Google had a week of mixed fortunes. The firm settled regulatory complaints with Microsoft, yet came under fire from Getty Images over image search results.
The company also joined forces with car and tech firms to set up a driverless car coalition, and added Microsoft Exchange support to Gmail.
Google, Ford and Uber launch driverless car coalition to lobby government
Google joined Ford, Uber and several other firms to form a driverless car coalition to lobby the US government into taking action to establish legislation and regulations and get driverless cars onto the road as soon as possible.
The group will "work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realise the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles”.
Getty Images opens shutter on Google anti-competition complaint
Google came under fire from Getty Images, which has complained to the European Commission about changes made to Google's image search pages.
Getty argues that Google created an environment that adversely affects the fair market for images by showing pictures that are so good that people do not need to visit the source site to use them.
Android apps could soon run on Google Chromebooks
Google appears to be trying to run Android apps on Chrome OS, despite having kept the two operating systems separate.
A Reddit user discovered a hidden feature in the latest developer build of Chrome OS which looked to enable Android apps to run on Chromebooks. It then promptly disappeared.
Microsoft and Google bury the hatchet on regulatory complaints
Google reached an agreement with Microsoft to drop regulatory complaints against each other.
The move follows a détente last year between the two companies over patent disputes.
Google adds Microsoft Exchange support in Gmail
Bringing Exchange separately to Android and iOS users will allow contacts and calendar entries to be curated in a single interface, which can be invaluable if people use multiple clients for work.
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