Film maker wins copyright infringement case against Google, YouTube

MUMBAI: Indian filmmakerhas won a copyright infringement case againstand itsvideo-streaming platform, after an eight-year-long court battle. Darshan, the proprietor of film production company, had filed a suit for permanent injunction against Google India and YouTube LLC, and their US parent, in 2011, in the district court of Gurgaon for infringement of his copyright. The court awarded damages of...

Google Maps feature will let people track availability of beds, medical oxygen in India

NEW DELHI:on Monday said it is testing a new feature in Maps that enables people to ask about and share localon availability of beds and medical oxygen in select locations. This is part of the tech giant’s efforts to support the relief efforts amid the deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘…we’re testing a new feature using the Q&A function in Maps that...

Google told its scientists to ‘strike a positive tone’ in AI research: Document

Alphabet Inc’sthis year moved to tighten control over its scientists’ papers by launching a ” review, and in at least three cases requested authors refrain from casting its technology in a negative light, according to internal communications and interviews with researchers involved in the work. Google’s new review procedure asks that researchers consult with legal, policy...

Google’s startup bets could help its Bharat push

Search gianthas made two back-to-back investments in the social network and short videos category through its $10 billion India Digitisation Fund, as it looks to strengthen its presence in the country’s burgeoning digital ecosystem. The investments inandhave come at a time when domestic and global companies are looking to capitalise on unprecedented user demand for short videos brought about by...

How Facebook, Instagram, YouTube are driving the buzz for films and uptake at the box office

MUMBAI: Even as filmmakers are spending top dollars on traditional media to market and promote theiramong masses, it is the social media, which is fast becoming one of the key sources of content discovery and distribution. And the Indian film industry is increasingly using digital platforms liketo build interest among fans about the upcoming movies/projects and to catch more eyeballs, says a...

India’s watch time jumped 45% in July 2020 versus same time last year, says YouTube

NEW DELHI:on Friday said watch time on the platform in India jumped 45 per cent in July this year as compared to the same period last year with regional language content being one of the strongest drivers of this growth. Online video consumption has seen a massive growth in the past few years on the back of availability of affordable smartphones and cheap data tariffs. The pandemic-induced...

Inside the BITS YouTube mafia

‘When the world zigs, zag.’ This 1982 strapline for Levi’s (written by Barbara Noakes) resonates well with ninestudents who have recently found popularity as YouTubers. In an environment where the world expects premier engineering college students like them to become future startup founders, product designers, or analysts at major investment banking firms, these 18-to-22-year-olds took a...

Internet giants fight spread of coronavirus untruths

SAN FRANCISCO: As the newspreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up. Google,and other platforms are struggling to keep ahead of scammers, trolls, and others with ill intent who routinely use major tragedies or disasters as opportunities to swindle or manipulate people. ‘The public concern about coronavirus is being used as a vehicle to...

Is the internet at home choking? These steps will help

THE U.S.: With so much of the workforce – and their families – now cooped up at home to combat the spread of the novel, it’s not a huge surprise that homeis showing the strain. If you’ve had a business video-conference stutter while your teenagers play Call of Duty online, or found yourself unable to stream the news while your spouse uploads huge data files for work,...