Topic: Google

Google is a division of the parent company Alphabet. Google is the world’s biggest search engine with greater than 90% of the world’s total search marketshare. Company’s primary revenue source in advertising through what it calls Google Ads.

Google was started by Sergey Brin and Larry page in the dotcom era of 1999 and went public in 2004. It has been involved in many controversies since than and the biggest of them have been around user piracy and collecting too much information about users and using that data for profit in unethical ways.

Current CEO is Sundar Pichai who hails from India. The latest controversy about the company has been its blacklisting of right wing sites in search results. Prior to that Google+ was shut down out of data leak concerns.

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Leaked Google documents reveal aggressive ‘news blacklist’ and manual manipulation of right wing sites

Google has denied the allegations of manually manipulating the search results.

Media mistakes satirical comments for actual one while reporting downrating of MS Excel by ‘patriotic protestors’

Media houses yet again do not let rationality get into the way of pushing a narrative

Amul issues legal notice to Google India for carrying fraudulent campaigns on fake websites

Amul accused some individuals and organisations of running paid advertisements on Google platform using keywords

How Business Standard misused Google Trends data to show Rahul ahead of Modi

Only with a careful list of filters, I was finally able to get Rahul Gandhi to move ahead of Narendra Modi in Google Trends
Elections 2019 will see PM Modi's 5 years of performance and development pitched against Congress' dynasty politics

Google Trends data shows that Indians hardly have any interest in Rahul Gandhi

Let’s see what Google Trends data tells us about public interest in PM Modi vs Rahul Gandhi. Here is the data for the last 7 days

‘Mandir Yahi Banega’ marker appears on Google Maps, tech giant rushes to fix the ‘issue’

When users searched for Ram Janambhoomi on one of the most widely used apps on the internet,  "Mandir yahi banega" appeared as a point of interest, close to the birthplace of Shri Ram.

Google denies New York Times’ claim of offering exit package, says has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment

Pichai has written that Google has fired 48 people in two years on sexual harassment allegations.

C’mon, India Today! Google is not coming out with a Pixel Mini!

It is unlikely that the technology giant will launch a tiny phone on 9th October event

Indian Railways: The old and creaky behemoth is undergoing large-scale transformation at rapid pace

The Modi govt has untaken the mammoth task and succeeded in it to a large extent

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