Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

San Francisco, February 17 (IANS) Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported.   The test included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US and had encouraging […]

Google forays into hyperlocal news through ‘Bulletin’ app

Google forays into hyperlocal news through ‘Bulletin’ app

San Francisco, January 27 (IANS) Expanding its reach into the hyperlocal news, Google has introduced a new app named “Bulletin” that allows anybody to submit stories for and about their communities.   “This is a free, lightweight app for telling a story by capturing photos, video clips and text right from your phone, published straight […]

Google, Facebook dominated online ad revenue in Q3

Google, Facebook dominated online ad revenue in Q3

New Delhi, December 12 (IANS) Google and Facebook dominated the online advertising in the third quarter this year as global online advertising revenue growth reached a record 29.6 per cent, market research firm Forrester said on Tuesday.   Google was by far the biggest contributor to market growth, with an additional $4.2 billion in spending […]

Internet safety: Google Web Rangers to show the way

Internet safety: Google Web Rangers to show the way

New Delhi, November 14 (IANS) With an aim to spread awareness about Internet safety and promote digital citizenship, Google on Tuesday launched the third edition of its Web Rangers contest that will reward school students who know how to stay smart, safe and savvy online.   “With the Web Rangers contest, our idea is to […]

64% Chrome traffic on Android devices protected: Google

64% Chrome traffic on Android devices protected: Google

FILE PHOTO: A man holds his smartphone which displays the Google home page, in this picture illustration taken in Bordeaux, Southwestern France, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo   San Francisco, October 21 (IANS) Google’s efforts to enhance security by extending “not secure” warning to websites not encrypted with “HTTPS in Chrome” has yielded desired […]

Fake news is still here, despite efforts by Google & Facebook

Associated Press Nearly a year after Facebook and Google launched offensives against fake news, they’re still inadvertently promoting it — often at the worst possible times.   Online services designed to engross users aren’t so easily retooled to promote greater accuracy, it turns out. Especially with online trolls, pranksters and more malicious types scheming to […]

Google launches crowdsourced movie reviews feature in India

Google launches crowdsourced movie reviews feature in India

New Delhi, September 23 (IANS) Google has launched a new feature which allows the users to contribute to movie and television reviews within Google Search results.   The tech giant has confirmed the new feature is available in India only on web, mobile and the app in English, Tech Crunch reported on Saturday.   Google […]

Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

Google to help publishers find malicious comments on articles

BRUSSELS, February 23 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and subsidiary Jigsaw launched on Thursday a new technology to help news organisations and online platforms identify abusive comments on their websites.   The technology, called Perspective, will review comments and score them based on how similar they are to comments people said were “toxic” or likely […]

Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites

Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites

SAN FRANCISCO, November 15 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising.   Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from […]

Google to shut down Picasa

New York, February 13 (IANS): After the launch of Google Photos service, internet search giant Google is shutting down its photo editing software Picasa, the company announced on Saturday.   “Since the launch of Google Photos, we have had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa. After much thought […]