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Google India Launches New AdWords Features

HIGHLIGHTS Google India on Thursday launched new AdWords features Pages will now load 20 percent faster than earlier Google has brought in several features like extensions Aiming to help advertisers reach customers in a better way, Google India on Thursday launched new AdWords features that will load pages 20 percent faster to provide instant information. “With the new AdWords, there is less clutter ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL pricing and availability detailed

Pre-orders for the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are live now in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, India and Australia. The Pixel 2 will be available on October 17, the larger Pixel 2 XL will come out in mid-November. Note that in the US, you can get it through the Google Store (unlocked) or on contract with Google’s wireless partner – ... Read More »

HTC Expected to Make ‘Major Announcement’ on Thursday, Google Acquisition Speculated

HIGHLIGHTS HTC to make major announcement on Thursday Google acquisition announcement on cards Google could buy HTC’s smartphone business Taiwanese maker HTC is expected to make a major announcement on Thursday, according to several reports. It is widely expected that HTC may finally reveal Google acquisition wherein the search engine giant will buy HTC’s smartphone business while Taiwanese company will ... Read More »

Google Chrome will start blocking noisy autoplay videos in January

Google is taking aim at one of the biggest scourges of the modern web. Starting in January 2018, the Chrome browser will automatically block noisy autoplay video on webpages. “One of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing,” Google wrote in a blog post. “To address this, Chrome will be ... Read More »

Assam Signs MoU With Google to Boost Internet Connectivity

HIGHLIGHTS Assam has signed an MoU with Google India It will provide Internet connections to 26,000 villages,1,500 tea gardens It will also improve digital literacy in the area The Assam government on Thursday signed an MoU with Google India Pvt. Ltd. to take Internet connectivity to the remotest part of the north-eastern state. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the government would work ... Read More »

Google May Buy HTC’s Smartphone Business: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Google is reported to buy HTC’s phone business Google is considering two options to seal the deal with HTC HTC’s virtual reality business (HTC Vive) would not be part of the deal Google is reportedly considering acquiring the struggling Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC’s phone business, media reported. According to a report in the Chinese publication Commercial Times, Google is considering two ... Read More »

Google initiative to promote safe internet

Google India is working closely with Telangana government in Digital Telangana programme to cover various sectors. “ We signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State to work in four to five key areas but also going beyond. For instance, all the tourist places are being covered, mapped, video-graphed so that a tourist coming to Telangana get a fair idea ... Read More »

Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Schedules for Google Pixel, Nokia, OnePlus, Lenovo, Asus, Micromax, and Other Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for Pixel and Nexus smartphones Some OnePlus, Asus, Lenovo, HTC phones have been confirmed to get it Major brands like Samsung and Sony are yet to announce their plans Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on ... Read More »

Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Let’s be honest: Reaching for the remote while watching TV isn’t a major inconvenience. But sometimes, after a long day, it’s nice to expend as little energy as possible. If you can control your TV by voice instead, why wouldn’t you? To that end, Google and Amazon now offer hands-free TV controls through their respective connected speakers. Amazon added Fire TV ... Read More »

I’m a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you.

I’m a lecturer in computer science at Stanford. I’ve taught at least four different programming languages, including assembly. I’ve had a single-digit employee number in a startup. Yes, I’m a woman in tech. I have known, worked for, and taught countless men who could have written the now-infamous Google “manifesto” — or who are on some level persuaded by it. ... Read More »