Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella holds a speech to present the companies new cloud strategy for Germany in Berlin

Microsoft threw down a challenge to the US tech industry on Wednesday as it came up with a radical new regime to try to protect the data of some of it(...)

The digital technologies that are changing the economics and practices of traditional business – cloud computing, mobile devices, advanced data analysis and artificial intelligence – are better, cheaper and more widely available. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

It is the time of year when the big technology research shops gaze into the near future to identify trends that will have the most impact on the tech (...)

Jack Dorsey, the new chief of Twitter. Photograph: Bryan Thomas/The New York Times

At 7:45am on October 15th, 2008, Jack Dorsey was called to a meeting at the Clift Hotel in San Francisco. He arrived wearing a black beanie hat and a (...)

Twitter said this week that it has linked up with payment processor Stripe, founded by the Irish Collison brothers, to let shoppers buy products directly with a tweet. (Photograph:Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

Twitter’s plans to let users buy goods and make political donations through tweets offer a path to reach new customers and build profit at a time the(...)

 Bloggers and journalists look at new Sony products at the company’s booth during the first press day for the International Consumer Electronics Fair (IFA) at the exhibition grounds in Berlin, Germany. Photograph:  EPA/RAINER JENSEN

The connected home may be nothing new, but at this year’s IFA consumer electronics exhibition, it seemed as if every manufacturer was keen to push its(...)

A man walks past an advertisement promoting yuan,  dollar and euro exchange services in Hong Kong.

Raising interest rates is always harder than cutting them. When investors are bleeding and workers fear the chop, promises of cheap money sound like t(...)

Intel and Micron Technology have begun production of a faster type of memory chip that could change how computers access large amounts of data. The n(...)

The company’s net income fell to $2.71 billion from $2.80 billion a year earlier

Intel reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Wednesday as growth in its data centres and Internet-of-Things businesses helped offset weak (...)

Usage of the app had been in decline

Last summer, employees at the startup Secret gathered in their new offices in downtown San Francisco, waiting for the founders to address the company(...)

The service is Google’s first entry into the wireless industry and will only work on their Nexus 6 phones. Photograph: Erin Lubin/Bloomberg News

Google has launched a new US wireless service – Project Fi – that switches between wifi and cellular networks to curb data use and keep phone bills lo(...)