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Brilliant Kannur Youngster Puts Google to Good Use, Becomes Millionaire at 21!

It was a computer gifted to TNM Jawad which overturned his fortune and changed his life for the better. The 21-year-old from Kannur, Kerala, is a millionaire today and owns a company that rakes in an annual income of ₹2 crore. He also owns a house and a BMW car—and all this is thanks to Google! This is the inspiring story of an enterprising youngster who entered uncharted territory at […]

Google dedicates doodle to Raja Ram Mohan Roy, father of Indian renaissance

Google on Tuesday dedicated its doodle to the founder of the Brahmo Samaj movement, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, on the occasion of his 246th birth anniversary. Roy has been known in Indian history for his work towards abolition of practice of Sati, wherein a widow was forced to sacrifice herself in her husband’s funeral pyre. Known as the father of Indian renaissance, Roy believed in the existence of one supreme […]

I was wrong. Too much technology is ruining lives

Just four years ago I was a cheerleader. Social media was supposed to be the great hope for democracy. I know because I told the world so. I said in 2014 that no one could predict where this revolution would take us. My conclusion was dusted with optimism: a better connected human race would find a way to better itself. I was only half right: nobody could indeed have predicted […]

‘Learn with Google AI’ is a free Machine Learning course, which is open to all

Google has introduced a new “Learn with Google AI”, course, which will bring machine learning skills and concepts to all users. The course is free and available to all users. Google says the set of educational resources in this course have been developed by machine learning experts at the company. Google says the idea with this machine learning course is to encourage people to learn about machine learning concepts, develop […]

Google kills 'view image' button to avoid copyright infringement

In order to protect copyright images and avoid their lifting from its platform, Google has removed the “view image” button from its image search results. “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the webpages they’re on,” Google SearchLiaison wrote in a […]

The internet knows your secrets: Book reveals biases and fetishes people tell Google

Ever wondered why corporates spend so much on gathering and analysing data? After all, they are just digits and complex mathematics. Data might be boring to look at and difficult to comprehend, but is a treasure trove for those who are in business, governance, media and more. But, what is data? Or, the right question to ask is who is data? The answer is: You. Data is people like you […]

Ban Facebook, Google in India: Sunil Mittal's radical suggestion to counter H1B visa restrictions

“You can’t have (a situation) that on one hand and you have 200 million customers on Facebook, 150 million on WhatsApp, 100 million people on Google… Would we say we don’t want FaceBook (and) Google to operate in India, we have homegrown apps,” Sunil Mittal said. As the US under President Donald Trump turns more protectionist, telecom czar Sunil Bharti Mittal asked if India should say no to Facebook and […]

Google raises $4M for immigrants, half of it from CEO Sundar Pichai

US President Donald J Trump’s government has been receiving flak for the ban on immigrants from seven Muslim countries. Individuals and corporations from different parts of the world have expressed that they are against this move. Indian-born Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, has raised $4 million, to be donated to the affected refugees all over the world. Google employees together contributed $2 million, and the remaining amount came out […]

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's letter to employees

Search giant Google has an annual tradition of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin penning letter to employees on the company’s progress and priorities during the year. The custom dates back to the year 2004 when Page and Brin wrote the famous letter titled “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” This year Google’s new CEO Sundar Pichai got to write the letter. This […]

Google awards $20,000 to Kolkata boy for ‘TrueEmoji' tech

City boy Sumesh Dugar has developed a software that can recognize emotions. Dugar, who won the top honour among 10,000 startups at Launchpad by Google, was also awarded credit worth $20,000 by Google to develop ‘TrueEmoji’ further. “Humans have allowed emotionless technology to take over their lives, which has made us robotic. My city Kolkata, which is highly emotive, made me feel this deficiency. Moreover, all over social media, there […]