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Google LLC is an United States based multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies alongside Amazon, Apple and Microsoft.

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Android 10 sees fastest adoption rate, 28pc faster than Android Pie [Video]

Android 10 sees fastest adoption rate, 28pc faster than Android Pie

Google has said that Android 10 is seeing the fastest adoption rates of any version of Android, with 100 million devices running Android 10 in just five months after its launch. Android 10 seeing the..

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Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources [Video]

Google has way to dodge EU Fitbit probe - sources

Google could avert an EU probe into its planned takeover of Fitbit with a pledge not to use health data to target ads, according to Reuters sources. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Facebook, Google suspend Hong Kong data requests [Video]

Facebook, Google suspend Hong Kong data requests

Major internet and social media platformes have suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China's establishment of a sweeping new national..

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Google Stadia Supporting Wireless Controller on Android Phones [Video]

Google Stadia Supporting Wireless Controller on Android Phones

The streaming gaming platform is continuing to roll out new features.

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Google discontinues Pixel 3A, 3A XL smartphones [Video]

Google discontinues Pixel 3A, 3A XL smartphones

Tech giant Google has discontinued the production of its midrange smartphones - Pixel 3 A and 3A XL.In a statement given to The Verge, Google said that the "Google Store has sold through its inventory..

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Groups warn against Google's purchase of Fitbit [Video]

Groups warn against Google's purchase of Fitbit

Twenty advocacy groups from the United States, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement on Wednesday, urging regulators to be wary of Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company..

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Google Photos Won't Back up Social Media Folders by Default [Video]

Google Photos Won't Back up Social Media Folders by Default

Google Photos will no longer back up images and videos saved from folders created by social media apps.

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Google to add background blur, low-light mode to Meet video calls [Video]

Google to add background blur, low-light mode to Meet video calls

Google is working on several new features including background blur, low-light mode and background replacement images for its video calling application Meet. Alike rival videoconferencing platforms..

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Facebook takes over Swedish street mapping start-up Mapillary [Video]

Facebook takes over Swedish street mapping start-up Mapillary

Social media giant Facebook has acquired the Swedish mapping startup Mapillary and is venturing into the street level maps game. According to Mashable, Mapillary announced in a company blog post on..

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Google Vows to Add More Diverse Leadership by 2025 [Video]

Google Vows to Add More Diverse Leadership by 2025

CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company will be adding more Black employees and those from "underrepresented groups" in top roles over the next five years.

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Google Browser Extensions Hosted Massive Spyware Campaign, Researchers Find [Video]

Google Browser Extensions Hosted Massive Spyware Campaign, Researchers Find

Researchers at Awake Security recently made their findings public.

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Covid-19 contact tracing app switched to Apple-Google model [Video]

Covid-19 contact tracing app switched to Apple-Google model

Nearly a month on from Prime Minister Boris Johnson claiming the NHS Track and Trace app would be "world-beating", the Government has announced a major U-turn, ditching attempts to build the..

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UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system [Video]

UK makes tracing app U-turn for Google-Apple system

The British government will switch to Apple and Google technology for its test-and-trace app, ditching its current system in a U-turn for the troubled program. The BBC reported on Thursday the UK will..

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Matt Hancock explains decision to abandon NHSX app [Video]

Matt Hancock explains decision to abandon NHSX app

The Government says it will abandon its efforts to develop its own coronavirus contact-tracing app in order to focus on technology from Apple and Google. At the Downing Street press conference Health..

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Google's Chrome target of massive spying attack [Video]

Google's Chrome target of massive spying attack

A newly discovered spyware effort attacked users through 32 million downloads of extensions to Google's Chrome web browser, researchers at Awake Security told Reuters. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Google to bring Microsoft Office, other Windows apps to Chromebooks [Video]

Google to bring Microsoft Office, other Windows apps to Chromebooks

Google is partnering with software company Parallels to bring the Microsoft Office applications and other legacy enterprise Windows applications to Chromebooks. According to Mashable, Parallels has..

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Fact-check: Did Google really delete Churchill's photo during protests? | #TheCube [Video]

Fact-check: Did Google really delete Churchill's photo during protests? | #TheCube

Fact-check: Did Google really delete Churchill's photo during protests? | #TheCube View on euronews

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Germany launches tracing app as EU eyes travel revival [Video]

Germany launches tracing app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel..

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Google to offer image fact-check

Technology giant Google will start adding fact-checking labels in its image search results globally, the company said late on Monday. The labels will provide additional information to make it easier..
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Tech sector in India, US hits out at Trump for suspension of H-1Bs

The tech sector in both India and America has slammed US president Donald Trump’s decision to suspend H-1B and L-1 work visas. These visas are used extensively by Indian IT companies, as also US tech..
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‘Bug bounty’ helps techies make a killing amid Covid lockdown

The Gandhinagar resident is part of a growing tribe of highly skilled programmers who can scan codes to detect vulnerabilities. Nikhil Srivastava, an Ahmedabad-based cyber security expert and mentor,..
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U.S. House panel hears from Facebook, Google, Twitter on election security

Top officials from Facebook Inc , Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc appeared remotely before U.S. lawmakers on Thursday at a virtual hearing on foreign influence and election security.
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Europe threatens digital taxes without global deal, after U.S. quits talks

France said a U.S. decision to quit global talks on how to tax big digital firms such as Google, Amazon and Facebook was a "provocation" and the European Union said it could impose taxes even if no..
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EU ready to go it alone on taxation of digital firms

The European Union is ready to go it alone with taxing digital services of firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple if there is no global deal on such a tax this year, European Economic..
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Corona-related searches on Google drop in May as people go back to films, weather

'Coronavirus' dropped to 12th most searched topic overall during May, behind topics like Film, Meaning, News and Weather. All these terms are consistently highly searched topics in India. This probably..
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Google takes down Indian app that removed Chinese ones - spokesman

Alphabet Inc's Google has taken down an Indian mobile application from its app store that allowed users to remove other Chinese apps from their phones as it violated certain company policies, a..
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Indian app highlights backlash against Chinese business

India's top trending free app on Google's mobile app store, with more than 5 million downloads since late May, is called "Remove China Apps" and does exactly what it says on the label.
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Delhi, Chandigarh among strictest lockdown enforcers: Study

Chandigarh and Delhi top and Bihar ranks lowest on severity of lockdown enforcement, according to a study by Mumbai University’s economics school. Ranking states on an immobility index, the..
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Google postpones Android 11 unveiling amid U.S. protests

Alphabet Inc's Google on Saturday said it has postponed next week's planned unveiling of the beta version of its latest Android 11 mobile operating system in light of protests and unrest in the United..
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Indian users target of ‘state-backed’ attackers: Google


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Google sees resurgence in state-backed hacking, phishing related to COVID-19

Security experts at Alphabet Inc's Google sent 1,755 warnings in April to users whose accounts were targets of government-backed attackers, following a resurgence in hacking and phishing attempts..
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Exclusive: Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app - sources

India's antitrust body is looking into allegations that Alphabet Inc's Google is abusing its market position to unfairly promote its mobile payments app in the country, five sources familiar with the..
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India makes source code of contact-tracing app public

India said on Tuesday it was making public the source code of its coronavirus contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu for Google's Android smartphones, a move digital rights activists said will boost the..
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MIT further downgrades Aarogya to 1 star; Google, Apple release 'privacy-centric' software tool to fight Covid-19


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Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedge bets

Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the..
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Alphabet's Loon and S.Africa's Vodacom to expand rural internet in Mozambique

Loon, a unit of Google's owner Alphabet Inc , which uses high-altitude balloons to provide mobile internet to remote areas, has signed a deal with Vodacom to expand the South African mobile operator's..
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EU should beef up fake news pledge involving Google, Facebook, Twitter: study

The European Union should strengthen a voluntary pledge, to which Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Twitter Inc signed up to combat fake news, with sanctions to make it a more effective tool, a..
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Facebook, YouTube remove 'Plandemic' video with 'unsubstantiated' coronavirus claims

Facebook Inc and YouTube, the video service of Alphabet Inc's Google, said on Thursday that they were removing a video that made medically unsubstantiated claims relating to the novel coronavirus..
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Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google on Monday said they would ban the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to slow the spread of the novel..
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Google relaunches interactive game series amidst coronavirus lockdown


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Germany flips to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing

Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number..
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Germany flips on smartphone contact tracing, backs Apple and Google

Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number..
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NCPCR issues notice to Google, Twitter, WhatsApp over child pornography

The Commission sent separate notices to each of the platforms and sought a reply by April 30.
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Stop coronavirus: Google Doodle urges people to save lives by staying home

Continuing with its campaign to raise awareness among people about the coronavirus outbreak and how to stop it, Google Doodle on Thursday featured an animated gif to encourage people to "Stay home...
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Google doodle honours coronavirus helpers

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'Thank you, helpers': Google salutes frontline staff fighting Covid-19 with a doodle

Google on Saturday dedicated another doodle to all the helpers working defiantly on the frontlines to tackle the coronavirus epidemic that has claimed over 150,000 lives so far. In the latest doodle,..
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Coronavirus: Google honours medical staff working on the front lines with doodle

Google on Monday added another doodle to recognize and honour people who are working on the front line amidst coronavirus outbreak. Today's doodle honoured millions of doctors, nurses and medical..
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With Aarogya Setu app, India has shown the way, says World Bank

Citing the example of the app, a World Bank report released on Sunday said innovative solutions could greatly help educate and track contagion across the populations at large. Global tech majors Apple..
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Google Maps to show locations of COVID-19 food and night shelters in India

Google on Monday said it will now show the locations of food shelters and night shelters on Google Maps in cities across India to help people find these essential services during the ongoing lockdown...
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Stay home, save lives: Google Doodle shares tips to prevent spread of coronavirus

Highlighting the importance of staying indoors to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus infection, search engine giant Google, on Friday, shared the message of "stay home, save lives" with a..
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Europe's north-south lockdown divide revealed by Google data

Italy and Spain, the two European countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus, have enforced the most drastic lockdowns to curb the pandemic but one country, Sweden, stands out for allowing life to go..
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Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

The coronavirus has brought hard-hit Italy to a standstill, led to runs on grocery stores around the world and prompted a stark drop in going-out between Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day, location data..
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Google marks start of Fall 2020 in Southern Hemisphere with doodle

Google on Thursday dedicated a doodle to mark the start of Fall 2020 in the Southern Hemisphere. Fall, commonly known as autumn, is one of the four temperate seasons and marks the transition from..
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Google asks staff to work from home after employee in Bengaluru office tests positive for coronavirus

The internet giant, which is one of the "Big Four" technology companies alongside Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft, has been cancelling any big events for a while to ensure the safety of its from the virus..
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Logged out of school, kids sign in for online lessons

With the Karnataka government ordering suspension of classes at schools to prevent the spread of Covid-19, some institutes in Bengaluru are livestreaming lessons to prevent their syllabus from getting..
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Google marks International Women's Day with a doodle

Google on Sunday dedicated a doodle to mark the International Women's Day. The doodle is an animated video of a multilayered 3D paper mandala animation. The mandala, as we all know, is a circular..
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Google celebrates Leap Day with a doodle


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Amazon defers 'non-essential' moves even in U.S. as corporate travel bans spread

Amazon.com deferred all non-essential travel, within the U.S. and beyond, and Google set new restrictions for travel to South Korea and other places, as corporations moved to protect employees from the..
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Google employee who was at Zurich office tests positive for coronavirus

An employee of Alphabet Inc's Google, who had been in the Zurich office, has tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Friday.
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Sir John Tenniel's 200th birth anniversary: Google dedicates doodle to Alice in Wonderland's illustrator

Google on Friday dedicated a doodle the mark the 200th birth anniversary of illustrator Sir John Tenniel. Tenniel was known for illustrations, graphic humour, political cartoon. He was man behind the..
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Get the latest news from the Times of India on Google Assistant

The Google Assistant presents an easier way of getting things done on your smartphone or Google Nest devices. The Assistant can play the latest and reliable news from the Times of India without you..
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RailTel to continue providing free WiFi service at railway stations

On Monday, Google had announced that it will discontinue its 'Station' program as mobile data prices have become extremely cheap in India.
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Google dedicates doodle to Scottish science writer Mary Somerville


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Google marks India's 71st Republic Day with a doodle

Google on Sunday dedicated a doodle to observe India's 71st Republic Day. The doodle highlights the rich cultural heritage that permeates and unites the diverse nation—from the world-famous landmarks..
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Republic Day 2020: Google doodle captures India's rich cultural heritage on 71st Republic Day

Google dedicates a special doodle to mark India's 71st Republic Day, which captured the country's rich cultural heritage that permeates and unites the diverse nation.
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Used Google Maps to identify plots in Bikaner: Vadra to ED

Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra told the Enforcement Directorate (ED) that he used Google map to identify properties for purchase after one of his associates from Bikaner,..
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Google pays tribute to Kaifi Azmi on 101st birthday with a doodle


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Delhi HC seeks response of police, WhatsApp, Google on plea to preserve data of JNU violence

The Delhi HC on Monday sought response of the city police, Delhi government, WhatsApp Inc, Google Inc and Apple Inc on a plea of three JNU professors to preserve data, CCTV footage and other evidence..
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