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(...)

A dragon head in Beijing, China. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

Global markets may be blaming their jitters on the economic slowdown in China, but in the streets of Shanghai and Beijing there are few signs of panic(...)

The Apple Watch could have sold up to 2.5 million units, Juniper analysts said. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple may not be revealing exactly how many watches its has sold in the last quarter, but analysts at research firm Juniper have been crunching the(...)

The question hanging over Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, is whether Tuesday’s reaction signals a repeat of this time last year, when Wall Street quickly shrugged off a quarterly report that failed to trounce its forecasts,

Ordinarily, if a casual observer heard one of the world’s largest companies had grown its revenues and profits by more than a third they would conside(...)

Apple’s logo outside its Irish campus. The company’s tax arrangementsin Ireland are the subject of an EU investigation. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Until a few months ago, the medieval town of Athenry in County Galway owed its fame mainly to a song. Irish rugby and football fans often burst into (...)

One band or two? Apple is getting an unexpected bonus as buyers pay for more than just the Watch

Nearly 20 per cent of Apple Watch buyers are not only shelling out hundreds of dollars for the timepiece but are springing for a spare band too, givin(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, at the  Apple World Wide Developers Conference  in San Francisco. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg 3:06

The announcement that Apple was launching a streaming music service would have come as little surprise to anyone who has been keeping up with tech new(...)

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Apple’s senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue onstage at the company’s development conference in California.  Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images 3:06

Apple kicked off its developer conference by announcing a new streaming music service that chief executive Tim Cook described as “the next chapter (...)

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat and Chrysler,  has successfully glued together two carmakers. The question is: can he pull off the trick again? Photograph: Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times

It was called Confessions of a Capital Junkie. An industry insider said it was more like Car Industry 101. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive o(...)

After turning music players, telephones and watches into portable computers, Apple is now eyeing the automobile as the “ultimate mobile device”. Jeff (...)