Google could face drastic measures being taken against it in Europe in order for competition online to be "restored".
Articles by Carly Page
The hour-long problem sees services replaced with 500-error messages.
The company's earnings slip 5 percent as Google ups its spending.
The bakery brand offered the search engine donuts to fix the problem and created a Twitter hashtag to go along with its request.
Google has removed "the majority" of "right to be forgotten" requests, a number that could exceed the 100,000 mark. It has rejected just over 30 percent of the requests it has received and approved "more than 50 percent" of the requests.
Following Europe's 'right to be forgotten' ruling in May, Google has begun taking down search results. Some publishers have already been affected, including the BBC and The Guardian.
Google says "Each request has to be assessed individually, and we're working as quickly as possible to get through the queue." It's not clear how many requests Google has received, but recent reports indicate takedown requests have topped 50,000.
Google plans to place an alert at the bottom of each page where it has removed links, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last month that users can request that "inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant" links be taken down.
A law firm filed the lawsuit on behalf of two Android smartphone users who alleged that Google "illegally monopolized" the Internet and mobile search market in the U.S. by making deals that are stifling competition in the market.
Facebook has spruced up its Newsfeed redesign and started rolling it out, a year after it announced the makeover. Facebook announced its News Feed redesign exactly 12 months ago today, and is rolling out the updated look to a fraction of its users.
With its latest offer, Google has effectively settled the three year probe and has dodged a potential $5 billion fine. While the European Commission has accepted the concessions, they must first be accepted by the complainants, including Microsoft.
It's unclear how many "fraudulent" views YouTube videos have been racking up, but Google said that its incoming measures to monitor views should affect only a "miniscule fraction" of video clips on the website.
Apple has acquired Twitter analytics company Topsy in their second acquisition in as many weeks. The WSJ reports the deal was worth $200 million.
A Seattle diner has banned its customers from wearing Google Glass, as one visitor found out the hard way when he was asked to remove them or leave.
Nokia announced Tuesday that Instagram is coming to Windows Phone 8 after a lot of begging by the phone company. A Nokia executive admits, they've been "screaming" about Instagram for 18 months.
The social network has removed the "Who can look up your Timeline by name?" search feature. All users will now show up whenever someone types their name in the Facebook search bar. You'll have to adjust your privacy settings on past posts.
UK development and design firm Parallax spotted the flaw in the latest version of the Chrome app that Google has updated to add support for Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system and, perhaps ironically, a number of security improvements.
Google's UK division paid a tax rate of 2.6 percent on non-U.S. income because it designates its UK operation as primarily marketing with its Irish operation taking most of the profits, with these profits being channelled to a subsidiary in Bermuda.
YouTube has announced the launch of Audio Library. The YouTube Audio Library is available to all users and offers those creating and uploading videos a selection of 150 royalty-free tracks that can be used to accompany their footage.
At the moment to view videos on YouTube on a mobile device, you have to be connected to some sort of internet connection. That will change in November however, with Youtube revealing plans to add a new offline mode to its applications.