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Google takes on Amazon Echo, adds voice-activated shopping

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Tech giant Google has added another feature to Google Assistant-powered Google Home smart speaker which would allow users to shop for products online. Google Home users can now order products from a litany of retailers including Costco, Whole Foods Market, Walgreens, PetSmart and Bed Bath & Beyo...

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Accelerator NUMA Bengaluru invites applications for third batch

NUMA Bengaluru, the Indian base of French accelerator NUMA, has announced that it is now accepting applications for its third batch. All early-stage tech startups are eligible for the programme. Paris-based NUMA, which entered India in November 2015, has already accelerated two batches of startups h...

3 February, 2017 | More »

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Google ends Apple’s 5-year reign as world’s most valuable brand

Google has dethroned Apple to become the world’s most valuable brand, ending the iPhone maker’s five-year reign at the top. According to Brand Finance’s Global 500 2017 report, Google’s brand value surged as much as 24 percent last year to $109.4 billion. Cupertino-based Apple...

3 February, 2017 | More »

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Google blocked 1.7 bn bad ads last year

Search giant Google Inc. took down 1.7 billion ads violating its advertising policies in 2016, the company said in its annual ‘Better Ads Report’. Bad ads are known to carry malware, conceal content and endorse fake goods, ruining a user’s online experience. “Bad ads trick people into sharin...

30 January, 2017 | More »

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Uber’s search for engineering chief yields former Google veteran Amit Singhal

San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has hired former Google search chief Amit Singhal as senior vice president of engineering. Singhal, who hails from Uttar Pradesh in India, wrote in his personal blog post on Friday, “I’m excited to announce that I’m joining Uber a...

21 January, 2017 | More »

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Many global software cos will emerge from India in 5-10 years: Google CEO Pichai

Google’s Sundar Pichai is confident that several large global software firms will emerge from India over the next 5-10 years, driven by world-class entrepreneurs. The chief executive of the world’s second-most valuable company by market cap said this in a student interaction at his alma ...

5 January, 2017 | More »

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Google seeks to lure small Indian businesses with new digital tools

Google India has launched a training programme to enable small businesses to come online. Christened Digital Unlocked, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) can avail of offline training workshops, which will be conducted in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Indus...

4 January, 2017 | More »

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Google Play launches carrier billing option for Airtel, Vodafone users

Vodafone and Airtel users in India will now be able to make purchases on Google Play using the carrier billing option, with Google extending the option to two of India’s largest telcos. Customers can now purchase books, movies, apps and other digital content from Google Play, and use their carrier...

2 January, 2017 | More »

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Pokemon Go, iPhone 7, Donald Trump, Prince: Top Google searches in 2016

Pokemon Go, Apple’s iPhone 7, Donald Trump, and late rock star Prince were the top four searched terms on Google in 2016 globally, as per the stats released by the Internet giant. Two movies that made to Google’s top 10 global searches for 2016 included “Deadpool,” which stood 7th in the top...

16 December, 2016 | More »

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Android 7.1.1 Nougat Build said to solve Google Pixel connectivity issues

Google has started rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat Build in a bid to fix connectivity issues reported in Android 7.0 Nougat which was released in August this year and has been available on the tech giant flagship devices Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Earlier this month, Pixel series owners reported th...

14 December, 2016 | More »

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