The past seven days has been quiet for Google, but the company joined many other technology firms to challenge the US government over privacy-threatening legislation, and prompted speculation over plans to make its own chips.
The company also said that Project Loon will have enough internet-delivering balloons in the skies to encircle the Earth next year.
Tech firms clash with US government over CISA cyber security bill
Google was one of the many technology firms that clashed with the US government over the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).
CISA aims to give federal agencies more power to share cyber threat data while offering legal protection to the private firms that opt in and share information on the attacks hitting their systems, something that has not won over the likes of Google, Microsoft and Facebook.
Google is rumoured to be making its own chips after a job posting on the company's careers portal sought a 'multimedia chip architect'.
The INQUIRER reported that this shows Google getting more serious about designing and making its own hardware and creating its own chips to power the devices.
Google's Project Loon will circle the globe with internet balloons in 2016
The BBC reported that Google believes it's on course to have enough Project Loon internet-beaming balloons to form a ring around the Earth by 2016.
Project Loon came from Alphabet's experimental X division, and aims to provide internet connectivity to areas that currently lack the infrastructure to enable web access.
Google invites 97-year-old to its HQ to see the future
Google made a pensioner's dream come true when it invited 97-year-old Olive Horrell to its headquarters in Mountain View, California.
The Huffington Post reported that Horrell's visit was made possible by the non-profit Wish Of A Lifetime organisation which grants wishes to senior citizens. Born nearly 100 years ago, Horrell wanted to visit Google to see how things had changed throughout her lifetime.
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