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Counted among the Big Five in the American technology industry, Google specialises in Internet-related services and products, which includes online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software and hardware. Most famous for its search engine, Google uses a proprietary algorithm that's designed to retrieve and order search results to provide the most relevant and dependable sources of data possible. It is the top search engine in the world. Several other Google-owned websites also are on the list of most popular websites, including YouTube and Blogger. It was founded by Ph.D students- Larry Page and Sergey Brin- at Stanford University of California. Together they owned about 14% of its publicly listed shares and controlled 56% of the stockholder voting power through super-voting stock. In 2004 then, Google went public and in 2015 the company was recognized as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet Inc.Google is Alphabet's largest subsidiary and is a holding company for Alphabet's Internet properties and interests. Sundar Pichai was appointed CEO of Google on October 24, 2015, replacing Larry Page, who became the CEO of Alphabet. On December 3, 2019, Pichai also became the CEO of Alphabet. In 2021, the Alphabet Workers Union was founded, mainly composed of Google employees. More

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  • Google announces biggest-ever feature drop for Pixel smartphones, Pixel Watch Dec 06, 2022 07:59 PM IST

    Google announces biggest-ever feature drop for Pixel smartphones, Pixel Watch

    All the new features are coming to the Google Pixel Watch and Pixel smartphones dating back to the Pixel 4a.

  • Google launches anti-misinformation campaign in India Dec 06, 2022 04:54 PM IST

    Google launches anti-misinformation campaign in India

    Google's efforts to challenge the spread of misinformation mark a contrast with rival Twitter which is cutting its trust and safety teams, despite new owner Elon Musk saying it will not become a "free-for-all hellscape".

  • Google to shut down Duplex AI for web Dec 05, 2022 06:15 PM IST

    Google to shut down Duplex AI for web

    Duplex for the web was introduced as a spin-off to the Duplex assistant in 2019

  • New Zealand plans law to require Facebook, Google to pay for news Dec 05, 2022 06:26 AM IST

    New Zealand plans law to require Facebook, Google to pay for news

    Minister of Broadcasting Willie Jackson said in a statement on Sunday that the legislation will be modelled on similar laws in Australia and Canada and he hoped it would act as an incentive for the digital platforms to reach deals with local news outlets.

  • Google tests end-to-end encryption for RCS group chats Dec 04, 2022 02:31 PM IST

    Google tests end-to-end encryption for RCS group chats

    The move came after Google announced during I/O 2022 that E2EE for group chats would be available by the end of the year

  • iPhone and Pixel users can now share digital car keys Dec 04, 2022 11:47 AM IST

    iPhone and Pixel users can now share digital car keys

    Digital key sharing is currently limited to Pixel devices but Google plans to offer the feature on more phones soon

  • Security leak leaves Android phones from Samsung, LG and others vulnerable Dec 03, 2022 06:18 PM IST

    Security leak leaves Android phones from Samsung, LG and others vulnerable

    The leak resulted in the creation of malware apps that gain access to Android devices.

  • 'India is a part of me': Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Dec 03, 2022 01:13 PM IST

    'India is a part of me': Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai

    Indian-American Pichai was awarded the Padma Bhushan for 2022 in the Trade and Industry category. The Madurai-born Pichai was named one of the 17 awardees earlier this year.He received India's third-highest civilian award in the presence of his close family members in San Francisco on Friday.

  • India is a part of me, I carry it with me wherever I go: Sundar Pichai on receiving Padma Bhushan  Dec 03, 2022 08:06 AM IST

    India is a part of me, I carry it with me wherever I go: Sundar Pichai on receiving Padma Bhushan 

    Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and its parent Alphabet, said that innovations created in India are benefitting the world and the Digital India vision has been an accelerator for that progress

  • Temasek-backed Mohalla Tech lays off 115 employees, shuts down fantasy gaming vertical Jeet11 Dec 02, 2022 02:53 PM IST

    Temasek-backed Mohalla Tech lays off 115 employees, shuts down fantasy gaming vertical Jeet11

    Fantasy gaming platform Jeet11 was launched in 2020, to compete with Dream11 and Mobile Premier League (MPL).

  • Australia says law making Facebook and Google pay for news has worked Dec 02, 2022 10:12 AM IST

    Australia says law making Facebook and Google pay for news has worked

    But the law, which took effect in March 2021 after talks with the big tech firms led to a brief shutdown of Facebook news feeds in the country, may need to be extended to other online platforms, the review said.

  • Google Play best Apps and Games of 2022 | In Pics Dec 01, 2022 07:15 PM IST

    Google Play best Apps and Games of 2022 | In Pics

    Below is the full list of winning apps and games in the U.S. across 20 categories selected by Google.

  • Jobs: It’s not all gloom and doom; these Indian start-ups are hiring Dec 01, 2022 10:57 AM IST

    Jobs: It’s not all gloom and doom; these Indian start-ups are hiring

    Start-ups, especially in the early stages, have been on a hiring spree for tech talent. However, average pay packages have dropped 12-18% year on year.

  • Google Play unveils best apps and games of 2022 in India Dec 01, 2022 10:18 AM IST

    Google Play unveils best apps and games of 2022 in India

    Google stated that these selections reflect the diverse needs of consumers in the post-pandemic era in India

  • Google's Project Zero Team warns of gap in Android Security updates Nov 26, 2022 04:07 PM IST

    Google's Project Zero Team warns of gap in Android Security updates

    The team says the vulnerabilities are months old but still haven't been fixed

  • Russian court upholds $33 million fine against Google Nov 25, 2022 06:48 AM IST

    Russian court upholds $33 million fine against Google

    An arbitration court in Moscow has upheld a 2-billion rouble ($33 million) fine against Google issued by Russia's federal anti-monopoly service over the company's decision to block some YouTube channels, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a court decision.

  • Google may lay off 10,000 low-performing employees: Report Nov 23, 2022 08:00 AM IST

    Google may lay off 10,000 low-performing employees: Report

    Google managers have been asked to identify 6% of employees – or roughly 10,000 people -- as low performers in terms of their impact for the business

  • Why & How Google Tracks Your Location, How To Stop That? Nov 22, 2022 07:32 PM IST

    Why & How Google Tracks Your Location, How To Stop That?

    Search engine giant Google was fined $400 million by the Michigan attorney general for tracking its users’ location. But why does Google track our location? How exactly does it track you and me? How to stop Google from doing that? We will answer all these questions in this video. Watch!

  • Meta, Amazon, Google: Why Layoffs At Big Tech? | Fired Employees Speak Up | Let's Talk Jobs Nov 22, 2022 06:31 PM IST

    Meta, Amazon, Google: Why Layoffs At Big Tech? | Fired Employees Speak Up | Let's Talk Jobs

    Meta fired 11,000 employees. Google plans to layoff 10,000. Amazon too fired thousands. After seeing an exceptional growth amid the pandemic and increasing their workforce significantly, the tech companies failed to reach their targeted revenue and profit. Now they are firing employees. Some laid off employees also spoke with Moneycontrol and revealed the manner in which the layoffs took place. Why are so many impacted by layoffs at big tech? Who were laid off? How were they fired? Watch the video to know the answer to these questions!

  • Marie Tharp on Google Doodle. Know about the American geologist with musical interactive Nov 21, 2022 08:24 AM IST

    Marie Tharp on Google Doodle. Know about the American geologist with musical interactive

    Google Doodle: Marie Tharp was named as one of the greatest cartographers of the 20th century by the US Library of Congress.

  • The Tech Weekender | Top news from the world of technology this week Nov 19, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    The Tech Weekender | Top news from the world of technology this week

    Elon Musk contiunes to take the torch to Twitter, Qualcomm announces the Sanpdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, VLC is back in India, Intel takes aim at Deepfakes, and more.

  • Google updates Maps with AR-powered visual search Nov 18, 2022 12:52 PM IST

    Google updates Maps with AR-powered visual search

    The new augmented reality Live View is rolling out to iOS and Android users in London, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and Tokyo

  • Google struck $360-million Activision deal to block rival app store, lawsuit says Nov 18, 2022 06:33 AM IST

    Google struck $360-million Activision deal to block rival app store, lawsuit says

    Google also agreed in 2020 to pay Tencent Holdings Ltd's Riot Games unit, which makes "League of Legends," about $30 million over one year, the filing stated.

  • Google signs MoU with Karnataka govt to nurture local startups Nov 17, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    Google signs MoU with Karnataka govt to nurture local startups

    Google will also extend scholarships for Google Career Certificates to young people and job seekers in digital skills that are currently in high demand.

  • Motorola Edge 40 Pro spotted on US FCC listing ahead of launch Nov 17, 2022 12:26 PM IST

    Motorola Edge 40 Pro spotted on US FCC listing ahead of launch

    The upcoming phone has been spotted in a FCC listing along with 125W fast charging support