Smartphones in use, moving from 2.5 billion to 5 billion

Highlights from this interesting presentation by Benedict Evans about what changes we could see with the increase of the number of smartphones around the world, Read more on Smartphones in use, moving from 2.5 billion to 5 billion…

Indian Language Internet Alliance to build Indic internet

Google India has taken the initiative of working with various stake holders of the internet eco system in India to grow Indian Languages on the internet. Through this effort India is expected to from the internet user base from the current 250 million to 500 million by 2017, majority of whom will be from mobile internet users.

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Indic Android Hackathon – What can Google do for Indic?

indic android hackathon 2014, bangalore

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Home internet access penetration in India pathetically low

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt’s recent visit to Delhi got a lot of coverage for India’s internet in the world press. Unfortunately they were not very positive noises.

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Both democratic and authoritative countries send takedown requests to Google

The most common gateway to information on the internet namely Google is on the receiving end from various governments – the ones democratically or otherwise elected. When it comes to not taking criticism most governments behave the same. Google has released new data for its Transparency Report, which provides details of government requests to takedown content across the company’s websites and services.

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