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Google to nurture youth in technology through it’s 3-day India summit

The summit will also have a 'Design Thinking' workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country

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The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google.
The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google. Wikimedia Commons
  • The summit will begin from February 23 to 25
  • The inaugural batch will see 200 student ambassadors from 98 cities across 170 colleges
  • The summit will also have a ‘Design Thinking’ workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country

With an aim to creating a pool of highly-skilled workforce in the country, Google on Friday announced a three-day ‘Developer Students Club’ (DSC) summit in Goa.

The summit — from February 23 to 25 — is aimed at giving the Indian student community a head-start on Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Mobile and Web Development technologies.

“To broaden access to world-class technology curricula for students, we are delighted to launch the ‘Developer Students Club’ summit that would make it easy for students and developers to gain the skills they need to be successful in the changing technology landscape,” William Florance, Developer Products Group and Skilling Lead, Google, said in a statement.

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The inaugural batch will see 200 student ambassadors from 98 cities across 170 colleges in India attend the three-day event.

The students would learn about various emerging technologies through a series of engaging sessions from experts from Google and industry and hands-on one-to-one mentoring activities.

The summit will also have a ‘Design Thinking’ workshop by university innovation fellows from across the country. (IANS)

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Google to Test More Variations for Desktop Search Results

Google announces on Twitter to test more desktop Search design after backlash

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After facing backlash from its users, Google announced on Twitter that it will test more variations to the desktop search results. Pixabay

After facing backlash from its users, Google announced on Twitter that it will test more variations and changes to the desktop search results.

Last week, Google introduced a new design for desktop Search that adds site afavicons’ to every result which did not go well with users.

A ‘favicon’, also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, tab icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon, is a file containing one or more small icons, associated with a particular website or web page.

In a tweet, Google said it has heard the feedback from users.

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Google introduced a new design for desktop Search that adds site afavicons’ to every result which did not go well with users. Pixabay

“Last week we updated the look of Search on desktop to mirror what’s been on mobile for months. We’ve heard your feedback about the update. We always want to make Search better, so we’re going to experiment with new placements for favicons,” the tech company tweeted late Friday.

“Our experimenting will begin today. Over the coming weeks, while we test, some might not see favicons while some might see them in different placements as we look to bring a modern look to desktop Search,” Google added.

Not just SEOs and SEMs but a wider set of searchers and Google users criticized the desktop Search changes.

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“Our early tests of the design for desktop were positive. But we appreciate the feedback, the trust people place in Google, and we’re dedicated to improving the experience,” said Google.

“Web publishers have also told us they like having their brand iconography on the search results page. We are experimenting with a change to the current desktop favicons, and will continue to iterate on the design over time,” it added. (IANS)