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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(...)

Niamh Scanlon: one of her apps won her a CoderDojo Coolest Projects award in 2014 and recognition at the 2015 Eir Junior Spider awards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Niamh Scanlon is not an average 13-year-old. Sure, she loves her iPhone, and thinks Justin Bieber’s new songs are okay. Like others of her age, she’(...)

Checking out the latest Microsoft Surface: rather than simple devices dominating the market, we instead have highly sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

‘A PC is a ridiculous device.” So Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison raged 20 years ago in September 1995, in a warm-up speech at an analyst confere(...)

Marc Andreesen, founder of Netscape and subsequently co-founder and general partner of $4bn venture capital group Andreessen Horowitz. His investments include Facebook, Skype, Airbnb and Twitter. Photographer: David Maung/Bloomberg

Keen to avoid the San Francisco traffic, I arrive half an hour early at Tamarine, a sophisticated modern Vietnamese restaurant in Palo Alto. At 12.27p(...)

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