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California Gov. Brown signs bill to allow self-driving cars on public streets


September 27th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by BNO News
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday drove in a self-driving Toyota Prius before signing a bill which will allow internet search giant Google and other companies ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Anti-Muslim video can stay on YouTube: US judge (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) A Los Angeles judge has refused to order YouTube to take down a controversial film clip, "The Innocence of Muslims".Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US judge refuses to order YouTube to take down anti-Muslim video


September 21st, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) A Los Angeles judge Thursday refused to order YouTube to take down a controversial film clip, "The Innocence of Muslims".Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Five Indian Americans among Forbes 400 richest


September 20th, 2012 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Five Indian-Americans figure in the Forbes magazine's annual list of the richest people in America with Microsoft Corp chairman Bill Gates retaining his top spot with ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Technology giants form new internet lobby group


September 20th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Amazon and 11 other technology heavyweights have announced that they have formed a lobby group, and vowed to strengthen and protect a free and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Russia may block YouTube over anti-Islam video


September 18th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's communications minister has warned that his country may block access to YouTube over the anti-Islam video that has sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.Nikolai ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US court stays case against Google digital library plan


September 18th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 18 (IANS) A US appeals court has granted a stay on a case filed by the Authors Guild against Google until it decides on a trial court ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google buys Instagram rival Snapseed


September 18th, 2012 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) Following social networking site Facebook's purchase of photo-sharing app Instagram, Google has announced the acquisition of Nik Software, maker of the popular Snapseed photo editing and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Google acquires Nik Software


September 18th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 18 (IANS) Google has announced that it has acquired Nik Software, a German software company behind the popular photo application Snapseed on Apple's iOS platform."We want to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Russian Prosecutors seek ‘Innocence of Muslims’ ban


September 18th, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has declared the controversial film "Innocence of Muslims" extremist and will seek a court ruling to ban the video in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Half a billion Android devices activated: Google


September 13th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 13 (IANS) Google Wednesday announced that 500 million devices running on its Android operating system have been activated so far."Today is a big day for Android... 500 ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

YouTube launches iPhone app with advertisements


September 12th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 12 (IANS) YouTube, the world's largest video-sharing service, has launched a new official application with advertising for Apple's iPhone.According to YouTube's official blog, users of iPhone ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US retailer launches tablet for kids


September 11th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 11 (IANS) Toys "R" Us, a leading toy retailer in the US, has unveiled its own tablet computer specifically designed for kids, intensifying the competition to win ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Saving Mughal-era ponds in Agra


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 9 (IANS) With Agra losing its Mughal-era ponds to builders and a court issuing an order to save them, a citizen's group, using Google Maps and land records, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IT investment region to come up around Hyderabad


September 8th, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 8 (IANS) This information technology hub is expected to witness rapid growth in the IT sector with the setting up of investment region around the city.The central government ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Microsoft launches TV campaign to challenge Google


September 7th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 7 (IANS) Microsoft has launched a nationwide campaign called "Bing It On" in the US, trying to show web users the quality of its Bing search engine ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Court declines plea on blocking of web pages


September 5th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday refused to entertain a plea seeking the quashing of a government notification blocking web pages containing "inflammatory and ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Google India launches premeir SME partner programme


September 5th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Google India Wednesday launched a small and medium enterprise (SME) partner programme to maximize its reach to small businesses across the country and provide them ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Tech-savvy Modi chats live on net


August 31st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, an avid tweeter with almost 900,000 followers on the social networking site, Friday went a step further - becoming the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Indian Angel Network to mentor Kochi start-ups


August 31st, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 31 (IANS) Venture capital group Indian Angel Network (IAN) will mentor budding IT entrepreneurs at the Startup Village in the city.IAN president Padmaja Ruparel and Startup Village chief ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Wipro joins Google’s cloud platform


August 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 27 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Wipro Technologies has joined global search engine Google's cloud platform as its services partner, an official said Monday."As every product or IT service ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Apple awarded $1 bn in patent fight with Samsung


August 25th, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) Apple scored a huge victory as a federal jury in California found rival Samsung guilty of "wilful" violations of a number of Apple's patents and awarded ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Government denies censorship as Twitter agrees to block imposter sites (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) In the wake of widespread discontent on the social media over its decision to block certain Twitter accounts, including that of journalists, the government ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Balance security with internet freedom: US tells India


August 24th, 2012 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Asking India to strike a balance between national security and importance of online freedom, the US has said it stands ready to assist US social media ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Google maps ancient Arctic village


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Google is surfing new places in the remote northern outposts of the Canada's Arctic region with its mapping device, the search engine said in a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Government wants mechanism to prevent social websites’ misuse


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The government is working with social networking websites to create an institutional mechanism to prevent their misuse, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday.He was ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Respect internet freedom, US tells India


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Voicing its support for full freedom of the internet, US has urged India to maintain respect for fundamental freedoms, while probing rumours that have caused ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Mamata airs concern over northeast people’s exodus


August 20th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over the mass exodus of northeastern people from other parts of the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Over 250 websites blocked for triggering northeast panic


August 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) In the wake of morphed images triggering an unprecedented exodus of northeastern people from major cities in other states, the government Monday blocked over ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Chinese firm to send Spanish rover to moon in 2014


August 18th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) A Chinese company will send a Spanish rover to the moon in June 2014, after competing in the Google Lunar X Prize contest, Xinhua reported.According to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Google offers virtual visits to Mexican archaeological sites


August 18th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) Netizens will be able to take virtual strolls through 30 Mexican archaeological sites using Google Mexico's Street View platform, Mexican cultural authorities said.The 360-degree virtual ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese firm to send Spanish robot to moon


August 17th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) China Great Wall Industry Corporation in June 2014 will launch the Spanish robot that is competing in the Google Lunar X Prize contest to the moon.The ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Google doodle celebrates India’s I-Day


August 15th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The latest Google doodle celebrates India's Independence Day.A colourful peacock cranes its neck to form the `G' of the word Google as its bright ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Motorola Mobility to cut 4,000 jobs


August 14th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 14 (IANS) Google has confirmed that Motorola Mobility, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the internet search giant, will cut about 4,000 jobs or 20 percent of its ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Google to cut 4,000 jobs at Motorola Mobility


August 14th, 2012 - 3:00 am ICT by BNO News
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Internet giant Google, Inc. on Monday said it plans to cut approximately 4,000 jobs at telecommunications company Motorola Mobility, which it acquired last year, according to ... Read more...

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