Following the attacks on the Boston Marathon, Google Person Finder has been launched in the area, to allow worried friends and family to locate details of those who may have been caught up in the tragedy.
WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has moved to calm users after reports of a botnet attack on the site. He suggested account holders should ensure they have a strong password in place to guard against such attacks.
Google search results are safer to use as they contain less sites including Malware than its primary competitors, a recent study has discovered. The results show that Bing has five times more than the search giant, while the globally used Yandex has 10 times more.
Google has expanded its Map Maker service to the United Kingdom, giving users the chance to make edits, add buildings and correct any errors within Google Maps.
The Internet Advertising Bureau has reported a record UK ad spend of £5.42bn in 2012. Mobile advertising has experienced huge growth, while paid search advertising makes up a significant proportion of the total in both online and mobile ad spend.
Online publishers have predicted a 15 per cent growth in digital revenue this year, according to a prominent industry survey.
WhatsApp is reportedly the subject of interest from Google, with the search giant thought to be strongly considering spending around $1 billion on the popular mobile messaging service.
Samsung has forecasted that its profits will be $7.7bn (£5.1bn) for Q1 2013, a 53 percent increase on last year. The South Korean tech company has enjoyed record-breaking profits for five consecutive quarters, and analysts suggest that things could get even better over this year.
An event at the Facebook headquarters in San Francisco later today is expected to reveal the first Facebook smartphone, with the popular social media service working with HTC on the project.
StatCounter Global Stats has published the latest UK search engine market share stats for March 2013, showing Google has made a recovery from last month's unusual low point. Bing meanwhile has remained above 5 per cent of search volume.
Bing used April Fools' as an opportunity to launch a thinly veiled attack on Google, with two jokes directed at the market leading search engine service.
A large attack on the internet has been carried out, slowing speeds for many users around the world, with a dispute between Spamhaus and Cyberbunker alleged to be a possible cause of the attack.
Facebook Exchange is running a small alpha test where its retargeted ads will appear in the main News Feed. The ads - which use browser history data rather than the user's social data - have been appearing in the right hand sidebar since 2012.
Matt Cutts, head of webspam at Google has announced a new feature for webmasters, which allows them to opt out of vertical search services, such as Google Shopping or Flights.
The Google Global Impact Challenge is set to help four UK not-for-profit organisations get started, provided they can impress a panel featuring Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Richard Branson.
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has urged Burma to allow for internet freedom in order to expand the telecommunications infrastructure for the country's economical and political progression, and has called for similar action in India, North Korea and other emerging markets.
Video sharing website YouTube now boasts over a billion monthly users, an official blog post has announced. This confirms the status of YouTube as one of the most popular sites on the entire internet.
Apple has hired a new vice president of technology: Kevin Lynch, former chief technology officer at Adobe. The move is surprising, as Lynch has previously been an outspoken critic of Apple due to disagreements over the Adobe Flash platform.
John Riccitiello has left his position as the CEO of Electronic Arts, with the company underperforming financially and attracting widespread criticism for the recent failed launch of PC game Sim City.
The BBC took to a Google Webmaster Tools forum to ask for assistance dealing with an unnatural links warning. It was eventually revealed that problem was with just one article and had not affected the whole site.
Google has created a beginner's cheat sheet to help emerging webmasters optimise their site. The three stages concentrate on search results, images and regular updates, while also highlighting the importance of optimising for both the search engine and the user.
Google has announced that they will be discontinuing their popular Google Reader service on July 1, with an official blog post from the company stating that the shutdown was due to declining usage.
Google has agreed to pay a $7m fine after Street View cars harvested user data from Wi-Fi networks. In the settlement with 38 US states, Google has also promised to retrain staff and launch a public service ad campaign on protecting user data.
The head of webspam at Google, Matt Cutts, has announced that significant search updates will take place in 2013, including a Google Penguin update within the next week.
Google senior vice president Amit Singhal was interviewed at the SXSW conference in Texas, and discussed a range of topics including how search has evolved during his 20 years in the business and the best way to rank highly in Google.
Facebook has unveiled plans to implement a News Feed redesign. The visual overhaul is set to include larger pictures, a mobile-inspired design and more specialised, personal feeds, but how will it be received by its one billion users, thousand of third-party businesses and many advertisers?
The European Commission has fined Microsoft £484 million, due to the company failing to display alternatives to the Internet Explorer web browser. Since February 2011, Microsoft users have not been informed of the various choices of browser available.
February 2013 search engine market share stats from StatCounter Global Stats show Google has suffered another dip, taking it to its lowest volume in years. Meanwhile, Bing continues to climb in market share despite Microsoft facing an EU fine.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to announce significant changes to the social media service in the coming days, with a redesigned Facebook profile set to be launched on March 7.
Interflora has begun to appear in Google rankings again, only 11 days after it dropped out when the search engine discovered paid links pointing into the site from online ads.