William Campbell (L), who died this week. He is pictured with  investor Allison Butts. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bill Campbell, one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley, who was known as “coach” there for his work advising technology indus(...)

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Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

Sundar Pichai, who will become chief executive of the slimmed-down Google. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

In case you missed it this week, Google is now Alphabet. It’s still GOOG and GOOGL on the stock exchanges, and there’s still a company called Google (...)

The announcement late on Monday that Google was going to restructure under a new umbrella company called Alphabet was the biggest shock in the technol(...)

Google chief executive Larry Page: “This new structure will allow us to keep tremendous focus on the extraordinary opportunities we have inside of Google.” Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Google announced a new operating structure on Monday, creating a holding company called Alphabet to encompass the search engine unit and other subsidi(...)

Illustration: Tom Mathews

That memory is vital for learning is fundamental. Long-term memory is a central and dominant feature of cognition, and all aspects of seeing, heari(...)

Google has got to be easily the best-known new word of our time. It is also said to be a mistake. At least some people insist this is the case. It has(...)

John Herlihy of Google photographed at their Barrow Street Dublin Headquarters in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

This extract from a new book - Silicon Docks: The Rise of Dublin as a Global Tech Hub - details how one of the area’s landmark tenants was lured to(...)

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