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Google apologises for showing Kannada as the ‘ugliest language in India’

The Indian state of Karnataka has planned to send a legal notice to Google after it showed the state’s official language as the “ugliest language in India”. A Google search with these keywords showed Kannada as the top result. The tech giant released a statement apologising for “the misunderstanding and hurting any sentiments”. It has fixed […]

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Groom nearly ends up marrying stranger after reaching wrong wedding venue

A groom in Indonesia ended up at the wrong venue for his wedding. The glitch almost led to the man marrying a stranger after Google Maps led him to the wrong location. According to media reports, the goof-up happened as there were two ceremonies- a wedding and an engagement- happening in the same village on […]

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Google Maps will start directing drivers to take eco-friendly routes

Google Maps will start directing drivers to routes it calculates to be the most eco-friendly based on a list of factors. “From Amsterdam to Jakarta, cities around the world have established low emission zones areas that restrict polluting vehicles like certain diesel cars or cars with specific emissions stickers to help keep the air clean,” […]

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Google Maps: Man pictured pooping in the grassy lands of Netherlands

A Google Map user accidentally pictured a man answering nature’s call in the open in the Netherlands. The defecating man was photographed when an eagle-eyed person was perusing Google Maps near to the Dutch city of Roosendaal. The image was shared on Reddit with title: “I found someone pooping in the grass.” The photo shows […]

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Google threatens to remove search engine from Australia over introduction of new law

American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation’s attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers. What the law means? Australia has propsed the world’s-first law to make Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media […]

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Tech World

Amazon, Google, Apple remove right-leaning social media network Parler

Parler, an alternative social media platform, favored by right wingers was removed from Amazon Web Services on Sunday effectively kicking it off the public internet. Earlier, Apple and Google stores banned the application for failing to remove hateful content. Parler styles itself as “unbiased” social media and has proved popular with people banned from Twitter. […]

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Business India

India’s TikTok copy raises $100 million in funds from investors including Google, Microsoft

A TikTok copy application received USD $100 million in funds from investors including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Microsoft several weeks after Chinese-owned short-video app was banned. Josh, short-video platform application that sprung after India blocked TikTok in June amidst a border crisis with China, attracting global investor interest in applications filling the gap. VerSe Innovation, […]

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Google services SUFFER major global outage

Gmail, YouTube, Google Classroom and other Google services from Alphabet Inc suffered a major outage globally on Monday. Downdetector, which tracks internet service outages, showed a range of Google business and consumer products experiencing problems starting about 11:30 GMT. Google’s own page that tracks the performance of its services posted an update saying “We’re aware […]

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Google Play store accounts for 67.2 percent malicious malware app installs

Android, Google’s mobile operating system is the most popular operating system on smartphones. This means it also gets the most apps and app downloads as compared to any other mobile operating systems. This also means that Android devices are more prone to malware and viruses that may slip in with app downloads every now and then. Now […]

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Google is ending unlimited free photo backup on Google Photos

Google is ending the unlimited free photo backup on Google Photos. This means users will not be able to to use Google Photos cloud storage to backup and store unlimited “high quality” for free, after June 1, 2021. Users will have to stump up for a Google One subscription to get cloud storage for Photos. […]

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India could launch its own app store to bypass Google’s 30% commission on payments

India could launch its own mobile app store or expanding an existing one if it receives enough demand from domestic firms for an alternative to Apple and Google platforms. The nation has some 500 million smartphone users, most of whom use Google’s Android platform, but Indian start-ups have criticised the company for policies they say […]

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Australian government unveils draft bill that’ll force Google and Facebook to pay news outlets

The Australian government unveiled a plan to force tech giants such as Google and Facebook to pay news outlets for their content. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission draft allows news companies to negotiate as a bloc with tech giants for content which appears in their news feeds and search results. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the “world-leading” […]