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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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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” […]

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“Why Google steals content from honest businesses?”: Congressman asks Sundar Pichai in antitrust hearing

During US Congress’ tech antitrust hearing four of the world’s largest tech companies had some explaining and defending to do. Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Alphabet’s Google answered some tough questions. Congressman David Cicilline asked Pichai “Why Does Google Steal Content From Honest Businesses?” Immediately, Pichai responded saying he didn’t agree with the “characterizations” being made […]

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Business

Alphabet’s Google purchases 7.7% in Reliance’s Jio Platforms for $4.5 billion

Google’s parent firm Alphabet will purchase 7.7% stake in Reliance Industries Ltd digital arm Jio Platforms for US$ 4.5 billion. Reliance Industries, , India’s most highly-valued company run by billionaire Mukesh Ambani has raised $20.22 billion by selling nearly 33% of Jio Platforms which houses music, movie apps and telecoms venture Jio Infocomm. In recent months  […]

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Images of Winston Churchill briefly disappear from Google search

Images of Winston Churchill failed to appear Sunday during Google searches for the former British prime minister—but the tech giant says it was not on purpose. Google blamed a glitch and said it was only temporary. Users noticed something was wrong when Churchill’s Google Search Knowledge Graph card appeared without an accompanying image. Then a […]

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European Union want monthly audits from Facebook, Google and Twitter on coronavirus misinformation

The European Union wants social media platforms to submit monthly reports on how they’re handling misinformation around the coronavirus pandemic. The new guidelines were unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday and apply to companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter that have signed up to an existing EU code of conduct on disinformation. World health […]

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Mitron App returns to Google Play Store with updated policy and design

Mitron, claimed to be India’s answer to TikTok, recently became one of the most popular apps on the Google Play Store. However earlier this week, the app was suspended and removed for violating the Spam and Minimum Functionality developer policies. Since then, it seems that the developers have made some changes as the app has […]