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Indian Publishers Ask Google To Pay For Using Their Content

Feb 25, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) on Thursday asked Google to compensate Indian newspapers for using their content.

Google Fires AI Manager Margaret Mitchell Who Protested Timnit Gebru's Sacking

Feb 20, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The firing comes a month after Mitchell also vented on Twitter about the handling of her former colleague, Timnit Gebru, who parted ways with Google late last year.


Australia PM Scott Morrison Urges Facebook To Lift Blockade On News, Calls It ‘Threat’

The blockade has escalated a fight with the government over whether powerful tech companies should have to pay news organizations for content.

Australians Blocked From Accessing News On Facebook After Proposal Of New Law

Feb 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The Australian Parliament is debating proposed laws that would make the two platforms strike deals to pay for Australian news.


Google To Pay $1.3 Million Fine 'Misleading' Rankings For French Hotels

The French government launched an investigation upon receiving complaints from hoteliers about Google's rankings to monitor the nature of information present on the platform

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12 February, 2021

UP Police Book Google's Sundar Pichai, Others; Drop Names From FIR Later

Outlook Web Bureau

Sundar Pichai and three other top officials at Google were booked after an FIR was lodged by a local resident over defamatory video against PM Modi


26 January, 2021

Google Celebrates 72nd Republic Day With Doodle Showcasing India's Diversity

Outlook Web Bureau

Google has a tradition of making iconic doodles to mark significant and historic events and has portrayed this occasion several times in previous years.


22 January, 2021

Apple, Google Cheer For Joe Biden's Immigration Reforms

Outlook Web Bureau

Apple CEO Tim Cook welcomed President Biden's 'commitment to pursuing comprehensive immigration reform that reflects the American values of justice, fairness and dignity'.


22 January, 2021

Google Threatens To Remove Search Engine In Australia If Made To Pay For News Content

Associated Press (AP)

Facebook also opposes the rules and has threatened to remove news stories from its site in Australia.


14 January, 2021

Google Removes Personal Loan Apps From Play Store For Violating User Safety Policies

Outlook Web Bureau

Google did not disclose the names of the apps removed.


12 January, 2021

Twitter, Facebook, Amazon Feel Impact Of Action Against Donald Trump

Associated Press (AP)

Twitter's stock ended the day down 6.4 per cent after the company on Friday permanently shut down Trump's account


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18 December, 2020

38 States File Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Google

Associated Press (AP)

The lawsuit, announced by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, was filed in federal court in Washington, DC by states represented by bipartisan attorneys general.


17 December, 2020

Texas Attorney General Suing Google Over Alleged Anti-Competitive Ad Tech Practices

PTI

The suit accuses Google of abusing its market power to rig auctions for placing ads and drive up online advertising pricing.


10 December, 2020

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Apologises For Timnit Gebru's Exit, Says Will Review Abrupt Departure

Associated Press (AP)

Sundar Pichai told Google employees that the tech company is beginning a review of the circumstances leading up to Black computer scientist Timnit Gebru's exit.


09 December, 2020

PIL For Regulating Techfin Firms Like FB, Google, Amazon; HC Seeks Centre, RBI Stand

PTI

Techfin entities are technology, telecommunications or e-commerce companies which have entered the financial sector to provide financial services and need to be regulated.


05 December, 2020

Artificial Intelligence Scholar Timnit Gebru’s Exit From Google Raises Ethics, Bias Concerns

Associated Press (AP)

Gebru was instrumental in improving Google's public image as a company that elevates Black computer scientists and questions harmful uses of AI technology.


02 December, 2020

IITs Beat Pandemic Blues: Record Job Offers, High Salary Packages In Placement Drives

PTI

With a record high in pre-placement offers, many students have already bagged offers as high as Rs 1.54 crore from international companies.


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09 November, 2020

Google Under Panel Scanner For 'Unfair Business Practices'

PTI

Google Pay is a popular digital payments platform while Google Play is the app store on its Android ecosystem.


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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.

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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.

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