Google had a busy week after revealing three new mobile devices, and reaching an agreement with Microsoft to end a lengthy patent war.
The firm also saw the return of the Stagefright flaw for Android and had its Chromecast device removed from Amazon's online store.
Google unveils Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X smartphones, plus Pixel C tablet
Google announced the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X at a product launch in San Francisco. The firm also unveiled the Pixel C, a 10.2in tablet spin-off from the Chromebook Pixel range, which Google said is "focused on productivity".
The company also confirmed that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will launch on Nexus devices next week, and announced two new versions of its Chromecast streaming dongle.
Google and Microsoft reach truce after five years of patent war
Google and Microsoft agreed to a patent truce, ending five years of legal disputes concerning mobile, WiFi, software and other technologies.
The war was sparked in 2010 when Microsoft accused Motorola of infringing its obligation to offer licences to its wireless and video patents, used in Xbox game consoles, at an acceptable price.
Stagefright 2.0 Android flaw leaves a billion users open to attack
Google's Android software came under a second wave of threats from the Stagefright security flaw, now in its 2.0 guise.
The malware potentially leaves up to one billion users at risk, according to security researchers at Zimperium Labs.
Amazon to ban sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast
The INQUIRER reported that Amazon plans to ban sales of Google's Chromecast along with Apple TVs.
Amazon cited the reason for the snub as the devices' lack of support for Amazon's Prime Video service, thereby confusing customers.
Google.com bought by ex-Google employee and held for one minute
The INQUIRER also reported that an ex-Google employee managed to buy the Google.com domain name for $12.
Sanmay Ved managed to hold on to the world's most popular domain for a whole minute, having bought it with Google's new domain name buying service, before the transaction was cancelled.
IBM and Technical University of Munich team demonstrate how Shor's algorithm, which can't be cracked by conventional computers, can be solved quickly with quantum computing
Hubble Space Telescope finds superflares from young red dwarfs could strip away planetary atmosphere
Younger stars are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when they're older
Two of the big four supermarkets will use the system to control sales of restricted products
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