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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


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

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Google target of new US antitrust probe by state attorneys general

09 September, 2019 9:01 am 9:01 am

(Reuters) – More than 30 US state attorneys general are readying an investigation into Alphabet Inc’s Google for potential antitrust violations, a source knowledgeable about the probe said. Texas leads the group of 30-plus attorneys general, which plans to announce the probe on Sept 9, the source said. Google said that it was cooperating with … Read More

Google marks Independence Day with Pakistani flag doodle

08 August, 2019 2:44 pm 2:44 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Tech giant Google has marked Pakistan’s 73rd Independence Day with a doodle featuring the national flag. The doodle has been rendered in national colours on account of the occasion. “The historic event is celebrated on this day through religious ceremonies, parades and official government functions. In Islamabad, traditional commemorations begin at … Read More

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Apple’s AirPods will not escape Trump’s China tariffs

08 August, 2019 10:22 am 10:22 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Apple Inc’s AirPods, Apple Watch and HomePod, which have helped the company offset waning sales of its bestselling iPhone this year, are not included in a temporary reprieve on tariffs by the Trump administration and will face a 10% levy on Sept 1. The administration said on Tuesday that some major … Read More

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Google pledges carbon-neutral shipping, recycled plastic for all devices

08 August, 2019 8:47 am 8:47 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s  Google announced that it would neutralize carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by next year and include recycled plastic in each of its products by 2022. The new commitments step up the competition among tech companies aiming to show consumers and governments that they are curbing the environmental toll … Read More


Apple, Google temporarily stop employees playing back voice recordings

08 August, 2019 6:14 am 6:14 am

NEW YORK – Apple and Google are temporarily stopping workers listening to voice recordings captured by smart speakers and virtual assistants. It follows a Guardian report that third-party contractors used by Apple had heard people having sex and discussing private medical information. Siri and other services can activate in error after wrongly picking up sounds they mishear … Read More

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Google blocks websites certified by DarkMatter

08 August, 2019 8:36 am 8:36 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google has blacklisted websites approved by a United Arab Emirates-based security company DarkMatter after Reuters reports tied the firm to a state hacking operation. Google said last week on a public discussion board that its Chrome and Android browsers would mark as unsafe all websites that had been certified by … Read More

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US lawmakers take jabs at Amazon, Big Tech in antitrust hearing

07 July, 2019 10:35 am 10:35 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lawmakers on the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel pressed an executive from Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday about allegations that it competed against its own sellers and pushed them to buy advertising and fulfillment services. Legislators also demanded explanations from Apple Inc about charges for apps and in-app purchases, Facebook Inc for its … Read More