Saturday, 1 April, 2023

Topic: Google

Indian Navy pilots haven’t landed on an aircraft carrier in 2 yrs & won’t anytime soon. Here’s why

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Google pauses use of its internal billing system for app developers in India following CCI order

Last month, CCI had hit Google with two antitrust penalties ($113 mn & $162 mn) and said not to restrict app developers from using third-party billing or payment processing services.

Meet the 3 young Indians whose probing landed Google with a Rs 1,338 cr anti-trust fine

Probe against Google began in 2019, based on information submitted to Competition Commission of India by then research associates Umar Javeed & Sukarma Thapar & law student Aaqib Javeed.

CCI orders Google to allow third-party payments, ensure transparency about service fees

Competition Commission of India also slapped Rs 936-cr fine on Google Tuesday. In a 199-page order, CCI asked the firm to adopt 8 remedies or operations adjustments within three months.

Want to delete Chrome from your Android? All about competition watchdog’s ruling against Google

Competition Commission of India fined Google Rs 1337.76 cr for abusing its dominant position and ordered it to stop anti-competitive practices that also affect consumer choice.

Google fined Rs 1,337.76 crore by Competition Commission for ‘anti-competitive practices’

The tech giant has been fined for anti-competitive practices on Android. CCI also ordered Google not to offer any incentive to smartphone makers for carrying its search services.

Joining global trend, India likely to bring law for Big Tech to pay news publishers for content

Getting tech giants to share revenue for news content is an 'important issue' & 'needs to be tackled legislatively', Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said Saturday.

Does reputation matter? What Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial, Trump & ‘hurt sentiments’ teach us

They say a company’s reputation is its most valued asset. But how many companies will suffer any serious damage after even successive misdemeanours?

Metaverse is exciting, futuristic technology. But we need to ponder over its potential misuse

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Caste-afraid Indians in US tech companies are hogging diversity quota of Blacks, Hispanics

Google doesn't like to talk caste and 48.3% of its employees in the US are White with the second largest group being Asians who constitute 43.2% of the workforce.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.