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A British-born chief executive has hit the Silicon Valley jackpot for the second time in his career after selling US social media analytics firm Topsy to Apple for a reported $200m (£122m).

Bill to put UK ahead in Internet sales race

THE GOVERNMENT will next year introduce a bill to promote electronic commerce in an attempt to put the United Kingdom at the forefront of the exploding market for trading over the Internet.

The Hilary Clarke interview: I'd like to teach the world to surf

To John Chambers the internet is more than a money machine, it's a social and business 'equaliser'; Focus on Silicon Valley: as the chief of Cisco presides over staggering growth, Microsoft is feeling the heat

From Camden to Bangalore: the Hilary Clarke interview

Martin Read, Logica's chief executive, has turned the software company into an international force

Inside Business: Blame it on the technos

ONE OF the more predictable facets of business life is the plethora of surveys, reports and speeches emanating from US companies on the theme that we Europeans are backward when it comes to information technology.

Open Eye: Online for just pounds 1 a month

IT HAS TAKEN almost twelve months, to the day, but - eureka! - I have found an Internet service that is not only user-friendly but which will suit even the most penurious OU pocket.

Network: The tragedy of interactive fun

Slightly baffled geeks in jeans were given the full celebrity treatment by Bafta

Cyberbusting comes of age

MNEMONIX breached Microsoft's defences at 5am on 7 October. The computer hacker, who off-line is David Litchfield, the 23-year-old son of a Royal Marines sergeant-major employed by a London software start- up called Diligence Communications, celebrated by e-mailing the biggest company in the world to tell them.

Greenspan's cut smacks of panic

SO IS the crisis in financial markets now over? Has Alan Greenspan, by unexpectedly cutting US interest rates a further quarter point, done the trick and stopped the rot? Don't count on it.

Podium: The exciting future ahead

From a speech by the chairman of Microsoft to the Professional Developers' Conference, Denver, Colorado

Golf: The matchplay master

Ernie Els is back on familiar ground.

Silicon Valley put to the test

Despite the job cuts, the hi-tech capital expects to beat the downturn, says Hilary Clarke

Cisco boosts Scottish jobs

CISCO SYSTEMS, one of America's biggest hi-tech companies, is set to announce a "significant" expansion of its manufacturing agreement with the Scottish subsidiary of Jabil, creating up to 100 new jobs in Silicon Glen.

Drama: Just imagine how Mom feels

Glory of the Geeks Channel 4

The Hilary Clarke interview: Malcolm Miller - A pace setter in the drive to digital TV

Malcolm Miller has a mission: to make his company the biggest producer of set-top boxes in the world

Academy aims to solve the IT skills shortage

ONE ORGANISATION that is attempting to do something about the acknowledged skills shortages in information technology is Cisco Systems, the California-based supplier of Internet products and services.
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Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

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