Google wanted Android to be open enough to be adopted but closed enough to reward its investments in search, email and other applications. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Matt Brittin, president of Google’s European operations, complained that EU officials “could be better informed than they are”. It might help if Googl(...)

Overlooking the stately Boulevard du Régent in central Brussels stands the United States Mission to the European Union, its US flag waving proudly in (...)

Eva Belle Bradshaw shows the Mamaroo in action. It is probably one of the most advanced baby chairs on the market.

We all have great intentions. “Oh no,” you say confidently. “My baby won’t be getting into technology until they’re old enough to handle it. Until the(...)

Fleets of Google driverless cars could be deployed first in confined areas such as college campuses, military bases or corporate office parks. Photograph: Bloomberg

Google plans to make its self-driving cars unit, which will offer transport for hire, a stand-alone business under its parent company Alphabet Inc nex(...)

Both Apple and Google have revamped their TV streaming products

What will you be watching over Christmas? If you don’t fancy the same dull repeats in between arguing over the turkey and whose turn it is to wash the(...)

Third-quarter revenue rose 13 per cent to $18.68 billion

Alphabet, the new holding company for Google, introduced its first share buyback and beat Wall Street’s profit forecast on Thursday, helped by solid (...)

Sundar Pichai, who will become chief executive of the slimmed-down Google. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

In case you missed it this week, Google is now Alphabet. It’s still GOOG and GOOGL on the stock exchanges, and there’s still a company called Google (...)

The announcement late on Monday that Google was going to restructure under a new umbrella company called Alphabet was the biggest shock in the technol(...)

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai

A low-key style and an unusually firm handle on diplomacy propelled new Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to the top of the search engine giant, fo(...)

Given the poor profits in the smartphone market, there clearly will be market turmoil with mergers and acquisitions, and outright business failures. Photograph:  Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Worldwide shipments of smartphones have just had a stellar quarter. According to research firm IDC, global shipments between April and June reached 33(...)