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  • Google may soon let kids under 13 sign up for Gmail, YouTube: Reports Yesterday

    Bangalore: Google is considering allowing online accounts for children under the age of 13 and give their parents control over how the service is used, according to media reports. Google has been working on a version of YouTube, its video-sharing site, for youngsters and is considering other child-friendly accounts such as...
  • Google's driverless car review: The technology easily handles routine driving 3 days ago

    Mountain View: The car stopped at stop signs. It glided around curves. It didn't lurch or jolt. The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable. This isn't damning with faint praise. It's actually high praise for the car in question: Google Inc.'s driverless car. Most automotive...
  • Google buys social travel app maker JetPac 4 days ago

    Google is buying JetPac, the startup that designs social travel applications disclosed on its website on Friday, without providing details. "We'll be removing Jetpac's apps from the App Store in the coming days, and ending support for them on 9/15," stated a posting on JetPac's homepage. San Francisco-based JetPac has created a...
  • Google's doodle features independent India's first stamp 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Celebrating India's 68th Independence Day, Google on Friday posted a doodle on its homepage featuring the independent India's first stamp. The blue colour stamp with the Indian tricolour is the doodle that comes up when you open the Google's India homepage. The stamp, which was issued on November 21, 1947...
  • Google doodles independent India's first stamp on August 15 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The doodle on the Google India home page this year is a familiar symbol - independent India's first stamp. The first stamp issued by free India was months after Independence on November 21, 1947 and it depicted the Indian national flag with the popular slogan - "Jai Hind...
  • Google celebrates Pakistan Independence Day 2014 with a doodle 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 68th Independence of Pakistan, Google has posted a doodle on the Pakistan homepage. The doodle features the blooming flower-shaped Pakistan Monument in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Pakistan Monument is a national monument that represents the country's four provinces and three territories. Before an architect was finalised to...
  • Calico: Google's 'immortality' project launches its website August 13, 2014

    San Francisco: Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and ageing has taken a step forward - with its own website and mission statement. "We're tackling ageing, one of life's greatest mysteries," says the website of Calico LLC, a project announced last September by Google chief executive Larry Page. "Calico...
  • Google celebrates Perseid Meteor Shower with an animated, musical doodle August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Celebrating the spectacular Perseid Meteor Shower, Google has posted an animated doodle that shows moving illustrations of meteor showers with a clam and soothing music playing in the background. Drawing inspiration from travel and time-lapse footage documenting meteor showers, doodler Sophie Diao takes users on an animated journey for...
  • Google doodles Perseid Meteor Shower August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Google on Monday has posted an interactive doodle on its homepage to celebrate Perseid Meteor Shower. The interactive doodle with colourful illustrations honours the annual Perseid meteor shower. The annual Perseid meteor shower occurs from August 11-13. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will host a live Ustream and web...
  • Google 'polluted Internet' with classified material: Survey of India August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After registering a Preliminary Enquiry against Google for alleged mapping of classified areas, CBI has sought help of Survey of India which has alleged that the Internet giant continued to "pollute" the web with classified material despite being warned against it. As the probe continues, Surveyor General of India...
  • Google Glass not an optimal tool for space tasks: NASA August 9, 2014

    Washington: The upcoming eye wearable device Google Glass is "not an optimal tool" for handling operational procedures and tasks in a simulated space environment, NASA astronauts have revealed. In a latest series of experiments, astronauts spent several days inside an underwater lab and performed multiple tests using both Google Glass and...
  • Google to pay $250 million to fight illegal online pharmacies August 9, 2014

    San Francisco: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250 million over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling to US customers, documents showed Friday. The US Internet search giant made the commitment in settling a lawsuit from shareholders alleging Google failed to...
  • Yahoo to join Google to create a secure email system August 8, 2014

    Yahoo said it will join Google to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defences against government intrusion...
  • Google flexes its search muscle to push more websites to use encryption August 8, 2014

    San Francisco: Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services. The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google's closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results. Websites that automatically encrypt their services will...
  • Right to be 'forgotten' is creating 'memory holes' in the Internet: Wikipedia August 7, 2014

    Washington: The foundation which operates the Wikipedia information website said on Wednesday an EU court ruling on the right to be "forgotten" is creating "memory holes" in the Internet. The ruling "is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events," said Lila Tretikov, executive...
  • Pran Kumar Sharma (1938-2014): The unofficial Google doodle August 6, 2014

    Chacha Chaudhury, the man with a mind faster than a computer. I sometimes wondered which computer? One from 1971 when Pran Kumar Sharma's most famous creation was first published (the $750 8-bit Kenbak-1 from 1971 had a mere 256 bytes of memory)? Or did Chacha Chaudhary's brain continuously upgrade in...
  • Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash August 5, 2014

    San Francisco: A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash. "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app...
  • Play the fun and informative John Venn Google doodle that is not visible to users in India August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Google has at least three different doodles on its different home pages around the world on August 4, but the most fun of them all is not visible straightaway to Google users in India (and also in Ukraine). While the Google India home page is celebrating the 85th...
  • Google doodles Kishore Kumar's versatility August 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A smiling Kishore Kumar looks at you from the Google India home page on the Hindi cinema legend's 85th birth anniversary. Known for his eccentricity, Kishore Kumar (born Abhas Kumar Ganguly), was a multi-talented personality and the doodle also salutes his many abilities. Though he is best known as one...
  • Google plans to separate its photos service from Google+: Report August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is mulling over separating its photos service from its underperforming social network Google+, says a Bloomberg report citing people with knowledge of the matter. This move would make the photos service an independent product which will then be accessible to even users who don't have a Google+...
  • Google adds 76 more Indian heritage sites to its Street View collection August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: After Taj Mahal and Humayun Tomb, Google and Archaeological Survey of India together have now brought online 360-degree panoramic imagery of 76 more Indian heritage sites and 30 new immersive exhibitions of arts and historical institutions from across India. The new historical sites include the Safdarjung Tomb, Ellora Caves,...
  • Google finds it difficult to 'forget' August 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Google on Thursday told European officials that forgetting isn't easy, especially when details are few and guidelines are murky regarding when personal privacy trumps public interest. The world's leading Internet search engine said that as of July 18 it had received more than 91,000 requests to delete a combined...
  • Manipal ties up with Google India for digital marketing course July 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Manipal Global Education Services on Monday said that it has tied up with internet advertising and search giant Google to launch a three-month certificate course in digital marketing aimed at business school graduates. Google India will provide the Karnataka-based with the training curriculum and the course involves classroom sessions, e-learning...
  • Lenovo working on a Google Glass-like wearable device; likely to come with 5MP camera, 12GB storage July 28, 2014

    New York: Lenovo is developing a wearable smart glass similar to Google Glass with an external battery to be worn on the neck. The device will have a five-megapixel camera, voice recognition and gesture control, and around 12GB of internal storage. "Right now there are too many devices you can develop for...
  • Google's 'Nexus 6' smartphone could be a 5.9-inch jumbo device from Motorola; likely to come in November July 28, 2014

    New York: It looks like global smartphone makers are betting on bigger screens in 2015 and Google cannot be far behind. Google's next flagship Nexus phone could be a huge 5.9-inch model called "Shamu". According to media reports, Motorola is currently collaborating on a new device with Google. The device is in...
  • Google under CBI scrutiny over Mapathon 2013; accused of violating Indian laws July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Google mapping comes under CBI scrutiny July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry (PE) against Internet giant Google over Mapathon 2013, an event organised by the US company, for allegedly violating laws by mapping sensitive areas and defence installations, prohibited by law. The CBI registered the PE based on a complaint filed by Surveyor General of...
  • Facebook achieved in two years what took Apple three decades July 25, 2014

    New York: In the days after its infamously mishandled initial public offering in May 2012, it looked as if Facebook would struggle to become a must-own for fund managers. Now the company's $190 billion market value makes it bigger than such bellwethers as Coca-Cola and AT&T. It's not a member of...
  • 90 per cent of Twitter's tech employees are male July 24, 2014

    San Francisco: Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley. The lack of diversity in Twitter's workforce of roughly 3,000 people was spelled out in data released Wednesday by the San Francisco...