6 Everyone has a Google account, and most of us tend to use it only for emails. A few others might probably be active on Google+ and YouTube… perhaps, even use the Google Drive service. But did you know that this single ID could be put to other amazing uses? Ashutosh Desai tells you about… Turn... Read more »

January 20, 2014 at IST / Tips & Tricks.

Android4 Google has removed an experimental privacy feature from its Android mobile software that had allowed users to block apps from collecting personal information such as address book data and a user’s location. The change means that owners of smartphones using Android 4.4.2, the latest version of the world’s most popular operating system for mobile devices... Read more »

December 15, 2013 at IST / Tech News.

Glass5 Google has reportedly unveiled the much-awaited app development kit for its wearable gadget Glass. The Glass Development Kit (GDK), released at a Glass hackathon, would allow developers to build apps or ‘Glassware’ that matches the feature set of Google’s own apps. Google’s senior development advocate Timothy Jordan pointed that with the GDK, apps can run... Read more »

November 26, 2013 at IST / Software Development.

As part of its “make the Web fast” effort, Google has released version 1.0 of a module designed to improve the very widely used Apache software that’s very widely used to host Web sites. The Apache Software Foundation’s flagship project is Web server software that delivers Web pages to people’s browsers when they request it. It... Read more »

October 11, 2012 at IST / Server, Web Development.

This summer Google set a new landmark in the field of artificial intelligence with software that learned how to recognize cats, people, and other things simply by watching YouTube videos (see “Self-Taught Software”). That technology, modeled on how brain cells operate, is now being put to work making Google’s products smarter, with speech recognition being the first... Read more »

October 6, 2012 at IST / Tech News.

YouTube began in February 2005 when three former PayPal employees activated the Internet domain name “” and started to create a video-sharing website on which users could upload, share, and view videos YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Prior to PayPal, Hurley studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Chen and Karim studied computer science together... Read more »

September 28, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology, Story.

“Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” So began the “letter from the founders” penned by Sergey Brin and Larry Page in the company’s securities registration form in 2004. Despite ever-increasing commercial success since that date, Brin and Page have kept to their word. Google is an unconventional company with... Read more »

September 27, 2012 at IST / Tech News.

Happy Birthday Google Google began in March 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Ph.D. students at Stanford working on the Stanford Digital Library Project (SDLP). The SDLP’s goal was “to develop the enabling technologies for a single, integrated and universal digital library.” and was funded through the National Science Foundation among other federal agencies. In search for a dissertation theme, Page considered—among other... Read more »

September 27, 2012 at IST / Tech News.

Virus Total is a free online scanning service used by millions of people who want to test files for viruses before they download them to their computer. Its popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed and Google has taken decisive action to make it a part of the Google family. As of right now, Google is the proud... Read more »

September 22, 2012 at IST / Science & Technology.