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 […]

Google blocks access to its apps on uncertified Android devices

Google blocks access to its apps on uncertified Android devices

San Francisco, March 27 (IANS): Google has started blocking access to its apps on uncertified Android devices whose firmware was built after March 16 which could cause trouble to users who like to load custom ROMs on their smartphones.   “Android is an open source operating system and a million other varieties have blossomed. If […]

Google, Apple face EU law on business practices

Google, Apple face EU law on business practices

March 15 (Reuters) – Online platforms such as Google <GOOGL.O>, Apple <AAPL.O> and Amazon <AMZN.O> face new European Union rules on their commercial practices with smaller businesses that use their services, as Brussels seeks to curtail their huge market power.   The European Commission is drafting a new regulation specifically targeting online platforms such as […]

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