Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicGoogle Inc.

Topic: Google Inc.

Google accused of ‘ignoring’ caste bias as Dalit activist’s talk cancelled, company denies charge

Dalit rights activist Thenmozhi Soundararajan's Google talk was reportedly cancelled after complaints from employees. Google says ‘caste discrimination has no place in our workplace’.

Google launches new ‘hum to search’ feature to help you identify that song stuck in your head

Users can tap the mic icon on the Google app and ask, “What's this song?” and hum it for the software to suggest potential song matches. This is also available on Google Assistant.

Google plans to expand digital payments in India with Spot

Alphabet Inc.’s push for digital payments in India ties in with the Modi govt's efforts to use mobile technology to connect rural residents to the banking infrastructure.

Thousands of Amazon workers are listening to what you tell Alexa

Amazon's team comprises employees under non-disclosure contracts working in outposts like Boston, Costa Rica, India and Romania and processing as many as 1,000 audio clips per shift.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai slammed for refusing to testify in US Senate

Google's testimony is part of the US Senate Intelligence Committee's hearings on the Russian interference in the 2016 US elections. 

On Camera

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War to climate change—tech diplomacy can tackle global challenges. India must lead from front

The geopolitical landscape is more hostile than ever, which means technology has a vital role to play in ensuring cross-border data flows.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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French Defence Minister Sebastien Lecornu set for India visit, to board INS Vikrant on 27 Nov

Lecornu's visit comes at a time when France is offering more Rafale jets to IAF at a reduced cost and higher indigenous content besides the naval version of the aircraft.

G-20(24): How ‘Vishwaguru’ can get new strategic space & Modi another stage in pre-election year

Modi has been balancing India’s interests, playing US & Russia and keeping China off his back. You can trust him to exploit this year-long opening to India’s benefit. And to his own.