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Microsoft founder Bill Gates: firm has put real corporate will, finance and muscle into issues and areas with long-term consequence, like privacy and social inclusion. Photograph: Rick Wilking

When Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testified before the US Congress last month, his deferential style was contrasted with that of another one-time chief (...)

Sex education: Consent in the classroom 1:42

In 1997, the year the Department of Education last produced policy guidelines on sex education, Google and YouTube had not yet been invented, the best(...)

The late Steve Jobs unveils the iPhone: Apple used to really innovate. Photograph:  Tony Avelar/AFP/Getty Images

In late 2002, I boarded a flight for a press trip to Lyon.  A few weeks earlier, I’d ordered a new Mac, and couldn’t resist the offer of an iPod(...)

Amazon boxes stacked in New York:  stock markets have been an excellent long-term investment is because of the huge returns generated by a tiny minority of superstocks such as Amazon. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Amazon recently celebrated its 20th birthday as a public company. And what a birthday it would have been if you’d bought shares back when the company (...)

Snap’s IPO: Snapchat’s owner  waited until it had secured a valuation of  $25bn before going public. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg/Getty Images

The US stock market may be the biggest and most prestigious in the world, but more and more companies are choosing to ignore it, which has major conse(...)

I was feeling a little nostalgic last week, missing the days of the internet dial-up tone (go to http://iti.ms/2kWQTAp for a fix), Usenet newsgroups a(...)

Co-founders of Red Hat Robert Young (left)  and Marc Ewing in  1998. Photograph: Candice C  Cusic/AP

In 1998, while out in California, I received a press notification for what looked to be an unusually compelling panel at an annual conference of inter(...)

Sir Philip Green’s 90m superyacht ‘Lionheart’: 3,000 tonnes of floating bombast.

A few days ago, I sailed past Sir Philip Green’s new superyacht Lionheart: nearly 3,000 tonnes of floating bombast at anchor off the Greek island of (...)

The big venture capital firms of Silicon Valley have been cultivating disruption for decades, but in the past few years, they in turn have been disrup(...)

The new directors join as Twitter seeks new routes to growth. Photograph: Reuters

Twitter has appointed UK internet entrepreneur Martha Lane Fox and Pepsi’s chief financial officer Hugh Johnston as directors, as the messaging platfo(...)

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