Mark Zuckerberg: two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Nearly two years ago, Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, announced an ambitious effort to connect the world’s poorest people to the internet(...)

For an employee “the journey” may  make change inevitable.  Photograph: Getty Images

In my first job that did not involve beer or sliced ham, I worked in the corporate affairs department of a pharmaceutical company. One day some consul(...)

The ‘Economist’  was giving away free kopi luwak coffee in a bid to get people to subscribe. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg
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Image of the week: Brain stimulants The ‘Economist’ magazine is “stimulating and challenging”, just like the free kopi luwak coffee that it was givin(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

Microsoft’s chief executive Satya Nadella (pictured) says the tech giant wants to move from “people needing Windows, to choosing Windows, to loving Wi(...)

Window 10 is the follow up to Windows 8 and attempts to right many of the wrongs that Windows 8 unleashed on fragile consumers who just wanted to know where the hell their Start button had gone.

It seems only a short time ago that the release of a new Windows operating system was welcomed with general fanfare and more than a little consumer ex(...)

Windows users who have registered their interest will be notified once Windows 10 becomes available. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

US software giant Microsoft has started the roll-out of Windows 10, an upgrade that will work across all Windows-powered devices, from smartphones to (...)

Microsoft is taking another shot at winning over consumers with its latest operating system, Windows 10, which is set to launch in the next few hours.

Microsoft is taking another shot at winning over consumers with its latest operating system, Windows 10, which launched on Wednesday. The lates(...)

Alejandra Tizal, a Mayan teen from the highlands city of Quetzaltenango, was 16 when she left home to try to make a life in the US. Photograph:  Jennifer Hough

Alejandra Tizal was 16 when she made up her mind to go. “I told my family I wanted to go to the US,” says Tizal, from the western highlands city of Qu(...)

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard You can duck the need to haul a laptop on your travels by syncing your tablet or smartphone with a porta(...)

If you were paying attention to the E3 buzz, you’d have noticed that Microsoft is branching out a bit. It’s going big on virtual reality for a star(...)