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Did you know that Google’s creepy camera monitors, identifies and records you and your loved ones?

NEWS DESK: Google’s new Pixel phones dominated its launch event this week, but it was a completely different product that raised the most eyebrows. Google Clips is a miniature camera that’s constantly on the lookout for interesting things to film, reported The Independent. Using machine-learning, it can also recognise the people – and pets –…

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Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc, reported Reuters. Google’s new products, including a Pixelbook laptop, wireless earbuds and a…

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Google relaxes rules on free news stories, plans subscription tools

SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced on Sunday that subscription news websites would no longer have to provide users three free articles per day or face less prominence in search results, relaxing its rules following complaints from media giants like News Corp that their sales were suffering, reported Reuters. For the last decade, Google’s “first click free”…

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Google, Facebook, Twitter asked to testify in Russia probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US politics, a Senate aide confirmed Wednesday. The three internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing on the rising evidence that they were covertly manipulated in…

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Google celebrates 19th birthday with surprise spinner doodle

Giant search engine, Google, has turned 19 years old on September 26. To celebrate the day in its own style, Google has launched a special doodle spinner. The doodle offers to take you to all the other doodle games Google has come up with in the past, including a new snake game and access to several…

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Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP. To this end, the US internet giant is collaborating with NewsCorp, the Financial Times, and the New York Times, according to the source. Google was said to be ramping up its support for subscription…

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Google looking to help news outlets win subscribers

Google is seeking ways to help publishers win paying subscribers for news stories, a person close to the matter told AFP. To this end, the US internet giant is collaborating with NewsCorp, the Financial Times, and the New York Times, according to the source. Google was said to be ramping up its support for subscription…

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Google to acquire HTC’s Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal

TAIPEI: Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan’s HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing, reported Reuters. Google has sought to beef up its hardware capability with deals and product launches, and last year hired Rick Osterloh, a…

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Google honors Noor Jehan on her birthday

  Search engine Google changes it doodle on the 91st birthday of iconic singer Noor Jehan. As tradition to mark memorable events, Google once again stepped in and changed its doodle to honour Pakistani late singer Noor Jehan. Noor Jehan was born in Kasur,Pakistan on 21st September, in 1925. She made an early impression in…

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Intel chips loaded in Waymo self-driving minivans

Intel on Monday announced its computing tech is being loaded into Waymo self-driving minivans as the chip giant seeks a leading position on the road to autonomous vehicles. Intel computing technology enabling “real-time decisions for full autonomy in city conditions” has been built into the latest self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans being tested by Waymo, a…

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Facebook revamps policy after report on anti-Semitic targeting

Facebook said it was revising its advertising policies to prevent “discriminatory” targeting after a news report showed marketers could aim messages at categories of people such as “Jew haters.” The world’s biggest social network announced the change after the nonprofit investigative news site Pro Publica on Thursday revealed how advertisers could target messages to demographic…

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Lawsuit accuses Google of bias against women in pay, promotions

NEWS DESK: Three female former employees of Alphabet Inc’s Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions, reported Reuters. The proposed class action lawsuit, filed in California state court in San Francisco, comes as Google faces an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor into…

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Lawsuit accuses Google of paying women less than men

A trio of former Google employees on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing the technology giant of paying women less than men for the same work. The lawsuit filed in a San Francisco state court on behalf of the three women accused Google of “systemic and pervasive pay and promotion discrimination against its female employees” in…

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Google announces Oreo as next Android version

By: Nosherwan Abbasi Google’s next version of android released on 22 august and is called “Oreo” and will soon be available for android devices. Initially, Android 8 Oreo will only be available as beta version on limited models of Pixel and Nexus devices. Google developers and Bets testing community who will sign-up for beta version will be able to experience Android Oreo beta version. Android…

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Fakhre Alam invited for lectures at Google, Facebook headquarters

NEWS DESK: Making Pakistan proud, TV anchor Fakhre Alam visited the headquarters of Google and Facebook in California to deliver lectures. He tweeted images of his visit: Thank you @Google for today..15 months ago I was a #tech #startup & today I was delivering a talk & answering questions at Google HQ… pic.twitter.com/HSVYDn06UG — Fakhr-e-Alam…

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Europe battles Google News over ‘snippet tax’ proposal

BRUSSELS: A major battle is brewing in Brussels over an EU reform plan that would force internet aggregators such as Google News to pay newspapers for displaying snippets of their articles online. Google is furious at the reform idea, but powerful publishers, including Axel Springer in Germany or Rupert Murdoch’s Newscorp in the UK, affirm…

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Fakhr Alam to deliver a talk at Google HQ

Pakistani celebrity and tech entrepreneur Fakhr Alam is all set to deliver a talk on art, technology, aviation and Pakistan at Google headquarters in California. Google also known as Alphabet is one of the largest technology company in the world. Fakhr Alam has been invited by Google to spent a day at the Googleplex in…

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Here is Shah Rukh Khan’s mobile number

MUMBAI: Bollywood mega star Shah Rukh Khan has revealed his mobile number during an interview. According to an Indian news website, Khan answered most searched questions about him on Google during an interview which included what was his cellphone number. Khan said, “It is 5559960321. Call anytime post midnight. I will pick it up. Otherwise,…

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Google hit with record 2.4 bn euro EU fine

The EU hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro fine Tuesday for illegally favouring its shopping service in search results, in a fresh assault on US firms that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump. Hard-charging European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the tech giant “abused its market dominance” as the world’s most popular search…

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EU to slap Google with record fine this week: sources

The EU’s powerful anti-trust regulator will slap Google with a record fine as early as Tuesday in another European blow against a US tech giant, sources said. Led by hard-charging European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager, the EU will impose a massive penalty against Google that would break the previous record of 1.06 billion euros…

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Pakistani woman gets ‘Google funding’ on her first try

Umaimah Mendhro is one of the very few people who won funding from Google on her first pitch. It sounds like a lucky break, but she had been putting together an extensive plan for a very long time! Umaimah’s childhood aspirations Even when she was young, Umaimah wanted to build and lead her own multinational…

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