Google had another quiet week, but managed to launch the Digital Garage Academy and hire the former chief executive of Hyundai to speed up its driverless car development.
The company also came under pressure from a Russian anti-trust watchdog that accused it of creating a monopoly in the smartphone software market.
Google aims to boost SMEs digital skills with 'Digital Garage Academy'
Google launched a digital learning platform to provide UK-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with tailored learning advice to help them gain digital skills.
The search firm's Digital Garage Academy website is providing tutorials to teach SMEs how to succeed in a world increasingly dominated by online platforms and services.
Google snaps up former Hyundai president to accelerate driverless car development
The Financial Times reported that Google has hired former Hyundai president and chief executive John Krafcik to head up its driverless car project.
The move signals Google's ambition to turn its autonomous car concept into a viable and significant business.
Apple's Android cloud app Move to iOS debuts on Google Play
CloudHub reported that Apple's Move to iOS app debuted on Google Play to help people abandoning Android smartphones for iPhones to transfer files between the devices.
Android loyalists took exception to this and flooded the app with negative reviews within a few hours of its launch.
Google under pressure from Russian anti-trust watchdog
The BBC reported that Google came under fire from a Russian anti-monopoly watchdog, which accused the firm of abusing its market position by making smartphone manufacturers pre-install apps on handsets using its Android mobile operating software.
Google could face penalty charges that equate to 15 percent of its 2014 revenue in Russia.
The new processors support Intel's Optane memory acceleration technology
Blockchain's killer app is bitcoin, the rest is mostly 'pure marketing', says MaidSafe's David Irvine
Blockchains are not suited to many of the data security purposes being put forward for them
Applications from some member states were down more than 40 per cent
A new RSA report urges coders to sign a 'Hippocratic Oath' before embarking on AI programmes.