Bill Gates stated that he believes Bing to be 'the superior product' to Google, speaking on a range of technology issues during an 'Ask Me Anything' session on the popular website Reddit, which is also frequented by Barack Obama.
Dutch patent-holders claim Joannes Jozef Everardus van der Meer was awarded the rights to the 'like' button in 1998, five years before Facebook appeared.
Russian search engine Yandex has become the fourth largest search engine, pushing Bing down to fifth place. Google is still in first place, while China's Baidu and Yahoo are ranked second and third.
Google AdWords is to see significant changes today, with a number of updates to be made. Enhanced campaigns are being introduced to the service, with major differences to targeting and scheduling.
The Australian High Court has overturned a previous ruling, deciding that Google is not responsible for misleading or deceptive content third parties include in AdWords PPC ads. Google's battle with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lasted several years.
Superbowl 47 saw the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. The Ravens came out on top in the game, but there was a very different winner in the race for most Google searches during the contest.
Mobile network Three has announced plans to give users an upgrade to 4G at no extra charge, in direct contrast to rival network EE's controversial price plan.
CEO Thorsten Heins announced that Research In Motion (RIM) will be trading under BlackBerry from 4 February 2013. At the BlackBerry 10 launch event, he also unveiled the touch-screen Z10 and the Q10, which comes with a keyboard.
YouTube users may soon have to pay a monthly subscription fee for certain premium channels, as well as one off 'pay-per-view' videos. Unnamed sources have reported that YouTube are considering introducing these premium elements.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has revealed the company is launching a "big push" to regain search engine market share as well as an interface overhaul. Yahoo's Q4 2012 earnings published this week reveal growth for the first time in four years.
Twitter has been overtaken by Google+ in terms of active monthly users, becoming the second most popular social network behind Facebook.
Google has moved to reassure users with a blog post outlining the processes it goes through whenever a government data request is received, including the reasons why it may or may not comply.
Facebook has blocked its competitors from the social graph, preventing Twitter and Yandex apps from accessing Find Friends, an action it previously took against Twitter and Google.
Changes to Google image search are to be introduced today, with the process of finding pictures through the search giant streamlined significantly. The new version is expected to benefit webmasters, with a higher click through rate and reduced load on hosting servers.
Google's Q4 earnings totalled $14.42bn, according to an announcement yesterday. This means the company made a record $50 billion (£31.5bn) during 2012, despite problems with declining cost per click and the Motorola Home deal not being included.
Twitter has revealed tweet data related to Barack Obama's inauguration speech, with over a million tweets sent in total, compared to fewer than 100,000 in 2008. This huge increase shows not only the expanded influence of social media, but how successfully the President has utilised it.
Google says it took down 224 million 'bad ads' during 2012 for violating its advertising policy. 889,000 user accounts spanning 223 countries were also removed.
Google CEO Larry Page talks about the search engine giant's moon shot projects and the importance of technology companies thinking further afield.
eBay has revealed their financial details for 2012, with the online auction company bringing in $757m in profit over the year. It is believed that the improvement in sales is largely down to the increased popularity of shopping on mobile devices.
At a press event yesterday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Graph Search. The new function, currently in beta, will use the searcher's friends, connections, location check-ins, personal information and Likes to provide uniquely social results.
HMV has become the latest high street music store to enter administration, following the likes of Zavvi and Woolworths. The demise of physical music sales is being blamed on the popularity of online retailers, with Amazon the market leader.
Facebook has suggested it now has 27 million UK users accessing its site. In contrast, social media monitor SocialBakers claims 600,000 people left Facebook in December.
Google has launched a Chrome Beta channel for tablets and phones. Available on Android 4.0+, this will provide users with early access to new features and bugs before launch, a channel that is already available on Chrome for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS.
Eric Schmidt has completed his controversial visit to North Korea by urging the country to embrace modern technology. The executive chairman of Google has been in the secretive nation for four days to discuss the importance of a free and open internet.
The accounts for Twitter's UK subsidiary have been published, showing slender profits of £16,500, although global figures suggest this will not be a major concern for the company. Meanwhile in France, Twitter is under pressure to release the details of racist tweeters.
The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has showcased a number of smart televisions, including ultra-high definition TV sets with a screen size of up to 110 inches. Many other impressive products have also been unveiled at the annual exhibition.
The BBC has released a new mobile sports app that will offer live score updates, stats and text commentary to fans, as the broadcaster looks to build on the success of its Olympic coverage.
The FTC antitrust investigation into Google's business practices has been settled. It found that allegations of search bias were not justified, while the search engine has agreed to review some practices following the FTC's concerns regarding competition.
A global study into Wikipedia search trends has revealed the most viewed articles for many different countries around the world, with the United Kingdom topped by Facebook, One Direction, Fifty Shades of Grey and deaths.
The latest search engine market share stats for December 2012 show Google at its lowest volume all year, while Bing is at its highest. The three top search engines have experienced very different fortunes in 2012, although Google remains the market leader.