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Markets cheered Facebook’s $19 billion swoop on social media rival WhatsApp yesterday with the shares trading around 2.3 per cent higher in late afternoon trade

Markets cheered Facebook’s $19 billion swoop on social media rival WhatsApp yesterday with the shares trading around 2.3 per cent higher in lat(...)

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Image of the week: Flight behaviour Alexandre de Juniac, newish chief executive of Air France-KLM, checks his smartphone during a presentation of(...)

Google has 46,000 employees. No one can have that many siblings or even third cousins twice removed

Last month, when Google spent $3.2 billion on a company that makes smoke alarms, Larry Page declared that the Nest team were terrific guys who he was (...)

Lenovo last week said it would buy IBM’s low-end server business for $2.3 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Lenovo has agreed to buy Google’s Motorola handset division for $2.91 billion, in what is China’s largest-ever tech deal as Lenovo buys its way into a(...)

Tony Fadell, chief executive officer of Nest Labs Inc. He previously worked on developing the iPhone and iPad, and attended the Web Summit in October 2013. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Nest Labs Inc, the smart home devices company, was in the process of opening a Dublin office just prior to its sale for $3.2 billion to Google this we(...)

Tight integration of hardware and software has become the norm following Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia.

This was the year the technology industry faced a pivotal moment in its evolution, all thanks to a certain NSA contractor based in Hawaii who decided (...)

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(...)

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