Investment in the Chinese tech giant failed to materialize after Xiaomi backed out due to concerns over a potential political fallout, Reuters reported.
Mobile video service Rounds raises $12 million, giving it a bit more ammunition to compete in the messaging app world.
President Obama gave the FCC his blessing this week to use its regulatory authority to pre-empt state laws prohibiting cities and towns from building broadband networks, but the agency will face opposition.
As part of their deal, the China-based search engine will also integrate the car-ride service into its mapping and mobile search apps. The amount of the investment was not disclosed.
A bill introduced Friday claims to protect Internet openness without reclassifying broadband as a utility. But it also guts the FCC's regulatory authority.
The agency is expected to announce on Monday a plan to boost spending on broadband funding for schools and libraries by 62 percent.
The chipmaker's investment arm expects to invest about $355 million altogether this year.
The Chinese company hopes its successful smartphone strategy will translate to the television industry.
The search giant says its interest in SpaceX is rooted in satellite imaging, as well as other "space-based technologies."
As the Internet giant decides what to do with its Alibaba windfall, an investment into the disappearing-message app may be on the horizon.