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Google is worried that Android growth in India will suffer majorly because of antitrust order
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Google is worried that Android growth in India will suffer majorly because of antitrust order

Google told the Supreme Court of India that the CCI’s antitrust order is overbearing, and will force Google to make far-reaching changes to the Android mobile platform which has been in place for the last 14-15 years.

Google India policy head Archana Gulati resigns, says report
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Google India policy head Archana Gulati resigns, says report

Archana Gulati's resignation comes at a time when Google is facing a series of antitrust cases in India and stricter tech-sector regulations

Google lines up new measures, cybersecurity roadshows, grants to bolster online safety in India
India

Google lines up new measures, cybersecurity roadshows, grants to bolster online safety in India

The company also announced a multilingual user awareness campaign supported by the IT ministry and Digital India Corporation to encourage internet users to adopt better practices for safer digital transactions

'Which team are you on?': Google India shares post on too many tabs, leaves internet in splits
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'Which team are you on?': Google India shares post on too many tabs, leaves internet in splits

Since being shared, the video has collected more than 25,000 likes and several comments. Many people replied to Google saying they would choose – 'Bahut jagah hai'

Google for India 2021: Google Pay to get Bill Split feature, Hinglish language option, MyShop tool
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Google for India 2021: Google Pay to get Bill Split feature, Hinglish language option, MyShop tool

As a part of the company’s Google for India 2021 vision, customers are also getting a pilot Google Assistant-enabled, end-to-end vaccine booking flow in India.

Google moves Delhi High Court against antitrust body CCI following confidential report ‘leak’
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Google moves Delhi High Court against antitrust body CCI following confidential report ‘leak’

By approaching the Delhi HC, Google said it aims to prevent any “further unlawful disclosures” of confidential findings by the Competition Commission of India.

Google teases Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with a custom Tensor processor: All we know so far
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Google teases Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro with a custom Tensor processor: All we know so far

Google has announced that Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will launch in the fall this year.

Google says it received over 27,700 user complaints, removed 59,350 pieces of content in April in India
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Google says it received over 27,700 user complaints, removed 59,350 pieces of content in April in India

Google is among the first large digital platforms to release its monthly compliance report in compliance with the IT rules that came into force from 26 May.

'Kannada ugliest language?' Google search query lands tech giant in row; here's all you need to know
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'Kannada ugliest language?' Google search query lands tech giant in row; here's all you need to know

Sociolinguists believe the attractiveness of a language is determined by how positively we view the native group of speakers of that language

Google I/O 2021 to take place today at 10.30 pm IST: Android 12, Pixel Watch and more expected; How to watch it live
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Google I/O 2021 to take place today at 10.30 pm IST: Android 12, Pixel Watch and more expected; How to watch it live

The updated Android 12 UI is expected to come with a volume slider and new lock screen with larger clock text.

April Fool's Day: Google continues to pause pranks as the world still faces 'serious challenges' during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
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April Fool's Day: Google continues to pause pranks as the world still faces 'serious challenges' during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Volkswagen of America recently pulled an April Fool's Day prank by announcing that it will change its brand name to 'Voltswagen'.

Google aims to be the anti-Amazon of e-commerce; it has a long way to go
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Google aims to be the anti-Amazon of e-commerce; it has a long way to go

Google is trying to present itself as a cheaper and less restrictive option for independent sellers.

Google Play service fees for app developers slashed from 30% to 15%, effective 1 July 2021
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Google Play service fees for app developers slashed from 30% to 15%, effective 1 July 2021

Google further said that for the developers in India who sell digital goods but have not yet integrated with Google Play's billing system, they continue to have time until 21 March 2022.

Google lawsuit for allegedly collecting data on users in incognito mode to continue
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Google lawsuit for allegedly collecting data on users in incognito mode to continue

Google argues users were given enough information about how their activity is tracked in private browsing mode.

Google India teams up with Health Ministry and Gates Foundation for COVID-19 vaccination drive
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Google India teams up with Health Ministry and Gates Foundation for COVID-19 vaccination drive

The company is currently working to roll out accurate information about COVID-19 vaccination centres in the country using Google Search, Google Assistant and Maps.

Google for India 'Women Will' event highlights: Google announces Business Pages on Google Pay
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Google for India 'Women Will' event highlights: Google announces Business Pages on Google Pay

Speakers at the event are expected to share their vision for solving for gender equity so women can benefit from the opportunities of the digital economy.

Google issues new updates to Play Store policies regarding gaming loyalty programs and features
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Google issues new updates to Play Store policies regarding gaming loyalty programs and features

The updated policy considering real-money gambling on play store apps will be effective from 1 March 2021.

Republic Day 2021: Google doodle celebrates 72nd Republic Day with a 'Unity' doodle that showcases diversity
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Republic Day 2021: Google doodle celebrates 72nd Republic Day with a 'Unity' doodle that showcases diversity

The doodle portrays, people from various religious and cultural backgrounds, underlining the diversity of India.

Google removes finance-based mobile applications from Play store after RBI red flag
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Google removes finance-based mobile applications from Play store after RBI red flag

Google says removing the apps reduces the risk of being exposed to deceptive financial products and services.

Google unveils MuRIL tech to boost Indian regional language internet ecosystem
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Google unveils MuRIL tech to boost Indian regional language internet ecosystem

MuRIL will work for more than a dozen Indian languages like Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri etcetera.