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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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US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

29 Oct 2020

US Senators grill CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google

The CEOs of Facebook, Twitter, and Google were hammered by the United States Senate on Wednesday, in what qualifies as a chaotic hearing which diverted from the topic at hand several times.

Experts are overseas: Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee

23 Oct 2020

Experts are overseas: Amazon refuses to appear before Parliament committee

E-commerce giant Amazon has refused to appear before a Parliament committee looking into the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, saying experts on the matter are abroad.

Huawei launches bleeding edge flagship phones but without Google's services

23 Oct 2020

Huawei launches bleeding edge flagship phones but without Google's services

Huawei has introduced its latest batch of high-end flagship smartphones in the European market. This year's line-up includes the Mate 40, Mate 40 Pro, and Mate 40 Pro+ models.

Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

21 Oct 2020

Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

In a new development, Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Platforms Ltd. has announced its 5G plans in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

Amazon employees can work from home until June 2021

21 Oct 2020

Amazon employees can work from home until June 2021

Amazon has allowed its employees who can work from home to continue doing so until June 2021. The guidance is applicable for staff members around the world.

'Scam 1992' review: An investment worth the risk

18 Oct 2020

'Scam 1992' review: An investment worth the risk

Quite like the gigantic financial scam it draws its name from, Scam 1992 is inspiring, entertaining and horrifying, all at once.

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

16 Oct 2020

Wife's picture circulated as Hathras victim: Man tells Delhi HC

A man has approached the Delhi High Court alleging his dead wife's photo was being circulated, depicting her as the victim of Hathras case, prompting the bench to pass orders to the Centre.

Google Pixel 4a goes on sale in India via Flipkart

16 Oct 2020

Google Pixel 4a goes on sale in India via Flipkart

Google's recently-launched Pixel 4a has gone on sale in India via Flipkart.

How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

15 Oct 2020

How Blogchatter is helping bloggers blog better

A Google search of 'blogging in India' will show various hacks of becoming a blogger.

OnePlus 8T launched in India at Rs. 43,000

14 Oct 2020

OnePlus 8T launched in India at Rs. 43,000

OnePlus has finally announced its 8T model at a starting price of Rs. 42,999. It will go on open sale starting October 17.

#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.

Google Meet picks up new 'breakout rooms' feature: Details here

10 Oct 2020

Google Meet picks up new 'breakout rooms' feature: Details here

Google Meet, the dedicated video conferencing product owned and operated by Google, is getting a major new feature - breakout rooms.

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.

Now, your Android phone can alert about easy-to-miss household sounds

09 Oct 2020

Now, your Android phone can alert about easy-to-miss household sounds

Google is bringing a handy new feature on Android, one that will help people to take note of important but easy-to-miss sounds in their homes.

Google Pixel 4a launched in India at Rs. 32,000

09 Oct 2020

Google Pixel 4a launched in India at Rs. 32,000

Google has finally launched the Pixel 4a in India. As for the key highlights, the handset comes with a Snapdragon 730G chipset, a Full-HD OLED screen, a single rear camera, and a 3,140mAh battery.

NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

09 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Indian pathology lab exposes patient data, and more

Last night, leading Indian lab testing company Dr. Lal PathLabs was caught exposing confidential patient data through an unprotected storage bucket on Amazon Web Services.

Chrome's latest mobile update gives major boost to password security

08 Oct 2020

Chrome's latest mobile update gives major boost to password security

Google is releasing a new 'version 86' of Chrome for Android and iOS, adding some much-needed capabilities into the mobile browser and bringing it on par with the desktop-specific release.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

08 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

Last night, Amazon expressed discontent over Future Group's deal to sell its businesses to Reliance Retail and issued the former a legal notice.

Google accused of abusing Android TV's dominance in India: Report

07 Oct 2020

Google accused of abusing Android TV's dominance in India: Report

Google is facing a new antitrust case in India.

Google Pixel 4a receives auto-brightness and touch-sensitivity improvements via update

07 Oct 2020

Google Pixel 4a receives auto-brightness and touch-sensitivity improvements via update

Google has started rolling out a new update for the Pixel 4a, bringing a host of bug fixes and improvements to the recently-launched mid-ranger.

Realme Smart SLED TV launched in India at Rs. 43,000

07 Oct 2020

Realme Smart SLED TV launched in India at Rs. 43,000

Realme has launched its all-new Smart SLED TV in India in a 55-inch size. It is touted as the world's first television to have a SLED panel, which uses spectral power distribution (SPD) technology to offer wider color gamut and better eye protection than QLED.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

07 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.

Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

06 Oct 2020

Paytm to host app developers conference on October 8

Indian payments decacorn Paytm is gearing up to take on the dominance of Google.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

06 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google defers 30% commission in India, and more

Last night, Google deferred the enforcement of its Play Store billing policy that requires certain app developers to pay a 30% commission to the tech giant.

Sony launches its costliest TV, priced at Rs. 14 lakh

05 Oct 2020

Sony launches its costliest TV, priced at Rs. 14 lakh

Sony has launched its first 8K TV in India, the Z8H at Rs. 13,99,990. (Yes, you read that right!)

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

02 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: US Senate subpoenas CEOs of Google, Facebook, Twitter

Last night, the US Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously to issue subpoenas to the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter.

Now, Google Assistant takes care of calls placed on hold

01 Oct 2020

Now, Google Assistant takes care of calls placed on hold

At last night's event, Google showcased plenty of hardware, starting from new 5G-capable Pixel phones to Nest Audio.

Indian government could soon launch its own app store

01 Oct 2020

Indian government could soon launch its own app store

In the past few weeks, tensions have grown between Google and several Indian start-ups that have called out the internet giant over its 'monopolistic' Play Store policies.

#OutageAlert: Microsoft Outlook goes down globally

01 Oct 2020

#OutageAlert: Microsoft Outlook goes down globally

Just two days after suffering from an outage that lasted for hours, Microsoft Outlook is down again.

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.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

01 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google launches new Pixel phones, and more

Last night, Google held its Launch night event and showcased a bunch of new devices, including 5G-capable Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a, a new Chromecast dongle with mic-integrated remote, and redesigned, more powerful Nest Audio speakers.

Google Pixel 5, 4a 5G, with dual rear cameras, launched

01 Oct 2020

Google Pixel 5, 4a 5G, with dual rear cameras, launched

Google has finally launched its much-awaited smartphones, the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G.

Google Pixel launch event: When, where to watch

30 Sep 2020

Google Pixel launch event: When, where to watch

In a few hours from now, Google will hold a virtual event to unveil the next Pixel phones in the market.

Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

30 Sep 2020

Google will not limit Meet calls, extends offer till 2021

Google is extending its unlimited access offer for Meet video conferencing service.

OnePlus 8T to ship with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11

30 Sep 2020

OnePlus 8T to ship with Android 11-based OxygenOS 11

OnePlus is all set to launch its latest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 8T, on October 14.

NewsBytes Briefing: Outage hits Apple App Store, iCloud, and more

30 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Outage hits Apple App Store, iCloud, and more

Last night, in a rare incident, Apple suffered from a major outage that left many of its services down, including Apple App Store, Music, Apple TV+, Photos, and iCloud.

Xiaomi launches smart speaker, smartwatch, soap dispenser, shoes, and more

29 Sep 2020

Xiaomi launches smart speaker, smartwatch, soap dispenser, shoes, and more

Xiaomi has launched a flurry of products today in India.

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

29 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

Now, screen sharing is available on Google Duo

28 Sep 2020

Now, screen sharing is available on Google Duo

Finally, the users of Google Duo are getting the much-needed ability to share their screens during video calls.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more

28 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok won a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration, which prevents the hit video service from getting banned in the US.