A U.S. jury handed Google a major victory on Thursday in a long-running copyright battle with Oracle over Android software used to run most of the world's smartphones.
It already allows businesses to advertise store locations based on search keywords. The new feature will show ads automatically to users along their driving route.
In a retrial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle Corp. has claimed Google's Android smartphone operating system violated its copyright on parts of Java, a development platform. Alphabet Inc.'s Google unit said it should be able to use Java without paying a fee under the fair-use provision of copyright law.
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The new 'Android N operating platform was unveiled at its Google I/O developers conference on Wednesday.
The search giant also teased several other new releases.
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Safra Catz told jurors that the point of the acquisition was to protect its products that relied on Sun's software.
Inventors too often focus on patents and expensive prototypes when what they really need is proof of demand.
The European Union has accused Google of promoting its shopping service in Internet searches at the expense of rival services in a case that has dragged on since late 2010.
The two restrictions have both been implemented within the past two weeks and are still in place.
Starting July 13, the company will no longer allow ads for loans where repayment is due within 60 days of the date of issue. In the U.S., it is also banning ads for loans with an APR of 36 percent or higher.
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