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Google Unveils $25 Mn Global Grant For NGOs, Social Enterprises Working On Women Empowerment

Google, in partnership with Tata Trusts, had launched the Internet Saathi programme in 2015 to empower women across rural India with digital literacy skills and bridge the digital gender divide.

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Honda To Sell Limited Batch Of Level 3 Self-Driving Cars

Global automakers and tech companies, including Google parent Alphabet Inc's Waymo and Tesla Inc, have been investing heavily in autonomous driving.

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Price Drop Boosts India Buying, Lifts Premiums To Eight-Month High

Google AI research director Zoubin Ghahramani and a company lawyer informed Mitchell's team of her firing on Friday in a meeting called at short notice, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Google's $76 Million Deal With French Publishers Leaves Many Outlets Infuriated

The move infuriated many other French outlets, which deemed it unfair and opaque. Publishers in other countries will scrutinize the French agreement, the highest-profile in the world under Google's new program to provide compensation for news snippets used in search results.

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Australia To Introduce Landmark Google, Facebook Legislation To Parliament Next Week

Google last week launched a platform in Australia offering news it has paid for, striking its own content deals with publishers in a drive to show the proposed legislation is unnecessary.

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Google Opens Paid-For Australia News Platform In Drive To Derail Canberra's Content Payment Law

While Google's public stance on potentially leaving the country remains firm, Australia's Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Google's approach had been "constructive" in recent days during private meetings.

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Alphabet's Google Posts Record Sales As Retailers Shell Out For Ads

Alphabet's 2020 sales growth of 13% was the slowest increase since 2009 when it posted 8.5% growth. Still, matched with spending cuts, Alphabet increased its cash hoard by $17 billion in 2020 to $137 billion.

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Google Closes Fitbit Deal As US, Australia Probes Continue

Google's plan to buy Fitbit raised concerns when it was announced in late 2019 because of its already rich trove of data about people, what they buy, where they travel, and more.

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Google Removes Some IAC Browser Extensions For 'Policy Violations'

Google's investigators found that IAC's browser extensions often promise functions they do not deliver and steer users toward extra ads, the WSJ reported, citing sources and documents.

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UK's Competition Regulator Looking At Formal Investigation Into Google

"We take the matters raised in the complaint very seriously, and will assess them carefully with a view to deciding whether to open a formal investigation under the Competition Act," the CMA said on Monday.

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Google Says It Will Not File Motion To Dismiss US Lawsuit

The two sides said in a short court filing on Friday that Google would refrain from filing a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. It said it would file an answer to the government's complaint before December 21.

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Alphabet Sales Growth Revived As Advertisers Flock Back To Google

Google's billions of users are spending more time online transacting and entertaining themselves this year as they try to avoid the virus.

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Microsoft Beats Sales Estimates As Azure Growth Ticks Upward

Revenue growth for Azure, the company's flagship cloud computing business, was 48%, up from 47% in the previous quarter and ahead of Wall Street estimates of 43.45%

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Reliance Jio To Roll Out 100 Million Low-Cost Phones By December

The phones, which will be bundled with data packs, could be launched in December 2020 or early next year

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Australian Regulator Sues Google Over Expanded Personal Data Use

The regulator said this practice allowed the Alphabet Inc unit to link the names and other ways to identify consumers with their behaviour elsewhere on the internet.

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