Google has enjoyed a successful week after reporting soaring revenues of $17.3bn for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. The company also ventured into mobile services with Project Fi and tweaked its search engine algorithm to favour "mobile-friendly" websites.
Google search algorithm change to hit firms without mobile-ready sites
Google updated its search engine algorithms in a move that could significantly lower the page rankings of thousands of sites that are not deemed suitable for mobile devices.
A post on Google's Webmaster Central blog said that the intention is to measure sites against mobile optimisation criteria and penalise those that do not meet certain standards.
Google introduces Project Fi mobile network
Google has taken its first steps into the mobile service world, taking on mobile virtual network operator space from US providers and offering it to Nexus 6 handset owners as Project Fi.
Currently limited to the US, Project Fi uses a combination of space from Sprint, T-Mobile and Wi-Fi connections.
Google profits rise as ad click income increases
Google announced profits of $3.59bn from $17.3bn in overall revenues for the first quarter in its 2015 fiscal year.
Overall Google saw an increase of 12 percent in revenues over the previous year's quarter, driven by $15.5bn of advertising revenues, which rose by 11 percent over the same period last year.
Google gears up for Apple Watch fight with Android Wear update
Google has been getting ready to take on the Apple Watch by updating the Android Wear operating system for smartwatches and wearable devices.
The firm touted several advantages of Android Wear over its Apple rival, including decent battery life and the ability to serve data over WiFi to a smartwatch even when it is far away from its mobile phone partner.
Nexus 7 tablet withdrawn from sale after nearly three years
Google's first 7in tablet, the Nexus 7, was a big success for the company when it launched as a rival to the iPad.
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