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  • Google releases Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, lets you access your computer through your Android device 17-04-2014 04:22 PM

    New Delhi: With Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android, Google is bringing the ability to remotely control your desktop to your Android device. This feature was available for desktops since 2011. You can install the app for Android from here. Launch the Android app on your phone or tablet, tap...
  • Google unveils Project Ara build-it-yourself smartphone; expected to be available in early 2015 17-04-2014 03:28 PM

    New Delhi: It was in October last year when Google for the first time had announced Project Ara, its plans to let consumers design their own smartphones. The company then had revealed very less about its new project, but Google, at its first Project Ara developer conference this week, showed...
  • Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer aims to persuade Apple to choose Yahoo's search over Google: Report 17-04-2014 11:28 AM

    Bangalore: Yahoo Inc's Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is working on a plan to persuade Apple Inc to ditch Google as its default search engine in favour of Yahoo, technology news site Re/code reported, citing sources within Yahoo. Mayer's effort is in advanced stages, with a detailed pitch already prepared for...
  • Google launches new Google Camera app with Lens Blur, brings Photo Sphere to non-Nexus devices 17-04-2014 10:22 AM

    New Delhi: Google has launched a new camera app - Google Camera - for Android phones and tablets that brings many camera features that were previously available only on the Nexuus range to other Android devices and also includes new feature additions such as the Lens Blur. Lens Blur produces...
  • Google considers giving more value to encrypted sites in its search-engine results 15-04-2014 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Google reportedly is mulling over giving priority in its search-engine results to websites that use encryption. However, such changes are unlikely to happen anytime soon as the plans are still in early stages. "Encrypting data transmitted over the Internet adds a barrier between web users and anyone that...
  • Microsoft's Cortana review: Its improvements over Siri, Google Now aren't enough to switch to Windows Phone 15-04-2014 10:03 AM

    New York: "Yay, it's Nick! How can I help?" Thanks for asking, Cortana. And thanks for making the Windows phone software better, Microsoft. With the new Cortana virtual assistant, Windows catches up with Apple's iOS and Google's Android in a major way. Microsoft takes some of the best parts of...
  • Google updates terms of service to clarify that Gmail emails are scanned to serve ads 15-04-2014 06:33 AM

    Google updated its terms of service on Monday, informing users that their incoming and outgoing emails are automatically analysed by software to create targeted ads. The revisions more explicitly spell out the manner in which Google software scans users' emails, both when messages are stored on Google's servers and when...
  • Google buys Titan Aerospace, maker of solar-powered drones 15-04-2014 06:30 AM

    New York: Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones, saying it could help bring Internet access to remote parts of the world as well as solve other problems. Financial terms were not disclosed. Google said Monday that atmospheric satellites could also be used in disaster relief and...
  • Virgin Atlantic using Google Glass for faster check-ins, to improve customer experience 13-04-2014 10:37 AM

    New Delhi: Ever heard of an airline staff receiving and checking in a passenger at the counter using cutting-edge technology like Google Glass or a smartwatch? Yes, this is now a reality. The facility is being tested by British carrier Virgin Atlantic and global transport communications and IT firm SITA...
  • Google Glass to be available for public purchase from April 15 11-04-2014 10:10 AM

    San Francisco: A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion. Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass to any US resident who places an online order for the device beginning at...
  • Motorola Mobility names Rick Osterloh as COO ahead of Lenovo buy 10-04-2014 12:22 PM

    Bangalore: Motorola Mobility has named Rick Osterloh as its chief operating officer, reporting to the Motorola Operating Board at Google Inc until its acquisition by Lenovo Group Ltd is completed. The appointment was made public on Wednesday on Motorola's official blog by Jonathan Rosenberg, who will continue in his role...
  • Google launches tool to provide info on Lok Sabha candidates 08-04-2014 06:45 PM

    Popular search engine Google on Tuesday announced the launch of a new tool that allows voters an easy access to relevant information about Lok Sabha candidates in each constituency. The tool, 'Know Your Candidates', will allow people an easy access to relevant information about political candidates contesting from their constituency...
  • Google to launch Android TV: Report 07-04-2014 11:32 AM

    New Delhi Close on the heels of the Amazon Fire TV launch, a new report emerged claiming that Google is working on its own version of Android TV, which in all likelihood will compete with Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and Roku. Reportedly, major video app providers have started building...
  • Google doodles a cricket T20 doodle to mark World Twenty20 final 06-04-2014 06:03 AM

    New Delhi: There's some cricket excitement on the Google home pages of cricket playing nations as India take on Sri Lanka in the finals of the Cricket T20 World Cup 2014. The cricket T20 doodle is in the colours of the Google logo and attempts to showcase the pace and...
  • Explore Cambodia's spectacular Angkor Wat temples on Google Street View 05-04-2014 12:59 PM

    Phnom Penh: The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday that Street View now includes more...
  • Omar says will stick with UPA, wants Modi to apologise for 2002 riots 05-04-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: Lauding the decade-long rule of the Congress-led UPA government, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the National Conference would stick to the coalition irrespective of the election results. Participating in the Network18-Google Hangout on Saturday, Omar said that there was no question of joining hands...
  • 90 per cent students get campus placements in IIT-Roorkee 04-04-2014 08:43 PM

    Ninety per cent undergraduate students at IIT-Roorkee received campus placement offers this year from globally renowned companies, with the highest international placement offer standing at Rs 73 lakh. As many as 1,047 out of 1,631 students registered at the institute got job offers from global giants like Google and Microsoft...
  • Turkey lifts Twitter ban after court ruling 03-04-2014 09:46 PM

    Turkey's telecoms authority lifted a two-week-old ban on Twitter on Thursday after the constitutional court ruled the block breached freedom of expression, an official in Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's office said. Access to Twitter was blocked on March 21 in the run-up to local elections last Sunday to stem a...
  • Microsoft unveils Cortana: Windows Phone rival to Apple's Siri, Google Now 03-04-2014 06:06 AM

    New York: Microsoft unveiled a new virtual assistant for Windows Phone devices Wednesday as it seeks to gain traction in a highly competitive and lucrative market for smartphones. The assistant, Cortana, is named after an artificial-intelligence character in the company's Halo video games. Cortana tries to be chatty like Apple's...
  • Fire TV: Amazon launches Android-powered video streaming device at $99 02-04-2014 10:19 PM

    New York: Amazon.com Inc unveiled a video streaming device dubbed Fire TV that can pipe video directly to television and offers a more prominent showcase for the e-commerce giant's slate of original programming. It is priced at $99. The company says the Amazon Fire TV device has better speed, performance...
  • Gmail turns 10: The evolution of the popular email service 02-04-2014 10:49 AM

    It has been a decade since Google's Gmail service hit the web in 2004. 10 years back in April, Google introduced what has today become one of the most commonly used service to send and receive emails. This April marks the 10th birthday of Gmail.Gmail was inspired by one user's...
  • Google looking for the world's best 'Pokemon Master'. Here's how to apply 01-04-2014 12:34 PM

    New Delhi: It's April Fools' Day and Google is back with its pranks. In one of its pranks for the day, Google welcomes people to apply for a new job opening - Pokemon Master - at Google. It says to have prepared a rigorous test to find the world's best...
  • Interactive video conversation with Ajay Maken 30-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Network18 and Google in a conversation with former Minister of Sports and senior Congress leader, Ajay Maken. He speaks about the upcoming elections alongside his future plans in politics.. ...
  • Modi as PM will need good CMs too: Shivraj Chouhan 29-03-2014 08:40 PM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has rallied behind party's PM nominee Narendra Modi claiming that the BJP-ruled NDA would form a government at the Centre with a clear majority. The BJP leader, who is lauded for his work in the state, made it clear that Modi as...
  • WATCH: Network18 and Google in an interactive video chat with Shivraj Singh Chouhan 29-03-2014 06:55 PM

    An interactive and live video conversation with the Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan where he speaks about the politics and elections. ~~amp;nbsp; ...
  • 97-year-old Shyam Saran Negi, one of India's oldest voters, stars in Google India's hugely popular 'Pledge To Vote' campaign 28-03-2014 03:48 PM

    Shimla: Just short of being 100 years old, a mountain man's appeal to the nation to vote has 10 times the number of hits online than a Bollywood megastars' musical video staring Amitabh Bachchan and Dia Mirza. The story of Shyam Saran Negi, 97, one of the oldest voters in...
  • The role of social media in 2014 Lok Sabha elections 28-03-2014 11:51 AM

    Aditya Gupta is the Co-founder of SocialSamosa.com - an Indian social media knowledge storehouse that covers everything that happens in the Indian social media ecosystem. In his role as the co-founder, he leads Social Samosa's vision and future strategies; leading it to become one of the most popular portals in...
  • Turkey moves to block YouTube after Twitter but attempt fails 28-03-2014 09:16 AM

    Istanbul: Turkish authorities pressed on Thursday to block access to YouTube following similar action against Twitter, a move sure to provoke further outrage in a country where social media is widely used. Turkey's technology minister, Fikri Isik, said the national telecommunications authority was imposing the block "as a precaution" after...
  • Competition Commission slaps Rs 1 crore fine on Google 27-03-2014 09:08 PM

    The Competition Commission has imposed a Rs 1 crore penalty on Google for failing to provide information related to an investigation into the Internet major's alleged unfair trade practices in India. The fair trade watchdog also directed the company to cooperate in the probe. Google was penalised by the Competition...
  • Amidst 'Modi wave' Nilekani most searched on Google in Karnataka 27-03-2014 06:34 PM

    Bangalore: Nandan Nilekani, Congress candidate from Bangalore Lok Sabha constituency, is the most searched name on Google compared to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and other leaders. "State political veterans such as Siddaramaiah, BS Yeddyurappa (former chief minister) and HD Deve Gowda (former prime minister) lag behind a political entrant like...