Google AdWords will no longer have the facility of disabling close variants for keywords from September 2014. Close variants are keywords which are close to exact match – and are there ... Continue_Reading
Google and Yahoo are making a mobile number mandatory, for new signups for their email addresses, according to a PTI story, in a bid to address spam. This appears to ... Continue_Reading
Amit Agarwal, Head of Content Operations for YouTube in South and South East Asia has resigned, MediaNama had learned from reliable sources. A Google India spokesperson has confirmed Agarwal’s departure. ... Continue_Reading

Google India adds 76 new Heritage Sites to Street View

Google India extended their partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) by adding 360-degree panoramic images of 76 new heritage sites to Google Maps. Additionally, 30 exhibitions of arts and ... Continue_Reading
Around 40% of the traffic that Kannada daily Udayavani gets online is coming from Facebook, Ravi Hegde, Group Editor of Udayavani said at the #NAMA event “The Digital Future of ... Continue_Reading
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary enquiry against Google, over a complaint filed by Survey of India on Google’s Mapathon mapping contest last year, reports PTI. Responding to ... Continue_Reading

Google Maps now in Hindi on Android and desktop

Search giant Google today announced the launch of Google Maps in Hindi, on its India blog. The Hindi maps will be available on the latest Google Maps app on Android and via ... Continue_Reading
Google has reported consolidated revenues of $16 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, registering a 22% increase from $14.11 billion revenue in the same quarter last year. ... Continue_Reading
Nikhil adds: Perhaps it’s just a co-incidence, but there is an interesting Airtel connection to look at. Arora was on Airtel’s board from 2008 to March 2014. Of late, the ... Continue_Reading
(By Riddhi Mukherjee & Vikas SN) It looks like Google is planning a big marketing campaign for its Android One smartphone initiative, that was introduced in Google I/O last month. ... Continue_Reading
Google has added support for 13 new languages including Nepali in Gmail on the web and feature phone browsers. ... Continue_Reading

Google Keyboard now supports Indian English

The new Google Keyboard app (version 3.1.19633) was released by Google last week on July 11. Post the update the app will provide support for India English and four other ... Continue_Reading