Ginni Rometty, chief executive of IBM. Up to Tuesday’s close, IBM’s shares had fallen 18.5 per cent in the past 12 months

International Business Machines (IBM) forecast weak earnings for this year after reporting an 8.5 per cent fall in fourth-quarter revenue as a strong (...)

Steven Avery, subject of the documentary ‘Making a Murderer’, a popular Netflix series. Photograph: Netflix/Reuters

Netflix added 5.6 million online subscribers in the fourth quarter, beating analysts’ expectations as international growth made up for slower domestic(...)

eBay: results out on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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TODAY Results: Delta Air Lines. Indicators: Japanese industrial production (Nov). TOMORROW Results: Bank of America; eBay; First Bancorp; IBM; Morgan (...)

Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix: the company will announce fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday. Photograph: REUTERS/Steve Marcus

eBay, Netflix and IBM are all due to announce earnings tomorrow. Online auction platform eBay is expected to report earnings per share of $0.43 for t(...)

Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel (right) shows the collision-avoidance feature of an AscTec Firefly drone with Intel RealSense cameras during the  CES in Las Vegas last year. Photograph: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Connected cars, robots and smart home appliances are expected to take centre stage at CES, the global consumer electronics show which kicks off in Las(...)

Prinzessinnengarten in Berlin, a community garden run by a committee of 10 or 12 people who offer workshops on growing and spaces for tool and bike repair. Photograph: Ullstein Bild/Getty Images

The chrome and neon of the chain stores and multiples make it a generic European high street, a typical shrine to consumerism. The freezing weather an(...)

Warren Buffett has urged investors to look at share price, not book value. Photograph: Reuters

US investment guru Warren Buffett is heading for his worst year relative to the rest of the US stock market since 2009, with shares in his conglomerat(...)

Implementing the biggest shake-up to Europe’s fragmented data protection laws in two decades may fail to provide companies with the consistency and simplicity that had been promised across the 28-nation bloc. (Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters)

Implementing the biggest shake-up to Europe’s fragmented data protection laws in two decades may fail to provide companies with the consistency and s(...)

Machines will increasingly make many professional roles obsolete

Richard Susskind is fond of a particular anecdote. In one of his earlier books, sometime around 1995, he made the prediction that lawyers would, in th(...)

The cofounder of Microsoft, Bill Gates,  and his wife Melinda established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, turning it into the wealthiest charitable foundation in history. Photograph: Steve Sands/FilmMagic

Mark Zuckerberg is the latest in a long line of business executives who have decided to give away much of their fortune. At just 31, however, he is a(...)