Free Press Journal
  • There’s a place for you at Google: Google CEO Sundar Pichai to girls

    San Francisco: After reportedly cancelling a town hall meeting to allay the fears over an anti-diversity manifesto, Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai finally addressed a coding event for girls on the campus. “I want you to know there’s a place for you in this industry. There’s a place for you at Google. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You belong here, and we need you,” said a report in The Verge on Friday, quoting

  • Google offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat

    San Francisco : Search engine giant Google had offered $30 billion to buy Snap Inc — the parent company of popular messaging app Snapchat — in 2016 and a similar offer is still open, a media report said. Google had held informal dialogue with Snap and floated an offer of $30 billion before the latter’s last funding round, said the report. Snap’s CEO Evan Spiegel, who is widely considered as being independent,

  • Teenager falsely claims to have been hired by Google

    Chandigarh: A teenager falsely claimed to have been hired by Google at a package of Rs 1.44 crore, prompting the Chandigarh Education Department to hold an inquiry into the matter. GMSSS principal Indra Beniwal told PTI today, “I have submitted all the necessary documents and proof to the Director, Education who has ordered an inquiry.” Harshit Sharma, who completed his 12th standard with IT stream last year from the government school here,

  • Robots tackle extremist videos better: Google

    San Francisco: Google has said that its artificial intelligence (AI)-driven robots are more accurate than humans in identifying and blocking the extremist videos online. According to a report in The Telegraph on Tuesday, Google claimed that its robots flag three in four offensive videos from YouTube even before they are reported by users. “With over 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube every minute, finding and taking action on violent extremist content

  • Jio phone: Idea flags net neutrality worries; to launch its own handset

    Mumbai :  Idea Cellular has flagged net neutrality concerns about Reliance Jio’s proposed 4G phones, saying it will only allow the apps of the operator’s choice and that it will also launch a slightly expensive handset as a counter to it.

  • Google adds SOS Alerts to search results, maps

    San Francisco: To help its users gather information about unfolding natural, man-made or humanitarian disasters, Google has added SOS Alerts to its search results and maps tools.

  • Twitter testing feature to report fake news, offensive content

    San Francisco: In the ongoing battle against rampant abuse on its platform, microblogging site Twitter is working to add a new feature that would let users flag tweets that contain misleading, false or harmful information, the media reported. Twitter is still testing the feature and if released could look like a tab appearing in a drop-down menu alongside tweets, The Washington Post reported recently.

  • EU fines Google $2.7 billion for abusing search monopoly

    London: The European Union on Tuesday slapped technology giant Google with a record fine of 2.42 billion euros or $2.7 billion for breaching European Union (EU) antitrust rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search.

  • Google faces $1.1 billion from EU over search engine dominance

    London: Accused of manipulating its search engine results to favour its new shopping service, search engine Google may face a record-breaking fine from Brussels of nearly $1.1 billion, media reported on Friday.

  • Google poaches Indian-origin chip architect from Apple

    San Francisco: Google has hired Indian-origin chip architect Manu Gulati, who was working with Apple for the last eight years in a key role, to build its own chips for the upcoming Pixel phones, media reports said. According to a report in Variety, Gulati had been spearheading Apple’s chip development and has now joined Google.

  • Elon Musk threatens to leave White House advisory councils

    Washington : Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said that if President Donald Trump follows through on pulling the US out of the Paris climate-change agreement, he would “have no choice” but to stop advising the White House, the media reported.

  • Google marks ICC Champions Trophy with its addictive doodle

    New Delhi: Don’t try the new Google Doodle, if you have some important work to do. Today marks the start of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy cricket tournament and to get you in the mood, Google has made an interactive cricket game, which is insanely addictive.

  • Mumbai: When supercop Google caught a killer!

    Mumbai: Siddhant Ganore, who stabbed his mother to death on May 24, would have been roaming freely if he hadn’t committed a cardinal mistake. Being a cop’s son, he knew carrying a mobile was never a good idea when on the run. So, he fled Mumbai without a cell phone.

  • ‘Android O’ beta released, Android OS now on 2 bn active devices

    New Delhi: Affirming its dominance in the tech world with announcing beta version of “Android O” operating system, Google is celebrating the milestone of reaching two billion monthly active Android devices globally. On the first day of its annual I/O conference at its Mountain View headquarters in San Francisco late on Wendesday, Google said “Android O” — that will be released later this year — would bring more fluid experiences to the