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YouTube acquired Indian video e-Commerce platform Simsim
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YouTube acquired Indian video e-Commerce platform Simsim

New Delhi, Jul 20th, 2021: YouTube said it will acquire Indian video e-commerce platform Simsim, as part of its efforts to help small businesses and retailers in India reach new customers. The detail of the transactions has not been disclosed. "We are taking another step to help viewers discover and buy products from local businesses, we have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Simsim and expect to complete the transaction in the coming weeks," Google said in a blogpost. There will be no immediate changes to Simsim and the app will continue operating independently, it added. YouTube is working on ways to showcase Simsim offers to YouTube viewers. In a joint statement, Simsim co-founders Amit Bagaria, Kunal Suri, and Saurabh Vashishtha said, "The platform was started to he...
Now Anyone can use Google Workspace
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Now Anyone can use Google Workspace

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 14, 2021-- Google announced a series of updates that build upon its vision to deliver a single, integrated communication and collaboration solution to everyone via Google Workspace. Now, all of the company's three billion-plus existing users across consumer, enterprise, and education have access to the full Google Workspace experience, including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Meet and more. Google Workspace is also launching Workspace Individual, a powerful, easy-to-use solution that was built to help individual business owners grow, run, and protect their business. This new subscription offering provides premium capabilities, including smart booking services, professional video meetings and personalized email marketing, with much more...
Facebook blocks News Sharing in Australia
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Facebook blocks News Sharing in Australia

Canberra, Feb 19th, 2021: Social media giant Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news on its social media after the Australian govt move to make a law to pay for news. A move by facebook criticized by a Australian minister who called it “an assault on a sovereign nation” and abuse of power. Australia's government condemned the decision, which also prevented some government communications, including messages about emergency services, as well as some commercial pages. The digital platforms fear that what's happening in Australia will become an expensive precedent that larger countries will follow. Facebook took drastic action because the House of Representatives passed legislation that would make Facebook and Google pay for Australian journalism, said Treasurer Josh Frydenb...
Google wins EU antitrust nod for $2.1 billion Fitbit deal
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Google wins EU antitrust nod for $2.1 billion Fitbit deal

17th December 2020: Alphabet's Google won EU antitrust approval on December 17 for its $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit after agreeing on restrictions on how it will use customers' health-related data. The deal had triggered criticism from privacy advocates on both sides of the Atlantic, consumer organisations and Google rivals about the company's market power and the use of people's health data in targeted advertising. Fitbit, once the leader in the wearable devices market, has lost market share to Apple, Xiaomi, Samsung and Huawei in recent years. The European Commission said it had agreed concessions with Google, valid for 10 years with the possibility of another 10-year extension, addressing competition concerns, confirming a Reuters story in October. Google will store Fitbit u...
Fylamynt Raises $6.5 Million from Google
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Fylamynt Raises $6.5 Million from Google

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 4, 2020-- Fylamynt, a cloud automation platform raises $6.5 million in seed funding. Fylamynt allows cloud engineering teams to build, run and analyze automation workflows securely for any cloud with little to no code. The seed round is led by Gradient Ventures, Google's AI-focused fund, with additional investment from Mango Capital and Point72 Ventures. The cost of operations is still very high in Fortune 1000 enterprises with application downtime costing an estimated $1.25 to $2.5 billion per year and the average cost per hour for critical application failures is $500,000 to $1 million.  Cofounders Dr. Pradeep Padala, Dr. Xiaoyun Zhu and David L...
The Story behind Paytm App delisting from Google Play Store
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The Story behind Paytm App delisting from Google Play Store

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Note: The article was written by Paytm Team on its blog first and we copied the article and published it here. The article represents their side of views. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Suddenly UPI cashback is called an “Online Casino” by Google. On Friday, 18 September 2020, India’s most preferred payments and financial services app – Paytm w...
Paytm Launches its Own App Mini Store after Google Hit
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Paytm Launches its Own App Mini Store after Google Hit

New Delhi, 5th Oct 2020: India's leading payment app Paytm has launched its own mini-app store to support local app developers after Google ban its payment app without sending an official email to the company. Paytm being temporarily removed from Google’s Play Store on 18th September for violating developer guidelines. Also, Google proposes a 30% commission from the Indian app developers through its in-app billing system but facing backlash Google delays this decision to April 2022. Paytm in its official statement said, the mini-app store will help developers take their products to the masses and is providing listing and distribution of these mini-apps within its app. More than 300 apps, including Decathlon, Ola, Rapido, Netmeds, 1MG, Domino’s Pizza, FreshMenu, NoBroker, have joi...
Google Launched Verified Calls Phone App
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Google Launched Verified Calls Phone App

Search giant Google has announced Verified Calls feature for its Phone app.  The company said in its blog post that Verified Calls aims to solve this problem by showing the caller’s name, logo, the reason for calling and a verification symbol indicating the business has been authenticated by Google. This is done in a secure way and Google doesn’t collect or store any personally identifiable information after verification. The reason to launch this phone app is a 2019 FTC report found that phone calls were the number one way people reported being contacted by scammers. While most people said they hung up on those calls, those who lost money reported a median loss of $1,000. Spam and scam calls erode trust in businesses and increase costs to consumers. Google Verified Calls will in...
Google Discontinue Pixel 4 Model
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Google Discontinue Pixel 4 Model

Aug 7th, 2020:  Google discontinues its flagship smartphone model Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL in less than a year. The company said it has sold its inventory and completed sales of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL. Pixel 4 series will continue to get software and security updates for at least 3 years from the device first became available on the Google Store. The cost of Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL was $799+ & $899+. Last year in October, Google launched Pixel 4 at its event Made by Google 2019 in New York City. The smartphone was powered by Snapdragon 855 processor with 6GB of RAM, which was the first time Google increased RAM since launching the Pixel line in 2016. Both series have 64 or 128GB of storage. The smartphone was available in Just Black, Clearly White, and a bold Oh So Orang...
Google acquires 6.6% ownership in ADT for $450 million
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Google acquires 6.6% ownership in ADT for $450 million

BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 03, 2020-- Internet giant Google to invest $450 million to acquire 6.6% ownership in ADT. ADT, a leading provider of security and smart home solutions, and Google are entering into a long-term partnership to create the next generation of smart home security offerings. The partnership will combine Google’s award-winning Nest hardware with ADT’s trusted security, professional installation, and monitoring service to create a fully integrated set of devices, software and services for the secure smart home. The partnership will integrate Google’s hardware and services and ADT’s DIY and professionally installed smart home security solutions to innovate the residential and small business security industry. The future ADT + Google helpful home security solutio...
Wipro Selects Google Cloud to Advance its Digital Transformation Strategy
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Wipro Selects Google Cloud to Advance its Digital Transformation Strategy

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 28, 2020-- Wipro Limited, a leading global IT services company announced that it has selected Google Cloud as the cloud provider for its enterprise-wide SAP footprint. The engagement will bring SAP applications and workloads to the cloud to support Wipro's 180,000-plus employees. This latest collaboration solidifies the strategic relationship between the companies as they roll out two major initiatives across Wipro's global organization. Transforming to an Intelligent Enterprise with SAP S/4HANA and Google Cloud Wipro will modernize and transform its core ERP system to SAP's flagship S/4HANA and migrate the SAP workloads onto Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Wipro will leverage the advanced intelligent ERP from SAP, along with the flexibility and scalabili...
Google invests $4.5 billion for 7.7% stake in Jio platforms
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Google invests $4.5 billion for 7.7% stake in Jio platforms

Mumbai 15th July 2020: Google acquired a 7.7 percent stake of India's leading online company Jio platforms for $4.5 billion, adding to a series of large U.S. investments into an India based online venture that has nearly 400 million users in India. The global search leader is acquiring 7.7% of the fast-growing internet unit for 337.4 billion rupees, Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani said in a Reliance AGM event. Google, whose Android software runs on most smartphones, will help Jio create an entry-level, affordable mobile device, he added. Google joins rival Facebook Inc., which recently invested $5.7 billion toward a 9% stake of Jio. Total 14 investment came in Reliance Jio in the last two months which includes chipmakers Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc etc. Jio is a highly pref...