Alibaba founder Jack Ma gives a thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to investors at an initial public offering roadshow in Singapore. Photograph: Edgar Su/Reuters

Jack Ma isn’t the only billionaire winner of Alibaba’s initial public offering. The record-setting stock sale also gave a jolt to the fortunes of the (...)

Visitors try out a virtual reality suit at the event and entertainment area at the 2014 Gamescom gaming trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Virtual reality looks set to be the next big-concept leap in computing. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

You might not have heard of Perlin Noise, but you’ve certainly seen it. The technique for adding textures to computer images to make them appea(...)

Since listing in New York in 2012,  the stock market value of Facebook has soared, and it now places among the world’s top 22 companies. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Facebook’s market value exceeded $200 billion to put it among the world’s biggest corporations, as investors bet on the company to capitalise on the f(...)

San José, which is experiencing a boom due to the large number of high-tech companies in the region. Photograph: David McNew/Newsmakers

Labour mobility is in your face in Silicon Valley. Skills are in short supply here and with the rest of the US economy flagging, moving vans are regul(...)

Snapchat is near a round of funding at a valuation of about $10 billion from investors including venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

Snapchat is said to be near a round of funding at a valuation of $10 billion from investors including venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield(...)

Top left, Nike x Liberty collaboration; bottom left, Adidas Stan Smith trainers; right, Dior’s Fusion trainers

Blame Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has taken over our social lives, and, if conspiracy theorists are correct, can also record us over the phone. The e(...)

Lots of tech companies have forced us to realise the truth of the maxim that “if you’re not paying for a product, you’re not the customer, you are the product”

Last week, like millions of others, I had to install a smartphone app I really didn’t want to download. A friend had sent me a message about meeting f(...)

Facebook’s ‘obligation to be happy’ is the converse of the “right to be forgotten” that Google was accused of trampling over. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Evgeny MorozovFacebook’s quarterly earnings, released last month, have surpassed most market expectations, sending its stock price to an all-time high(...)

Snapchat’s mobile application enables users to send photos and messages to one another that typically vanish within seconds of being read.

A year after rebuffing a $3 billion takeover proposal from Mark Zuckerberg, Snapchat is in talks to raise money from Alibaba, according to sources. Th(...)

Facebook founder and chief executiveMark Zuckerberg. The social network’s quarterly earnings topped $2.9 billion, crushing estimates. Photo: Reuters

Mark Zuckerberg is staring down naysayers who hammered Facebook’s stock after its debut two years ago. Facebook shares are poised to reach a new high (...)