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CEOs express concern that wide-ranging activities have undermined the trust of their users

Googled, By Ken Auletta

The view from the Google campus at Mountain View changes all the time. Co-founder Larry Page now takes the reins as CEO from Eric Schmidt, who guided student wizards Page and Sergey Brin along the way towards a monster corporation.

Apple rejects 'wave and pay' for new iPhone

Apple will not include "wave and pay" chips in the new iPhone to be released later this year, dashing industry hopes that a universal standard for the technology would be adopted in 2011.

US searches Google for Commerce Secretary

The Obama administration is wooing Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, as a potential Commerce Secretary, as the President seeks to strike a more business-friendly tone.

Google seeks to avert long EU probe

The executive chairman of Google is keen to avoid a lengthy battle with the European Union over its inquiry into the search engine giant's dominant position in the market.

Larry Page: A very private poster boy

He will never make a showman. But as Google's co-founder steps up to be its CEO, can he display the business nous to match his genius as an inventor?

Talent tug of war makes Silicon a happy valley

As web giants fight over top geek talent, bonuses are booming. Guy Adams reports

The Business On... Anne Wojcicki, Chief executive, 23andMe

Never heard of her

Google escapes fine for breaking data laws

Google committed a "significant breach" of data protection laws when its Street View cars "mistakenly" collected people's email addresses and passwords over unsecured WiFi networks, the Information Commissioner has ruled. However, the company escaped a fine and was asked only to promise not to do it again.

Google: Why it's so much more than just a search engine

The technology firm's staff are allowed to spend one day a week indulging their own flights of inventive fancy. And the results, says Rhodri Marsden, could be extraordinary

Cameron appoints new business advice council

David Cameron will today announce the membership of a new business advisory group that is set to meet quarterly to provide what Downing Street will describe as "high-level advice on critical business and economic issues facing the country". Its membership is made up of 17 leading businessmen, and two women.

Google engineer fired for snooping on emails

Google vowed to step up monitoring of its employees after firing an engineer who rifled through children's email accounts and phone records.

Nokia fires boss as it battles to turn around its fortunes

Microsoft's Stephen Elop to be phone group's first non-Finnish chief executive

Business Diary: The merry wives of Wall Street

Business Insider, the rather scurrilous Wall Street gossip website, is currently running what you might describe as a somewhat unreconstructed feature: the hottest wives on Wall Street. We certainly don't approve, but for the record, the wives of Carl Icahn, David Tepper and Phil Falcone all make the list, along with a string of others. Anyone remember comedian Caroline Aherne asking Debbie McGee what first attracted her to her husband, "the millionaire Paul Daniels"?

Julian Baggini: Google's chief says privacy is dying. But does the Facebook generation care?

The embrace of social networking could be seen to support the claim that people value belonging much more than the autonomous liberal individual supposes

Rhodri Marsden: Corporate power lies in the mixed messages

We could do what Schmidt suggests and live carefree lives before clearing up the mess afterwards
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