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Google exploring investment opportunities in struggling Vodafone Idea

Alphabet’s Google is exploring an investment in Vodafone Group’s struggling India business, the Financial Times reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Google is considering buying a stake of about 5 percent in Vodafone Idea, the FT reported, citing one of the people. The process is at an early stage, according to the […]

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Google deletes thousands of negative TikTok reviews

Google has deleted millions of negative TikTok reviews from its Play store after the app’s rating fell from 4.5 to 1.2 stars overnight. The video-sharing platform was inundated with one-star reviews after an Indian creator posted a spoof video of an acid attack. Faizal Siddiqui has apologised, and TikTok has deleted copies of his clip. […]

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Man files complaint against Google Maps, accuses of causing trouble in his marital life

Google Maps has a good rating on the play store and it is considered to be one of the best navigational platforms available online. But a man in Tamil Nadu does not agree with it and was furious with the application. So angry that he has filed a complaint against the platform. R Chandrasekhar, who […]

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Apple, Google ban location tracking in coronavirus 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 help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple and Google, whose operating systems power 99% of smartphones, said last month they would work […]

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Apple And Google Are Testing COVID Exposure Notification API

Earlier this month, when Apple and Google announced that they would be working together, it was classified as an unprecedented announcement considering the world is fighting the COVID outbreak. Now, that partnership has taken a crucial step forward, with Apple and Google releasing the COVID-19 Exposure Notification API for testing, as part of software updates […]

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Google and Apple join hands to help governments trace COVID contacts

Apple and Google have announced a partnership which will see the two tech giants build a solution that will allow the transmission of data for tracking Coronavirus and contact tracing. This will use the Bluetooth low energy technology built into modern day smartphones. It means governments and health agencies will be able to better identify […]

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Google will invest $10 billion in offices and data centers across the US this year

Google continues to expand far beyond its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, said Wednesday that the company will invest more than $10 billion in offices and data centers across the US in 2020. “These investments will create thousands of jobs — including roles within Google, construction […]

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Google shuts free train Wi-Fi program in India

Google on Monday announced that it was closing its Google Station program that is giving free Wi-Fi to train passengers in over 400 stations across India. Google says that the mobile data is now cheap in India and that its free Wi-Fi programme is neither needed nor viable for the company. The programme started in […]

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Man uses 99 smartphones to fake traffic jam on Google Maps

A German artist Simon Weckert has posted a video on YouTube showing how he “hacked” Google Maps with 99 smartphones and a wagon to create “virtual traffic jams” on the streets of Berlin. Mr Weckert put 99 smartphones with Google Maps on into a small wagon cart and then wheeled that cart around various streets […]

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Alphabet shares fall as Google misses sales target

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) new Chief Executive Sundar Pichai unveiled sales figures that investors have long demanded, but shares fell 5% as Google’s advertising business and the new data about YouTube and Google Cloud broadly disappointed. Pichai had sought to counter slowing revenue growth in the company’s main advertising business by pointing to the Silicon Valley […]

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Google’s parent Alphabet is now worth $1 trillion dollars

Google’s parent company Alphabet is now worth $1 trillion dollars. Google was the forth American company to break into the list after Apple, Microsoft and Amazon. Google reached the milestone six weeks after founders Larry Page and Sergei Brin gave up their top jobs and handed over the reins to Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai. […]

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France fines Google €150 million for anti-competitive behaviour

France’s competition authority fined Google €150 million for anti-competitive behaviour and for having unclear advertising on the Google Ads page. In September, Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago. Google, which is the world’s biggest internet search engine, has […]