William Campbell (L), who died this week. He is pictured with  investor Allison Butts. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bill Campbell, one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley, who was known as “coach” there for his work advising technology indus(...)

Members of the Economic Club of New York wait at their tables to hear US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen speak in New York March. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Image of the week: At the Club It’s a sea of suits, most of them male, and they’ve got food on the table but they’re all distracted by something el(...)

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai received a $100.5 million in pay in 2015, according to a filing from parent company Alphabet

Google Inc chief executive Sundar Pichai received a $100.5 million pay package in 2015, according to a filing from parent company Alphabet Inc. Picha(...)

As Howard Schultz of Starbucks, a superb peddler of drivel, put it: “Innovation is the force that will . . . enable us to expand and increase revenues and profits – always through  the lens of humanity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last year was a ripping one for flannel. I know I say that every year, but 2015 broke all records for obfuscation, euphemism and ugliness. Sifting thr(...)

BB-8 Sphero: app-controlled robot resembling Star Wars BB-8 minus head and suit

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Maurice Lévy: has been called the Napoleon of advertising for the string of acquisitions – not always friendly – which grew the once small Publicis agency into a giant.

If judged only by numbers, Maurice Lévy would be an impressive figure. He has transformed Publicis, the French firm he joined in 1971, into the world’(...)

Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

Google chief executive Larry Page: will the creation of Alphabet really allow him and his colleagues to focus on the group’s productive future? Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Explaining the unboxing of Alphabet, the new parent company of Google, Larry Page, its chief executive, said appointing someone else to run the search(...)

Sundar Pichai, who will become chief executive of the slimmed-down Google. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

In case you missed it this week, Google is now Alphabet. It’s still GOOG and GOOGL on the stock exchanges, and there’s still a company called Google (...)

The announcement late on Monday that Google was going to restructure under a new umbrella company called Alphabet was the biggest shock in the technol(...)