Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are scheduled for questioning by US antitrust regulators. The case will pay particular attention as to whether Google ranks itself unfairly in its own SERPs and the advertising rates it offers competitors.
Facebook has launched its own App Centre, similar to the app store used for the Apple iPhone. The platform allows Facebook members to view the apps that are most used and highly rated by their friends.
Google has published an official blog post containing recommendations for optimising mobile websites, which reveals conclusively that responsive web design has many benefits for SEO. Google's Matt Cutts also spoke at SMX Advanced on the reasons for the recent Penguin algorithm update.
Google users in China are set to benefit from a new search service which will prevent errors that are triggered by sensitive words. Users will now have the option to edit their search terms via a drop-down menu.
Google has applied for a range of domains including .LOL. The experiment will enable the search engine giant to see how the new domains fare against the typical top level domains.
Google's latest innovation, Google+ Local, will allow logged-in users to see which local places their friends, family and acquaintances recommends, as well as scores compiled by Zagat and essential information such as images and opening hours.
Matt Cutts has confirmed that the Penguin 1.1 algorithm update is now live, but will affect less than 0.1 per cent of English searches. We offer some Penguin recovery tips for cleaning up webspam and improving rankings after the algorithm update.
The ASA has announced that it received more complaints about advertising than ever before in 2011. The UK advertising regulator explained that much of the extra workload was down to its new remit. In March 2011, it began investigating online ads as well as print, TV and radio.
Following its launch on the stock market and an admission that its mobile strategy needs improvement, Facebook has reportedly hired smartphone engineers and is putting serious thought into developing its own hardware, according to internal sources.
Google has added a copyright section to its Transparency Report, showing the growing number of piracy problems upon the web while also highlighting how the search engine giant tackles the increasing number of copyright removal requests.
Apple designer Jonathan Ive, born and raised in Britain, has been honoured with a knighthood for his contribution to design and enterprise by being responsible for the iPad, iPod and iPhone. The ceremony was undertaken by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.
So.cl, the social-search research project devised by Microsoft, has been made available to the general public. Users are encouraged to share and discuss Bing search results on the site, and they can even cross-post content to Facebook.
Waterstones is to sell Amazon's Kindle in its bookstores and introduce new digital reading services.
Alibaba is set to buy back half of Yahoo's 40 per cent stake in the company for $7.1bn.
Hewlett-Packard plans to make significant reductions to its workforce, cutting thousands of jobs.
Google's new search results system will highlight the details users most want to see.
A study from Google shows that 51 per cent of the UK now has a smartphone.
Twitter now has 10m UK users - and 80 per cent of them opt for mobile access.
Search volume relatively stable, but Yahoo suffers yet another blow.
Mozilla and Google have joined to together to express concerns over IE-only Windows 8 tablets.
Facebook's own app store will select the best web and mobile applications.
Independent figures show that Google reached 96.9 per cent of all smartphone users in March 2012.
Facebook's automated systems are being improved following the blocking of a harmless user comment.
Samsung has released the new Galaxy S3 in a bid to remain ahead in the smartphone market.
Motorola, which is being taken over by Google, has won a sales ban on Microsoft products in Germany.
RIM is trying to encourage app developers by giving away BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
An investment in Barnes & Noble sees Microsoft ready to do battle with Amazon and Apple.
US report finds several staff were aware of personal data collection.
Samsung has become the world's most popular smartphone manufacturer, according to independent figures.
O2 has launched a digital wallet app which allows users to makes purchases and monitor finances.