Articles about Mountain View

Signal users report encryption errors; Company claims chat security unaffected

18 Jan 2021

Technology
Signal users report encryption errors; Company claims chat security unaffected

Signal, the privacy-centric messaging service, spent long hours battling a global outage last weekend. The disruption is reported to have been caused by a high influx of new users.

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

18 Feb 2020

World
Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.

Google Pixel 4a could launch on May 12

26 Jan 2020

Technology
Google Pixel 4a could launch on May 12

Google Pixel 4a, the sequel to last year's low-cost Pixel 3a series, could be launched at the company's I/O 2020 conference scheduled from May 12-14 in Mountain View, California.

Google I/O 2020 set to kick off on May 12

24 Jan 2020

Technology
Google I/O 2020 set to kick off on May 12

Google I/O 2020, the next developer conference hosted by the internet giant, is set to kick off on May 12.

Marketing intelligence start-up Slintel raises $1.5 million seed funding

16 Dec 2019

Business
Marketing intelligence start-up Slintel raises $1.5 million seed funding

Slintel, a San Francisco-headquartered SaaS start-up which provides lead intelligence and sales enablement support to businesses, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round of funding.

Hours before launch, Google Pixel 3a's full specifications leaked

07 May 2019

Technology
Hours before launch, Google Pixel 3a's full specifications leaked

In some hours from now, Google will launch its first-ever mid-range smartphones at its I/O 2019 event.

Akash Ambani's bachelor-bash: Luxury venue, Maroon 5 performance, celebs' attendance

24 Feb 2019

Entertainment
Akash Ambani's bachelor-bash: Luxury venue, Maroon 5 performance, celebs' attendance

The festivities of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's wedding have officially begun.

This billion-dollar start-up is using robots to make, deliver pizza

24 Nov 2018

Business
This billion-dollar start-up is using robots to make, deliver pizza

In early November, California-based food start-up Zume raised $375mn from SoftBank, taking its valuation past $1bn.

There's no free lunch, not even for Facebook employees

28 Jul 2018

Business
There's no free lunch, not even for Facebook employees

They say that there's no free lunch, and that now seems to be applicable to Facebook as well.

Google I/O: Where to watch, expected announcements, and everything else

08 May 2018

Technology
Google I/O: Where to watch, expected announcements, and everything else

Google I/O 2018, the tech giant's annual developer conference, will start on May 8 (10:30 pm IST) and end on May 10.

Here's what to expect at Google I/O 2018 conference

06 May 2018

Technology
Here's what to expect at Google I/O 2018 conference

If Mobile World Congress is a Mecca for mobile technology pundits, Google's I/O is the holy pilgrim for software developers, Android lovers and Google enthusiasts.

YouTube shooter was angry at company for 'censorship,' 'discrimination'

04 Apr 2018

World
YouTube shooter was angry at company for 'censorship,' 'discrimination'

A woman identified as Nasim Aghdam, YouTube employee, opened fire at the company's California headquarters yesterday, injuring three before apparently shooting herself.

How can WhatsApp generate revenue for Facebook?

11 Nov 2017

Business
How can WhatsApp generate revenue for Facebook?

Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has one of the world's largest user-bases with over 1.3 billion users.

The secret is out: Android O is Android Oreo!

22 Aug 2017

Technology
The secret is out: Android O is Android Oreo!

After a lot of speculation, we finally know what Google's Android O stands for. The widely-believed theories were correct: Android 8.0 is called Oreo!

WhatsApp UPI payments feature may finally be ready

11 Aug 2017

Business
WhatsApp UPI payments feature may finally be ready

WhatsApp is finally gearing up for its next big step. With Paytm planning on bringing its messaging service soon, it has now decided to integrate UPI-based mobile payments system into its platform.

Android O: What has changed in the final beta version?

31 Jul 2017

Technology
Android O: What has changed in the final beta version?

Google recently unveiled the fourth and final Android O developer preview; the consumer version is expected to roll-out around August-end.

Is Facebook's WhatsApp taking a step towards monetization?

24 Jul 2017

Business
Is Facebook's WhatsApp taking a step towards monetization?

Facebook-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp doesn't make any money as of now.

Orkut founder's app Hello, now available for India

19 May 2017

Business
Orkut founder's app Hello, now available for India

Hello, a new social media platform launched by Orkut founder Orkut Büyükkökten in August 2016, is now available for use in India. The company said the India app is till under testing.

California school makes millions off Snap IPO

03 Mar 2017

Business
California school makes millions off Snap IPO

The Saint Francis High school in Mountain View, California made $24 million from the initial public offering of Snap Inc.

Snap outshines IPO expectations, reaches $24 billion valuation

02 Mar 2017

Business
Snap outshines IPO expectations, reaches $24 billion valuation

In its IPO, Snap Inc was valued more than expected, raising $3.4 billion.

Orkut Founder's New App

05 Aug 2016

Business
Orkut Founder's New App

In 2016, ex-Google employee and Orkut founder, Orkut Büyükkökten, released a new social media app called Hello.