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Tim Willoughby: "We didn't have the money we used to have and saw open-source packages could do the job of proprietary software at a fraction of the cost."

There is an argument that budget cuts and reduced resources inspire fresh ideas; that austerity can actually drive innovation. Sceptics, however, migh(...)

US president Barack Obama walks to his limousine in Los Angeles before traveling to a fundraiser at a private residence in Santa Monica on Friday. Mr Obama has defended government efforts to gather telephone and Internet data, and sought to reassure Americans that his administration was not listening in on their calls.  Photograph: Christopher Gregory/ The New York Times

When US government officials came to Silicon Valley to demand easier ways for the world’s largest Internet companies to turn over user data as part of(...)

US president Barack Obama pauses while speaking in San José, California yesterday. The president defended his government’s secret surveillance, saying Congress has repeatedly authorised the collection of US phone records and US internet use. Photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

US president Barack Obama has defended top-secret US spying operations to collect information on phone calls of Americans and the internet activity of(...)

Tech companies including Apple, Google and Facebook have said they do not provide any US government agency with direct access to their servers in order to extract data. Photograph:  Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters.

President Barack Obama today staunchly defended the sweeping US government surveillance of Americans’ phone and internet activity, calling it a modest(...)

Dermot Ryan: "Because Australians work extremely hard, you need to work hard to get ahead, but if you are willing to do that you can be very successful."

Being named as one of the Top 40 under 40 business leaders in Western Australia serves to highlight the career progress of Carlow native Dermot Ryan, (...)

Microsoft revealed its Xbox One only a few
 short
 weeks ago, deciding against waiting to announce its next-generation console at the show. Photograph: Stuart Isett/The New York Times

It’s that time of year again: E3, one of the biggest games exhibitions in the world, is about to kick off in the US, showing us exactly what we can ex(...)

“Randi Zuckerberg says unread emails weigh on her soul. In that case, the answer isn’t a party – it’s to tell her soul to get a grip. There are 2,347 unread messages in my two inboxes and my soul is coping fine.”

There is a new sort of party being thrown by cool people in California. The idea is that you invite your friends and colleagues over, crack open a bot(...)

The Washington Senate committee’s hearings into Apple’s tax affairs last week heard that American multinationals might have up to $1.9 trillion lod(...)

An employee at a Microsoft store explains the Windows 8 operating system last year.

With Microsoft announcing its flagship operating system is to restore “classic” Windows features and sort out some particularly annoying kinks you can(...)

While touch-screen users tend to like the new “tile”-based interface of Windows 8, many mouse and keyboard users complained that the new design was confusing. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Microsoft Corp is bringing back the Windows “start” button, offering a stripped-down version among a slew of improvements aimed at winning over tablet(...)

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