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Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sundar Pichai of Google and Tim Cook of Apple are sworn in. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/ Pool/EPA

Testifying last week before a US congressional antitrust committee, the chief executives of four of the world’s largest technology companies – Google,(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen via videoconference at a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust last Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

‘Mr Pichai … why does Google steal content from honest businesses?” With this sharp opening question from committee chair David Cicilline, the four po(...)

Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon all reported eye-watering quarterly earnings figures on Thursday. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Amazon, Google’s parent company Alphabet, Apple and Facebook all posted eye-watering earnings figures for the April-June quarter, a day after the boss(...)

The hearing displayed plenty of discomfort among the small group of powerful tech bosses. Photograph: AFP via Getty

A six-hour video conference with four of the world’s biggest tech bosses was never going to match the drama of a real-life hearing before Congress, a(...)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying  via video-link before the  US congressional hearing on anti-trust issues.  Photograph: Getty Images

Some of the biggest names in tech were grilled by lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday amid increased scrutiny of technology companies by lawmakers (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg

Some of the richest men in history representing the most valuable companies ever created will be grilled by Congress on Wednesday , as US authorities (...)

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Apple has defended the fees it charges developers who sell software and services through the company’s App Store, tackling an issue that’s likely to (...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager ordered Apple in 2016 to pay €13.1bn in back taxes. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

Paul Gallagher, the State’s Attorney General during the depths of the financial crisis, has had a busy time getting back up to speed since Taoiseach M(...)

Apple claimed it was singled out as a convenient target. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

1980: Apple sets up a manufacturing centre in Cork. 1991: Ireland granted first “tax ruling” to Apple, according to the EU, to determine what profits(...)

Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The European Commission looked at the way Apple set up its business in Europe and specifically at how profits earned all over Europe were allocated to the ‘head offices’ of two companies. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/EPA

The European Commission’s 2016 decision to find that Ireland had given Apple a special deal on tax was a big political move, clearly designed to lay d(...)

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