Following a number of other measures aimed at strengthening censorship of online services in the country, the Chinese government has blocked WhatsApp usage, according to a New York Times report.
Apparently based on user feedback, the app launcher for Office 365 is getting a bit of a facelift to be less "overwhelming" and cleaner, while recent online docs will get some much-needed focus too.
Microsoft has introduced some changes to make Minecraft safer for online players. This likely follows a comment from Sony saying that it has to be "mindful" of its responsibility to its install base.
To ensure a safer online environment, Microsoft has created its Council for Digital Good program. 15 selected teenagers will give input to the company regarding the state of online interactions today.
Mojang has announced that it plans to launch Realms, a service to play Minecraft online with friends in a more interactive way, on Android, iOS, Windows 10 and Windows Phone devices soon.
According to a recent study, young people now spend more time online than watching television. A majority of children now reportedly watch shows through on-demand services or through YouTube.
Major online retailer Amazon has reportedly banned the sale of the so-called 'hoverboards' following warnings that the devices are dangerous and prone to catch fire.
Apple has partnered with startup courier service Postmates to offer same-day delivery (within four hours) for most products through its app and web store, albeit currently only in the Bay Area.
Twitter has updated their abuse policies in a move to crack down on harmful content. Now, promoting violence may be met with a temporary account ban, and accounts may be locked for harassment.
GTA Online Heists update is now live on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. The updates brings with itself a new game mode and an assortment of weapons and armored vehicles.
GTA Online Heists add-on is scheduled for an official release tomorrow but some users have already started receiving the free update. The download size weighs in at 4.8 GB on the Xbox One.
The social network is apparently getting serious about abuse on its platform. Twitter's CEO said he takes personal responsibility and things will really change and abuse and trolling will be tackled.
The Chinese government is once again trying to get its citizens to only use their real names online. After a similar law failed to have a noticeable effect earlier, the authorities are trying again.
The Pirate Bay is back online with a few changes; the site's logo is changed as well as the staff. The site is not fully functional yet but will probably be restored to its original form soon.
Amazon starts to offer a new super-speedy one or two hour delivery service. The Prime Now service starts to roll out in Manhattan today. Nappies and toilet paper are expected to be popular items.
Halo: The Master Chief collection was in dire need of an update to address numerous problems with the online side of the game and it looks like that patch will finally be coming later on today.
Online retail giant Amazon is expected to launch a new PayPal-rivaling service on Monday that will allow customers to use their stored card details to purchase goods from other sites.
Nintendo is shutting down access to its online gaming for the Wii and DS consoles on May 20th, instead focusing on its newer game systems. The question is whether anyone will actually notice.
According to data from Internet Retailer, Apple is now the 2nd biggest online retailer behind Amazon. Apple grew 24% last year to reach a revenue of $18.3 billion from online sales of their products.
Following weeks of rumours, Microsoft has announced the launch of Office Online - the replacement for its productivity-focused Web Apps - along with a new look for Office.com.
Following design and UI changes to its suite of Office Web Apps last week - and ahead of a rumoured 'Office Online' rebrand - Microsoft has quietly rolled out an updated look for OneNote.com.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has begun using her Twitter account in an effort to get users to switch to the company's services, retweeting and responding to those who promise to do so.
Ladar Levison claims to have given up on email despite having previously been responsible for founding the anonymous email service Lavabit. He cites concerns with how email works in general.
As the UK prepares for porn to be blocked by default on all ISPs, user data shows that 8.5% of all UK web activity is based around adult content - more than the US, but not as much as Germany.
Due to issues with streaming media and how it works, Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke has responded by removing his own work from the service. At present Radiohead's albums remain available to listen.
Microsoft's head of Xbox, Don Mattrick, said to Spike TV that Microsoft already has a gaming console that's suitable for those without an internet connection: it's called the Xbox 360
Sony has announced at their E3 2013 press event that the PlayStation 4 has no restrictions on used games, and does not require any online authentication when you're playing disc-based games
Since Skype's takeover by Microsoft, it seems the Redmond-based giant has been able to cast an approving eye over HTTPS links that are sent.
Germany's federal court has decided the Google auto-complete function can violate user privacy and former President Christian Wulff's wife is being used as the key example of this problem.
Microsoft said that in a new survey, 87 percent of people say they are concerned with online privacy but just 47 percent take active measures to protect their online identity.
Markus 'Notch' Persson, the man behind Minecraft and the upcoming 0x10c, has released a new, minimalistic game called 'Drop'. Players must quickly type words from jumbled letter to pass.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt has predicted that "everyone on Earth will be connected" by 2020. But with two-thirds of the population still without a web connection, how realistic is that?
Chinese laws forcing real-name registration to use the internet have been passed, with further revisions likely to come. The legislation could allow removal of "illegal" posts within the country.
Figures released by comScore show the 2012 holiday season as the most lucrative online shopping period ever, with over $1 billion spent on seven separate days following Thanksgiving.
After a hack earlier this month were $250,000 worth of Bitcoins were stolen, BitFloor have announced that the service is back online, and they intend to pay back any one who was a victim of the theft.
Apple has just announced the introduction of a new customer advice and support service for certain countries that allows potential customers to chat online with trained Apple Specialists.
South Korea has been found to be controlling its internet more than you might realise, ensuring you don't say anything that could be inflammatory towards the government.
After the Republican party managed to reject the Cybersecurity Bill in Congress, indications have suggested Obama could issue an executive order for the bill, completely cutting Congress out.
After fighting against SOPA earlier this year, the Internet rejoiced at its ability to come together against controversial bills. Now it's coming back again, ready for another round.
A Q&A session during the Google I/O conference indicates that Google are paying attention to comments posted on YouTube, and could be contemplating changing the commenting system to crack down.