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#MeToo: Google reforms sexual misconduct rules

Google bowed to one of the protesters’ main demands by dropping mandatory arbitration of all sexual misconduct cases Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture. CEO Sundar Pichai spelled out the […]

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Indian students bag US award for developing innovative app to check air quality index levels

A team of Delhi-based engineering college students has won a competition by US’ prestigious Marconi Society for developing an innovative mobile application that estimates the quality of air in one’s neighbourhood by analysing the images taken by a smartphone camera. The application developed by Tanmay Srivastava, Kanishk Jeet and Prerna Khanna of Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College […]

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Google Books

Google Books is a service from Google Inc. Google has partnered with a number of magazine publishers to digitise their archives. It hosts over 25 million scanned books. Why it’s fun: ** Summary: Displays analytical information regarding each book such as a word map of the most used words and phrases, a selection of pages, […]

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Google fired 48 employees for sexual misconduct: CEO Sundar Pichai

Google fired 48 employees, including 13 senior managers, over sexual harassment claims since 2016, CEO Sundar Pichai has revealed, asserting that the tech giant was taking an “increasingly hard line” on “inappropriate conduct” by people in positions of authority. This was in response to a report that Android creator Andy Rubin received a whopping $90 […]

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How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’

Rubin was one of three executives that Google protected over the past decade after they were accused of sexual misconduct. Google gave Andy Rubin, the creator of Android mobile software, a hero’s farewell when he left the company in October 2014. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Larry Page, Google’s […]

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Google testing Explore interface on Chrome

Google testing ‘Explore’ interface on Chrome Google is reportedly testing a new content discovery interface in the Chrome browser’s new tab page called “Explore”, which users can access on Android by enabling an experimental flag. According to a report by tech website Android Police, the interface is in its early stages, and contains a large […]

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Google engineer held for stealing Rs. 10,000

A 24-year-old engineer working with Google has been arrested for stealing Rs. 10,000 from the handbag belonging to a conference participant at a five-star hotel in Delhi a month ago, the police said Wednesday. Garvit Sahni, a resident of Ambala in Haryana, confessed to stealing the money to spend on his girlfriend. Source: Read Full […]

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WhatsApp builds system to store payments data in India

Mobile messaging platform WhatsApp on Tuesday said it has built a system that stores payments-related data in India, in line with RBI’s data localisation policy.  The Reserve Bank of India, in a circular in April, had said all system providers will have to ensure that the entire data relating to payment systems operated by them […]