US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference regarding issues on undocumented immigrants in Beverly Hills, California, last year. Trump has vowed to end the H-1B visa programme, which many tech companies rely on to hire highly-skilled workers from abroad. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

The prospect of a President Donald Trump is rattling Silicon Valley – even if his fellow Republicans can’t find any trace of his campaign there. The (...)

Raymond Carver called it “smoked-glass prose”, writing that is blurry or not clear in sentiment. It is the downfall of many novice writers, and som(...)

An attendee at the Microsoft Ignite technology conference walks past the Hewlett-Packard (HP) logo in Chicago. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Hewlett-Packard, which is splitting into two listed companies later this year, said it expects to cut another 25,000 to 30,000 jobs in its enterprise (...)

 Hewlett-Packard chief executive  Meg Whitman   at the  annual Allen and Co. conference at the Sun Valley Resort  in Idaho last week.  Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

Hewlett-Packard has appointed three big-name directors, including former Microsoft software chief Raymond Ozzie and former McDonald’s chief executive (...)