The past seven days saw Google acquire a photography startup, report huge profits, and launch the Nexus 5X smartphone in the UK.
The company also announced that Google for Work will be offered for free to companies with rival productivity products from the likes of Microsoft and IBM.
Alphabet reports huge hike in Google profits, driven by mobile search ads and YouTube
Google parent company Alphabet revealed that the search firm's profits soared by almost 50 percent in the third quarter of its fiscal year.
Net income was $3.9bn for the quarter, a 44 percent jump from $2.7bn in the same quarter a year earlier, driven mostly by YouTube and advertising revenue from mobile searches.
Google acquired photography startup Digisfera to boost the picture-taking abilities of the Street View service.
Portugal-based Digisfera is a specialist in 360-degree photography, and has targeted its products at companies looking to tap into the technology.
Google for Work free with Microsoft or IBM Enterprise Agreements
The INQUIRER reported that Google is challenging the likes of Microsoft and IBM by offering its productivity apps free of charge to any company with an Enterprise Agreement with a rival service.
The move aims to attract more businesses to the tools with the long-term goal of winning them over to Google for Work.
Google launches ad-free Netflix rival YouTube Red
The INQUIRER reported that Google launched YouTube Red, a subscription channel that offers the best of YouTube in a package for $10 a month.
The service will offer ad-free videos at a price that looks to challenge video streaming service Netflix.
Google Nexus 5X now available in the UK
Google launched the Nexus 5X in the UK, the first smartphone to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow as standard.
Carphone Warehouse was the first retailer to start shipping the mobile device, and is offering the 16GB Nexus 5X for £299 SIM-free and the higher capacity 32GB model for £349.99.
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