Rumours of a serious security breach affecting Google Webmaster Tools and possibly Analytics are causing panic. Old users - including former employees and agencies - could see their WMT accounts reverified, which in the wrong hands could be a serious problem for site owners.
Jobseekers and employers alike have a new way to recruit, with the launch of the JobKaster service. Vacancies are displayed on Google Maps, ensuring easy access to local vacancies and people looking for work.
Smartphone users in the EU's biggest economies are adding tablets to their technological collection, according to a comScore study. They reveal that 15.5 per cent of smartphone users in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy turning to tablets.
UK retailers are echoing the American tradition of Black Friday, with online sales predicted to reach a new high of almost £200m. Tablets such as the Kindle Fire are among the luxury items being offered at bargain prices.
A UN conference on internet regulation has been met with anger by Google, who are asking internet users to sign a petition to keep the internet 'free and open' to resist government interference across the world.
Bing has launched its Webmaster Guidelines, which looks at what business owners should consider when optimising their site for the search engine. With content, links, social media, indexation and technical SEO highlighted as important, Bing also looks at the SEO mistakes to avoid.
Intel CEO Paul Otellini is to retire after the next shareholders meeting, announcing his decision to leave the technological giant after almost four decades at the company. This is just one of the several staffing changes made recently by large technology companies.
Google Shopping is being rolled out in ten more countries across the world. Google successfully introduced the new feature in the US, and will now expand it to include the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Brazil and Australia.
Twitter is set to roll out a selection of changes for twitter.com and its iPhone and Android mobile apps. Images and videos will be a more prominent feature, appearing in a grid at the top of the screen and embedded in results.
A loophole in Skype's security system which enabled hackers to access users' accounts simply by knowing their email address has been fixed, after a number of complaints were made. All accounts involved have now been restored.
Google has published its latest Transparency Report for January to June 2012. The figures show a big increase in government requests for access to Google user data, as well as a rise in demands for content to be removed from Google services.
Steven Sinofsky has left his position as president of Windows and Windows Live, the departure coming just weeks after the launch of the Windows 8 operating system. He is replaced by promotions for internal candidates.
The UK's long-awaited 4G auction could finally be about to get underway, as regulator Ofcom released a timetable for those hoping to be part of the process.
Groupon has reported disappointing Q3 earnings, causing shares to drop by 15 percent to $3.30 (£2.07) in afterhours trading. Last week, the company saw share prices fall to $4 (£2.51) as it was thought that daily deals would be less in demand after Hurricane Sandy.
A large account hijacking attempt has taken place on Twitter, with a great deal of users needing their account passwords reset. Further social media news comes from Barack Obama, as his four more years post breaks several records.
Google has announced in an official blog post that it is rolling out a redesign of its search engine results pages. The search options have been moved from the left hand side to the top, echoing the recent mobile and tablet SERPs redesign.
YouTube analysis of the sharing of adverts on social media outlets gives Barack Obama a slender six per cent advantage over rival Mitt Romney, with a particularly significant lead on Twitter.
A number of senior Facebook executives took advantage of the expiration of a company lock-in period last week to offload some of their shares, following the social network's ill-fated arrival on the stock market.
Google Wallet is now available on mobile websites following its recent web content micropayments expansion. The checkout service aims to make mobile web shopping simple for consumers as Google has found that 97 percent of mobile shoppers leave their cart before making their final purchase.
New laws in Russia relating to the internet have been brought into place, allowing the authorities to remove information that they deem to be offensive or having the potential to be harmful.
According to the latest data from StatCounter Global Stats, Google has suffered a drop in October 2012's UK search engine market share. Meanwhile, Bing has seen a slight boost, perhaps thanks in part to the launch of Windows 8.
4G mobile service arrives in Great Britain, with eleven cities currently able to offer the increased mobile internet speed. These include some of the biggest across the country, with London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham amongst the locations now providing the fourth generation internet service.
Google has put together a crisis map to assist New York residents hoping to avoid the worst of Hurricane Sandy, while the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have removed the paywalls from their sites to allow users to keep up with news on the storm.
Yahoo has made its first acquisition since Marissa Mayer become CEO. The nine-person team behind Stamped - a mobile recommendations app - will join the growing mobile product team following Mayer's recent announcement that Yahoo is set to embrace mobile technologies going forward.
Microsoft are preparing to launch their new Windows 8 operating system, with expectant PC users across the globe looking forward to getting hold of the most significant new Windows product for many years.
Apple has unveiled a 7.9 inch version of its market leading tablet, known as the iPad Mini. However, criticism has been levelled at the hefty iPad Mini price tag, while many are unsure it can beat stiff competition from Samsung, Google and Amazon.
Three of the biggest illegal file sharing websites, Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents look set to be blocked, after the British Phonographic Industry made a request to the country's major ISPs.
Google Knowledge Graph was launched in May 2012 to allow users even more information about their search topic. This has now been taken a stage further with another layer of detail provided for suggested follow-up searches.
Following the accidental release of its Q3 earnings, Google suspended its shares. The quarterly results showed that profits have fallen 20 per cent from last year, causing a sell-off in Google shares that wiped $20bn off the search engine's value.
The Manchester Loop was built as part of the cities hosting of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It could soon have a new use, after plans were put in place to provide fibre optic broadband through the network of underground cables.