Google's week saw another European Union antitrust investigation, this time over uncompetitive behaviour in the mapping services market, and one of its driverless cars running into trouble with the police.
The search giant also released its machine learning engine TensorFlow into the open source world, decided to extend support for Chrome on Windows XP, and added offline navigation features to the Google Maps Android app.
EU begins probe of Google Maps due to competition concerns
Google came under fire yet again from the European Union (EU) over alleged anticompetitive behaviour, this time in the digital mobile mapping space.
Google open sources its machine learning engine Tensorflow
Google revealed it is making its machine learning engine TensorFlow available as open-source code, to allow a wider community of developers to build on it.
"We hope to build an active open source community that drives the future of this library, both by providing feedback and by actively contributing to the source code," Google said.
Google gives Chrome for Windows XP a reprieve
The Inquirer reports that Google will keep supporting Chrome users on the Windows XP operating system despite originally saying it would withdraw support from December.
However, Google will go ahead and cease support for Chrome on machines running Windows Vista and Mac OS X versions below 10.9.
Google driverless car kerb-crawling confuses Cali cops
Google's Driverless car got pulled over by Mountain View Police in California after it was caught going 24mph in a 35mph zone, causing a major tailback.
The police needed to contact the car's operators to inform them that the car had chosen to pootle rather than cruise along the highway.
Google Maps Android app gains offline navigation features
The BBC reported that Google has upgraded the Android Maps app to enable direction services even when a mobile device is without an internet connection.
Google said the new feature would help people travelling to places outside of their mobile data plans or living in emerging markets where mobile data is expensive to still navigate using the Maps app.
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