Google's restructuring under Alphabet took the spotlight, though the company did do other things this week, such as updates to Android and the return of Map Maker.
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Google effectively kills off the Google+ social network in everything but the name.
Google is pulling its unofficial Autocomplete API from August 10, 2015 due to it not providing a meaningful user benefit.
Adblock Plus has been taking money from major tech companies to have their ads unblocked.
The search giant has been ordered to change the way it collects data to target advertising, or face a significantly large fine.
Facebook's relationship status with Microsoft's Bing has changed to "it's complicated."
Following a court ruling earlier this year on the Right to Be Forgotten, Bing and Yahoo have begun removals of search results.
If you're going to act like it's 2011, Google will treat you like it's 2011.
German officials are planning to clip the wings of tech giants such as Google through heavier regulation. The country's Federal Cartel Office would be given powers to curtail Google's influence, were it decided that it had got too big for its boots.
The bill, sponsored by Senators Tom Coburn and Claire McCaskill, has the purpose "To streamline the collection and distribution of government information" and proposes that the government prioritize searching for information via the Internet.
A woman was pulled over for speeding, but when an officer realized she was wearing Google Glass, he added the felony charge of watching a TV monitor while driving. Now a court has ruled that there was no proof the head mounted screen was turned on.
Personal assistant Google Now, which monitors your web searches and alerts you about things such as the weather, flights, and traffic as well as providing various event reminders, has previously been available only on Android devices.
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt wrote a rare and lengthy Google+ post by Schmidt over the weekend, giving the Apple community a comprehensive guide on to how to flee to his company's products. Not that they're likely regular Google+ users...
Google has released a Google Play Newsstand app for Android. The new arrival replaces Google Play Magazines and Google Currents to provide a one-stop shop for digital news feeds and magazine in a single, seamless feed.
Google has announced a range of enhancements to its voice controlled digital assistant Google Now. Top of the change log this time is the addition of Waze powered traffic reports. New cards include "news topic", "website update" and "what to watch".