Facebook has made it easier than ever to play games with new "Instant Games". Pick titles like Pac-Man and Space Invaders right from your News Feed or Messenger to start playing with friends.
Mozilla announced Project Quantum, a new web engine for Firefox that promises to deliver a "fast and smooth" experience on desktop and mobile. Users will see these changes by the end of 2017.
Opera 41 focuses on "speed and performance," with faster tab startup, more efficient video processing, and updates to the built-in news feed. This latest release is now available to download.
Tim Berners-Lee has passed a decision to the W3C Advisory Committee on whether to extend the EME development through to March 31, 2017. The committee is divided on EME and could stop development.
Google has detailed its plans to aid the web's transition to HTML5, by announcing that Chrome will begin blocking Flash starting in September, and that HTML5 will become the default in December.
Google has finally announced Family Library, which will allow users to share apps, games, movies and more with up to six family members. It will roll out in various countries over the next few days.
Microsoft has pushed out an update to OneDrive on the web and its apps across different platforms. The update comes with lots of changes including a Poké detector to cater for Pokémon GO players.
Google is tweaking its search algorithm to improve the ranking of 'mobile friendly' websites, a move that could potentially influence websites that rely a lot on organic traffic.
After nearly seven years of development, test results of Electrolysis, a forthcoming multi-process technology for Firefox, have revealed an increase in overall browser memory utilization.
Mozilla will end its Persona login service at the end of November this year. The company has provided a wiki page aimed at helping site owners who use Persona to migrate away from it.
An independent researcher has uncovered a problem with the Android and browser versions of WhatsApp. An attacker can send around 4,000 smileys to their target which causes the victim's app to crash.
If your feed on Instagram BETA app for Windows Phone isn't refreshing, you're not the only one facing an issue. The app currently appears to be broken and there is no word on a fix yet.
Microsoft has opened up a small private beta for Skype users to try out a new web platform; this new functionality allows you to use the service without downloading an app.
Microsoft, along with many other major brands - and even celebrities - are acting fast to buy out web domains with the upcoming .adult and .porn suffixes before the general public gets to.
The web is quite a bit different today than it was 20 years ago. We look at some ideas on how it will expand and change in the next two decades and would love to hear your opinions on the topic.
Microsoft has updated its online storage service with some great features and improvements. Currently, the update is available only to OneDrive's web version and iOS app.
After making Sway for iPhone available in more countries, Microsoft has updated the web version with more features that further enhance users' ability to create awesome interactive presentations.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is about to launch. To give those that would like to know more about the places and things that are Halo, a website known as Halo Starscope has been launched.
A leading cleric has issued a fatwa against high-speed internet, calling it "against Sharia and moral standards", but Iran's President Rouhani says that web access is vital for the younger generation.
Google has launched a new simple but very appealing game based around topical geography trivia and powered by its popular Maps software in which you simply name the city where the event took place.
In a recently-released series of documents, the British government apparently asserted their right to snoop on the web traffic of British nationals - even if the website is hosted outside of the UK.
Google has warned that it could be 'several weeks' before they will be able to properly deal with the huge backlog of 'right to be forgotten' requests that are currently piling up against the company.
Twenty five years has brought along a lot of changes to the World Wide Web and we've witnessed it evolve from static to brimming with activity. These milestones marked the web as we know it today.
Microsoft has launched a new Xbox Video site, allowing you to purchase content and stream via the browser, or watch via the Windows 8.1 app or Xbox One, while a Windows Phone app is also on the way.
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.
Despite being a massive global retailer, Amazon has shocked with the announcement that they have recorded a loss for the quarter, due to increased spending on their own infrastructure.
Microsoft has just launched the web version of its popular Xbox Music streaming service. Subscribers can now access their music from any device directly through the browser, all while staying in sync.
The growth in online shopping will be a disaster for physical stores, says the UK's Centre for Retail Research, which predicts that 20% will close by 2018, as shoppers increasingly turn to the web.
Screenshots have leaked that appear to show a dramatic update to Gmail, adding default email categories and an updated navigation drawer on the service's mobile applications.
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.
Scientists at the world's most advanced physics laboratory, CERN, have embarked on a project that seeks to preserve the original hardware and software used to give birth to the World Wide Web.
Are you in the top 1%? You'd be surprised. "Global Rich List" has relaunched, allowing you to compare your wealth with the rest of us here on earth.
After teasing an upcoming launch last week, Twitter #music has finally launched, with the goal of making it easier to discover new music and find emerging artists online and via an iPhone app.
Microsoft has been working to show off the power of its Internet Explorer browser and is now teaming up with the Hunger Games to launch a new site that will be the hub of information for the movie.
Mozilla's latest project, the 'Collusion' addon for Firefox, builds up an almost-scary picture of how you're connected to the Internet, and how you can be tied across different websites unknowingly.
In their latest April Fools' prank, Google have released a third layer for its mapping service, offering the capacity to browse the globe as a treasure map. Ahoy!
Microsoft, Spotify and music data firm The Echo Nest have teamed up to make Mixshape, a music visualisation site focusing around graphics, suggesting music based on feel, tone and energy.
Amazon has released Send to Kindle buttons for Wordpress bloggers and web publishers that allow users to send an article directly to their Kindle devices for later or offline reading.
With older software being the most vulnerable to malicious attacks, Apple's response has been to turn their own malware scanner against old versions of Flash Player to safeguard users against attacks.
The latest Canary build of Google Chrome has a feature that allows you to see which tab is playing audio to exclude tabs that Chrome discards when memory runs out.
WIkimedia has updated Wikipedia's web app to allow users to log in, view and add pages to their watchlists, making it even easier to protect articles from spammers and troublemakers.
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Spotify is to begin rollong out its browser-based streaming app today according to sources close to the company. The web app will be free but include banner and audio ads.
Nintendo has revealed a few details about the web browser on its new Wii U console, confirming that it won't support third-party plug-ins, including Adobe Flash.
If you've ever wanted to see how far you could take the concept of car modification, 3DTuning might be the best thing since sliced bread. The site allows you to butcher cars to your heart's content.
Facebook has began to delete fake accounts that have inflated Fan page numbers as it implements site integrity improvements that it announced last month. Many are seeing drops of tens of thousands.
A study from the World Wide Web Foundation highlights how the world uses the Internet - and the Web in particular - and how much this use has impacted the nations and their development.
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Microsoft just hired Mark Penn as its new vice president of strategic and special projects, and he's assembling a crack 'SWAT team' to help change consumer's perception of Bing.