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Google, the world's largest Internet-search company, is making a bigger push into entertainment services, adding music storage and movie-rental features to its Android software for phones and tablets

Google’s paid music services reach 15 million subscribers, but still far behind Spotify

The YouTube Music numbers is good news for ad-supported Google that has rarely gotten customers to pay for its services.
At the launch event of latest Google Assistant technology

Google asks for more personal details with latest digital assistant upgrade

Google is betting that the extra convenience will persuade people to keep sharing personal information and help it build its database.

Google launches cheaper Pixel phones as it battles Apple & Samsung

Google is counting on its cheaper Pixel to fill in for people left behind by the rising price of many high-end phones.
The Google Inc. logo at the company's exhibition stand at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany | BloombergThe Google Inc. logo at the company's exhibition stand at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany

Google to give users ‘real choice, useful control’ over who tracks their Chrome activity

Google said it’s tightening rules to give users an either-or control over how much a website’s cookies can track them.
The Google Inc. logo at the company's exhibition stand at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany | BloombergThe Google Inc. logo at the company's exhibition stand at the Noah Technology Conference in Berlin, Germany

Governments must not shy away from taxing Google & Facebook for your personal data

The question is how digital taxes will work, and so far, the Czech Republic appears to have the best idea.
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Don’t want location & web browsing data saved? Google to give users a delete option

Amid the prickly debate over privacy, Google announced users can choose to have their data deleted after a three-month or 18-month period.

Googlers protest retaliation; even some Facebook staff join fray

Employees of Google & Facebook have reported retaliation for protesting sexual harassment & unethical practices by their companies.
A pedestrian wearing a sweatshirt with a Google Inc. logo waits for a bus in front of the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California, U.S

‘#NotOkGoogle’: Employees of the tech giant say they face retaliation from executives

Google employees claim the company is retaliating against them for discussing & protesting working conditions.
Sojourner Truth's Google doodle

Google’s algorithms discriminate against women and people of colour

The racism on Google is certainly not limited to the search result images it displays. It is also evident in its autocomplete function.

Catch them if you can: The soaring business of downing drones

Companies specialising in detecting and taking down wayward drones are poised to make billions in the future, filled with consumer drones.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?