Google’s Ingress: Niantic Labs took 18 months to develop the game from initial idea to rollout

Video games are locked in a constant battle with misperceptions and stereotypes, but there is one cliche that is hard to deny: playing such games is a(...)

Google shares climbed as much as 3 per cent in extended trading. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Google sales exceeded estimates in the second quarter as the company sold more advertising alongside web-search results. Revenue, excluding sales pass(...)

Google has named former Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally to its board, gaining auto expertise in its quest to develop self-driving cars.

Google has named former Ford Motor chief executive Alan Mulally to its board, gaining auto expertise in its quest to develop self-driving cars. Mulal(...)

Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X Prize Foundation: “Most CEOs today are focused on quarterly returns . . . They are unaware of [what is coming down the track] which will be massively disruptive”. Photograph: Nadine Rupp/Getty Images

Dr Peter Diamandis is a man who sees the future in the present. His mission he says is “to open the space frontier for humanity” and he believes it is(...)

Engineers at Palantir Technologies, surrounded by multiple monitors and interesting personal decor, at the company offices in Palo Alto, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

Palantir Technologies will not help you share, message, pin, post or chat. It does not exist to make you more social or connected, or even to help adv(...)

Google introduced its takedown mechanism after the European Court of Justice ruled last month that individuals had the right to request the removal of search results linking to “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” personal data. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Google has received more than 41,000 requests in four days from Europeans wanting the company to remove personal information from its web search resul(...)

A Google self-driving car drives near the company’s headquarters California.  Calif., May 13, 2014.  Photograph: Jason Henry/NYT 1:04

Google Inc’s self-driving car technology likely will not be available for several more years. But the company is already beginning the job of making t(...)

Building giant CRH fell 0.77 per cent to close the day at €20.62.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Iseq fell 0.3 per cent today as Dublin tracked the performance of the major(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, was paid  $1 in salary for 2013, according to a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Photo: Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg has decided he’s a $1-a-year man. The chief executive of Facebook, who is also the 22nd richest person in the world as ranked(...)

Markets cheered Facebook’s $19 billion swoop on social media rival WhatsApp yesterday with the shares trading around 2.3 per cent higher in late afternoon trade

Markets cheered Facebook’s $19 billion swoop on social media rival WhatsApp yesterday with the shares trading around 2.3 per cent higher in lat(...)