EU commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager holds a press conference discussing the antitrust charges against Google. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters

Remember “Don’t be evil”? It is Google’s admirable early company mantra, and in the beginning, it was widely seen as a reaction against the rapacious(...)

Jacobus Cornelis Haartsen: inventor of Bluetooth, the wireless networking system used by millions of people and billions of devices every day

The names of so many of the giants of the tech world trip off the tongue: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg . . . But who exactly is Jaap Haarts(...)

Christopher Isaac “Biz” Stone, co-founder of Twitter and Super, speaks during the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.

How much hot air goes into a festival hosting hundreds of events over five days? Quite a bit, it seems.South by South West (SXSW) began 29 years ago a(...)

Don Keough was a wonderful humanitarian, full of laughter and life, had an extraordinarily successful business career with Coca-Cola and then as chairman of boutique investment bank Allen & Company.
A tribute to Don Keough

The passing of Don Keough last week was a deeply sad event for me personally and also sad for Ireland, the country of his forebears to which he gave g(...)

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has been deemed the world’s richest man by Forbes magazine, which said he had a net worth of $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion) in 2015. Photograph: Cole Burston/EPA.

Bill Gates’s net worth has increased by $3 billion over the last year to $79.2 billion (€70.8 billion), Forbes magazine said.That figure puts him at t(...)

Snowmen wearing the world’s flags at Davos 2015.

An evergreen joke among speakers at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos warns against making predictions. Whatever you say, the punchli(...)

Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates cheered us up by drinking water that moments before had been a pile of faeces. Watching Mr Gates drin(...)

In his book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” Thomas Piketty examined centuries of data on countries including the US, Sweden, France and the UK to show that returns on capital in excess of economic growth lead to widening disparities in wealth. (Photograph: Bart Matt/EPA)

Thomas Piketty, the French economist whose best-selling book has added tinder to the debate on income inequality, counts the world’s richest person am(...)

 Uber may possibly end up justifying its huge valuation but the same “ubernomics” is being applied across the board, even though many start-ups will not succeed. (Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

The $41 billion valuation for the car-sharing service Uber may or may not be a bubblicious number, but it certainly shows that the venture capital ind(...)

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Image of the week: HRH corruption hunter Being second in line to the British throne isn’t all handshakes and banter with sports stars and hangi(...)