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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 to delete users' location history after abortion clinic visits Jul 03, 2022 02:04 PM IST

    Google to delete users' location history after abortion clinic visits

    The move comes a few days after the US Supreme Court overturned women's right to abortion

  • Google will delete users' location history when they visit US abortion clinics Jul 02, 2022 09:49 AM IST

    Google will delete users' location history when they visit US abortion clinics

    Roe v. Wade overturning: Google's announcement comes a week after the US Supreme Court made the tectonic decision to strip American women of constitutional rights to abortion

  • Reliance succession plan is a classic playbook for other businesses Jul 01, 2022 07:06 PM IST

    Reliance succession plan is a classic playbook for other businesses

    Ambani's succession plan comes against a backdrop of financial stability and is part of an overall group restructuring.

  • YouTube introduces tools for combating spam and account hijacking Jul 01, 2022 12:47 PM IST

    YouTube introduces tools for combating spam and account hijacking

    The company introduced new filtration settings for comments, and is cracking down on fake channel names

  • Google to pay $90 million to settle legal fight with app developers Jul 01, 2022 06:37 AM IST

    Google to pay $90 million to settle legal fight with app developers

    The app developers, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, had accused Google of using agreements with smartphone makers, technical barriers and revenue sharing agreements to effectively close the app ecosystem and shunt most payments through its Google Play billing system with a default service fee of 30%.

  • Competition Commission of India approves Google-Bharti Airtel deal Jun 30, 2022 08:14 PM IST

    Competition Commission of India approves Google-Bharti Airtel deal

    The deal has been cleared on the basis of modifications offered by the acquirer, according to an official release.

  • RBI Financial Stability Report: Fintech delinquencies halved to 2.26% in March Jun 30, 2022 04:05 PM IST

    RBI Financial Stability Report: Fintech delinquencies halved to 2.26% in March

    Further, the report reiterated RBI's stance that fintech has exposed the banking system to new risks, and the presence of Big Techs like Apple, Google, Meta, Amazon, etc in fintech has increased risks to financial stability.

  • A US FCC commissioner urges Apple, Google to boot TikTok from app stores Jun 30, 2022 10:07 AM IST

    A US FCC commissioner urges Apple, Google to boot TikTok from app stores

    Brendan Carr, the FCC commissioner, said in a letter to the CEOs, dated June 24 and sent on FCC letterhead, that video-sharing app TikTok has collected vast troves of sensitive data about U.S. users that could be accessed by ByteDance staff in Beijing. ByteDance is TikTok's Chinese parent.

  • Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann steps down, Google executive to take over in e-commerce push Jun 29, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann steps down, Google executive to take over in e-commerce push

    The news sent the company's shares 9% higher in extended trading on Tuesday and underscored a shift in focus at Pinterest to e-commerce initiatives from its advertising-based business model.

  • Google invests in Progcap as part of $40 million round, startup now valued at $600 million Jun 28, 2022 06:31 AM IST

    Google invests in Progcap as part of $40 million round, startup now valued at $600 million

    The round takes the total fundraise by Progcap in the past year to $95 million.

  • Captive 5G network norms must be implemented in letter and spirit of Cabinet decision: BIF Jun 27, 2022 03:39 PM IST

    Captive 5G network norms must be implemented in letter and spirit of Cabinet decision: BIF

    The enterprises should, in all fairness, be allowed their fundamental right to choose with whom they partner to set up their private captive networks, Broadband India Forum (BIF) said in a statement.

  • Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon Jun 27, 2022 02:22 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Selects: Top stories this afternoon

    Our specially curated package of the most interesting articles of the day will help you stay at the top of your game.

  • Kolkata student rejects Google, Amazon for plum Facebook job. His salary is… Jun 27, 2022 01:51 PM IST

    Kolkata student rejects Google, Amazon for plum Facebook job. His salary is…

    "I thought choosing Facebook would be the best as the pay package offered by them was high," Bisakh Mondal said.

  • US Senators seek probe against Apple, Google for mobile tracking Jun 26, 2022 02:14 PM IST

    US Senators seek probe against Apple, Google for mobile tracking

    Individuals who seek abortions would be particularly vulnerable if their data, specifically location information, is collected and shared, four senate Democrats said, citing the recent US Supreme judgment

  • Google will allow employees to relocate after US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights Jun 26, 2022 12:41 PM IST

    Google will allow employees to relocate after US Supreme Court strikes down abortion rights

    Google's head of HR Fiona Cicconi has said the company will support workers and they can apply to relocate without justification

  • Why Google's LaMDA is more like an MBA aspirant than a chatbot with a conscience Jun 26, 2022 07:47 AM IST

    Why Google's LaMDA is more like an MBA aspirant than a chatbot with a conscience

    Someone going for an IIM interview may be coached in admission-appropriate replies to anticipated questions. Same with LaMDA, though its text prowess far exceeds what a human could pull off.

  • The Tech Weekender: Top news from the world of technology this week Jun 25, 2022 12:13 PM IST

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

    Telegram introduces a new premium subscription, iPhone 14 will supposedly have four variants to choose from, we give you the low down on the Xiaomi Pad 5, Google apparently has a cult problem, Nothing apes the OnePlus invite model for Nothing Phone (1) and The OnePlus 10 R, does it do enough to be called flagship killer?

  • Android and iOS devices were hacked using Italian tools, says Google Jun 24, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    Android and iOS devices were hacked using Italian tools, says Google

    Google said that the vendors were distributing dangerous hacking tools to the governments

  • Apple and Android phones hacked by Italian spyware, Google says Jun 24, 2022 06:47 AM IST

    Apple and Android phones hacked by Italian spyware, Google says

    Milan-based RCS Lab, whose website claims European law enforcement agencies as clients, developed tools to spy on private messages and contacts of the targeted devices, the report said.

  • Google donated 30,000 Pixel phones to Ukrainian, Afghan refugees in US: CEO Sundar Pichai Jun 23, 2022 03:47 PM IST

    Google donated 30,000 Pixel phones to Ukrainian, Afghan refugees in US: CEO Sundar Pichai

    Apart from this, the company has also contributed $1 million each in grant funding and in search advertisements to help the refugees.

  • Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games among others band together to create Metaverse standards forum; Google, Apple not part of the list Jun 23, 2022 03:40 PM IST

    Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games among others band together to create Metaverse standards forum; Google, Apple not part of the list

    The group which contains technology heavyweights like Sony, Qualcomm and Nvidia, want to create interoperability standards for the metaverse

  • Google faces second turnover fine in Russia over banned content - regulator Jun 22, 2022 09:01 PM IST

    Google faces second turnover fine in Russia over banned content - regulator

    Russia's state communications regulator said on Wednesday that Google risks yet another fine on its revenue in Russia for allegedly failing to remove unlawful content on multiple occasions.

  • AI’s hold over humans is starting to get stronger Jun 20, 2022 05:02 PM IST

    AI’s hold over humans is starting to get stronger

    Artificial intelligence isn’t on the cusp of sentience. But its growing inscrutability and sway over us should still be cause for concern

  • Former Google contractor claims company infiltrated by religious cult Jun 20, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    Former Google contractor claims company infiltrated by religious cult

    The ex-employee, who was fired, says Google Developer Studio has at least 12 people affiliated to the 'Fellowship of Friends'

  • Google co-founder Sergey Brin files for divorce; a look at other billionaires who split Jun 20, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    Google co-founder Sergey Brin files for divorce; a look at other billionaires who split

    Sergey Brin, the world’s sixth-richest person, has filed for divorce from Nicole Shanahan, citing “irreconcilable differences”. With a staggering amount of wealth involved, billionaire divorces get a lot of news time

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