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.
Matt Cutts announced yesterday that Google is launching a disavow links tool. The long awaited tool allows webmasters to 'undo' a link to their site, which could repair previous black hat techniques, or combat malicious negative SEO.
Search engine giant Google appears to be set to face legal action from the US Government, after it was revealed much of the US Federal Trade Commission was apparently in support of such a case.
After extensive beta testing, Bing Ads has introduced Sitelink Extensions for PPC advertising. During the pilot stage, advertisers reported that search ads including Sitelinks brought in an increased amount of click-through rates.
Questions are being asked about Facebook's tax payments, after the profits announced for Britain are significantly lower than those predicted by a number of experts. The official figures are £150m lower than those that were predicted.
Matt Cutts, distinguished engineer at Google, has posted a new webmaster video explaining guest blogging for links. While high quality, insightful content gets the thumbs up, Google has several techniques in place to spot those abusing guest blogging.
Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver who will today attempt to make history for the highest ever parachute jump. The record attempt will be streamed live to viewers on the internet.
Google has announced a second update to its Penguin algorithm which engineer Matt Cutts suggests will affect just 0.3 per cent of English language sites. It is the first time Penguin has been changed since May.
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.