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Google’s Russian subsidiary declares bankruptcy amid seizure of bank accounts: Report

The Russian subsidiary of Alphabet’s Google has submitted a declaration of bankruptcy, Interfax reported on Friday, citing court filings online. The subsidiary announced plans to file for bankruptcy in May after authorities seized its bank account, making it impossible to pay staff and vendors. “The Russian authorities’ seizure of Google Russia’s bank account has made […]

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Android users in Ukraine will receive air raid warnings directly on their smartphones: Google

Google has announced that Android users in Ukraine will receive air raid warnings directly on their smartphones before they happen. The feature was developed in collaboration with the Ukrainian government for the purpose of introducing a warning system for telephones. “Millions of people in Ukraine are relying on air raid warnings to try to escape […]

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YouTube blocks channels funded by the Russian state

YouTube has blocked access around the world to channels associated with Russian state-funded media, it said on Friday, citing a policy barring content that denies, minimizes or trivializes well-documented violent events. The world’s most used streaming video service, which is owned by Alphabet Inc’s. Google, said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine now fell under its violent […]

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Google pauses all advertising in Russia amid invasion of Ukraine

Google has suspended all advertising in Russia, the company said on Friday. “In light of the extraordinary circumstances, we’re pausing Google ads in Russia,” the company said in a statement. “The situation is evolving quickly, and we will continue to share updates when appropriate.” The decision covers all Google’s ad surfaces in Russia including Google […]

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Google to invest $1 billion in Bharti Airtel, India’s second-largest telecom operator

Google is investing up to $1 billion in a major Indian telecom company, a move it hopes will drive down the cost of smartphones in a huge and rapidly expanding market. Google said in a statement Friday that it would invest $700 million in Bharti Airtel, India’s second-largest telecom operator, and acquire a 1.28% stake […]

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Italian cops nab mafia boss after Google Maps sighting in Spain

An Italian mafia boss who has been on the run for decades has been arrested after he was spotted on Google Maps. Gioacchino Gammino, 61, was found in Galapagar, Spain, where he was living under the name Manuel. A Google Street View shot showing a man resembling Gammino standing in front of a grocery shop […]

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Russia: Moscow court fines Google 7.2 billion roubles for failing to delete illegal content

A Moscow court has fined Google 7.2 billion roubles approximately $98 million for repeated failure to delete content deemed illegal in Russia. Details of the offending content were not specified in the announcement by the court’s press service. This is the first time in Russia that a technology giant has been hit with a fine […]

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Rewind 2021: TikTok overtook Google to become the most popular online destination

TikTok is the world’s new most popular online destination. The viral video app gets more hits than the Google search engine, according to Cloudflare, an IT security company. The rankings show that TikTok knocked Google off the top spot in February, March and June this year, and has held the number one position since August. […]

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Australia orders parliamentary inquiry into the behaviour of BIG technology companies

Australia will conduct a wide-ranging parliamentary inquiry into the behaviour of the world’s largest technology companies and the need for new legislation, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. Australia has led global efforts to rein in the powers of the likes of Alphabet and Facebook, installing legislation that has been heralded as a model […]

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Lebanon’s central bank blames Google, Facebook after its currency hits record lows

Lebanon’s central bank, the Banque du Liban, blamed tech giants Google and Facebook as the country’s currency hit record lows on the black market, plunging to 25,000 Lebanese pounds against one US dollar. This is nearly 17 times less than the official rate set by the bank, which is 1,500 Lebanese pounds to the dollar. […]

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Google Maps will now help travelers find the most eco-friendly route

Google is helping users make more informed decisions about how they travel. The company is releasing features on Google Maps and Google Flights to show how travel plans may contribute to climate change. In addition to showing drivers the fastest way to get to their destination, Google Maps will now show the route that’s the […]

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YouTube to remove misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, terminate their accounts

YouTube will remove content that spreads misinformation about all approved vaccines, expanding a ban on false claims about Covid-19 jabs. Videos that say approved vaccines are dangerous and cause autism, cancer or infertility are among those that will be taken down, the company said. The policy includes the termination of accounts of anti-vaccine influencers. Tech […]