Biden nominates Arati Prabhakar as top S&T advisor; Google ends French dispute, Germany probes Maps; Matrix to raise $450 mln India fund

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US President Joe Biden yesterday announced his intent to nominate Indian American engineer, Dr Arati Prabhakar, to serve as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and once confirmed to this position, also as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. Google ended a two-year fight against France, agreeing to a fine and stipulations over deals with news publishers.