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Apple to roll out improved version of Maps

Apple to roll out improved version of Maps

San Francisco(IANS) – To offers its users a better navigation tool, Apple is reportedly re-building its Maps platform by using data collected by iPhones and a fleet of cars parked with sensors and cameras.The new product will launch in San Francisco and the Bay Area with the next iOS 12 beta and will cover Northern

Facebook had data-sharing partnership with 52 tech firms

Facebook had data-sharing partnership with 52 tech firms

San Francisco (IANS) – Facebook entered into data-sharing partnership with 52 technology companies, including Chinese companies like Alibaba, Huawei, Lenovo and Oppo, the social networking giant said in its latest response to Energy and Commerce Committee of the US House of Representatives.In its 747-page response to questions raised by the committee, Facebook said it had

WhatsApp's 'one-way' broadcast mode for group chats is here

WhatsApp’s ‘one-way’ broadcast mode for group chats is here

San Francisco(IANS) – Aiming to take on encrypted messaging platform Telegram, WhatsApp has released a new feature for its groups which is essentially a “one-way broadcast” communication stream.”Today, we’re launching a new group setting where only admins are able to send messages to a group. One way people use groups is to receive important announcements

Twitter Ads Transparency Centre lets users view who bought its ads

Twitter Ads Transparency Centre lets users view who bought its ads

San Francisco(IANS) – Twitter has launched an “Ads Transparency Centre” which will enable users across the globe to identify who is advertising on its platform, the microblogging site said in a blog post.The new transparency tools will let users search for and see who is buying ads, with even more detail on US federal political

Google teaches kids to spot fake news, stay safe online

Google teaches kids to spot fake news, stay safe online

Gurugram, June 28 (IANS) In a world with increasing cases of cyber bullying, fake news and other unsafe practices on the Internet, Google on Thursday concluded a summer educational programme that taught young children how to make use of the Internet in a productive way. “Children are being exposed to technology much earlier than ever

Google teaches kids to spot fake news, stay safe online

Google launches new online ad tool for small businesses

Google launches new online ad tool for small businesses San Francisco – To help small businesses connect with relevant customers online, Google has introduced “Smart” campaigns which allow them to create ads in minutes. The tech giant on Wednesday also announced that its lineup of ad products called “Google AdWords” will henceforth be known as

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India

WhatsApp to offer 24-hr customer support for payments services in India New Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) WhatsApp is working on setting up a 24-hour customer support for users of its payments services that is slated to be rolled out in India in the coming weeks. WhatsApp, which has over 200 million users in India, will

Just 25 percent adults use Internet in India

Just 25 percent adults use Internet in India

SAN FRANCISCO: Despite talk of Digital India, only one in four in the country reported using the Internet in 2017, which is among the lowest in the world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Centre. South Korea stands out as the most heavily connected society, with 96 per cent of adults reporting

Facebook to train 1 mn US enterpreneurs in digital skills

Facebook to train 1 mn US enterpreneurs in digital skills

Aim to give individuals and companies the tools they need to flourish in an increasingly digital economy, Facebook has vowed to train one million people and small business owners across the US by 2020. “Our plan is to work side by side with communities to provide more freein-person training, mentorship and online courses, ” Amy Brooks, Facebook’s Business

YouTube to roll out new music service

YouTube to roll out new music service

YouTube is rolling out a new service “YouTube Music” on May 22 to seperate the music and film components on the Google-owned video sharing platform. “You Tube Music” is a mobile app and desktop player with multiple playlists, official albums and artists to prevent users from jumping back and forth between multiple apps and YouTube, the company said

‘UIDAI did not accuse Google of trying to fail Aadhaar’

‘UIDAI did not accuse Google of trying to fail Aadhaar’. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday refuted media reports that its counsel Rakesh Dwivedi accused Google of trying to fail Aadhaar while presenting arguments in the Supreme Court. “It is clarified that the media reports which were published today quoting UIDAI’s Counsel

Google 'Tez'

Pay utility bills now with Google ‘Tez’

Google India on Monday announced that people can now pay water, electricity, DTH and mobile bills with its “Tez” digital payment app without any transaction charges. Built on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the “Tez” app will bring bill payments for over 80 billers for private and public utility service providers across the country.“We are adding

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

Google testing new technology to improve 911 system: 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 Google testing new technology included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US

Priya Prakash beats Sunny Leone

Priya Prakash beats Sunny Leone to become Google’s most searched actress

Priya Prakash beats Sunny Leone to become Google’s most searched actress. Viral sensation Priya Prakash Varrier has taken down Sunny Leone to become Google’s most searched actress. The first song of Malayalam movie ‘Oru Adaar Love’ became viral on social media within few hours of its release because of Varrier’s cute articulations and wink. Since

Google kills 'view image' button

Google kills ‘view image’ button from search results

In a move to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform, Google has removed the “view image” button from its image search results. “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. “This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images

Google to display Getty Images content in its products

Google to display Getty Images content in its products

Getty Images and Google have announced a partnership according to which, the tech giant can now display US-based stock photo agency’s content within its various products and services.”This (multi-year global licensing) agreement between Getty Images and Google sets the stage for a very productive, collaborative relationship between our companies,” Dawn Airey, CEO, Getty Images, said

Google Flights

Now book hotels with Google Flights

Google has introduced updates to its existing “Google Flights” service that will now let users book a hotel at their travel destination directly from Search. Earlier, the service helped users predict flight delays and find the cheapest fare by using machine learning capabilities. According to Engadget, the company might introduce more integration to help users with the

Google to roll out camera updates for Pixel 2 devices

Mumbai, Feb 6, In its bid to add new experiences to Pixel phones, Google on Tuesday announced that the “Pixel Visual Core” for Pixel 2 users — a custom-designed co-processor for the device — is now turned on and the update will be rolled out in the next few days. Using computational photography and machine

Google hiring more people outside Silicon Valley in US

San Francisco, Feb 3, Google is hiring thousands of people outside of its Silicon Valley base in the US and will build five more data centres in the country this year.In an investors’ call, CEO Sundar Pichai said that Google would be “making significant investments in offices across nine states, including Colorado and Michigan”. Google