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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 […]

ISIS hackers target wrong Google, takes down small Indian firm

Hackers affiliated to ISIS terror group who promised to take down International search engine giant Google has instead targeted a small Indian tech firm, according to a media report. Cyber Caliphate Army (CCA), a hacking group affiliated to ISIS, hit www.Addgoogleonline.Com registered by Gandani K for Indian tech firm Always Say, which offers search engine optimisation (SEO) services to local clients. According to vocative.Com website, CCA had vowed on messaging […]

Google to invest more in India

Google is ramping up investments in India for development of more local products, building engineering capabilities and setting up a new campus in the country as it aims to bring all Indians online. India as one of the most important markets, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said, “Our focus is on bringing Internet access to everyone, making sure our products are working for them in a meaningful way and then ensure […]

Meet Hakim Raja, the Bengaluru-born techie who's leading Google's quest for futuristic hardware

Sundar Pichai may be top dog at Google, but he can’t make you snap your finger and control a smartwatch. Or rub on a cloth to turn on a light bulb. That is the specialty of Hakim Raja, the lead hardware engineer for Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group, the team that works on some of the coolest projects at the company. Raja, in his early 30s, is a relative […]

Man missing for a decade found inside car visible on Google Maps

The body of a man missing for almost a decade has been found inside a sunken car – which has been visible on Google Maps for years. Davie Lee Niles was 72-years-old when he disappeared in 2006 after being diagnosed with cancer and depression.   He told WOOD-TV: “All of a sudden, it’s like, ‘Whoah, there’s a car out there’. “No one could ever see it. It was murky and things […]

16-Year-Old Anmol Tukrel Claims His Search Engine Is 47 Percent More Accurate Than Google

Anmol Tukrel, a 16-year-old Indian-origin Canadian citizen, has designed a personalised search engine which he claims is 47 percent more accurate than Google. The young student designed the search engine as part of a high school project and also to submit to the Google Science Fair, pressexaminer.com reported. Tukrel came across the idea of a personalised search engine during an internship stint in India at Bengaluru-based adtech firm IceCream Labs. […]