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(...)

Snapchat’s quiet disclosure of its fundraising  while much of the world was celebrating the new year is typical of a company that has tried to remain as secretive as the self-destructing messages  sent between its tens of millions of users

Snapchat has closed a $486 million (€401.7m) round of funding, the secretive photo-messaging start-up quietly disclosed in a regulatory filing on New (...)

Snapchat allows users’ messages to vanish after seconds. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

A giant database of Snapchat photos, reportedly including naked “selfies”, has been released by hackers who have been collecting the files for years, (...)

Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg, Snapchat co-founder and chief executive Evan Spiegel, and Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric speak onstage during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in California yesteday. Photo: Getty Images (

Snapchat, the start-up that raised money this year at around a $10 billion valuation without any revenue, will start making money from advertising soo(...)

Snapchat is near a round of funding at a valuation of about $10 billion from investors including venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

Snapchat is said to be near a round of funding at a valuation of $10 billion from investors including venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield(...)

Snapchat’s mobile application enables users to send photos and messages to one another that typically vanish within seconds of being read.

A year after rebuffing a $3 billion takeover proposal from Mark Zuckerberg, Snapchat is in talks to raise money from Alibaba, according to sources. Th(...)

Tight integration of hardware and software has become the norm following Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia.

This was the year the technology industry faced a pivotal moment in its evolution, all thanks to a certain NSA contractor based in Hawaii who decided (...)

At a certain point, everybody who writes about technology has to attempt to capture a developing trend in a pithy phrase and hope that it enters in(...)

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