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.
Groupon has fired Andrew Mason as its CEO, news which comes after the company reported that it had suffered a loss during its quarterly financial performance. Despite this, Groupon's stock price increased during afterhours trading by 12 percent.
Tim Cook has spoken of his disappointment at the falling share price of Apple, but reassures shareholders that the company is working on new products which he describes as "great stuff" to ensure the technology giant recovers.
ISPs in the US will now send users a series of warnings if they are suspected of file sharing, under the Copyright Alert System. The scheme is being run across five major providers, with repeat offenders potentially having their internet access limited.
The new Nokia 105 and Nokia 301 devices will have battery life of over a month, the Finnish mobile developer revealed at the Mobile World Congress event which is currently underway in Barcelona.
Google's Matt Cutts has released a blog post warning webmasters to avoid paid links, after retailer Interflora was punished for exchanging paid links with media sites.
Google Shopping has rolled out new paid-for services in 11 new countries, including the UK. This change will see a global transition to paid product listings, where retailers will have to pay for their products to appear in the Shopping search results.
Sony has unveiled details of their next console, the Playstation 4. Speaking at an event in New York, the technology giant revealed superior graphics and increased sharing options with friends.
Ofcom has auctioned off UK airwaves to be used for 4G coverage, with winning bidders including Vodafone, O2 and Three. Despite huge benefits to the public, smaller mobile companies may have missed out, while the auction did not raise the predicted £3.5bn.
Apple is the most valuable company in the world, according to the annual rankings produced by Brand Finance. However, a strong showing from Samsung has seen it jump from sixth to second.
A hacking attempt on Facebook described as a 'sophisticated attack' took place last month, however the social media giant revealed that all user data remained completely safe.
Twitter has announced that its API is set to get two additions over the next few weeks. There will be the introduction of metadata for language detection, and developers will also be able to detect the quality of a tweet.
A study into social advertising trends has revealed that 66 per cent of advertisers are including paid social advertising as part of their online campaigns, and around half include social promotions in their offline advertising material.
UK search engine market share stats for January 2013, published by StatCounter Global Stats, reveal that Google has suffered yet another dip in search volume, while Bing continues to grow. Meanwhile, coming changes could also spell success for the Microsoft search engine.