Room service: the A.L.O. by Savioke delivers fresh towels to a hotel guests’ room. Photograph:  Jason Henry/The New York Times

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items(...)

Palo Alto: the city’s chief information officer Jonathan Reichental said: “The start-up acquires timely feedback from government staff that ensures their product meets market needs, and cities get to shape a solution more quickly that works for them.”

An Irish start-up has teamed up with the world’s technology capital, Palo Alto, to launch an interactive tool to allow residents such as Facebook fou(...)

Larry Page. Photograph: Eric Luke

Google is in danger of hitting the invisible ceiling that limits growth at all big companies as it attacks giant new markets far beyond search, accord(...)

This interview took place prior to the crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo.Chicken or beef?” The call of the Virgin Atlantic trolley-pusher escape(...)

Mark Zuckerberg:  one of the most generous of American donors when generosity is measured not solely by amounts donated, but as the proportion of total wealth of an individual or company. Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to help tackle the Ebola epidemic. It’s an impressive and much-needed donation, coming from(...)

Getting more from Generation X

The economy’s slow but steady improvement is good news. But employers may find a cloud lurking behind the sunny forecast: they are at risk of losing s(...)

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(...)

As one of the stand-out business figures of his generation , Richard Branson’s story has been well aired. Moreover, with an autobiography, Losing my V(...)

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(...)