Life and Style 'Angry Birds' and other mobile game users are reportedly leaving their personal information open to secret harvesting by government spies

Metadata from iPhone and Android apps can leak data about the phone's model, age of users, gender and location

Google shows off speedy 'Caffeine' search engine

Google has lifted the lid on a new version of its search engine, allowing users to look at the results it will generate.

Microsoft to take 400 workers in Yahoo deal

Microsoft will hire at least 400 workers from Yahoo if government regulators approve the companies' proposed internet search partnership and Yahoo will receive $150 million (£80 million) to cover any unexpected costs during the switch to new technology.

Microsoft banks on behemoth factor in Yahoo search deal

Microsoft is hoping that a long-term partnership with rival Yahoo will give it the size and insight it needs to bring in more traffic, more advertisers and ultimately more revenue.

Microhoo faces tough anti-trust review

The internet search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo faces a tough antitrust review in the US and overseas, with approval likely hinging on whether the marriage would foster more competition with market leader Google.

Risky business: Will Yahoo's Bing shift benefit Google?

Microsoft thinks Bing is pretty clever. And Yahoo certainly likes Bing enough to throw its own search engine overboard in favour of Microsoft's newly redesigned one. Yet Bing has a long way to go to become a meaningful challenge to Google.

Microsoft and Yahoo make their move in search of Google's crown

US pair sign 10-year deal in attempt to break rival's search engine monopoly

Microsoft and Yahoo strike Web search partnership

Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc inked a 10-year Web search deal to better compete against market leader Google Inc but stopped short of combining their display advertising businesses.

Yahoo joins battle with Google after EU revamp

New-look website aims to increase its popularity and win users from giant rival

Yahoo set to unveil new homepage

Yahoo said it plans to introduce a major overhaul of its Internet home page, as the company strives to make itself more relevant to Web surfers and create new ways to sell advertising.

Plans for Microsoft and Yahoo to take on Google

Alliance would open up internet search market

Yahoo board member Icahn wants Microsoft deal

Activist investor Carl Icahn spoke out in favor of a search deal between Yahoo Inc and Microsoft Corp, as talks between the two companies appeared to regain momentum.

Microsoft still 'distant third' after Bing launch

Microsoft's redesigned search site attracted more web surfers without doing much for the software maker's market share in its first month.

Microsoft search share rising on Bing power

In the week since Microsoft launched Bing, its new search engine, the software maker's share of US web searches has crept into double digits for the first time in two years.

Yahoo prunes web links in Google fight

Yahoo is pruning Web links from its internet search results as it strives to provide more immediate gratification and lure traffic away from the market leader, Google.

Wolfram Alpha - the web search acid test

When a free web service called WolframAlpha launches in the coming days, the general public will get to try a "computational knowledge engine" that has had technology insiders buzzing because of its oracle-like ability to spit out answers and make calculations.

News
people
News
people And here is why...
News
peopleStella McCartney apologises over controversial Instagram picture
Life and Style
Laid bare: the Good2Go app ensures people have a chance to make their intentions clear about having sex
techCould Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Arts and Entertainment
Richard Burr remains the baker to beat on the Great British Bake Off
tvRichard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
News
i100
Sport
footballArsenal 4 Galatasaray 1: Wenger celebrates 18th anniversary in style
Arts and Entertainment
Amazon has added a cautionary warning to Tom and Jerry cartoons on its streaming service
tv
News
people
News
The village was originally named Llansanffraid-ym-Mechain after the Celtic female Saint Brigit, but the name was changed 150 years ago to Llansantffraid – a decision which suggests the incorrect gender of the saint
newsWelsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Apulia
Lake Annecy
Bruges
Walking in Cyprus
Lanzarote
Victoria Falls
Prices correct as of 26 September 2014
Italian couples fake UK divorce scam on an ‘industrial scale’

Welcome to Maidenhead, the divorce capital of... Italy

A look at the the legal tourists who exploited our liberal dissolution rules
Time to stop running: At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity

Time to stop running

At the start of Yom Kippur and with anti-Semitism flourishing, one Jew can no longer ignore his identity
Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

Tom and Jerry cartoons now carry a 'racial prejudice' warning on Amazon

The vintage series has often been criticised for racial stereotyping
An app for the amorous: Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?

An app for the amorous

Could Good2Go end disputes about sexual consent - without being a passion-killer?
Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid. Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?

Llansanffraid is now Llansantffraid

Welsh town changes its name, but can you spot the difference?
Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

Charlotte Riley: At the peak of her powers

After a few early missteps with Chekhov, her acting career has taken her to Hollywood. Next up is a role in the BBC’s gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’
She's having a laugh: Britain's female comedians have never had it so good

She's having a laugh

Britain's female comedians have never had it so good, says stand-up Natalie Haynes
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows

Let there be light

Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LEDs designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
Great British Bake Off, semi-final, review: Richard remains the baker to beat

Tensions rise in Bake Off's pastry week

Richard remains the baker to beat as Chetna begins to flake
Paris Fashion Week, spring/summer 2015: Time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris

A look to the future

It's time travel fashion at Louis Vuitton in Paris
The 10 best bedspreads

The 10 best bedspreads

Before you up the tog count on your duvet, add an extra layer and a room-changing piece to your bed this autumn
Arsenal vs Galatasaray: Five things we learnt from the Emirates

Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Five things we learnt from the Gunners' Champions League victory at the Emirates
Stuart Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

Lancaster’s long-term deal makes sense – a rarity for a decision taken by the RFU

This deal gives England a head-start to prepare for 2019 World Cup, says Chris Hewett
Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

The children orphaned by Ebola...

... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

Are censors pandering to homophobia?

US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence