Google and Jio jointly develop affordable smartphone JioPhone Next

28 Jun 2021

JioPhone Next comes with breakthrough premium capabilities, including language and translation features, a great camera, and support for the latest Android and security updates that are unlikely for an affordable smartphone and will be available from 10 September 2021

Google backs India's IT rules as WhatsApp, Twitter fume at regulation

28 May 2021

In a virtual conference with select reporters from the Asia Pacific, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company respects the legislative processes, and in cases where it needs to push back, it does so

Google revives plan for Australia news portal amidst row over payment for content

28 Jan 2021

Google threatens to shut search engine in Australia over govt move to force it pay for local content

25 Jan 2021

Google launches `Google News Showcase’; to pay publishers for content

01 Oct 2020

Australia wants to force Google and Facebook to share advertising revenue with local media groups while European groups see Google’s News Showcase as another product to dictate terms and conditions

Indian tech firms join to fight Google’s app store monopoly: report

01 Oct 2020

Google has demanded that starting next year developers with their app on its Play Store must give the company 30 per cent share of all app-related payments

Google to end its free Wi-Fi programme

18 Feb 2020

Alphabet reports $10.7 bn 2019 net income on revenues of $46.1 bn

04 Feb 2020

Alphabet’s investments in deep computer science, including artificial intelligence, ambient computing and cloud computing, provide a strong base for continued growth and new opportunities, says CEO Sundar Pichai

Google wants US Fed to emulate India’s UPI for its RTGS system

16 Dec 2019

Larry Page and Sergey Brin step down; Pichai to head Google and Alphabet

04 Dec 2019

“There is no one that we have relied on more since Alphabet was founded, and no better person to lead Google and Alphabet into the future,” Larry Page and Sergey Brin stated in a letter they wrote about the transition at

Online complaint system used by Google and Twitter is like the 'Wild West'

15 May 2019

CCI to probe Google’s alleged abuse of Android to block rivals: report

10 May 2019

Google pushes online gaming industry with its Stadia

26 Mar 2019

Instead of a console, Google’s Stadia would use a cloud platform to do all the processing online, with the devices requiring only a fast internet connection

European Commission hits Google with $1.7 bn antitrust fine

20 Mar 2019

The latest fine on Google, for allegedly forcing customers of its AdSense business to sign contracts barring rival search engines, takes total EU fine on Google over the last three years to $9.3 billion

US House grills Sundar Pichai on `idiot’-Trump link in Google search

13 Dec 2018

The questioning by the House Judiciary Committee came after Trump’s multiple tweets accusing Google’s search engine of promoting negative news articles about him, implying political bias as well

Google data shows public interest in conservation is rising

20 Nov 2018

Google India FY18 turnover up 29% at Rs9,338 cr

12 Oct 2018

Google Tez is now Google Pay, to offer instant bank loans

29 Aug 2018

The development puts Google in direct conflict with Paytm, which is currently India’s largest digital payments company with 150 million app downloads reported

Employees warn Google against China search engine plan

17 Aug 2018

US senators quiz Google about Chinese search engine plans

06 Aug 2018

Seeking details about a reported plan to develop a censored Chinese version of the Google search engine, a bipartisan group of six US Senators have said the unconfirmed project “risks making Google complicit in human rights abuses”

Google plans censored version of search engine for China, claims report

02 Aug 2018

Google, FB, Microsoft, Twitter join hands for Data Transfer Project

21 Jul 2018

Google says the project will let users ‘transfer data directly from one service to another, without needing to download and re-upload it’, with Microsoft adding that ‘portability and interoperability are central to cloud innovation and competition

Google fined record $5bn in Europe over Android platform

18 Jul 2018

While there is no force on owners of Android smart phones or tablets to use the platform, it is not easy to download games or other apps – or services from Google’s competitors – offered by third-party developers without that

Google AI’s medical predictions prove more accurate than doctors’

19 Jun 2018

Google’s Medical Brain team is now training its artificial intelligence capabilities to predict the death risk among hospital patients — and its early results show it has slightly higher accuracy than a hospital’s own warning system

Google bets $550 million on Chinese e-commerce firm

18 Jun 2018

Google has been rapidly expanding its e-commerce business, partnering with Costco, Target, and Walmart and promoting products through the Google Assistant and Google Shopping