Cleaning up  The Jungle, a homeless camp of some 350 tents and shacks in San Jose. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

When I lived in Silicon Valley, I was struck by the region’s income disparity and by the lack of compassion wealthy tech workers sometimes displayed t(...)

Will it be Woz? Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is on the shortlist to be immortalised in wax at San Francisco’s Madame Tussauds. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News

Some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent technology figures have been waxing lyrical on Twitter this past week. Or at least, they’ve been getting excit(...)

Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo: would be a welcome guest when Enda Kenny hosts a dinner with the IDA in Davos. Photograph: EPA

Quantitative easing will dominate the news emanating from the World Economic Forum in Davos today; German chancellor Angela Merkel is due to take the (...)

 Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton is seen projected on a video screen as she delivers a keynote address during the 2014 DreamForce conference  in San Francisco. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Traffic has ground to a halt on San Francisco’s Howard Street in the Mission District. Funk music pumps onto the sidewalk. Young men – and they are mo(...)

Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce launched a new analytics cloud service today that it says will make complex analytics tools available to(...)

Mark Zuckerberg

For the first time ever, the 10 highest-paid chief executives in the US all received more than $100m in compensation and two took home billion-dollar (...)

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer: one of the last of the tech chief executives who has wide public recognition, an extensive history in the industry and a forceful and singular personality. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Is the stage finally going dark on the era of the rock-star technology chief executive?The question arises with the imminent departure of chief execut(...)

Maurice Levy (left), Publicis chief executive, and John Wren, head of Omnicom Group react after signing the merger documents in Paris

For years, the advertising business has been spurred by the Madison Avenue mythology of small independent shops coming up with the snappy catchphrase (...)

The automatic payment app that has generated the largest seed funding round in Silicon Valley history remains largely a mystery, but technology inside(...)

IBM is believed to have paid $2 billion for SoftLayer, a private company from Dallas, Texas

The rush for big IT companies to buy cloud computing assets intensified yesterday as IBM and Salesforce each made multibillion-dollar acquisitions tha(...)