Google has removed an app from Islamist militant group Isis, which was available to download from the Google Play store, ITV News has been told.
The Islamist militants launched the app in April to try to enhance their profile on social media.
Thousands of people had downloaded the 'Dawn of Glad Tidings' app, which promised users "news from Iraq, Syria and the Islamic world".
A Google spokesman said: "We remove any applications that breach our community guidelines."
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Google was forced to issue an apology after a doodle celebrating the ancient Chinese board game Go appeared on its UK homepage on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
The online giant quickly replaced the doodle with a link to D-Day material, saying a "technical error" resulted in the World War II commemorations being apparently ignored.
Peter Barron, the search engine's director of communications, told the Telegraph the company had " always intended to highlight a new exhibition of imagery and archive material commemorating D-Day on our home page."
"Unfortunately a technical error crept in and for a short period this morning an international doodle also appeared. We're sorry for the mistake, and we're proud to honour those who took part in D-Day," he said.
The Go doodle, which Google say was only meant to appear on its Japan and Hong Kong homepages, featured a graphic of the legendary Japanese Go player Honinbo Shusaku.
Google.co.uk, Google.com, and Google.fr now display the link to D-Day archive material in the Google Cultural Institute.
Since the first Google Doodle in 1998, there have been more than 2,000 on its home pages around the world marking various events, landmarks and people
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Apple and companies that make phones using Google's Android software have filed dozens of such lawsuits against one another around the world to protect their technology. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs called Android a "stolen product."
Google and Apple informed a federal appeals court in Washington that their cases against each other should be dismissed, according to filings on Friday. However, the deal does not apply to Apple's litigation against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.
Apple has battled Google and what once were the largest adopters of its Android mobile software, partly to try to curb the rapid expansion of the free, rival operating system.
Google's Motorola Mobility unit and Apple have agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphones, ending one of the highest-profile lawsuits in technology. In a joint statement, the companies said the settlement does not include a cross license to their respective patents.
"Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform," the statement said.
A future containing self-driving cars is not very far away according to internet giant Google, which already has a prototype on the streets.
The search engine provider showed off the software it has created in a post on the company's official blog, and is testing cars on the streets of Mountain View, California.
"Our vehicles have now logged nearly 700,000 autonomous miles, and with every passing mile we're growing more optimistic that we're heading toward an achievable goal - a vehicle that operates fully without human intervention," said Chris Urmson, director of the self-driving car project at Google.
The self-driving car project has been in existence for four years, and came as a response to figures that more than one million people are killed in road traffic accidents each year.
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Shares of Google fall 4.9% in after-hours trading following results, Reuters reports.