The two companies want to be allowed to reveal more information about the government requests they receive, and how these are dealt with.
Google head of search spam Matt Cutts has announced that site owners can report small quality sites that they believe deserve to be ranking better in the search engine. theEword investigates why Google is choosing to gather such information.
Speaking on the 10 year anniversary of the launch of Skype, a senior executive announced that the company is looking to implement 3D technology to its service in the near future.
A report from Marin Software has revealed that Google's Product Listing Ads are a success for both retailers and consumers. There has been a surge in adoption and spend, while increasing click through rates suggest shoppers find the ads relevant.
Users of popular websites including Instagram, Vine and Netflix were left either unable to access the sites or struggling at a slower pace after a glitch in Amazon's cloud network on Sunday.
In the latest of a series of recent updates to Google AdWords reporting, users can now see paid and organic traffic side by side.
Google has recently unveiled the advanced FAQs it frequently gets asked, while also providing answers to these common queries. Find out if you are using the Google Authorship tag correctly, and the benefits it can have for both the author and searcher.
Mark Zuckerberg is joining forces with global telecoms brands to provide affordable internet access to 'every person on Earth'. 5 billion people (two thirds of the world population) currently have no access to the internet.
Google has stated that information obtained was not 'private or confidential' following a lawsuit from UK claimants.
Google saw all its services go offline for a brief time on Friday evening, as analysts reported a 40% drop in online traffic as a whole.
A hint at the future of marketing was offered yesterday, as Google files a patent for 'Pay Per Gaze' advertising on Google Glass.
Google has introduced a new feature, which will allow users to discover the answers to questions about their lives directly through search results.
Facebook has published usage stats that conflict with many recent surveys. In both the UK and US, daily active user numbers remain strong, with a huge surge in mobile and tablet visits which could have an impact on advertisers.
In 1999 BlackBerry introduced mobile phones with email for busy execs on the go, 14 years on and they have fallen so far behind their rivals they could be forced to sell.
Apple is thought to be ready to launch a new iPhone, rumoured to be either an iPhone 5S or 6, as well as a low-cost incarnation of the iPhone 5.
Google has announced new guidelines and updated its PageSpeed Insights tool to help webmasters optimise their mobile page speed. The new support looks at how you can deliver above-the-fold content in one second or less in order to avoid interrupting user flow.
For those Google users who require a significant amount of information from their search, the introduction of an 'in-depth articles' section should provide a significant bonus.
The latest UK search engine market share stats for July 2013 have been published by StatCounter Global Stats. The results show another small drop for Google, while Bing and Yahoo have climbed.
A Nielsen study has revealed that increased Twitter activity can boost TV ratings.
Feedly and Old Reader are stepping up their efforts to attract new users, with the former launching a Pro service and the latter receiving backing from a mystery source.
Google has launched its Google Analytics Real Time Reporting API in Beta. This will allow site owners to create queries about the real time data collated by Google in order to effectively utilise the information to improve their site.
Google is currently experimenting with a new local news product. Will its position on the Google Now service, which provides users with contextually relevant information, give the search engine giant a chance to succeed where so many have failed?
Ballmer admits Microsoft has made too many of the Surface tablet device, as units fail to shift. The company spent more on advertising and accounting charges than it made from the Windows tablet, but will this failure spell the end for Surface?
A cross-party Home Affairs Select Committee has expressed concern that the UK may be falling behind when it comes to dealing with cyber crime.
An online petition has encouraged micro blogging site Twitter to make it easier and safer for users to report offensive Tweets in the future.
Google AdWords has announced further changes to increase the ease of use for reporting results, with easier access to bid adjustment data in Google Analytics.
Responding to a question on the issue of including content in expandable boxes with 'see more' buttons, Matt Cutts confirmed this would not be punished unless being done in a deliberately malicious way.
A survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index has found that US customer satisfaction with search engines, portals and social networks is at its lowest level since 2003.
Insecure mobile Sims are putting millions at risk of being hacked and having their personal information accessed using only a home computer and a bogus operator text message.
Apple has moved to strengthen its security systems after user data on its app development portal was compromised. Researcher Ibrahim Balic released a video warning that he was able to access information such as user names and email addresses, but insisted he only wanted to warn the company about the problem.