Google’s Sleep API will Help Save Phone Battery

Google’s Sleep API will Help Save Phone Battery

According to a report Google Sleep API is being made publicly available, and this will allow sleep tracking apps on Android smartphones use less power to detect sleep patterns, the tech company said. The Sleep API will be built right into Google Play Services, and will centralise sleep detection processing. It is one the Activity […]

Australia passes law making Facebook and Google pay for news

The legislation could provide a framework for other countries looking to address platforms’ dominant position. Australia’s parliament passed landmark legislation on Thursday requiring global technology giants to pay for the news content shared on their platforms, in a move that is being closely watched around the world. The law was passed after a last-gasp deal […]

Australian broadcaster Nine in Google media deal as new laws near

Google reportedly agrees to pay Nine more than $23m a year for its media products in the latest of such deals as Parliament prepares content fee laws. Publisher and broadcaster Nine Entertainment Co Holdings Ltd has agreed on a content-licencing deal with Google, according to one of its newspapers, the second large Australian media outlet […]

Copyright spat: Google to pay $76m to French news publishers

Documents reviewed by Reuters news agency show Google is ready to pay $22m each year to 121 French news publications. Alphabet Inc’s Google has agreed to pay $76m over three years to a group of French news publishers to end a more than year-long copyright spat, documents seen by Reuters news agency show, a deal […]

‘Mate! No Google?’ Australia faces life without key search engine

Imagine a world without Google, the search engine so pervasive it’s the starting point for more than five billion queries a day. That’s the reality facing Australia, where the tech giant is threatening to unplug its homepage in a standoff with the government. Google opposes a planned law that would force the company and Facebook […]

Google launches platform in Australia with news it has paid for

The News Showcase platform offers news that Google has paid for through its own content agreements with publishers, as part of its campaign to show that legislation to force it to pay news outlets for content is unnecessary. Tech giant Google on Friday launched a platform in Australia offering news it has paid for, striking […]

Alphabet shares leap as Google beats estimates, but Cloud lags

Alphabet’s Cloud unit is losing $5.6bn a year, and the company has faced questions over whether it can spin the cash from its successful advertising business into a profitable new venture. Alphabet Inc on Tuesday beat fourth-quarter sales expectations as advertising customers unleashed budgets for the holidays, and the Google owner disclosed for the first time […]

Google Startup is launching a school. Read Details – Urdu News

Reports Google today launched a startup school that will offer a series of free, hands-on virtual courses for startup founders and their teams across Asia Pacific. Combining business goals with Matrix to run data-driven companies, the program hopes to equip leaders with start-ups and scale-up tools and expertise. The training, which runs two to three […]

Google to spend $3.8m to settle claims of underpaying women

The allegations came up in a routine compliance audit several years ago as Google was a tech supplier to the US government. Alphabet Inc’s Google will spend $3.8m, including $2.6m in back pay, to settle allegations that it underpaid women and unfairly passed over women and Asians for job openings, the United States Department of […]

Google backs Biden immigration plan, aids US ‘Dreamer’ programme

US President-elect Biden plans to reform immigration after Trump’s curbs on foreign workers that have hurt tech firms. Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would support President-elect Joe Biden’s efforts to pass a new United States immigration law and would help cover application fees for immigrants seeking lawful work under a threatened government programme. Google said […]

Google employees form union in rare move for a US tech giant

Employees of Google and its parent company Alphabet announced on Monday that they have formed a new union, saying executives have dismissed workplace concerns for too long. Employees of Google and parent company Alphabet Inc announced the creation of a union on Monday, escalating years of confrontation between workers and management of the internet giant. […]

Google to lift post-election political ad ban

YouTube will also begin removing content that alleges election fraud, as tech companies aim to police misinformation. Google will lift its temporary ban on election-related advertisements on December 10, it said on Wednesday. Google’s pause of election ads, which came into effect after polls closed in the United States presidential election on November 3, was […]

In partial victory, Google and Facebook win Australia concession

Draft legislation would require the firms to pay Australian publishers for displaying their news content, a world first. Google and Facebook Inc. won a key concession in Australia as the government unveiled details of a world-first law to force the digital giants to pay to display news articles. The legislation, introduced to Australia’s parliament on […]

Australia pushes plan to force Facebook, Google to pay for news

Australia finalised plans on Tuesday to make Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google pay its media outlets for news content, a world-first move aimed at protecting independent journalism that has been strongly opposed by the internet giants. Under laws to go to parliament this week, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Big Tech firms must negotiate […]

UK to hit Google and Facebook with tougher competition rules

The concentration of power in a small number of tech firms is curtailing growth and reducing innovation, says the UK’s digital secretary. The United Kingdom will impose a new competition regime next year to prevent Google and Facebook using their dominance to push out smaller firms and disadvantage consumers. The code will be enforced by […]

US to file landmark anti-trust lawsuit against Google #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The US Justice Department is expected to sue search giant Google on Tuesday for allegedly violating antitrust laws, sources tell Bloomberg. The U.S. Justice Department is poised to sue Alphabet Inc.’s Google Tuesday for allegedly violating antitrust laws by abusing its power as the world’s largest search engine, according to a person familiar with the […]