New features expected to be added to Google Maps have been released earlier than planned, as the search engine briefly put the new site live ahead of the expected unveiling at Google I/O this week.
Matt Cutts, head of webspam at Google, has spoken out on a number of plans that the search giant has for the next few months, including details of a significant update to Google Penguin.
Twitter UK director Dick Costolo is reported to have stepped down over the weekend, but is likely to remain CEO of Twitter's main operation. The move comes just days after UK subsidiary TweetDeck was dissolved by Companies House, following repeated failures to file accounts.
Facebook has revealed that its app launcher interface for Android has been downloaded more than one million times since it launched four weeks ago. It has also been found that Facebook Home is now available on Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.
YouTube has launched a monthly rundown of the most popular adverts on their website, with April's top spot going to Evian's dancing babies.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been criticised by shareholders for his decision to switch to the Windows phone OS. The company appears to be struggling as new devices like the Lumia fail to grab sufficient market share from Apple and Samsung.
Bing has once again challenged Google for the title of top search engine, bringing back the much publicised 'Bing It On' challenge for a second time.
There have been more Android-based tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2013 than any others. Android now has 56 percent of the market share, while the tablet market itself has also grown 142.4 percent year over year.
Nielsen statistics have revealed that significant numbers of Facebook users are leaving the service, with membership declining in both the UK and the US.
UK search engine market share data for April 2013 has been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing slight gains for Google, Yahoo and Bing compared to March. The only dip was for other search engines, including AOL, Ask and Conduit.
The first ever website is to be recreated by CERN, as the research group helps to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the internet.
Google has bought news aggregating start up Wavii for a rumoured $30 million, and looks set to use the natural language processing skills of the company to help augment the service provided by Knowledge Graph.
Google has proposed to make changes to its search results in a bid to settle an ongoing antitrust investigation. The European Commission is now looking for feedback from rivals and outside organisations regarding the alterations.
An experimental version of BitTorrent Sync has been launched to the public, with the peer-to-peer data synchronisation set to challenge cloud based services such as Dropbox.
Google has levied a manual spam penalty at Mozilla, the non-profit software organisation. User-generated spam in blog comments and forums has been blamed, setting a worrying precedent for other webmasters, but Google says the penalty is 'granular' rather than site-wide.
A new record for YouTube views in a single day has been set, with popular South Korean artist Psy surpassing the tally set by the viral Kony 2012 campaign.
With Google Play enjoying ever-increasing revenues, analysts are attempting to predict how long it will take before it catches up with Apple's rival product, the App Store.
Larry Page has provided insight into how he is running Google alongside his goals for the company during the Q1 2013 earnings call. Focusing on the future, he said that Google will be concentrating on big bets YouTube, Chrome and Android and moon shot projects.
Information obtained from Google Analytics has shown that the average size of a web page has increased by 50 per cent in the last year, with access speeds also increasing.
New features have been launched to speed up Google mobile searches. Expanding sitelinks allow users to navigate to the right page before entering the site, while the Quick View button provides a condensed overview of a page.
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.