Google updates YouTube ad targeting terms to remove hate speech

At the same time, the report found, Google was blocking advertisers from using terms such as "Black Lives Matter" to find videos and channels to run ads against. After The Markup reached out to YouTube parent company Google for comment, it said the company actually blocked more racial and social justice terms, including "Black excellence" and "civil rights."

Apr 10, 2021, 15:33 PM IST

Yahoo Answers lost to Google answers, shutting down permanently after 16 years in service

Yahoo, which is now part of Verizon Media Group, announced the change at the top of the Yahoo Answers homepage.

Apr 08, 2021, 11:15 AM IST

Google to block apps from accessing entire app list on phones

Google has announced to change this system on its Play Store from May 5. In an update, Google has said that app developers will have to provide a solid reason for why the tech giant should let them access other apps on users’ smartphones, reports arstechnica.

Apr 03, 2021, 17:09 PM IST

International Fact Checking Day: Google unveils new features to track fake news

In a blog post, Alexios Mantzarlis, ‎News and Information Credibility Lead at Google News Lab, revealed that more than 50,000 new fact checks came up on Google Search with all fact-checks receiving more than 2.4 billion impressions in search during that time frame.

Apr 02, 2021, 19:57 PM IST

Replacing your old Android phone with a new one? Here's a checklist of top 5 things to do before switching over

Here's a checklist of top 5 things to do with your old Android phone before switching over to a new Android phone.

Mar 31, 2021, 13:11 PM IST

Facebook, Google plan new undersea cables to connect Southeast Asia and America

The cables, according to the executive, will be the first to directly connect North America to some of the main parts of Indonesia and will increase connectivity for the central and eastern provinces of the world's fourth most populous country. Salvadori said "Echo" is being built in partnership with Alphabet`s Google and Indonesian telecommunications` company XL Axiata.

Mar 29, 2021, 11:57 AM IST

Google’s annual search report 2020: From WFH jobs to online courses, here's what people searched in 2020

The term “work from home jobs'' witnessed the highest surge in Telangana, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, and Maharashtra. Also, in terms of cities, the internet users in Mira-Bhayandar made the highest number of searches for “work from home jobs”, followed by Secunderabad, Thane, Hyderabad, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Ghaziabad, Bengaluru, Navi Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, and Mysuru.

Mar 27, 2021, 15:54 PM IST

Facebook, Google, Twitter defend themselves over 'misinformation' concerns prior to US Congressional hearing

Ahead of a key congressional hearing, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey have defended their platforms, with Zuckerberg suggesting changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Mar 25, 2021, 10:57 AM IST

Android apps crashed for users, Google working on a fix

Google acknowledged issues with Gmail on Android on the Google Workspace status page, recommending using the desktop version until the issues are resolved.

Mar 23, 2021, 10:41 AM IST

Looking to connect with smartphones without Bluetooth, internet connection? Here’s what Google offers for you

WiFi Aware is Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) that allows smartphones running Android 8 and later versions to “discover and connect directly to each other without any other type of connectivity between them.” According to Google, this Wi-Fi Aware supports “higher throughput rates across longer distances than Bluetooth connections.”

Mar 22, 2021, 17:57 PM IST

Google's VP Caesar Sengupta resigns after 15 years with the company

Caesar Sengupta was also one of the key people behind the launch and success of Google Pay in India and helped the payment app’s relaunch in the U.S. and Singapore. 

Mar 22, 2021, 16:35 PM IST

Google Maps now gets a dark theme feature: Here’s how it looks

While Google has been testing the dark mode for Google Maps since September last year, the global rollout for Android users has begun now.  The night mode is meant to provide "your eyes a much-needed break" and help conserve battery life.

Mar 21, 2021, 14:29 PM IST

Google introduces website that helps parents with kids' tech use

According to Google, two in five parents are not confident in talking about different tech-related topics with the kids and this includes discussions about things like screen time, digital wellbeing and discovering quality apps, games and activities. 

Mar 17, 2021, 11:42 AM IST

DuckDuckGo launches attack on Google for privacy labels, collection of user data

Google has finally addressed this issue and started pushing updates to the app suite on the Apple apps store. The privacy labels released with these apps reveal the data that these services collect from the users.

Mar 17, 2021, 09:41 AM IST

Google cuts Play Store fee by 50% for Indian developers making less than $1 million per year

Google said in a blog post that the move would cut app store fees to 15% from 30% effective July 1 and would impact most of the developers on its app store. Apple Inc had said in November that it planned to lower its commissions for developers who make $1 million or less in proceeds each year from its app store.

Mar 16, 2021, 23:17 PM IST

Lost your phone? Here’s how to find your Android smartphone and erase data

Tech giant Google has come to the rescue of users as it helps them to find, lock, and erase all data on the phone. Also, the Find My Device feature gives Android users an opportunity to track the phone, lock it remotely by changing the pin, passcode, or pattern.

Mar 16, 2021, 18:08 PM IST

Snooping alert! Google may face lawsuit for allegedly tracking users in 'Incognito' mode

For Google, “incognito” does not mean “invisible” and it ought to be common sense for Chrome users. Google has clarified in the court filing that “incognito” does not mean “invisible” and that a user’s activity during a session on Incognito mode means that the session will be visible to the websites they visit and also any third-party analytics or ad services that the website uses.

Mar 15, 2021, 20:28 PM IST

Google, Microsoft engage in war over online news

Google and Microsoft are at odds over whether publishers should have more control over a digital ad industry dominated by the search giant and Facebook. In January, Google threatened to remove its search engine from Australia in response to the News Media Bargaining Code that would force the company to pay news publishers for their content.

Mar 14, 2021, 12:14 PM IST

Microsoft and Google openly feuding amid hacks, competition inquiries

Tensions between Microsoft Corp and Alphabet-owned Google have been simmering for a while but the rivalry has become unusually public in recent days as executives from both firms have been put on the defensive over competing crises. Google faces bipartisan complaints - and journalistic ire - over its role in gutting the media industry`s advertisement revenue, the subject of a Congressional antitrust hearing on Friday.

Mar 13, 2021, 15:08 PM IST

Google Maps gets a new feature, will allow users to rename missing roads

The company also announced that to help local businesses in Google Search and Maps, people using Android in the US can join its first nationwide challenge to rally helpful reviews, photos and updates. Photo updates can help people make more informed decisions with a place`s most recent images.

Mar 12, 2021, 12:08 PM IST