Google announced Thursday that it is acquiring Polar, a start-up that lets mobile users participate in polls, for Google Plus, a move that could signal new directions for the social network.
Many popular websites Wednesday featured the "spinning wheel" that typically greets users with slow Internet connections. It was a symbolic statement to voice support for net neutrality.
In the latest episode of the European Union's efforts to rein in the dominant position held by Google in the search market, European rivals are demanding the American search giant reform the way it performs searches to leave more room for competing players.
A Google doodle honors the 186th birthday of famed Russian author Leo Tolstoy.
Facebook will begin telling users how many views a video has received, a move that demonstrates the importance Facebook videos play for online publishers trying to push their content in front of as many people as possible.
Twitter has announced that it is testing a new feature that will let users make in-the-moment purchases from their Twitter feeds, a move that follows similar e-commerce initiatives from competitors like Facebook.
The Obama administration has named a former Google vice president to the role of chief technology officer of the United States, a position President Obama created on his first day in office.
Google will pay around $19 million as a refund to parents who were unknowingly charged for in-app purchases made by their children while playing mobile games.