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JioPhone Next, co-developed with Google, to be most affordable smartphone globally: Mukesh Ambani

NEW DELHI: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday said Jio and Google have jointly developed Made for India ‘JioPhone Next’, a power-packed and affordable smartphone that will be available from September 10. Ambani promised that JioPhone Next will be the most-affordable smartphone, not just in India but globally, although the pricing was not disclosed. […]

Google claims new IT rules not applicable to its search engine, Delhi High Court seeks Centre’s stand

NEW DELHI: US-based Google LLC has contended that India’s new IT rules for digital media are not applicable to its search engine, and urged the Delhi High Court on Wednesday to set aside its single judge order which applied them on the company while dealing with an issue related to removal of offending content from […]

Google, Facebook updating website to reflect new grievance officer appointed under IT rules

NEW DELHI: Large digital companies like Google and Facebook have begun updating their websites to reflect the appointment of the grievance officers under the new social media rules that came into effect recently. According to government sources, large social media companies like Google, Facebook and WhatsApp have shared details with the IT Ministry as per […]

Google threatens to block Australians over media law

By Andrew LEESON Google threatened Friday to block Australians from using its search service unless the government changed landmark legislation to make the internet giant pay news outlets for their content. Google Australia managing director Mel Silva warned a Senate committee in Canberra that the world-first media law was “unworkable” and would undermine the functioning […]

Parler goes offline after Google, Apple and Amazon ban over US Capitol siege

NEW DELHI: Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc have suspended Parler from their respective App Store and web hosting service, saying the social networking service popular with many right-leaning social media users has not taken adequate measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence. The action by Apple and Amazon follows a similar move by […]

Mukesh Ambani sold dreams to tech giants for $27 billion, Now he has to deliver

By Anto Antony P R Sanjai and Saritha Rai  NEW DELHI: Mukesh Ambani spent much of 2020 convincing Facebook Inc., Google and a clutch of Wall Street heavyweights to buy into his vision for one of the world’s most ambitious corporate transformations. Now flush with $27 billion in fresh capital, Asia’s richest man is under […]

Google, Mithril Capital infuse $145 million in Roposo owner Glance

NEW DELHI: Glance, a subsidiary of InMobi Group and owner of video-sharing social media platform Roposo, on Tuesday announced it has closed a $145 million investment round from Google and existing investor Mithril Capital. The funding will be used to deepen artificial intelligence (AI) capability and product offerings, including expanding its technology team, across markets […]

Paytm targets a million apps on its mini app store to take on Google

By Sankalp Phartiyal, Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI: Alibaba-backed Indian fintech firm Paytm is aiming for a million apps on its “mini app store” by the first quarter of 2021, it said on Thursday, seeking to challenge the dominance of Alphabet’s Google in India’s mobile web economy. Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma called Google “judge, jury […]

Paytm takes on Google, unveils India’s own Android Mini App Store

NEW DELHI: Digital payments platform Paytm on Monday launched an Android Mini App Store to support local developers take their innovative products to the masses. Paytm said it will provide listing and distribution of these mini-apps within its app without any charges. For payments, developers will be able to give a choice of Paytm Wallet, […]

Google defers 30% Play Store app fee for developers in India till March 2022

NEW DELHI: Facing intense criticism over its Play Store billion policy, Google on Monday said it has extended the time for developers in India who use alternative payment system, to integrate with the Play Store billing system till March 31, 2022, thus deferring the enforcement of 30 per cent commission on in-app purchases of digital […]

Google to invest Rs 33,737 crore in Jio Platforms

NEW DELHI: Reliance Industries Limited, Jio Platforms Limited (Jio Platforms) and Google LLC (Google) today announced the signing of binding agreements for an investment of Rs 33,737 crore by Google into Jio Platforms. This investment by Google values Jio Platforms at an equity value of Rs 4.36 lakh crore. Google’s investment will translate into a […]

Larry Page steps down; Sundar Pichai to lead both Alphabet, Google as CEO

By Mark Bergen The Google founders’ decision to step down ends a multiyear effort to turn their company into the Berkshire Hathaway of technology by embracing Warren Buffett’s hands-off management style. Larry Page and Sergey Brin created the Alphabet Inc. holding company in 2015 to give themselves more time to invest in new tech businesses […]

Fossil Group enters agreement to sell select smartwatch technology to Google

NEW DELHI: Fossil Group announced its plan to sell to Google for $40 million, intellectual property (IP) related to a smartwatch technology currently under development by the Fossil Group. As part of the transaction, a portion of Fossil Group’s research and development (R&D) team currently supporting the transferring IP will join Google. Fossil Group retains […]

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