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  • MyGov-Google launch nationwide contest to develop PMO app 13 hours 21 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The government along with online search giant Google launched on Wednesday a nationwide contest to develop a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said here. Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the PMO mobile app. "This is...
  • Facebook unlikely to get into car-making, solar power; CEO Zuckerberg focuses on providing Internet connectivity around the world 15 hours 36 minutes ago

    New York: No cars and solar power for Facebook, it seems. Asked at a town hall event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, if the world's biggest social network had ambitions outside of social media and the Internet, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is "pretty focused." Apple has created phones,...
  • Google teams up with MyGov to build PMO mobile app Yesterday

    New Delhi: Online search giant Google will help MyGov, the citizen engagement platform of the government of India, to launch a nationwide contest to build a mobile app for the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), a company statement said here on Monday. "Google will partner MyGov in this contest to build the...
  • Here's why smartphone makers are shifting their focus to developing countries like India, China Yesterday

    Barcelona: Phone and Internet firms are rolling out cheaper handsets and may turn to hot-air balloons to boost network coverage in developing countries, where sales of smartphones are booming. Even though mobile network coverage is generally weaker in the developing world, firms are mining a gold rush of new clients in...
  • Two Google Nexus phones rumoured to be launched this year; one from LG, the other made by Huawei Yesterday

    New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, rumours are simmering that the next Google Nexus smartphones will come in two variants - one of them will be develeoped by LG and the other could be by Huawei. A Weibo user who claims to have information on the next...
  • Apple plans fix next week for newly uncovered 'Freak' security bug; Google says has already pushed a patch Yesterday

    Boston: Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on communications of users of Apple's Safari browser and Google Inc's Android...
  • You can soon get a facelift surgery done using Google Glass Yesterday

    Washington: The world's first plastic surgery procedure performed using Google Glass has shown promising use of the eye-wearable device in plastic surgery. Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery - with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation and patient safety, researchers report. "Google Glass is...
  • Google+ likely to be split; Photos and Hangouts may soon be separated 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Google Inc's Bradley Horowitz will run the company's Photo and Streams products, in a move that indicates the company may be reorganizing its Google+ social networking site. Horowitz, vice president of product management since 2008, announced the move in a Google+ post late on Sunday. "It's important to me that these...
  • Google to soon sell data plans for smartphones, tablets; also working on 'Android Pay' mobile payment system 2 days ago

    Barcelona: Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona,...
  • MWC 2015 highlights: From Samsung and HTC's flagship phones to Facebook and Google's big plans 2 days ago

    New York: High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look...
  • Apple car to fuel 'car of future' debate at Geneva car show 4 days ago

    New Delhi:The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with...
  • Google Chrome will now warn you about sites that prompt unwanted software downloads 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Google has rolled out a new feature for its web browser, Chrome, which shows warning if a user visits a site that encourages download of unwanted software. A red warning popup tells warns the user that the site ahead 'might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm...
  • Huawei's smartwatch promotional videos pop online hours before MWC 2015 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Just hours before the Mobile World Congress 2015 kicks off, videos of Huawei's smartwatch have been spotted online that showcase the construction and usage of the luxurious digital watch. One video by Huawei device features the 'timeless design story' of the smartwatch, while another appears more like a commercial...
  • Google re-allows porn on Blogger 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: Google has abandoned its plan to ban adult content on its blogging site Blogger after receiving negative feedback from users. Google will instead "step up enforcement" of its existing policy prohibiting commercial porn, Jessica Pelegio, the company's social product support manager, wrote on Google Product Forums on Friday. Bloggers can continue...
  • Google to show ads for apps in Android app store; strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones, tablets 6 days ago

    California: Google will start showing ads in its online store for mobile apps and entertainment as the Internet search leader strives to bring in more revenue from smartphones and tablets. The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most...
  • Google experimenting with Reader Mode for Chrome that removes unnecessary clutter for easy reading 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Google is experimenting with what seems like a reading mode for its Chrome browser that will make online-reading pleasing to the eyes. Google Chromium Evangelist Francois Beaufort laid out early versions of Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile in a post on Google Plus. The Reader Mode is...
  • Free online storage limit on Google Play Music increased from 20,000 to 50,000 songs 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Google has expanded the music storage limit on Google Play Music. Users can now store 50,000 songs for free and stream or download them to their phone, tablet, computer or Chromecast. Google would earlier let users store up to 20,000 songs for free. To store music online, users need...
  • Gmail now available in Burmese, the email's 74th language 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Google said Wednesday that Gmail is now available in Burmese, marking the 74th language for the popular email service. "As a country of 53 million, Myanmar's recent opening-up has triggered an explosion of people coming online," Google product manager Brian Kemler said in a blog post. "As recently as 2011,...
  • BlackBerry working with Google to secure Android devices 1 week ago

    Toronto: BlackBerry said on Wednesday that it is working with Google to enable its software to manage and secure some of Google's Android devices, a move that builds on BlackBerry's recent partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. In November, BlackBerry announced partnerships with Samsung and other high-profile technology industry players, broadening the...
  • Indian government to spread cyber threat awareness in partnership with Google 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Government will launch Internet safety programme in partnership with Google in order to create awareness among users regarding cyber threat. "We are happy to partner with Google and Cert-In in the cyber security education and awareness campaign. The Internet offers many opportunities to explore create and collaborate," MyGov CEO...
  • Google announces 'Android for Work' with secure business apps designed for professionals 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Google is releasing a set of tools designed for businesses and employees who want to get work done on Android-powered smartphones, setting up a skirmish on another key front of mobile computing. The technology launches Google's attempt to turn Android phones into the digital hub of people's personal and...
  • Google tests live chat service for businesses in search results February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Google is reportedly testing a service that lets businesses listed in its search results to have live chat with users. The feature shows whether a business is currently available and immediately launches the chat via Google Hangouts. The service resembles Path Talk's direct messaging platform with local businesses that...
  • Android dominant in two-horse smartphone race with 81.5% market share February 25, 2015

    Washington: Google Android dominated the global smartphone market in 2014, holding an 81.5 per cent market share, with Apple's iOS second and no strong third player, market tracker IDC said Tuesday. Despite Apple's late surge on its newly released iPhones, the California giant saw its market share for the year drop...
  • Reddit, Google crack down on nudity; ban explicit photos, videos on their sites February 25, 2015

    San Francisco: Reddit and Google are taking a tougher stance against nudity to prevent their services from turning into online peep shows. Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn't given permission for it to be...
  • Microsoft to discontinue support for Facebook chat, Google chat from Outlook.com in coming weeks February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft's email service-Outlook.com has sent an email to all its users that it was removing Facebook chat and Google chat support from its service. The company said that in the upcoming weeks it will discontinue support for the popular chats in a bid to push its own Skype chatting...
  • Google starts rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update to Android One phones in India February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Android One users in India have a reason to rejoice now. Google has started rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update to Android One handsets in India. "To those with Android One phones in India, here's where we are with the over-the-air (OTA) update that will bring Android Lollipop to...
  • Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to push Wallet service; aims to take on Apple Pay February 24, 2015

    San Francisco: Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet. The counterattack announced Monday is just the latest example of how the competition between Google Inc. and Apple Inc. is extending beyond the...
  • Google executive hints at a new Chromebook Pixel that will hit the market 'soon' February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has confirmed that it is soon going to roll out its second-generation Chromebook Pixel, but there will only be a small number of the said device. Tech website, OMG Chrome, posted a video (now in private viewing mode) where Google's Renee Niemi, Director of the Android and...
  • Gmail's auto-complete glitch sending mails to unintended contacts February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Gmail users have been reportedly hit by what seems like a bug in its 'auto-complete' feature that is sending e-mails to the wrong contacts. The auto-complete feature ideally inserts names of people in the 'To' field whom the user has frequently e-mailed. However, the bug seems to be prioritising...
  • Google mobile search now shows latest, relevant posts from news sources February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has updated its mobile search with a 'carousel' feature that shows recent posts related to any topic of search from news sources. The search feature not only gives a link to the publication, but also highlights that publication's latest stories. For example if you search for hospitals, it...