Three Android apps have been removed from the Google Play app store, after a security firm claimed they were harbouring adware.
Google banned more than 214,000 individuals and companies from its online ads network in 2014, as it continued to crack down on “bad actors” in the web advertising world.
Apple last week reported that its cash mountain had grown to $178bn (£118bn) – among the biggest of any public corporation in the world.
Social news site Reddit has quietly abandoned its plans to build its own version of the bitcoin cryptocurrency, letting go of its lead developer and shutting the project down.
Amazon’s shares soared by more than 11% in after hours trading on Thursday when the company exceeded analysts’ expectations by recording sales of $89bn last year.
Google reported quarterly earnings and revenue that missed analysts' expectations, as foreign exchange and falling ad prices weighed on the company.
Bill Gates is the latest prominent figure from the technology industry to express concern about the future evolution of artificial intelligence, although he thinks it will be “decades” before super-intelligent machines pose a threat to humans.
Amazon is setting its sights on disrupting the corporate email market, currently dominated by Microsoft and Google.