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Ehang’s single-seater autonomous minicopter prototype: the passenger straps in, touches in a destination, and the machine does the rest. Photograph: AP Photo/John Locher

‘Life is too short for traffic.” Poorly-set traffic lights, few encouragements to keep traffic flowing, hardly any red-light camera enforcements, and(...)

Buddy can you spare a dime? Microsoft founder Bill Gates is still coining it in

Microsoft founder Bill Gates remains the richest man in tech with a personal fortune amounting to $78 billion (€69.74 billion), while Hong Kong-based (...)

In 1994 Jerry Yang and David Filo, two graduate students at Stanford University, create a website called “Jerry and David’s guide to the world wide web”, cataloguing sites.

January 1994: In the early days on the internet - when no one knows what content is out there - Jerry Yang and David Filo, two graduate students at St(...)

Claire Foy in The Crown

At Netflix’s recent state-of-the- nation shindig in Paris, stray celebrities wander through crowds of journalists and vloggers. Outside there’s a big(...)

William Campbell (L), who died this week. He is pictured with  investor Allison Butts. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bill Campbell, one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley, who was known as “coach” there for his work advising technology indus(...)

Members of the Economic Club of New York wait at their tables to hear US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen speak in New York March. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters
Planet Business

Image of the week: At the Club It’s a sea of suits, most of them male, and they’ve got food on the table but they’re all distracted by something el(...)

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai received a $100.5 million in pay in 2015, according to a filing from parent company Alphabet

Google Inc chief executive Sundar Pichai received a $100.5 million pay package in 2015, according to a filing from parent company Alphabet Inc. Picha(...)

As Howard Schultz of Starbucks, a superb peddler of drivel, put it: “Innovation is the force that will . . . enable us to expand and increase revenues and profits – always through  the lens of humanity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last year was a ripping one for flannel. I know I say that every year, but 2015 broke all records for obfuscation, euphemism and ugliness. Sifting thr(...)

BB-8 Sphero: app-controlled robot resembling Star Wars BB-8 minus head and suit

1 Apple Watch Like it or loathe it, the Apple Watch, when it landed, made a splash. While it wasn’t the first smartwatch, it was Apple’s first go at t(...)

Maurice Lévy: has been called the Napoleon of advertising for the string of acquisitions – not always friendly – which grew the once small Publicis agency into a giant.

If judged only by numbers, Maurice Lévy would be an impressive figure. He has transformed Publicis, the French firm he joined in 1971, into the world’(...)

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