People sample the Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR virtually reality headset. Photograph: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Virtual reality was once a science fiction fantasy. The idea that we would one day be able to disappear into a computer generated world – and like it (...)

Millennial compass point:   Lady Gaga. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Hear the word “millennial”, and plenty of images spring to mind. There’s Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, in his hoodie, earning his first billion by the a(...)

A group of chief executives (including Mark Zuckerberg, bottom left)  applaud as Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives to greet them. Mr Zuckerberg announced on Saturday Facebook would help the United Nations bring Internet connections to refugee camps.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook chief executive, said his company would help the United Nations bring Internet connections to refugee camps. “It’s not all a(...)

Matt Jacobson, one of Facebook’s first employees and now its head of market research, on the roof of his home in Manhattan Beach, California. Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times

In 2005, Matt Jacobson was 44 and looking for a new job after leaving Quiksilver, the surf brand. A friend suggested that he meet with an unknown star(...)

There is some concern  that   a dislike button would be a baton in the hand of the bullies, a tool of snide derision rather than an expression of empathy.   Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Since its introduction in 2009, Facebook’s “like” button has become a ubiquitous unit of online expression. However its limitations were always obvio(...)

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. File photograph: Peter DaSilva/EPA 2:38

Facebook’s famous “like” button, with its silhouette of a thumbs-up, will soon be accompanied by an alternative: a way to “dislike” a post. Mark Zucke(...)

Gavin Duffy of ‘Dragons’ Den’ said he is  “always surprised by the level of understanding of business primary school children in particular can display”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week Ibec called for teachers to be trained in “entrepreneurial thinking” with a view to introducing courses at primary and secondary schools in (...)

Stan Massueras (left) and Charles Alix from start-up YapMe  picutred in their new premises upstairs in Music Maker, Exchequer Street, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

For a certain demographic, documenting key moments in life is a necessity. And while technology and social media is both user-friendly and fast-evolvi(...)

Harvard MBAs are increasingly foregoing signing up to do ‘God’s work’, as Goldman Sachs head Lloyd Blankfein previously put it in favour of jobs in tech companies. (Photograph: Max Whittaker/ The New York Times)

Ruined weekends, PowerPoint drudgery and overnight shifts in Manhattan skyscrapers once were a point of pride for the Harvard Business School graduat(...)

Mark Zuckerberg: two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Nearly two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet(...)