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CCI Orders Probe Against Google For Alleged Abuse of Dominant Position

Jan 08, 2022 PTI

Fair trade regulator CCI on Friday ordered a probe against Google for its alleged abuse of dominant position.

France Fines Google, Facebook $226 Million Over Tracking Consent

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

The French watchdog slapped Google with a 150 million euro ($170 million) penalty and Facebook with a 60 million euro ($68 million) fine.


Ira Khan Has The Quirkiest Reply When A Troll Asked Her 'Is Aamir Khan Your Relative'

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan's daughter Ira Khan shares a screenshot of an Instagram user asking if Aamir Khan is a ‘relative.’

Russian Court Slaps Google, Meta With Massive Fines

Dec 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Russian courts had previously imposed smaller fines on Google, Facebook and Twitter this year, and Friday’s rulings marked the first time the size of the fine was calculated based on revenue.


Aryan Khan, Raj Kundra In Google’s Top Searched Personalities Of 2021

Aryan Khan and Raj Kundra were among the top five celebrity searches in India this year for their run-ins with the law, according to Google's 'Year in Search' report.

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18 November, 2021

Google Pay To Be Available In 'Hinglish', Notifies Other India-Centric Innovations

Outlook Business Team

Google has been trying to scale up its presence in India's digital landscape with multiple India-specific innovations and investments. The latest of which involves Google Assistant helping book Covid-19 vaccine slots in Indian languages and degradation to their translation feature.


09 November, 2021

Russia Fines Google, Telegram For Not Removing Content

Deutsche Welle

A Moscow court ordered Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. to pay a new fine for not deleting content Russia considers illegal. The move comes as state officials seek to rein in tech giants.


29 October, 2021

Jio Smartphone To Hit Market From Diwali, Available At Entry Price Of Rs 1,999

Saptaparno Ghosh

Jio said the smartphone would be made available across the country at Reliance Retail's extensive network of JioMart Digital retail locations. Alternatively, customers can register their interest on jio.com/next or via WhatsApp.


25 October, 2021

JioPhone Next Would Run On 'PragatiOS', Powered By Qualcomm Chip

Outlook Business Team

The telecom operator did not inform when the phone would be launched. It had stated in its press release, last week, that the phone would be made available "in time for the Diwali season".


07 October, 2021

Australia Wants Facebook To Be Held Accountable For Anonymous Comments

Associated Press (AP)

Anonymous commentators who use social media to vilify and bully have become the latest battleground between Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government and U.S. tech giants.


03 October, 2021

Trump Asks US Judge To Force Twitter To Restore His Account

Associated Press (AP)

Trump's attorneys on Friday filed a motion in U.S. District Court in Miami seeking a preliminary injunction against Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey.


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31 August, 2021

Google Doodle Celebrates Tokyo 2020 Paralympics In Style

Outlook Web Bureau

Google Doodle has been celebrating Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with a special animated games


15 August, 2021

Independence Day: Google Doodle Celebrates Diversity Of Indian Dance Forms

Outlook Web Desk

The doodle made by Kolkata-based artist Sayan Mukherjee "celebrates India's Independence Day and its cultural traditions forged in centuries of historical progress.


11 August, 2021

Under 18 And Don't Want Your Pic On Image Search? Talk To Google!

Outlook Web Bureau

Google will also ensure that Location History remains off (without the option to turn it on) for accounts of users aged below 18 years.


17 July, 2021

World Emoji Day: Here’s How Tech Giants Such As Google And Facebook Are Revamping Emojis

Outlook Web Bureau

Every year, new emojis are added and at the moment, the next major update, Emoji 14.0 is in the works.


14 July, 2021

Donald Trump Files Suit Against Facebook, Twitter And Google; Here’s Why

Deutsche Welle

The suit, filed at the US Federal District Court in Miami, Florida, seeks to have Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act overturned.


13 July, 2021

Google Fined $592 Million Over Dispute With French News Publishers

Associated Press (AP)

The fine was incurred by Google over a dispute with French publishers who want the company to pay for the use of their news.


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13 July, 2021

Free, Open Internet Under 'Attack': Google Chief Sundar Pichai

Outlook Web Bureau

Pichai also addressed the controversies around tax, privacy and data.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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