Google, Wikipedia face fines over ‘fake’ content: Russian court

MOSCOW: A Russian court has threatened US Internet giant Google (GOOGL.O) and Wikipedia owner Wikimedia Foundation with fines for failing to delete what it said was “fake” information about the Ukraine conflict, Interfax news agency reported. Russia’s communications watchdog said

Users will soon book their doctor’s appointment through Google

Google announced that it will be testing a new search feature that will display appointment availability to make booking a doctor’s appointment easier. At its second annual health event, The Check Up, the company disclosed this development. Even though the

Android users can now quickly delete last 15 minutes of their Google search history

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just click a button and just wipe, say, the last 15 minutes of your Google search history? iPhone users have been living that dream since last summer, when Google rolled out that very option

Google to overhaul ad tracking system on Android devices

WASHINGTON: Google announced plans Wednesday to limit ad tracking on its Android operating system, a sensitive privacy issue that rival Apple has already moved to curtail on its iPhones. Tech giants are under growing pressure to better balance privacy and

Google Doodle honours social activist Perween Rahman on her 65th birthday

Google Doodle has celebrated the 65th birthday of Pakistani social activist, architect, and urban planner Perween Rahman, who devoted her life to uplifting marginalised communities. Perween Rahman was born on this day in 1957 in Dhaka (now Bangladesh). Following the

Court rules in favor of EU to fine Google for breaching antitrust regulations

The European Union’s general court has ruled that it was right to fine Google for breaching antitrust regulations. The ruling followed the European Commission and the executive of the EU which said in 2017 that, Google had favored its own

Google lets you erase imperfections from your photos with Pixel 6

The American technology company, Google has launched its Pixel 6 smartphone with a magic eraser on it. The smartphone launched by Google has a powerful camera with a magic eraser. In a blog post, Google says, sometimes things get in

Google wants to build two more data centres in US

WEB DESK: Google wants to build at least two more data centres in The Dalles, worrying some residents who fear there eventually won’t be enough water for everyone. Gadget360 reported that now a critical part of modern computing, data centres

Google lawyer rejects EU market abuse ruling

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters): Billions of people use Google because it’s the best, not because of deals the company made to stay competitive, Google’s lawyer said, wrapping up a week of testimony as the U.S. tech giant fights a record $5 billion

Google commemorates Independence Day with Derawar Fort doodle

Google has commemorated Independence Day of Pakistan with a doodle artwork depicting the historic Derawar Fort located in Cholistan desert of Punjab. “Seventy-four years ago today, Pakistan achieved independence. Today’s Doodle celebrates Pakistan Independence Day, a public holiday commemorating the

Google founder receives New Zealand residency

LOS ANGELES: Google co-founder Larry Page has gained New Zealand residency, raising debate over whether extremely wealthy people can essentially buy access to the country. Immigration New Zealand said Page first applied for residency in November under a special visa

Twitter closes US offices as Big Tech makes vaccines mandatory

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter is shutting its reopened offices in United States, while other big tech companies are making vaccination mandatory for on-campus employees, as the highly infectious Delta COVID-19 variant drives a resurgence in cases. Google and Facebook said all

EU gives Google two months to improve hotel, flight search results

BRUSSELS: Google has two months to improve the way it presents internet search results for flights and hotels and explain how it ranks these or face possible sanctions, the European Commission and EU consumer authorities said. The world’s most popular

Trump sues Facebook, Twitter and Google claiming censorship

WASHINGTON: Former US President Donald Trump filed lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and Google as well as their chief executives, alleging they unlawfully silence conservative viewpoints. The lawsuits, filed in US District Court in Miami, alleged the California-based social media platforms

Google Pay launches international money transfers

SAN FRANCISCO: Google has launched international money transfer partnerships with remittances firms Wise and Western Union for users of its US payments app. Google Pay users in the United States can now transfer money to app customers in India and

Earth Day: Google Doodle encourages everyone to plant a tree

On the occasion of Earth Day, Google published  a doodle on its homepage of a woman reading a book under a large tree while her daughter carries a sapling to plant. A video of the doodle shows people teaching their

Google Earth’s timelapse feature shows effects of climate change

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Earth has added a timelapse feature to the popular platform, allows us to see how much the planet has changed in the past 37 years. The features provides a glimpse into how climate change, urbanization and deforestation

Google AI scientist Bengio resigns after colleagues’ firings

SAN FRANCISCO: Google research manager Samy Bengio said he was in a blow to the Alphabet unit after the firings of his colleagues who questioned paper review and diversity practices. At least two Google engineers had earlier resigned to protest

Google cuts mobile app store fee in half

LOS ANGELES: Google said it will halve the controversial fee it charges developers at its online shop for digital content on Android-powered mobile devices. The commission taken at Google Play will be reduced to 15 percent from 30 percent starting

Google Doodle honours trailbrazilers on Women’s Day

SAN FRANCISCO: Google Doodle is celebrating the annual International Women’s Day by highlighting a series of firsts throughout women’s history and shattering traditional roles for them. In a short video, Google has honoured and paid homage to many of the

Facebook restores news for Australian users after media deal

MELBOURNE: Facebook restored access to news for its Australian users after reaching an agreement with the government on a landmark law requiring it and other tech firms to pay for journalistic content. The Facebook pages of Australian news outlets were

Facebook blocks news content in Australia

SYDNEY: Australia slammed Facebook’s decision to impose a news blackout over a law that would force it to pay for content, warning the ban showed the immense power of internet giants. Facebook and other tech firms have pushed back hard

Google finally launches ‘Dark mode’ for Desktop

LOS ANGELES: Google has launched ‘Dark mode’ for several users on Desktop. As per reports, the Dark Mode feature will be rolled out for Google Search on Desktop. Apparently, this is also a part of the A/B testing so it

Microsoft’s Bing ready to step in if Google exits Australia

SYDNEY: Software giant Microsoft is confident its search product Bing can fill the gap in Australia if Google pulls its search over required payments to media outlets, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Australia has introduced laws that would force internet

Google suspends Parler app from Play Store

LOS ANGELES: Google has suspended the Parler social networking service from its app store, citing posts inciting violence and demanding content moderation from the app favored by many supporters of US President Donald Trump. Apple also gave the service 24

PTA issues notices to Google, Wikipedia for disseminating ‘sacrilegious content’

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has issued notices to tech giant Google and online encyclopedia Wikipedia for disseminating “sacrilegious content” through the platforms.  In a press release, the regulator said that it was acting against Google after receiving “complaints

Google ‘Task Mate’ app pays to complete simple tasks on phone

BANGALORE: Google has introduced a new app called ‘Task Mate’ that lets users earn money by completing tasks from their smartphone. At the moment, the app is only for users in India. Users also need a referral invitation code to

Google Doodle honours novelist Bano Qudsia on 92nd birth anniversary

LAHORE: Google Doodle has honoured Pakistani novelist and stage and television playwright Bano Qudsia on her 92nd birthday anniversary. Bano Qudsia, affectionately known as Bano Aapa, is widely credited as one of the most significant Urdu language authors in modern

US sues Google for antitrust law violations, eyes breakup

WASHINGTON: The United States sued Google accusing the company of allegedly abusing its dominance in online search and advertising and using its market muscle to hobble rivals. The Justice Department lawsuit could lead to the break-up of an iconic company

Google introduces new Chromecast, Pixel 5 smartphone

NEW YORK: Google has announced a new device named ‘Chromecast’ that plugs into any TV. Powered by Google TV,  the Chromecast is could turn any TV into a smart TV. It also allows users to stream media from their phones