sessions on Android get biometric authentication

The Chrome browser for Android is rolling out an ability using which you can lock your incognito sessions behind a fingerprint/facial scan.

28 Jan 2023


ChatGPT to bring down Google very soon: Gmail creator

The rising popularity of OpenAI's ChatGPT is ringing alarm bells in the tech community worldwide.

27 Jan 2023

Alphabet Inc

How did 'Xooglers' react to Google's decision to cut jobs

The layoff drive in the technology industry has refused to spare anyone. Earlier this month, Google joined the ranks of tech companies that fired their staffers in a bid to cut costs.

27 Jan 2023


Google employee returns after mother's death, only to get fired

A Google employee was sacked by his employer just days after returning to work following the death of his mother.

Google makes sweeping changes to the Android ecosystem in India 

Last week, the Supreme Court of India refused to entertain Google's plea against a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order asking the company to change its business practices related to Android.

25 Jan 2023


Two ShareChat founders step down soon after layoffs: Here's why

A week after it laid off 20% of its workforce, Google and Twitter-backed ShareChat has made the headlines again. Farid Ahsan and Bhanu Pratap Singh, two of the company's co-founders, have stepped down from active roles.

US government sues Google over alleged digital advertising monopoly

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and eight states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of monopolizing the digital advertisement market.

24 Jan 2023


Microsoft extends partnership with OpenAI in a multibillion dollar investment

Microsoft has decided to extend its partnership with ChatGPT owner OpenAI via a "multiyear multibillion dollar investment."

23 Jan 2023


Spotify fires 6% of the workforce amid organizational changes

Spotify has announced that it is reducing its employee base by about 6% across the company as the music-streaming giant looks to cut down on expenses amid recessionary fears.

Google to showcase AI chatbot that will take on ChatGPT

Alarm bells have started ringing at Google, thanks to OpenAI's ChatGPT.

22 Jan 2023


Wipro fires 452 freshers citing poor performance in internal assessment

India's leading IT firm Wipro has fired over 450 new employees citing poor performance amid unabated layoffs in the corporate and IT sectors.

21 Jan 2023

Central Government

Centre endorses revenue-sharing model for tech giants, news publishers  

The Centre on Saturday said that news publishers must get a "fair share" of revenue from the big tech companies for content.

20 Jan 2023

Sundar Pichai

Google parent Alphabet to fire 12,000 employees; Sundar Pichai apologizes

The layoff season in the technology sector refuses to go away. Google parent Alphabet Inc. has joined the list of tech giants to drop the axe on its employees.

20 Jan 2023


Google upgrades end-to-end encryption for group chats on Messages

Google's RCS is touted as the future of text messaging. Last December, the company rolled out end-to-end encryption to group chats in Google Messages.

Supreme Court rejects Google's appeal against CCI Android antitrust ruling

Google's Android dominance in India might be nearing an end. On Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to interfere with the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) ruling which denied the tech giant a stay in the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) order imposing a penalty of Rs. 1,337.76 crore.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Tracing Google's progress in AI and ML so far

The world is going gaga over ChatGPT and its potential. Many see it as the end of Google's dominance in search.

18 Jan 2023


Here are the most googled word definitions in the US

Some words gain popularity at certain times to reflect the ongoing social scenario in the world.

Google launches its own UPI soundbox; piloting in select locations

With Indians embracing UPI payments wholeheartedly, busy point-of-sale activity is a regular sight in Indian shops. It is hard to keep a track of UPI transactions with the usual hustle and bustle in India.

17 Jan 2023

Latest Tech News

Google developing Apple AirTag-like tracker: Things we know so far

Google is working on a Bluetooth tracker similar to Apple's AirTag, technology journalist Mishaal Rahman has claimed.

Google "contrived emergency" in seeking stay on Android anti-trust ruling

The Supreme Court of India, on Monday, said it will hear Google's plea against the Competition Commission of India (CCI) order on the Android ecosystem on January 18.

16 Jan 2023


Indian start-up, backed by Twitter and Google, fires 20% workforce

A month after it fired over 100 employees, Indian social media app ShareChat has now laid off 20% of its workforce.

12 Jan 2023

Google Meet

Google Meet finally gets emoji reactions; 360-degree background feature incoming

Google Meet has been steadily improving over the past few months. What it lacked was the ability to send emoji reactions to make routine video conference calls more fun. Well, not anymore.

Google challenges CCI's Android antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court

Google's battle against the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reached the country's apex court. The tech giant has challenged the competition watchdog's antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court of India.

08 Jan 2023

Google Pixel 6a

Google Pixel 6a can be yours for under Rs. 6,000

The Pixel 6a is an "affordable" handset in the US. However, looking at its India launch price of Rs. 43,999, you may hesitate to grab it.

08 Jan 2023

Google Chrome

Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 won't receive Google Chrome updates

It's official! Google Chrome will not get security updates on desktops running Windows 7 and 8/8.1 starting January 10.

Google will challenge CCI's antitrust ruling in the Supreme Court

Earlier this week, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) refused to grant Google a stay against a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order imposing Rs. 1,336.7 crore penalty.

NCLAT rejects Google's plea seeking interim stay against CCI order

In a blow for Google, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has refused to stay the Competition Commission of India's (CCI) order against the tech giant.

30 Dec 2022


Google Voice will now warn you about spam calls

Google has announced that it is adding a "suspected spam caller" warning to Google Voice calls which will filter out unnecessary and unimportant calls.

29 Dec 2022


Employees express concerns as Google plans tougher performance review system

Google employees are worried about the company's new performance review system that is set to begin next year. The new system is expected to result in lower ratings for many employees, which could ultimately lead to them losing their jobs.

28 Dec 2022

Google Pixel 7 Pro

Year in review: Google's highs and lows in 2022

With less than a handful of days left for this year's end, it's time to take a look at another of our favorite companies' 2022. Our protagonist today is Google.

28 Dec 2022


Google Contacts gets Highlights, Illustrations tools on Android smartphones

US tech giant Google has rolled out new features for its Contacts service on Android smartphones. They include a 'Highlights' tab and an Illustrations tool.

Popular gadgets, apps, and other tech we lost in 2022

To say this year has been a whirlwind for the science and tech world is an understatement. From tech downfall to AI's giant leap to James Webb...we have seen it all.

25 Dec 2022


Top tips to declutter your Gmail account in 2023

New Year is just around the corner. Now, it's that time of the year when people begin taking resolutions to become more productive in the coming days.

Google's new update will make finding lost Android phones easier

Google's Find My Device will soon let you locate lost or stolen Android phones, even if you are not connected to the internet.

Google's India feature drop: From multisearch to DigiLocker in Files

Google has just concluded its 8th India event where it discussed the advancements in AI-powered innovations and features.

19 Dec 2022

Google Search

Google drops new multisearch and search-in-video features: How to use

Google has released two new features—multisearch and search-in-video—for its Google Search app.

19 Dec 2022


Google launches client-side encryption on Gmail web for businesses

Google has finally introduced client-side encryption for Gmail on the web. Users can get a taste of end-to-end encryption on the email client by applying for the beta version.

19 Dec 2022

Google Chrome

Google Chrome will now alert shoppers with price drop notifications

Google has announced an in-page 'price tracking' feature on the Chrome browser for Android and desktop versions of the app.

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