Former Apple chief executive Steve Jobs (left)  and Microsoft’s former head Bill Gates. Photograph: AFP

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had a prickly relationship. On the one hand, their two companies did significant business with each other. But the two men (...)

Jony Ive plans to travel more and spend time on the design aspects of the company’s retail stores and new offices in Cupertino

Jony Ive, Apple’s top designer, will give up day-to-day managerial duties in what the company said is a promotion to the newly created position of chi(...)

Under review: Google Glass remains a product that operates from Google HQ in Mountain View, California

Tony Fadell, the executive that Google put in charge of its Glass wearable device, says there will be “no sacred cows” when the company begins its ret(...)

Ron Johnson, left, with co-workers. His company, Enjoy, is hoping to knock Amazon off its perch as the leader of online shopping. photograph: peter earl mccollough/new york times

There are two ways for start-ups to take on Amazon, the reigning monarch of US online shopping.One is to mount a frontal attack: Raise hundreds of mil(...)

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(...)

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, who have been married for 21 years. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder.That is what I had always assumed, based on my own experience of having interv(...)

The Apple Watch is cool, it’s beautiful, it’s powerful, and it’s easy to use. But it’s not essential.

I’m in a meeting with 14 people, in mid-sentence, when I feel a tap-tap-tap on my wrist. I stop talking, tilt my head, and whip my arm aggressively in(...)

Tiago Mascarenhas, co-founder of English language school Seda College

What is unique about your business? The number of students we have, and the fact that we have created our own sales channels. The college has 2,000 st(...)

I had one goal for my little microprocessor: for its red light to blink when connected to a power supply. It did. Success

It takes all kinds at TechShop. On any given day you might see a muscly, tattooed biker contemplatively working away on a sewing machine. Across the r(...)

 Sir Ernest Shackleton: objective shifted from adventure and personal glory to guaranteeing a safe return home for himself and his crew.  Photograph: Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge.

Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn uses the story of Irish-born polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s failed expedition to cross Antarctica to(...)