A worker of Indian e-commerce company Snapdeal.com scans barcode on a box after it was packed at the company’s warehouse in New Delhi – after losing top talent to Silicon Valley, an e-commerce boom is sparking a thriving start-up culture in India. Photograph: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

Intense interest from prominent investors is helping drive eye-popping valuations among Indian tech startups.Venture capital firms, hedge funds and th(...)

 The lack of queues at Apple stores will make it hard to judge popular demand for the watch, which comes in 38 variations with prices ranging from $349 to $10,000. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters 1:37

The Apple Watch launched globally on Friday with a small queue of Japanese tech-addicts lining up in Tokyo for Apples first wearable gadget, but there(...)

Google expects to find a replacement for Patrick  Pichette (above) as chief financial officer within six months, the company said in a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Google Inc said on Tuesday its chief financial officer (CFO) Patrick Pichette has announced his intention to retire, marking the latest change to the(...)

Christian Bale as Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. Photograph: Ron Phillips

SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms company founded by billionaire Masayoshi Son, has agreed to buy a stake in Legendary Entertainment, a US movie produce(...)

 Pro-democracy protesters gather outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

After the worst week in almost two months for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, US stocks fell as Hong Kong protests added to geopolitical concern(...)

The 1.2m humanoid robot called Pepper dances, makes jokes and estimates human emotions based on expressions. Photograph: EPA/Franck Robichon

Billionaire Masayoshi Son will start selling his humanoid robots named “Pepper” at Sprint stores in the US by next summer. SoftBank has received 300 t(...)

Google shares climbed as much as 3 per cent in extended trading. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Google sales exceeded estimates in the second quarter as the company sold more advertising alongside web-search results. Revenue, excluding sales pass(...)

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Image of the week: Go to gate Soon there will be no more Heathrow Terminal 1 circle of hell for Aer Lingus passengers flying to Ireland. The airl(...)

Alibaba’s revenue growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2013, a timely lift for the Chinese Internet company as it prepares to file a prosp(...)

US stocks fell again today, with the S&P 500 on track for its third straight decline, as weakness in some of the market’s recent high-flyin(...)