Tag: Google


The old dream still burns. In the 19th century, British textile merchants used to fantasise about the vast fortunes they would make if only they could “add an inch of material to every Chinaman’s shirt tail”. Almost 200 years later, the modern equivalents of the industrialised textile factories of 19th century Britain are the great internet […]

Google Awards Uruguayan Teenager a Bug Bounty of Over $36,000 for Finding Severe Security Flaw

Google has awarded an Uruguayan teenager a “bug bounty” of more than $36,000 (roughly Rs. 24.3 lakhs) for disclosing a severe security flaw. Ezequiel Pereira’s sporadic poking around has finally paid off in a big way: Google just awarded the Uruguayan teenager $36,337 for finding a vulnerability that would have allowed him to make changes to […]

Google to Host First Demo Day for Asian Startups in Shanghai

Google on Monday said it will host its first-ever Demo Day for Asian startups in China’s Shanghai city on September 20. Since 2014, Google for Entrepreneurs has organised Demo Days in the US and Europe for startups to connect with investors and scale globally. “As our CEO Sundar Pichai announced earlier this year, this is the first time we’re doing […]

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules that protect the privacy of […]

Google Lens Real-Time Detection, Smart Text Selection Features Rolling Out

Google at I/O 2018 had showcased its latest innovations and efforts in artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and more. The search giant also detailed a major update to Google Lens, which is an image recognition tool that can provide contextual suggestions for objects that you scan with the camera. Google had announced the most significant update to Google Lens that besides getting […]

Gboard Spell Checker Not Working as It Should, Users Report

While Google is working hard to bring a smarter keyboard option, it has been discovered the spell checker feature on Gboard isn’t working fine for many users. Several affected users have complained about the issues with Gboard’s text correction functionality on Google product forums and Reddit. However, the search giant hasn’t responded to any of the complaints reported. All […]

Amazon, Google Lead Global Smart Speaker Market, With Apple at Fourth: Strategy Analytics

Amazon and Google accounted for 70 percent share of the global smart speaker shipments in the first quarter of 2018, with Apple selling 600,000 HomePods in the period, a new report said on Friday. According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, global smart speaker shipments reached 9.2 million units in the first quarter. With 43.6 percent market share, Amazon shipped an impressive […]

Google Says India Antitrust Ruling Could Cause ‘Irreparable’ Harm

Alphabet’s Google has said an Indian antitrust ruling that found it was guilty of search bias could cause “irreparable” harm and reputational loss to the company, according to a legal document reviewed by Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) in February fined Google $20 million (roughly Rs. 136 crores) for abusing its position in online web search and also slammed […]