Germany’s three premium carmakers will hold equal stakes in Here. Photograph: Getty Images

German carmakers BMW, Audi and Mercedes will pay around €2.5 billion to buy Nokia’s maps business, beating out high-tech rivals for location services (...)

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(...)

Mark Zuckerberg: two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Nearly two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet(...)

John Souhan: “Vodafone is pretty much a one-stop shop for us when it comes to technology.”

The potential of the internet and the latest communications technologies to enable small local businesses to achieve a national presence is often ment(...)

Google only strips sensitive links from European versions of its search engine. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Google will disobey a formal notice from France’s privacy watchdog, which has demanded the company extends Europe’s “right to be forgotten” online aro(...)

Nest Labs is looking to take over your home. From its “learning” thermostat” to the smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector, the company has been fas(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook reported quarterly revenue that beat forecasts but its profit fell 9 per cent as the social media company sharply increased spending to boost(...)

This  mock “killer robot”  in central London during the launch of a campaign calling  for the ban of lethal robot weapons attracted plenty of attention. But does such an image do the cause much good? Photograph: Getty Images

Do you take killer robots seriously? If not, maybe you should. That’s the argument put forth this week by over 2,000 technology, science and artificia(...)

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(...)

CarPlay: access to data should be about making driving better, not about playing Big Brother

The 2010 Roman Polanski film The Ghost is a political thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. In the film the satnav in the BMW X5 driven by one(...)