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Google ends pilot for Hands Free app, asks users to move to Android Pay

Thursday, February 2, 2017 | More »

Google Inc. is ending the pilot programme for its payment service Hands Free after almost 10 months of testing the app in the San Francisco Bay Area, the search engine giant said in a blogpost. The app will be shut down on February 8 and all settings and photos on it will be automatically deleted, [...

Ravi Shankar Prasad

Government asks Google to submit fresh proposal for Loon project

Government has asked IT giant Google to submit fresh proposal for testing its balloon-based Internet technology for the Loon Project following objections to the use of spectrum band it had proposed earlier. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha today, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Google I...

16 March, 2016 | More »

Amit Singhal, senior vice president of engineering, Uber

Google’s search chief Amit Singhal to quit

Amit Singhal, head of Google’s flagship search business, is leaving the internet giant after 15 years. He will be replaced by the company’s engineering vice president and artificial intelligence (AI) business head John Giannandrea, Google parent Alphabet Inc said in a media statement. Singhal, a...

4 February, 2016 | More »

Rajan Anandan

Meet the five startups that will pitch at ‘Startup India, Standup India’

Google Inc has shortlisted five startups that will pitch live in front of a panel of judges comprising key venture capitalists, Google global leaders and government representatives as part of the ‘Startup India, Standup India’ event being hosted in New Delhi on January 16. The top three startups...

16 January, 2016 | More »


Google to back startups with up to $50K equity-free funding

Google Inc has launched an equity-free accelerator programme for mobile startups in India, Brazil and Indonesia. The Launchpad Accelerator will provide mentorship, training, support, and up to $50,000 (around Rs 3.3 million) in equity-free funding. “India has over 600 million mobile users toda...

21 December, 2015 | More »


Google’s India plans in the words of India-born CEO Sundar Pichai

#GoogleforIndia, is not merely a hashtag on Twitter, as the internet giant showed today how serious it is about making India a digital country. In a press briefing, Google Inc CEO Sunder Pichai said the company, through its newly launched division Google Capital, has set aside $20 million (Rs 133.7 ...

16 December, 2015 | More »

Internet for all, promises Google

Internet giant Google Inc has joined hands with Indian Railways and RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, to provide free Wi-Fi access at railway stations across the country. As one of its first large-scale public-private partnership projects, the company will provide free Wi-Fi access at 100 railway st...

16 December, 2015 | More »


YouTube India content head on offline videos, ad-tech & more

Google Inc’s offline feature for YouTube has been a big hit in India. The search engine giant is now looking at creating tools which will help Indian users to create more content which, in turn, will attract more advertisers. YouTube Space is one such offering that it will unveil in the first ...

10 November, 2015 | More »


Google will suggest instant replies to email

Google’s Gmail will soon launch a new feature that scans users’ incoming mail to suggest three quick replies. Christened Smart Reply, the new facility uses machine learning technology to generate natural language replies on the fly to emails that need to be answered, Google said in a blog postin...

5 November, 2015 | More »


Is Google rigging search results? CCI thinks so

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has officially charged Google India for misusing its dominant position by rigging search outcomes in favour of its own products and services, The Economic Times said in a news report on Monday. CCI’s director-general filed a report on these lines last w...

31 August, 2015 | More »

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