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Google, Amazon eye Toshiba’s chip unit: report

Tokyo: Google and Amazon joined a list of potential buyers eyeing Toshiba’s lucrative memory chip business as the Japanese conglomerate seeks bidders to cover huge losses, a newspaper said today. Toshiba has reportedly completed the first round of bidding for its prized memory chip business, seen as key for the cash-strapped company to turn itself

Google, Microsoft agree to crack down on internet piracy

London: Websites that stream or host pirated material may find it harder to feature on the first pages of two leading search engines as Google and Microsoft, which uses Bing search engine, have agreed to a new code of conduct designed to demote such websites in Britain, media reported on Monday. The code brokered by

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Google Doodle honours inventor of worldwide standard time

New Delhi:  Google has honoured Sandford Fleming, a Canadian inventor and engineer of Scottish birth known for his invention of worldwide standard time, with a Doodle. “Today’s Doodle reflects Fleming’s legacy on this, the 190th anniversary of his birth,” Google said in a statement on Saturday. It is widely believed that Fleming missing a train

Tweeting emoji at Google will surprise you

New York: If you tweet an emoji at Google, it will interpret it and show you relevant results. The feature that starts from Wednesday takes a few seconds to come up with relevant Google searches for an emoji. For example, if users have to find a restaurant in the area, they simply have to tweet

Google remembers “Little Women” Alcott with doodle

New Delhi: Google Doodle pays tribute to “Little Women” creator Louisa May Alcott to mark her 184th birthday. The doodle shows the creations of Alcott — Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Jo’s best friend Laurie, their neighbour in a scene from the “Little Women” which is considered as Alcott’s semi-autobiographical. The novel was very well

Google unveils critical Windows bug

New York:In a bid to protect users, Google has disclosed details about a critical Windows bug that affects Windows kernel, an integral part of the operating system. The internet giant said it reported the bug to Microsoft 10 days ago but the company has done nothing to address the issue publicly. The Windows vulnerability is

LeEco enters US, takes on Apple, Netflix, Google 

San Francisco: Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco has officially launched its US operations, announcing a slew of new products that include smartphones, TVs, smart bikes, virtual reality headsets and electric self-driving vehicles. Taking on giants like Apple, Netflix and Google at the “Ignite the Eco World” event here on Wednesday, LeEco unveiled open, integrated

Google, Facebook team up for direct undersea connection to Asia

New York: Internet giants Google and Facebook have teamed up with Pacific Light Data Communication and undersea communication solution provider TE SubCom to build the first direct submarine cable system between Los Angeles and Hong Kong with ultra high-capacity. The Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) will have 12,800km of fibre and an estimated cable capacity

Google, Apple, Disney out from Twitter acquisition race: Report

San Francisco: Twitter stocks fell significantly after Google and Walt Disney reportedly ruled out to acquire the struggling micro-blogging platform – leaving only Salesforce in the bidding race. According to a Re/Code report, Twitter’s shares dropped 17 per cent in pre-market trading on Thursday after “deep-pocketed companies Google, Apple and Walt Disney” were reported to

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft on one AI platform

New York: In a major boost to artificial intelligence (AI) research, five top-notch tech companies — Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft — have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on AI and machine learning. It means that these companies will discuss advancements and conduct research in AI and how to develop best products

Google enters messaging segment with Allo

New Delhi: Internet search giant Google on Wednesday announced the launch of Google Allo- a new smart messaging app that helps users make plans, find information as well as express with ease, all within the chat. Packed with innovative features including smart reply, options for sharing photos, emojis and stickers, Google Allo makes it easier

Google launches ‘Allo’ messaging app

New Delhi: Google has launched its messaging app ‘Allo’, which would compete with the likes of WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Available for both Android and iOS platforms, Allo will also mark the debut of Google Assistant in a preview edition. “Whether it is planning a night out or just catching up, we rely on messaging

India’s online population to touch 500 million by 2020: Google

Bhopal: With the advent of affordable smartphones and growing reach of internet across the country, India’s online population will reach 500 million by 2020, Google’s Asia Pacific Language Head, Richa Singh Chitranshi said. “India’s online population will reach 500 million by 2020 with majority of them being local language users,” Chitranshi said while addressing IT

Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture

Paris: Google and French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi announced today a new joint venture focused on diabetes care. The tie up between the drug maker and Verily, the health subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, will focus on treatments for people living with the chronic disease. Details on what the company’s products will look like —

Facebook, Twitter, Google failed to tackle terrorism: British panel

London: In the first-ever widespread criticism of US technology giants and social media platforms, the British Home Affairs select committee has slammed the internet behemoths of becoming a “recruiting platform for terrorism” and “passing the buck”. Led by Keith Vaz, the British parliament’s longest-serving Indian-origin MP, the panel rapped Facebook, Twitter, Google and YouTube, saying

Google launches Duo to take on Apple’s FaceTime, Skype

New Delhi: Tech giant Google has launched itsvideo calling app, Google Duo, for Android and iOS users, which will compete with apps like FaceTime and Skype. The video calling app, which was first announced by Google three months ago at its I/O developer conference, aims to take the “complexity out of video calling”. “Video calling is

Google Glass-type device to soon read your brain

New York: Using Google Glass, a team of researchers is developing a ‘smart’ portable system that will use functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure a person’s brain activity on the go. The applications for fNIRS are endless — from training air traffic controllers and drone operators to studying how students with disabilities learn best or why

Now order food, book a table with Google Search

New Delhi:  Technology giant Google India has announced a new feature in its Search app that will let users order lunch, dinner as well as book a table at their favourite restaurant, directly from the results page. “From today, when people search for a nearby restaurants on their phone, they’ll see an option to place

Enjoy Olympic games with Google’s enhanced features

New Delhi, Google on Tuesday unveiled a set of enhanced features to bring alive the Olympic mood among Indian fans which will help them to know more about their favourite athletes and sports disciplines. On Google, when you search for “Olympics” or a similar query, an in-depth search result will be displayed at the top

Google to train 2 million mobile developers in India

New Delhi: In a fillip to government’s Skill India initiative, technology giant Google on Monday launched its “Android Skilling and Certification” programme to help make the country a global hub of high-quality mobile developers. The programme aims to train two million mobile developers by unveiling a slew of initiatives to skill up, educate and certify