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Google's mobile app homepage to now reflect ads

Google’s mobile app homepage to now reflect ads

Accelerating efforts to generate larger revenues, Google has announced it will allow ads to reflect on the homepage of its mobile app from later this year.The ads would be displayed on the “Discover” section of the homepage in a news feed layout and would be algorithmic ally personalized. “Rolling out to all advertisers globally later

Apple launches Apple TV YouTube channel

Apple launches ‘Apple TV’ YouTube channel

In a bid to expand its presence in the competitive content streaming market, Apple has quietly launched the “Apple TV” channel on Google-owned content sharing platform YouTube. Apple’s channel on YouTube is dedicated to the iPhone-maker’s TV app, offering trailers, behind the scenes commentary, interviews, show clips and videos highlighting Apple’s own original content efforts,

BIG ISSUE: Google sharing data with US forces

BIG ISSUE: Google sharing data with US forces

At a time when concerns over data collection and breach by tech majors are on the rise, it has been reported that US law enforcement officials have been turning to a particular Google database called “Sensorvault” to trace location and other data of people as part of their investigations. The database, that is otherwise maintained

Google Doodle in India focuses on Lok Sabha polls

Google Doodle in India focuses on Lok Sabha polls

Google on Thursday marked the beginning of the general elections in India with a doodle that featured an inked finger, which when clicked led users to a page explaining the voting procedure.This doodle’s reach was only for India where the world’s largest democratic exercise kicked off earlier in the day.The interactive doodle page contained information

How is Google’s GPay operating without authorisation: Delhi HC asks RBI

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) how Google’s mobile payment app, GPay, was facilitating financial transactions without the requisite authorisation from it. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani posed the query to RBI while hearing a PIL which claimed that GPay was

Google Duplex reaching iOS users in US cities

Google Duplex reaching iOS users in US cities

Google Duplex reaching iOS: Moving on from Pixel devices, iOS users in the US are getting Google’s voice-calling “Duplex” — that lets Artificial Intelligence (AI) mimic a human voice to make appointments and book tables through phone calls. The support site for Duplex lists the iPhone as being part of this rollout, with iOS users

Google letting Android users create events on Maps

Google letting Android users create events on Maps

Google is letting Android users create public events on Maps through the app’s existing Contribute section, allowing them to set name, location, date and time of the event along with tags and images.”You can add public events to Google Maps from your Android phone or tablet,” the search-engine giant wrote on the Maps support page.

Google deletes 29 apps that steal users’ information

Google has deleted 29 malicious “beauty camera” apps that were sharing pornographic content and forwarding users, particularly in India, to phishing websites to steal their information.Some of these Android apps have been downloaded millions of times and a large number of the download counts originated from Asia — particularly in India, said a report from

International Cricket Council team up with Google

International Cricket Council team up with Google

International Cricket Council team up with Google. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced its partnership with Google to offer the fans a great viewing experience of the upcoming semi-finals and final of the ICC Women’s World T20 to be held in West Indies. Reflecting on the same, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said:

Babu Mann visit Google Instagram

Pollywood singer Babu Mann visited Google and Instagram office to thank them

Today if the stars are connected so deeply with their fans the credit goes to one and only social media. The presence of the artists on digital platforms give them a unique edge over the rest. Over the time, we have seen various Bollywood and Pollywood celebrities visiting the headquarters of YouTube, Google and  Instagram. But

UIDAI slams vested interests for spreading 'rumours' against Aadhaar

UIDAI slams vested interests for spreading ‘rumours’ against Aadhaar

UIDAI slams vested interests for spreading ‘rumours’ against Aadhaar. Days after Google owned up to the default inclusion of old Aadhaar helpline number in mobile phones, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Sunday condemned the vested interests for misusing Google’s “inadvertent” act as an opportunity to spread rumours against Aadhaar. Earlier, Google had clarified that UIDAI’s old contact number 18003001947 was added

YouTube dark mode finally arrives on Android

YouTube dark mode finally arrives on Android. Google is rolling out the dark mode on YouTube for its Android users. The feature turns the interface all black and also makes it easier on the eyes to navigate through the platform.As The Verge reported, the feature was first added to YouTube desktop last year, followed by

Google’s latest autocomplete goof up is ‘sit on my face’

Google’s latest autocomplete goof up is ‘sit on my face’. Google‘s autocomplete history is quite amusing and adding another fun element to that is its latest autocomplete phrase ‘sit on my face’.   When user Cory Doctorow texted a babysitter, he sent a text that read “Hey! Are you free to sit”, to which, Google’s

Google shows Trump’s photo if you search for ‘idiot’

Google shows Trump’s photo if you search for ‘idiot’. After grabbing headlines for showing results related to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the search of the word “Feku” in May, Google algorithms are again hogging the limelight. This time for showing images of US President Donald Trump for a search of the word “idiot”.

Microsoft rolls out free version of Teams to take on Slack

Microsoft rolls out free version of Teams to take on Slack

Washington : Microsoft’s Slack competitor, Teams, is getting a free version to lure more users. The free version of Microsoft Teams allows you to add up to 300 people per workplace. It comes with 10GB of team file storage and 2GB of personal storage per person, TechCrunch reported. Other key features include integrated content creation

Facebook faces $660,000 fine in UK for data leak

Facebook faces $660,000 fine in UK for data leak

LONDON: UK’s data protection watchdog plans to slap a fine of 500,000 pounds ($662,501) on Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal. This is the highest permitted fine under Britain’s data protection law. In its investigation, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found that Facebook broke British law by failing to safeguard people’s information, and

Now, type in Morse code with Google Gboard

Now, type in Morse code with Google Gboard

California [United States]: Google has added support for Morse code to its Gboard app for iOS. With support for Morse code, it will become easier for users with limited motion to communicate with just dots and dashes.The new support replaces the usual letters with the coded dots and dashes, and also offers text suggestions for

YouTube releases new tool to keep a check on stolen videos

YouTube releases new tool to keep a check on stolen videos

San Francisco [United States]: It is heartbreaking to see the video you produced with so much effort getting stolen or worse, replicated on another channel without your permission.To curb the menace, YouTube is releasing a new tool called Copyright Match tool to let creators see if their videos are being stolen and take relevant action

How your phone may be spying on you

How your phone may be spying on you

New York, July 7 (IANS) Some popular apps on your Android phone may be actively listening to you, monitoring your habits and even secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, a new study has found. These screenshots and videos of your activity on the screen could include usernames, passwords, credit

Remain accountable, responsible and vigilant: Centre to WhatsApp

Remain accountable, responsible and vigilant: Centre to WhatsApp

New Delhi (ANI): Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday asked owners of instant messaging app WhatsApp to work closely with the IT Ministry and remain “accountable, responsible and vigilant” towards ensuring that nobody misuses their platform.“India is emerging as a big digital power. Whatsapp has the biggest spread in India across the world just