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YouTube may soon let users zoom in on videos

The latest opt-in experimental feature enables a pinch-to-zoom gesture for videos -- and it works both in portrait and full-screen landscape view, reports The Verge.  

published on : 5th August 2022

Facebook parent Meta posts first revenue decline in history

Meta earned profits of $6.69 billion, or $2.46 per share, in the April-June period. That's down 36% from $10.39 billion, or $3.61 per share, in the same period a year ago. Revenue was $28.82 billion.

published on : 28th July 2022

Google Maps launches street view service across 10 cities in India

Google also announced its partnership with Bengaluru traffic police as part of its efforts toward delivering models that better optimise traffic light timings.

published on : 27th July 2022

Elon Musk had an affair with Google co-founder's wife? Here's his reaction

The alleged affair came several months after Musk had broken up with his girlfriend, singer Grimes, with whom he shares two children.

published on : 25th July 2022

Google pays tribute to Balamani Amma with doodle

In her poems, she has depicted the plight of motherhood in a patriarchal society and tried to delve into the deeper inner-self of women characters.

published on : 20th July 2022

Railways to use Google Maps to allot test centres to candidates within 300 km of domicile

Most of the candidates took to Twitter after the RRB released the exam city links for the last set of exams, raising concerns about far away centres allotted to them.

published on : 20th July 2022

Russia fines Google $360 Mn over Ukraine content

Like most of its Western rivals, Google recently quit the Russian market to denounce Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.

published on : 19th July 2022

Devnagri—an AI-powered translation platform makes content translation to regional dialects easier

A self-proclaimed travel buff, Kundra has globe-trotted across the world (he has been to more than 30 countries including France, Japan, etc.,).

published on : 18th July 2022

Telecom operator Airtel okays Rs 5,000 crore fundraise from Google

Following this deal, Google will hold 1.2% of total post-issue equity shares in Airtel. 

published on : 15th July 2022

Google slowing down pace of hiring for rest of 2022: Sundar Pichai

The Google CEO however said that the company will still hire for "engineering, technical and other critical roles."

published on : 13th July 2022

Competition Commission of India takes on Big Tech, but needs sharper laws to deliver final blow

Under Ashok Kumar Gupta, a 1981 batch IAS officer from the Tamil Nadu cadre, the antitrust watchdog has been hailed for leading probes against e-commerce giants.

published on : 9th July 2022

Google India adds 5 new languages to its training network for journalists

Google has also launched the Fact-Check Academy in partnership with DataLeads, the tech giant said in a statement.

published on : 5th July 2022

Google to delete user location history on US abortion clinic visits

The announcement comes a week after the US Supreme Court made the tectonic decision to strip American women of constitutional rights to abortion.

published on : 2nd July 2022

Google invests in Indian fintech startup Progcap

The startup has facilitated credit disbursals worth over Rs 6,500 crore, working with over 7,00,000 small and medium businesses.

published on : 28th June 2022

US abortion ruling: Democrats seek probe of tech's use of personal data

The CEOs of Google and Apple were urged to prohibit apps on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store from using data-mining practices that could facilitate the targeting of individuals.

published on : 25th June 2022

Google agrees to pay for ramped-up Wikipedia service

Google uses material from the site for its "knowledge panel" -- a sidebar that accompanies the main search results.

published on : 22nd June 2022

Google and France end fight over news copyright

Organisations representing French magazines and newspapers -- as well as Agence France-Presse (AFP) -- lodged the case with the regulator three years ago.

published on : 21st June 2022

Social media platform ShareChat raises $520 million; valuation reaches $5 billion

It raised $255 million from Google, Times Group, and existing investors, adding to the $266 million raised earlier in December 2021.

published on : 17th June 2022

Google pays USD 118 million to settle gender discrimination suit

In 2017, several former Google employees sued the company in a San Francisco court, accusing it of paying women less than men for equivalent positions and assigning women lower positions.

published on : 13th June 2022

Australian court makes Google pay USD 515,000 for defamation

Barilaro would not have sued if Google had taken down the videos, uploaded in September and October of 2020, as requested by letter in December of that year.

published on : 6th June 2022
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