A prototype of a driverless car  in a photograph provided by Google. Yet much of the research to get us to the cusp of driverless cars has been carried out over the past 20 years with state support, in particularby  the US government-funded Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

From Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs and through to Elon Musk, society likes to attribute the big tech breakthroughs to a single individual. The latest s(...)

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 (...)

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(...)

Nokia is preparing a return to the smartphone market – and if it manages to pull it off  successfully, it will be a comeback of epic proportions. Photograph: Ugri Touko Tapani Hujanen/The New York Times

Just when you thought Nokia was out of the mobile game, it seems poised to make a return. After selling its mobile phone unit to Microsoft in 2013, th(...)

The Jobs portion of the story occurred in 2010, when he was sitting with a mutual friend in the restaurant in San Francisco. Photograph: Reuters

A couple of months ago, right after my first son was born, I thought about the lessons I wanted to pass along to him that I had learned a little late (...)

Meet Dell Glover. For many years, Glover worked in the Polygram CD manufacturing plant in Kings Mountain outside Shelby in North Carolina. When he wa(...)

The Twitter logo  at its corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California  Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Files/Reuters

In his first earnings call with investors as head of a public company, Jack Dorsey decided to go for candid. With the stock up on Twitter’s second-qu(...)

 Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, at his office in Palo Alto in May, 2005. Facebook and several other technology giants have been swept up in the antitrust fervor in Europe that seems to have hit fever pitch. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

With this month’s announcement that the European Union is investigating Amazon for possible anti-competitive behaviour in the sale of ebooks, antitrus(...)

Jack Dorsey: “My entire focus is to make sure that Twitter is going to be amazingly successful.”  Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

For the past two years, the normally dapper Jack Dorsey has hardly been seen at the offices of Twitter, the social networking company he co-founded, e(...)

Apple chief Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during Apple WWDC last Monday. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In decades to come, 2015 will undoubtedly be considered as belonging to the early days of the “post-PC” era, but following Google’s recent developer-f(...)