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Google Partners with Indian Banks to Attract Users to Its Digital Payments Services

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it is partnering with a handful of Indian banks to bring quick loans to the masses, as it aims to woo tens of millions of new internet users in the country to its digital …

1-in-5 Consumers Say They’d Use Amazon or Google for Home Insurance

One-in-five consumers say they would use Amazon or Google for their home insurance, a J.D. Power survey released today shows. And most of those who took the survey (80 percent) already have insurance with a large national carrier. Both Google …

The Lowdown: Google My Business – Are You Actively Managing Your Listing?

In this edition of the Lowdown, I’m sharing insights about Google My Business and a new paper hosted on Research & Trends, Local Organic Marketing: How P&C Davids Can Beat Goliath. In his paper, SocialSurvey’s Caleb Stanton discusses the incredible …

India Weighs Comprehensive Data Privacy Bill, Similar to EU’s GDPR

A draft of a sweeping data privacy bill has been submitted to India’s government that, if enacted, will restrict the transfer and storage of information on more than 1 billion people by global technology corporations from Facebook Inc. to Google. …

Google Claims Google Documents Safe Despite Russian Search Engine’s Warning

Google said Thursday that its document writing tool Google Documents was secure even as Russian internet users discovered scores of files that appeared to be intended for private use. The Russian internet company Yandex said in a statement that some …

Startup California Construction Company Working on Robotic Vehicles

As a teenager working for his dad’s construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects. Now the former Google engineer is turning …

Google’s Waymo in California Shifting Robotic Cars into Next Gear

Google’s self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all. Waymo, hatched from a Google project started eight years ago, showed off its …

Lawsuit Filed against Google by Three Former Female Employees in California

Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim. The suit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, follows a federal labor investigation …

AXA Joins Growing List of Companies Committed to Using Renewable Energy

AXA SA and Burberry Group Plc are joining an array of companies committing to going green. Burberry expects to source all of its electricity from clean energy by 2022, while Copenhagen-based international brewing company Carlsberg A/S plans to switch to …

Google’s Paid Carpooling Service Being Expanded Across California

Google is expanding its paid carpool service throughout California, building on an effort to get more traffic-weary drivers to share their rides to work, and to collect data that could be useful for future transportation services. The Wednesday move by …