Monday, 5 December, 2022

Topic: Google

Google Doodle celebrates geologist Marie Tharp, known for groundbreaking maps of ocean floor

In 1998, the US Library of Congress declared Tharp as one of the greatest cartographers of the 20th century.

Indian Navy pilots haven’t landed on an aircraft carrier in 2 yrs & won’t anytime soon. Here’s why

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Google pauses use of its internal billing system for app developers in India following CCI order

Last month, CCI had hit Google with two antitrust penalties ($113 mn & $162 mn) and said not to restrict app developers from using third-party billing or payment processing services.

Meet the 3 young Indians whose probing landed Google with a Rs 1,338 cr anti-trust fine

Probe against Google began in 2019, based on information submitted to Competition Commission of India by then research associates Umar Javeed & Sukarma Thapar & law student Aaqib Javeed.

CCI orders Google to allow third-party payments, ensure transparency about service fees

Competition Commission of India also slapped Rs 936-cr fine on Google Tuesday. In a 199-page order, CCI asked the firm to adopt 8 remedies or operations adjustments within three months.

Want to delete Chrome from your Android? All about competition watchdog’s ruling against Google

Competition Commission of India fined Google Rs 1337.76 cr for abusing its dominant position and ordered it to stop anti-competitive practices that also affect consumer choice.

Google fined Rs 1,337.76 crore by Competition Commission for ‘anti-competitive practices’

The tech giant has been fined for anti-competitive practices on Android. CCI also ordered Google not to offer any incentive to smartphone makers for carrying its search services.

Joining global trend, India likely to bring law for Big Tech to pay news publishers for content

Getting tech giants to share revenue for news content is an 'important issue' & 'needs to be tackled legislatively', Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said Saturday.

Does reputation matter? What Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial, Trump & ‘hurt sentiments’ teach us

They say a company’s reputation is its most valued asset. But how many companies will suffer any serious damage after even successive misdemeanours?

Metaverse is exciting, futuristic technology. But we need to ponder over its potential misuse

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On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.
Representational Image.| Pixabay

Rupee to hover near weaker side of 81/dollar, bond yields await RBI’s monetary policy decision

The rupee ended last week at 81.3175 per dollar but underperformed its Asian peers due to strong demand for the greenback from corporates.


Russian President Vladimir Putin with Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Photo Credit - Reuters)

In western arms sanctions on Russia, China’s arms industry could stand to gain

The arms export embargoes on Moscow could create an opportunity for Beijing to supply arms to countries like Myanmar, which are heavily dependent on Russian arms.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.