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Google slashes prices for Google Drive

Google slashes prices for Google Drive

Internet giant, Google has said that it is lowering the prices of its plans for storage for the customers making it more affordable for the customers. The move will undercut all of its competitors in the market.

The company said that it will lower prices of its 100 GB, 1 TB and 10 TB plans to $1.99, $9.99 and $99.99 respectively. Following the price cut, Google is now offering 10 times more storage for the same price as rival Dropbox.

Google can be fined up to $5 billion by CCI

Google can be fined up to $5 billion by CCI

Search engine giant Google Inc could be slapped with a penalty of up to $5 billion if it is found guilty of violating competition norms in India, emerging reports suggest.

The Asian country's fair trade watchdog, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), is examining if the Internet search giant has really breached competition norms of the country.

Google completes $3.2bn Nest acquisition deal

Google completes $3.2bn Nest acquisition deal

U. S. tech giant Google Inc on Wednesday confirmed that it had officially completed the acquisition of digital home device maker Nest.

In a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Google said the $3.2 billion cash deal for Nest closed on February 7, boosting its once 12 per cent stake in the firm to full ownership.

Google shares hit record high of $1,015.46 apiece on strong quarterly earnings

Google shares hit record high of $1,015.46 apiece on strong quarterly earnings

Shares of the world's No. 1 Internet search firm Google Inc jumped to their record high of more than $1,000 apiece on Friday, a day after the company reported quarterly results.

Google shares gained more than 14 per cent to hit an all-time high of $1,015.46 apiece, boosting the company's market value by around $40 billion. On Thursday, the stock had gained around 8 per cent to $960 a share.

Kapil Sibbal Refers Internet Governance as an Oxymoron

Kapil Sibbal Refers Internet Governance as an Oxymoron

Telecom Minister Kapil Sibbal said internet governance is an oxymoron while speaking at Google's Big Tent Activate Summit. He said that internet should be used for further empowerment, not for any means of disruption.

Technology can be used anyway, like an atom is well-known being capable of generating electricity, but it can also lead to the examples of Hiroshima.

The internet is also dependent on the energy of millions of atoms and there is an utmost requirement to have those atoms used for betterment of mankind.

Google acquires Frommer’s line of travel guidebooks

Google acquires Frommer’s line of travel guidebooks

Continuing its aggressive push into the travel business, Google Inc. on Monday confirmed its acquisition of the Frommer's line of travel guidebooks.

With its latest acquisition, which is the newest evidence that Google wants to control all the experiences around travel, the world's leading Internet search giant will get Frommers. com, its guidebook content, and mobile apps.

The Frommer's travel brand will join Google's travel assets like Zagat Survey, a restaurant reviewer it bought in 2011, and ITA Software, an airfare search and pricing system that it acquired in 2010.

Google won't remove any pages unless it receives copyright removal notice

Google won't remove any pages unless it receives copyright removal notice

Google has confirmed that it's already announced move to make changes in its search algorithms to curb access to pirated content would influence the ranking of some of its search results, but it would not remove any pages from search results.

The Mountain View, California-based Internet search giant said it would remove a page only on receiving a valid copyright removal notice from the owner of the copyrighted-material.

Apple’s iOS 6 may come devoid of default Google Maps app

Apple’s iOS 6 may come devoid of default Google Maps app

While Google is making sincere efforts to enhance its Maps, Apple is reportedly preparing to dump the Internet search firm's popular maps app as default maps service from its iOS-based devices.

Internet is awash in reports that the Cupertino firm will ditch Google Maps as a default maps app in the next version of its mobile operating system - iOS 6, which is expected to be unveiled at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC).

Google agrees to buy Meebo for undisclosed sum

Google agrees to buy Meebo for undisclosed sum

Mountain View-based Internet search giant Google Inc. has agreed to purchase online messaging startup Meebo Inc., saying the purchase would be a great fit for its Google+ team.

Founded in 2005, Meebo helps online publishers in making their websites more social. The Silicon Valley startup confirmed the deal on its official blog on Monday.

Meebo also wrote in its blog, "Together with Google, we're super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike."

Android 4.0 (ICS) now accounts for 7.1% of Android user base

Android 4.0 (ICS) now accounts for 7.1% of Android user base

Gingerbread (Android 2.3-2.3.7) still accounts for the lion's share of the Android ecosystem with a whopping 65 per cent share, but Android 4. x, aka Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is also making some headway.

According to the Android developers’ blog, ICS now accounts for 7.1 per cent of all Android installations on smartphones and tablet PCs. The figure still lags far behind ICS, but it is a sharp increase over the 2.9 per cent figure that was recorded just around two months ago.