Google has opened its Maps API to make live traffic data available for third party apps, a service that has been restricted to Enterprise customers since Marsh 2012. Now, developers and businesses can include the data in their own mapping applications.
Twitter has announced the launch of a new marketing tool - Twitter Surveys. Similar to Promoted Tweets, the surveys will appear within the user's timeline. The tool, developed in collaboration with Nielsen, is currently being tested by a small number of advertisers.
The creator of the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent Simon Cowell is reported to be working on a new project, which would see a number of new technology jobs created and increased support for wannabe entrepreneurs.
Google Tag Manager has been released by the search engine giant, a programme for webmasters which allows websites to be tagged quickly and accurately, helping with SEO and effective coding.
Google has optimised its Flight Search feature for tablet users, after research indicated 46 per cent of tablet owners who looked for flights booked using that same device.
A recent survey from Google has shown an interesting insight into the preferences of people who use their mobile phone to research businesses and make purchases online, and how mobile optimisation can vastly improve profits.
Brands use Twitter to endorse their products, even using celebrities to spread the word. Kellogg's has taken a new approach, opening a store where Tweets are used as currency. People receive a snack in exchange for a Tweet, helping Kellogg's to promote its products
According to StatCounter Global Stats, Google and Bing both saw small gains in September 2012 search engine market share. Competition between the two companies seems to be hotting up, despite the huge disparity in UK search volume.
Twitter and Facebook are abuzz with criticism for the National Football League in America, after a highly controversial ending to a game was followed by a number of social media posts being amended to ignore the situation.
Following their US patent trial verdict in August, Apple is asking for more damages while Samsung is pushing for a whole new trial.
Samsung is set to launch a lawsuit against the iPhone 5, claiming that the new smartphone infringes a series of patents. This is the latest round in the continual legal battle between the two companies, which recently saw Apple receive $1bn in damages from Samsung.
A new smartphone app is launching which will replace the need for the 'designated driver'. Users can arrange a driver to take them home in their own vehicle.
Facebook is testing a mobile ad network, where profile data is used to target display ads. These ads appear on third party apps and sites while the user is logged into their account, meaning user experience on Facebook's own app is not affected.
The author Silvia Hartmann is writing her new novel The Dragon Lords in a completely unique way, a Google Document open to the public for viewing as she writes in real time. This comes after the announcement of soaring e-book sales figures.
In a survey conducted by Musicmetric, Manchester was revealed to be the worst music piracy offenders in the UK, as more illegal downloads per person were registered than anywhere else in the country.
A court in Munich has ruled that Motorola Mobility has infringed an Apple patent. Apple can now apply to implement a sales ban, and even recall the smartphones and tablets in Germany that infringe this patent, in another blow for Google and Android.
Details of the iPhone 5 have been released at an Apple press conference in San Francisco, with updates including a larger screen, 4G capability and a new charging system. The iPhone 5 is crucial to the financial future of Apple, making this launch highly important.
Yahoo is set to make billions as Alibaba buys back 20 percent of its shares, halving its stake in the Chinese internet giant. Earlier this year, Yahoo and Alibaba Group reached a taxable deal. Sources suggest that the agreed buy back will take place soon.
EE is ready to bring the first 4G capability to the United Kingdom, launching in 16 cities including Manchester by the end of 2012. This will improve broadband speeds by up to five times once implemented and will have a positive impact for millions of people across Britain.
The arrival of 4G in the UK could be imminent, as rumours suggest that provider Everything Everywhere could be set to offer the service on Nokia's new Lumia 920 device.
Microsoft has launched Bing It On - its own version of the Pepsi Challenge. The new side-by-side search engine comparison aims to prove that people prefer Bing results over Google. Users are invited to search for a term and pick whether the right or left search results are best.
A new music system called Bronze is the creation of artist Gwilym Gold. This innovative new idea evolves music to ensure that thanks to the cutting edge technology included, each song is radically different every time you listen to it.
Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will not be selling his shares in the company for at least a year. The move comes as Facebook shares hit an all time low, after several high profile investors unloaded millions of shares.
Job recruitment techniques are changing and becoming increasingly high tech, as companies look to tackle the increasingly large numbers of applicants. These include programmes that put potential employees in a testing computer generated situation.
A television operated by the human eye has been unveiled at Berlin's IFA trade show. It will allow users to bring up a menu by staring at the screen and choose what they want to do by moving their eyes and blinking.
A court in Tokyo rules in favour of Samsung, stating that they did not copy Apple's intellectual property with the design of their smartphones. This comes just days after an American court ruled in favour of Apple.
Barack Obama opened himself up for questioning from users of the internet, answering various queries for half an hour. He discussed everything from the difficult decisions of the war in Afghanistan to his favourite basketball player.
Blizzard has angered gamers in Iran this week by locking out thousands of users from titles including World of Warcraft. This has been blamed on legal circumstances and an increase on restrictions regarding international trade in America.
Apple's victory over Samsung in their long-running patent trial has created an ugly aftermath. Both companies have hit out at the other in statements, while share prices have shifted accordingly. Here's what else to expect in the coming weeks.
The RoboWorld Cup in Bristol has welcomed robots from 27 countries as they compete in events such as marathon running, weightlifting, football and wall-climbing. The sprint world record has been broken at the event by a machine from Singapore.