Google fired 48 employees for sexual misconduct: CEO Pichai

Google fired 48 employees for sexual misconduct: CEO Pichai

New York, October 27 (PTI): Google fired 48 employees, including 13 senior managers, over sexual harassment claims since 2016, CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed, asserting that the tech giant was taking an “increasingly hard line” on “inappropriate conduct” by people in positions of authority.   In a letter to employees, the Indian-American chief executive officer […]

Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers

Google to charge $40 per device to Android makers

San Francisco, Oct 20 (IANS) Android manufacturers will have to pay $40 per device to Google in Europe to be featured into Google Play Store and other mobile apps.   According to a report in The Verge on Friday, a confidential fee schedule shows costs as high as $40 per device to install the “Google Mobile […]

Google Assistant coming to LG ThinQ TVs in 7 countries

San Francisco, August 25 (IANS): South Korean tech Major LG Electronics has announced that Google Assistant is coming to its 2018 line-up of artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled ThinQ TVs in seven new countries.   The company’s ThinQ TVs came with integrated Google’s digital assistant when they were introduced in the US and added support for Amazon’s […]

Google admits tracking users on phones despite disabled feature

Google admits tracking users on phones despite disabled feature

San Francisco, August 18 (IANS): Google has updated a help page for customers of mobile phones to acknowledge that they still can be tracked for using its Search or Maps services, even if they turn off the phone’s tracking feature.   In the help page for the Location History setting, Google clarified, “This setting does […]

Google unblocks rehab centre ads after year-long ban

Google unblocks rehab centre ads after year-long ban

San Francisco, Aug 4 (IANS) Google has allowed advertisements with addiction-related keywords and phrases to run on its platform US after nearly a year-long ban. The ban was put in place to crack down on shady providers cashing in on vulnerable patients. “A small group of providers vetted by a third party have been approved by […]

Google drafting ethical principles to guide use of technology

Google drafting ethical principles to guide use of technology

San Francisco, April 14 (IANS): After facing employee fury over a US Defence Department project, Google is reportedly drafting new ethical standards to guide the company’s use of technology and products.   The move comes after more than 3,000 employees of Google signed a letter to the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai, demanding that the company […]

Insight: Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

Insight: Google poised to emerge unscathed from European antitrust crackdown

Silhouettes of laptop and mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/Files   BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO, April 12 (Reuters) – The European Union’s top antitrust regulator, Margrethe Vestager, has made it her mission to stem alleged anti-competitive abuses by big American […]

Apple hires Google’s Artificial Intelligence chief

Apple hires Google’s Artificial Intelligence chief

San Francisco, April 4 (IANS): In a key development, Apple has hired John Giannandrea, Google’s Head of Search and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to lead the company’s Machine Learning (ML) and AI strategy.   Giannandrea, who took the role of Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google from Amit Singhal in early 2016, will report directly […]

Google acquires GIF platform Tenor

Google acquires GIF platform Tenor

San Francisco, March 28 (IANS): Google has acquired mobile GIF keyboard and search engine Tenor for Android, iOS and desktop making it easier for users to find and share GIF images, the company has announced.   “Most people use Google Images to find more information about a topic and to help them communicate and express […]

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