Google is challenging Facebook’s Oculus for an early lead in Silicon Valley’s latest platform war. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Google is developing a new virtual-reality headset for smartphones, and adding extra support for the technology to its Android operating system, as i(...)

Google Cardboard and YouTube have combined to form what can only be called the Oculus Thrift. Armed with your smartphone and the cheap as chips Google(...)

Third-quarter revenue rose 13 per cent to $18.68 billion

Alphabet, the new holding company for Google, introduced its first share buyback and beat Wall Street’s profit forecast on Thursday, helped by solid (...)

Google vice president of engineering Dave Burke: he said Android Marshmallow had brought Google back to basics to  improve the operating system. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

With the latest version of the iPhone barely out of the gate, Google is already seeking to increase the competition in the smartphone market, unveilin(...)

Google VP of engineering Dave Burke announces a new Nexus 6P phone. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

With the latest version of the iPhone barely out of the gate, Google is already seeking to increase the competition in the smartphone market, unveilin(...)

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(...)

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai

A low-key style and an unusually firm handle on diplomacy propelled new Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to the top of the search engine giant, fo(...)

Trying out  Samsung Gear VR devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ninety thousand executives, marketers and reporters gather in Barcelona this week for the event. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was on the charm offensive with wireless carriers and telecoms firms during his keynote address at Mobile World Co(...)