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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(...)

Google’s  shares rose 13 per cent to $1007.40 after the opening bell on the Nasdaq. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters/Files

Shares in Google jumped to an all-time high above $1000 today after the search engine giant reported a surge in mobile and video advertising that help(...)

Larry Page: The new company will focus on issues such as decreased mobility and mental agility in addition to life-threatening diseases. Photograph:  Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Having mapped the earth, developed “smart glasses” and cars that drive by themselves, the next big issue that Google plans to target is old age. In a (...)

Sweet success: Google’s text-based ads, which began in 2000, now generate more money than all US newspaper and magazine advertising combined. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Fifteen years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin put their Stanford-moulded brains together and decided to organise all the world’s information – easy-p(...)

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer: one of the last of the tech chief executives who has wide public recognition, an extensive history in the industry and a forceful and singular personality. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Is the stage finally going dark on the era of the rock-star technology chief executive?The question arises with the imminent departure of chief execut(...)

Internet giant Google celebrates its 15th birthday today. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA

Internet giant Google celebrates its 15th birthday today. The firm has come a long way since September 4th 1998, when it was incorporated by founders (...)

From left: Google’s Jean Wang, Isabelle Olsson and Kelly Liang are among a group of pioneering women behind Google Glass

How does Google stay so relentlessly innovative? From its earliest and most valuable breakthrough – putting order on the vast amounts of information o(...)

Microsoft and Twitter have joined calls by Google and Facebook to be able to publish more detail about how many secret requests they receive to hand o(...)

We are not all that good at understanding how power works – we usually reduce it to a grossly simplified model whereby certain people are in power and(...)

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(...)

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