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None of Twitter’s founders comes off well in Nick Bilton’s absorbing book about the creation of the social media firm. Kacper Pempel/Reuters.

Is there some rule that the founders of social networks have to behave so anti-socially? The twists, turns and double-crosses in Hatching Twitter, Nic(...)

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse in London today. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters.

The jury trying the editors of one of Rupert Murdoch’s former newspapers over phone hacking were told today that British justice itself would be on tr(...)

Potential investors in Twitter have been left in the dark about key facts. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Files

A tweet running to 135 characters was all it took late on Thursday to launch one of the year’s biggest financial stories: that Twitter has taken the(...)

Trinity Mirror said today it was being investigated by London’s Metropolitan police and it was too soon to say how the matter might progress.

British police are investigating whether Sunday Mirror newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror is criminally liable for alleged phone hacking by former jou(...)

An electoral officer at the Balmoral polling station puts together ballot boxes and voting booths at a small hall in Sydney today. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Millions of Australians voters will take to the polls on Saturday morning in an election which is expected to remove the Labor Party from power after (...)

Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott stretches his legs after running up Castle Hill in Townsville on Saturday. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

As the clock strikes 9am in Ireland next Saturday, polls will close on Australia’s east coast. By the time polls close on the west coast two hours lat(...)

Australia’s prime minister Kevin Rudd is battling not only jaded voters in a bitter election race, but the rancour of Rupert Murdoch, whose newspapers(...)

Rupert Murdoch,  who controls 70% of metropolitan press daily sales in Australia. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

One of Rupert Murdoch’s biggest money spinners, The Simpsons television show, has sometimes featured curmudgeonly old Mr Burns instructing his ever-su(...)

Apple said it will appeal the verdict of the court. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Apple, the world’s biggest technology company, orchestrated a scheme with publishers to fix the prices of electronic books, a federal judge ruled in (...)

A Barnes & Noble Nook e-book reader, right, and the Amazon Kindle. A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg.

A federal judge has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and called for a trial on damages(...)

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