Optical fibre: researchers at San Diego received data after it voyaged 12,000km through cables with standard amplifiers and no electronic regenerators.

Over two billion kilometres of optical fibres have been installed worldwide, a string of glass that could be wrapped around the globe 50,000 times. I(...)

Harrison Ford and Peter Mayhew in Star Wars. George Lucas sold his Lucas film group to Disney at the end of 2012, receiving $2.2 billion in cash and 37.1 million Disney shares.

George Lucas has made a $2.2 billion paper profit on the Walt Disney stock he received in exchange for the rights to Star Wars thanks to the out perfo(...)

Verizon has been spending aggressively to expand its business. In February it bought licenses worth $10.4 billion in a government sale of wireless airwaves for mobile data

Verizon Communications said it would buy AOL in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest US wireless carrier access to AOL’s successful digital a(...)

Peter Fisk’s book is a richly researched work on an interesting subject.

Game-changing businesses, the focus of this book, are disruptive and innovative start-ups and corporations that are reshaping economies in every secto(...)

Floyd Mayweather  celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight boxing bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday.  Photograph: AFP

Customers of US cable companies took to social media on Saturday to report problems ordering the pay-per-view (PPV) for the boxing megafight between F(...)

Netflix added 2.6 million customers in its nearly 50 international markets in the quarter ended March 31st, bringing the total to 62.27 million users worldwide

Video streaming pioneer Netflix added more subscribers than projected in the United States and abroad during the first quarter, .Net subscriber additi(...)

 Toulon’s Ali Williams in action against Wasps in their European Champions Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Toulon experiment is hardly new to elite sport. See Real Madrid. Or go further back to the 1970s when New York Cosmos temporarily wooed a US audi(...)

HBO’s  Game of Thrones. Jury selection in Mitre’s case against HBO begins.

Jury selection is expected to start on Monday in a trial in which Home Box Office faces libel claims over a report linking British sporting goods c(...)

Microsoft: results today. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

Netflix  said it will increase the percentage of content spending devoted to original series such as Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards

Streaming video service Netflix said it will complete its expansion into 200 countries within two years, faster than expected, as the company builds i(...)