Roger Mcnamee

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will be in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Stephen Lam/File Photo/Reuters

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is to visit the company’s Dublin office on Tuesday. But it will be a flying visit for the founder of the so(...)

A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effecti(...)

Some Tesla board members have told company founder Elon Musk in recent days to stop tweeting. To date, he has not heeded that advice. Photograph: Kiichiro Sato/AP Photo

Members of Tesla’s board are scrambling to control a chief executive who some directors think is out of control. Elon Musk, the electric-car maker’s(...)

The investigation found extremist pages that had a lot of followers would be treated with special consideration, in the same manner as pages for governments and large news organisations. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Facebook moderators were instructed not to remove extreme, abusive or graphic content from the platform even when it violated the company’s guidelines(...)

 Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had been notably absent and officially silent on Facebook’s role in the Cambridge Analytica crisis  since the scandal broke. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Finally he spoke. Until Wednesday, Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had been notably absent and officially silent on Facebook’s ro(...)

Google has an 88 per cent market share in search advertising. Facebook (including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp) controls more than 70 per cent of media on mobile devices. Amazon has a 70 per cent share of the ebook market.

Last week, I opened my credit card bill and got a shock: $909 in charges from the App store that I didn’t recognise. First, I thought I’d been hacked.(...)

Alex Austin (left), chief executive of Branch Metrics, which is trying to create a universal web address that would work across apps as well as the web. Across Silicon Valley, companies from tiny start-ups to titans such as Google and Facebook are bringing the same simplicity of the web browser to smartphones by teaching apps to talk to one another.

Navigating the internet used to mean painstakingly typing the exact address you wanted into your computer. The web browser and the search engine simpl(...)

Silicon Valley 50: at the  event this week were (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett; ITLG chairman Craig Barrett; Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award; and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World Silicon Valley 50:  (from left) president of ITLG John Hartnett, ITLG chairman Craig Barrett, Rob Leslie of Sedicii Innovations, receiving the ITLG/Irish Times Innovation Award, and John Stanton, president of Silicon Valley Global Partners. Photograph: Chris Ryan, Views of the World

Long before there was an Intel or an Apple, Ireland was building links to Silicon Valley. Sunnyvale – now best known as the home of Yahoo and Palm – w(...)

James Whelton, co-founder of CoderDojo, talks to  pupils at Colaiste Bride, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The world loves a geek-schoolchild-to-tech-millionaire story. Such tales bring together the perfect mix of surprise and wonderment (and usually(...)