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UK sales for 2013 surge to $5.6bn, bringing its corporation tax arrangements back into the spotlight

The giant of search engines has seen off its commercial rivals

$20bn wiped from Google's shares after results blunder

News of slump in profits shocks Wall Street after update is sent by mistake

Judge halts sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab in US at Apple's request

A US judge on Tuesday backed Apple Inc's request to stop Samsung Electronics selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the United States, giving the iPhone maker a significant win in the global smartphone and tablet patent wars.

Stephen Foley: Fine on the Surface but Ballmer has to tell us why that's entertainment

US Outlook: Memo to Steve Ballmer: it's not the device, it's the ecosystem.

Apple on route to challenge Google with map app

Apple is plotting to dump Google as the default maps application on its wildly popular iPhones and iPads with the launch of its own maps service.

Samsung rings up record profits

Samsung's sales of mobile phones have overtaken ailing Nokia, the one-time dominant player in the market.

Apple wins patent dispute against Motorola

Apple has won a patent dispute against Motorola over the "slide-to-unlock" feature on its iPhone.

Market Report: Arm shares dip as Intel enters smartphone battle

The battle between Arm Holdings and Intel looks like it is heating up. Normally used to taking market share from its rivals, Arm was left deep in the red last night by the news that Intel is about to give the chipmaker a taste of its own medicine and take it on in the burgeoning smartphone market.

Margareta Pagano: Dyson and Portas are not the answer to our problems

Famous talking heads can't fix the economy, we need serious policies

Market Report: US takeover chatter helps Kingfisher soar

Kingfisher flew up the blue-chip index last night after vague rumours suggested that two of its fellow DIY retailers from across the Atlantic could both make a move for the B&Q owner.

Patent problems threaten to stifle tech start-ups

One start-up founder said patents were a 'big consideration' for the industry, adding they could be 'very damaging if you stray into an incumbent's turf'

David Prosser: There are 17,000 reasons for Google to buy Motorola

Outlook: Buying Motorola ramps up the pressure on Microsoft to buy its own handset maker – probably Nokia, or maybe even Research in Motion

Google takes on Apple with Motorola deal

Net giant and Android owner becomes mobile phone maker after $12.5bn buy

Google buys Motorola in £7.7bn deal

Google stepped up its assault on the smartphone and tablet computer market today with the £7.7 billion acquisition of handset maker Motorola.

Scott Durchslag: A traveller going places in new role at Expedia

The Business Interview: Company president aims to expand the online travel firm's Asia operation and is drawing on his techie past
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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

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Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?