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Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection

01 January, 2020 10:03 pm 10:03 pm

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based on screening mammograms and showed promise at reducing errors, researchers in the United States and Britain reported. The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, is the latest to show that artificial … Read More


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Google honours Iqbal Bano on her 81st birthday

12 December, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Google is paying tribute to Pakistan’s renowned singer Iqbal Bano with its doodle feature on her 81st birthday on Saturday. The legendary singer was known for her semi-classical Urdu ghazals, songs and classical thumris. She also sang easy-listening numbers in 1950s films. Bano was born in Delhi in 1938, she studied … Read More


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Google warns Turkish partners over new Android phones amid dispute

12 December, 2019 5:30 pm 5:30 pm

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Google has told its Turkish business partners it will not be able to work with them on new Android phones to be released in Turkey, after the Turkish competition board ruled that changes Google made to its contracts were not acceptable. Turkey’s competition authority had fined Google 93 million lira ($17.4 million) … Read More


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Google co-founders step aside as Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet

12 December, 2019 9:12 pm 9:12 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping aside as leaders of the Internet behemoth they founded 21 years ago, ending an extraordinary run that saw them build one of the world’s most valuable and influential companies. Trusted lieutenant Sundar Pichai, who has run the core Google search business since … Read More


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Google Doodle pays tribute to Urdu poet Parveen Shakir’s 67th birthday

11 November, 2019 3:47 pm 3:47 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Google Doodle celebrated Urdu poet Parveen Shakir’s 67th birthday on Sunday. Shakir defied tradition by expressing the female experience realistically in her poems. Writing from a young woman’s perspective, Pakistani poet Parveen Shakir had an exceptionally decorated career. Her distinguished contributions to Urdu poetry earned her one of the highest civil … Read More


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Google bars elections ads from using political leanings, voter data

11 November, 2019 10:23 am 10:23 am

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will stop giving advertisers the ability to target election ads using data such as public voter records and general political affiliations, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. The move coincides with pressure on social media platforms over their handling of political advertising ahead of the US presidential … Read More


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Google antitrust probe to expand into Android

11 November, 2019 11:32 am 11:32 am

(Reuters) – The several dozen attorneys general investigating advertising practices at Alphabet Inc’s Google are planning to expand their antitrust probe into the unit’s flagship Android business, CNBC reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The investigation, led by the Texas attorney general’s office, is known to have focused on Google’s search and … Read More


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Google unveils Pixel 4 phones with radar, more affordable laptop

10 October, 2019 10:17 pm 10:17 pm

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO/BERLIN (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unveiled new Pixel smartphones with higher quality cameras, a radar sensor and faster virtual assistant on Tuesday, but failed to provide enough to set the devices apart from rivals and nix concerns about price. The Pixel 4 phones, in two sizes, headlined a New York press event … Read More


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London court allows mass claim against Google over iPhone data

10 October, 2019 6:18 pm 6:18 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s Court of Appeal gave the go-ahead for action against Google over claims it collected data from more than 4 million iPhone users, overturning a ruling in 2018 that in effect blocked any route to legal redress. The claimants said Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., had illegally accessed details of Apple … Read More


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Imran Khan is second most searched UNGA leader on Google

09 September, 2019 8:53 am 8:53 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan is second the most searched international leaders attending the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Google. According to Google Trends, US President Donald Trump is only ahead of Imran Khan at first place. India is four times larger than Pakistan in terms of … Read More


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Google wins EU fight against ‘right to be forgotten’ worldwide

09 September, 2019 2:40 pm 2:40 pm

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) – Google is not required to apply an EU right to be forgotten to its search engine domains outside Europe, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark decision. The European Court of Justice handed victory to Google in the case, seen as crucial in determining whether EU online regulation should apply … Read More


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US house panel demands emails from Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google

09 September, 2019 2:58 am 2:58 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc, Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google, widening the antitrust probe of Big Tech. The letters seek by Oct 14 internal emails over the last decade from … Read More


Google face competition probe triggered by 50 US states and territories

09 September, 2019 5:08 am 5:08 am

NEW YORK  – Tech giant Google has formally come across an investigation launched by a group of 50 states and territories in the US into its dominance of the online advertising market. The coalition warned that the search giant may be threatening competition and consumers. They also raised concerns over the way Google ranks its … Read More


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Google pays homage to Ruth Pfau on 90th birthday with doodle

09 September, 2019 11:58 am 11:58 am

LAHORE (92 News) – Google is paying homage to renowned German Dr Ruth Pfau, who dedicated her life to eradicate leprosy from Pakistan – on her 90th birthday with doodle today (on September 9). A symbol of selflessness Dr Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau had been hailed as Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’. She first came to Pakistan … Read More


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Facebook, Google distributed political ads on election day: Russia

09 September, 2019 3:22 am 3:22 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Tech giants Google and Facebook had allowed political advertising during Sunday’s regional elections despite being asked to ban such publicity, said Russian state communications watchdog Roskomnadzor. “Such actions can be seen as interference in Russia’s sovereign affairs and hindering the conduct of democratic elections in the Russian Federation”, the watchdog said on … Read More