Don Tapscott: “ I think there is a crisis of legitimacy about democratic institutions.” Photograph: Ana Grillo

Perhaps nothing puts Don Tapscott’s deeply influential 1995 book The Digital Economy in context better than a story he tells in his new introduction t(...)

Controversial British neuroscientist Dr Susan Greenfield: accused of lack of research. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Millennials could face huge problems adjusting to the culture of traditional business organisations over the coming years. In many cases, over-exposur(...)

Europe’s incoming digital chief has taken another swipe at Google, saying he would consider hitting the US technology group with an EU levy for displaying copyright protected material. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Europe’s incoming digital chief has taken another swipe at Google, saying he would consider hitting the US technology group with an EU levy for displa(...)

Eric Schmidt: the chairman of Google’s new book – co-written with Jonathan Rosenberg – is premised around companies and corporate cultures being built around people they call “smart creatives”. photograph: victor j blue/bloomberg

Can Google’s winning ways be applied to all kinds of businesses? The authors of How Google Works, Eric Schmidt, Google’s former chief executive, and J(...)

Bruce Schneier: “So much surveillance is piggy-backed on corporate servers. I think it’s funny when someone like [Google chairman] Eric Schmidt is complaining about government surveillance.”

Renowned security expert Bruce Schneier is on the phone from a US airport, and there’s an awful lot of commotion going on in the background.A bleeping(...)

Queen Elizabeth II’s understated but significant words of insight on the troubled history of Anglo-Irish relations at a state dinner in Dublin in 2011 are included in the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations: “With the benefit of historical hindsight, we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As Scotland goes to the polls today to decide on its independence, it is interesting to leaf through this week’s newly published eighth edition of (...)

Conall O’Halloran: “Data and analytics helps senior decision-makers bridge the gap between the knowledge they need and the data they have”

Eric Schmidt of Google once said that every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilisation up until 2003. Except that (...)

Steve Jobs: At his insistence Google backed off hiring three engineers who had already left Apple, according to the judge. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A US judge has offered a behind-the-scenes look at the force of will with which Steve Jobs once held sway over Silicon Valley, as she threw out a prop(...)

 A man convicted of possessing child pornography sought the removal of Google links to his conviction.  Photograph: Bloomberg

You don’t have to be a master at corporate doublespeak to know Google is unhappy with the European Court of Justice decision on the right to be forgo(...)

Google has said it is disappointed with the EU ruling, and executive chairman Eric Schmidt said the balance the court struck between privacy and “the right to know” was wrong

Google has launched a service through which European citizens can request that links to what they deem as objectionable material be taken off search r(...)