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Google says no India launch for radar-enabled Pixel 4 smartphone

Google will not launch its newest Pixel 4 smartphone in India, the company has said, disappointing consumers with a decision reportedly based on its refusal to disable a feature that uses a radar frequency barred in the South Asian nation. Hours after the Alphabet-owned internet giant unveiled its latest handsets featuring motion-sensing capabilities and a […]

Google to spend further 1 billion euros to build Dutch data centers

AMSTERDAM – Alphabet Inc.’s Google said on Monday it will invest an additional 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion) to build data centers in the Netherlands, including a new facility in Middenmeer. The company had previously said it is spending 1.5 billion euros to build and then expand a data center currently under construction in Eemshaven, […]

Google makes billions from news: study

Washington (AFP) – Google took in some $4.7 billion in revenue in 2018 from “crawling and scraping” news websites without paying publishers, according to an industry-sponsored study released Monday which was disputed by the tech giant and media analysts. The study by the News Media Alliance underscores industry arguments about Google and other online giants […]

Google v Huawei hits millions of smartphone users

Paris (AFP) – Hundreds of millions of smartphone users will be affected by Google’s decision to sever its Android operating system ties with Chinese handset maker Huawei. The decision, in the midst of a US trade war with China, means that Huawei users will start losing access to Google’s proprietary services such as Gmail and […]

Google releases broad core algorithm update

Internet search giant Google announced yesterday that it was updating its search algorithm to improve the results. In a statement, the internet search giant said that some changes are focused around specific improvement and some are broad changes. “Last week, we released a broad core algorithm update. We do this routinely several times per year,” […]

Internet giant Google wants to launch Google Pay Service in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Internet giant Goolge is keen to to launch the Google Pay Launch Service in Pakistan. A Google team called on Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in Islamabad on Wednesday and discussed matters related to social media, e-commerce, digital skills and digital payments.  The visiting team said that Google wants […]

India asks YouTube to remove videos of pilot captured by Pakistan army

India has asked YouTube to take down 11 video links pertaining to Wing Commander Abhinandan, who was captured by Pakistan during an air combat on Wednesday. According to Indian media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has asked the video-sharing website to remove the clips in line with the directive of home ministry. The said […]

Brexit bedlam: May’s EU divorce deal crushed by 230 votes in parliament

LONDON: British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave. Parliament voted 432-202 against her deal, the worst parliamentary defeat for a government in […]

The Big Clean

There is much that needs cleaning up in Pakistan from corruption at every level to solid wastes in many cities and the tendering process for virtually any government contract no matter which party is in power. Much of the cleaning up involves a shift in the national paradigm – like litter, for instance. Much of […]