Tag Archives: Google

Android Confidential: Just how big is that notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL anyway?

The notch. By now it’s become a fairly commonplace feature on premium phones. Even some budget handsets are starting to get in on the act. But the Google Pixel 3 XL reignites the notch frenzy. Why? Because it’s so damn big. Google didn’t just add a normal screen cutout to the top of its latest flagship phone, it added the ... Read More »

Google Cloud Partners With GitHub on Software Development

Google has announced a partnership with Microsoft-owned GitHub to make a crucial element of modern software development, Continuous Integration, fast and easy. As part of the new collaboration, GitHub, a major software development platform, is getting connected to Google’s Cloud Build, the company’s new CI/Continuous Delivery (CD) platform “Together, we will provide fast, frictionless, and convenient Continuous Integration (CI) for any repository on GitHub, ... Read More »

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter Join Data Transfer Project

To help billions of users manage their data and help them transfer that into and out of online services without privacy issues, four tech giants – Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter – on Friday announced to join the open source initiative called Data Transfer Project (DTP). In the early stages at the moment, the Data Transfer Project will help users of one service to use ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL Available With Down Payment Starting at Rs. 10,599 With Airtel Rs. 2,799 Postpaid Plan

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel 2 (64GB) available at Rs. 10,599 down payment Pixel 2 XL (128GB) available at Rs. 22,599 down payment The offer includes Airtel’s Rs. 2,799 postpaid plan Airtel has announced that it will sell the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL via its online store. While the handsets are available across various channels, Airtel has introduced the two smartphones on its online store ... Read More »

Google Said to Face EU Antitrust Fine Over Android in July

  Google is expected to be hit with a second EU antitrust fine in mid-July for using its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, three people familiar with the matter said. The European Commission, which has been investigating the case involving the unit of Alphabet since 2015, could issue its decision in the week of July 9, although the timing ... Read More »

EU GDPR Rollout: Complaints Against Google, Facebook Under New Privacy Law

A group that campaigns for data protection rights in Europe says it’s filed legal complaints against Google, Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp over the way they obtain users’ consent under new EU privacy rules – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Starting Friday, companies that collect or process the personal information of EU residents must comply with new rules that protect the privacy of people’s data. The group NOYB.EU ... Read More »

Twitter Migrates Some Infrastructure to Google Cloud

HIGHLIGHTS Twitter moved some infrastructure for better data management Hadoop from Apache is an open-source software for organising Big Data Hadoop compute system is the core of Twitter’s data platform Twitter will move some of its core infrastructure to Google’s Cloud Platform for better data management, the company has announced. “We are excited to announce that we are working with Google Cloud to ... Read More »

Google Pixel 3: The best is on its way already?

It was just last week that I had written about Samsung having “a foot in the mouth” kind of a situation every time they want to launch a phone. This time around it’s Google that has “accidentally” given a strong hint of a new phone making its way to the marketplace. Reported by the XDA-Developers, Google published a new commit ... Read More »

New German Minister to Challenge Google, Facebook’s Presentation of News

Germany’s incoming minister with responsibility for digital policy says she will push social media giants to make users’ information feeds more diverse and timely to avoid creating “echo chambers” for the like-minded. Companies such as Facebook have come under pressure from regulators around the world as evidence has emerged of how the recirculation of a particular selection of news and views on ... Read More »

Google Pixel 2 and iPhone 7 at Rs. 39,999, ‘Biggest Ever’ iPhone X Sale, and More Mobile Deals in Flipkart Sale

HIGHLIGHTS Pixel 2 offer includes a flat discount, apart from a card-based discount Flipkart’s Big Shopping Days sale will be held from Thursday There will also be discounts on iPhone 7 and Xiaomi Mi A1 The Google Pixel 2 is the company’s latest offering in the premium smartphone segment but the steep pricing has been putting off a lot of prospective buyers, ... Read More »