Google had a quiet seven days, but suffered the embarrassment of another self-driving car crash.
The company also pitted a real dog against a robot dog, and donated $1m to help Unicef fight the Zika virus outbreaks in Brazil.
Google revealed that one of its driverless cars collided with a bus in February after assuming priority over the oncoming vehicle.
The company will have a discussion with California's Department of Motor Vehicles as to the cause of the crash, but it transpired that the employee behind the wheel assumed that the car would be let out at a junction and did not intervene when it pushed out in front of the bus.
Android Pay will hit the UK in March
The INQUIRER reported that Google will launch the Android Pay mobile and contactless payments service in the UK in late March.
The service will bring in a major rival to Apple Pay, which launched in the UK in July 2015.
Real dogs and robot dogs do not get on at Google
Google demonstrated that dogs and their robot equivalents do not seem to get on. The firm's Boston Dynamics subsidiary tested a quadruped robot called Spot, but it did not win the approval of tech investor Andy Rubin's dog Cosmo.
The robot received a barrage of barks from the plucky hound, and was forced to back off several times.
Google donates $1bn to Unicef to help fight Zika virus
Google has donated $1m to aid Unicef in the fight against the Zika virus, which is linked to babies being born with underdeveloped brains in Brazil.
A team of Google engineers will also help Unicef build a platform to process data from a variety of sources that will visualise where future outbreaks of the virus could occur.
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