Google changing its search algorithms to prioritise mobile websites

Websites that haven't kept up with the times could be about to see a huge drop in traffic, as Google is to change its search algorithms to prioritise websites that work well on phones and tablets. According to Phys.org, the new formula won't change for users searching on desktops and laptops - but websites that…

Twitter makes Twitter Search actually work like it should do

If you've ever searched Twitter looking for an old tweet you'll have noticed a problem - go back more than couple of weeks and search will claim the Tweet doesn't exist. The good news now is that the company has made the search box act like you might expect it to - and search through…

Boo-hoo at Yahoo! as 14% of workforce is cut

Yahoo! have confirmed that it is to cut 2,000 jobs, equal to 14% of its workforce as they aim to transform into a "bold, new Yahoo!". Restructuring has been long overdue at Yahoo! as it has gradually fallen from favour…

Microsoft add coupons and deals to US Bing search results

A new coupons, deals and vouchers service will be integrated into US Bing serach results, Microsoft have confirmed via the Bing blog. The money-saving tips will cover "more than 200,000 unique offers in over 14,000 cities and towns across the…

Google bid for Groupon rejected

Google's recent bid for the group-buying start-up Groupon has fallen through, despite claims that the search giant offered as much as $5 billion for the company. It was a potentially massive risk for Google, who whilst not short on cash,…

Google to launch online "Editions" e-book store this summer

Google are set to launch their own e-book store this year called "Editions". Due in June or early July, will rival Apple's iBookstore and Amazon's Kindle by offering around half a million titles not restricted to any one device. "It…