Saturday, 21 May, 2022

Topic: Google

Googling controversial people? Language matters more than you think

Research shows how Google’s search engine can normalise conspiracy theorists, hate figures and other controversial people. We must be careful.

Google joins Amazon to mull a bid for Indian Premier League

Alphabet Inc., owner of search engine Google, has flagged an interest in bidding for the broadcast rights of IPL, joining the ranks of dozen media giants vying for the coveted asset.

Google to allow android apps like Spotify to bill users directly

If a user chooses to pay Spotify directly instead of using Google’s billing system, Spotify won’t have to give Google its entire 15% fee, thus lowering app charges.

Apple, Google & Microsoft oppose Texas anti-transgender order

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said Thursday that he was 'deeply concerned' about laws being enacted across the US that affect members of the LGBTQ+ community.

‘Annoyed, feel violated’, say users as Google hasn’t fixed Speech Services bug for over a month

The bug: The Speech Services for Google app won't stop downloading and a user can't 'force stop' it. Android users have been commenting on the issue since at least January.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.

Disney reaches distribution deal with YouTube TV to continue its programming

The showdown reflected the current state of flux in the TV industry as consumers cancel pricey cable-TV packages in favour of on-demand viewing from streaming services.

Indian bankers risk losing business to Google, PhonePe, says Uday Kotak

Banks will need to scale up technology, hire more and focus on customer and not sales-centric approach to match competition from the 'deep-pocketed tech firms', the Kotak founder said.

Decode Google’s new MUM, or Multitask Unified Model, search algorithm with eSearch Logix

New Google Mum interprets & analyses podcasts, videos & images across multiple languages to come up with best answers to modern search demands. Figure out how to work with it with eSearch Logix.

Google loses appeal against €2.4 billion fine. Tech giants must rethink their business models

The internet as we know it – in which most services are free to use but consumers pay by giving away their private data – may come to an end.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.