Former Apple employee Tony Fadell's smart technology company Nest has been purchased by Google for $3.2 billion dollars.
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has gained access to two Microsoft social media accounts and one blog, posting messages criticising the company for its privacy policies.
Head of search spam at Google Matt Cutts has provided insight into duplicate content in his latest YouTube video, explaining how news sites can avoid duplicate content issues and penalties from the search engine.
Following on from his strong involvement in Twitter, entrepreneur Biz Stone has unveiled Jelly, a social search project designed to help friends answer questions.
According to the latest data from StatCounter Global Stats, UK search volume increased slightly for both Google and Bing in Decemeber 2013. Fortunately for the search engines, this coincided with seasonal growth in paid search spend and clicks.
A report has predicted rapid growth for Android in 2014, with the rise in device sales set to reach over one billion.
Lyrics site Rap Genius has been allowed to return to Google search results after correcting its "unnatural links", for which it had received a 10 day penalty.
Facebook is being sued by two users who maintain the company is accessing private message data and sharing it with advertisers to help them target campaigns.
Snapchat has suffered a major breach of security, with the personal information of around 4.6 million made freely available online by hackers.
Google will look into the workings of its news algorithm, after further complaints from Steps star H that his image was appearing alongside stories about his namesake, the disgraced Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced his intention to sell more than 40 million of his shares in the company, with a total value of $2.3bn.
For the first time, flyers will be permitted to keep devices switched on throughout all stages of their journey, provided they remain in airplane mode.
Google has revealed the world's most searched-for terms in 2013 in its annual Zeitgeist report, with Nelson Mandela topping the trending list.
Changes to Twitter's blocking policy were met with outrage by users as the social network reverses the alterations.
Google announces new deal with Boston Dynamics today but what the deal involves is yet to be released.
Google launches a new website, with Google Tips aiming to provide support for the full range of services available from the search engine giant.
Google's Distinguished Engineer Matt Cutts has unveiled that webmasters who repeatedly disregard Google guidelines receive stronger and more severe penalties each time that they are caught.
Yahoo disclosures to the SEC have revealed that 31% of its revenue last quarter came from its 2009 Search Alliance deal with Microsoft - suggesting greater reliance than previously thought.
Google has publicised its latest Street View tool in a blog post, the new tool enables users to build their own 360 degree images from around the globe.
Tech heavyweights including Google, Apple and Facebook have written an open letter to the US government in protest against online surveillance techniques.
Google has announced that Webmaster Tools now has a "smartphone errors" tool which will track crawl errors on smartphones, helping webmasters to pinpoint and fix any problems in order to improve their site and its user experience.
Searches made using Google will now display results from the Android Play Store, a change which has the potential to be highly significant for individuals and businesses alike.
The November 2013 UK search engine market share stats from StatCounter Global Stats show small changes in volume for the big three, with a slight improvement for Google. The company has been focusing on voice search this month.
Apple has purchased the Twitter analytics tool Topsy, a service which could provide the company with the technology it needs to compete with Google in social media.
Cyber Monday is predicted to bring in record sales figures for major retailers, as Christmas shoppers prepare to take advantage of online discounts.
The new privacy changes Google implemented in 2012 break Dutch data protection law, according to a watchdog in the country.
Google has released software that produces automated social media responses for busy users, but reaction to the idea has been mixed.
Having evolved from mobile devices, Google's hands-free voice search is now available to PC users, following a simple Chrome browser extension. Other features of "OK Google" have also been adapted, providing searchers with an updated, user-friendly Google search experience.
The closure of the Silk Road and subsequent government interest in Bitcoin has tripled its value in less than month, could it be the currency of the future?
Courts rule in favour of Daniel Morel in his case against Getty Images and Agence-France-Presse over images taken from Twitter without permission.