Google's search engine highlighted an inaccurate story claiming that President-elect Donald Trump won the popular vote in last week's election, the latest example of bogus information spread by the internet's gatekeepers.
Google is adding "fact check" tags to its news articles, introducing the feature amid a US presidential race roiled by heated disputes over the accuracy of information.
Fame came at a price for a Spanish boy who mistakenly racked up 100,000 euros ($112,000) in advertising fees with Google as he attempted to make his brass band famous online.
Google began Monday shining a spotlight on local reporting mixed in with the deluge of stories at its free online news aggregation website.
Google announced Wednesday an expansion of its program which delivers sped-up versions of news stories to smartphones and other devices.
Google is about to embark on an old-school search, swapping its Internet algorithm for a custom-built van that will cruise across the U.S. to find out how people use its online services and react to new features.
Google announced Wednesday it would provide 27 million euros ($29.7 million) to 128 news organisations in Europe as part of its "Digital News Initiative."
Google on Wednesday began delivering "blazingly fast" articles to smartphones and tablets in a stepped-up challenge to Facebook to be the leading mobile news hub.
Technology giants including Apple, Facebook, Snapchat and now Google want to take charge of how we get and see news on our phones.
Apple is diving deeper into the news business with a new application that could make the US tech giant a key industry player.