Google pledges $1 billion to fund non-profit education

Google pledges $1 billion to fund non-profit education

Google CEO Sundar Pichai also unveiled a programme called ‘Grow with Google’ aimed at training Americans how to get jobs or grow their businesses. Photo: Reuters Pittsburgh: Google says over the next five years it will spend $1 billion on non-profit organizations helping to raise education levels around the world and commit its employees to a million hours of volunteer work doing the same. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the goal Thursday morning in Pittsburgh, the city where he arrived in the US from India 24 years ago. Pichai also unveiled a…

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Google News launches fact check label

Google News launches fact check label

Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results. Fact check will appear with other news organisations in Google News and will, Google says, “shine a light on its efforts to divide fact from fiction”. Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news, added it will “help readers find fact checking in large news stories”. He said sites which already have a fact checking service can apply to be included to appear in search results. “You’ll see the tagged articles in…

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Google Science Fair: Indian-origin teen wins $50,000 scholarship

Google Science Fair: Indian-origin teen wins $50,000 scholarship

A 16-year-old Indian-origin South African teen has won a $ 50,000 scholarship at the annual Google Science Fair in the US for using orange peel to develop a cheaper “super-absorbent material” that helps soil retain water. Kiara Nirghin, a Grade 11 student at private school St Martin’s, submitted her project titled ‘No More Thirsty Crops’ which was aimed at alleviating the severe drought plaguing South Africa. Her solution to the problem of drought uses the peels from orange and avocado fruits, which were normally discarded. The Google Science Fair is…

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Google doesn’t even know its own birthday (but it’s celebrating today)

Google doesn’t even know its own birthday (but it’s celebrating today)

Welcome to adulthood, Google! The tech giant is celebrating its 18th birthday with a festive, balloon-filled Doodle by artist Gerben Steenks, because when you’re one of the world’s biggest internet companies, it’s your party and you can GIF if you want to. Google is celebrating its birthday on September 27, and has done since 2006, but no one quite knows why — not even Google. In 2005, it celebrated its birthday on September 26, and in 2004 and 2003 respectively, the date was September 7 and September 8. But the…

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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the company’s 18th birthday

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the company’s 18th birthday

Today, Google celebrates its 18th birthday — though not even Google knows if this is quite accurate, seeing how it’s celebrated the occasion on various days throughout September since the company officially filed for incorporation in 1998. In fact, for Google’s 15th birthday in 2013, the company admitted point blank that it wasn’t sure when it should set its official anniversary, and that it had celebrated the day on September 7, 8, and 26. The company officially adopted the 27th as its birthday in 2005, announcing its hugely expanded web…

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Google Proposes thirteen New Emojis for Gender Equality

Google Proposes thirteen New Emojis for Gender Equality

check your emojis for a second. can you locate one that seems like a lady with a profession? You may not find a businesswoman, a scientist, a doctor, or even a girl graduate carrying a mortarboard. In fact, the recognizably woman emojis are retrograde in the intense: there may be a bride, and a princess, and a dancer – pretty much the simplest one that might be representing a career. Why is this crucial? due to the fact emojis are anywhere, and some distance from being without effect on our…

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