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Some tech billionaires are now celebrities on a par with movie stars, so it seems only fitting that HBO should give the Bay Area tech industry its own show along the lines of Entourage.

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Bill Gates is a ruthless schemer who demeaned his employees and conspired to rip off his business partner, according to a memoir written by the co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen.

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A man died during a jousting re-enactment because of failures to ensure a correct helmet was worn and failures to ensure his shield was appropriately assembled, a coroner ruled yesterday.

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Tech billionaire Paul Allen sues Google, Apple, Facebook, YouTube, Yahoo and eBay, amongst others.

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Paul Allen is suing nearly a dozen major companies, including tech giants Google Inc. and Apple Inc., alleging they infringed on four web technology patents held by his company Interval Licensing LLC.

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Prosecutors have offered no evidence against the last man accused of links to the record-breaking Securitas robbery, it emerged today.

Securitas robbery mastermind jailed

A martial arts expert who masterminded the £53m Securitas robbery was jailed for 10 years in Morocco yesterday. The cage fighter, Lee Murray, 30, was told he will spend the next decade in prison at a hearing in Rabat, Kent Police said.

'The pitch could trigger a bigger shock than when we beat Tottenham'

Pompey may need a miracle to beat Chelsea – but these three FA Cup final giant-killers know nothing is impossible at Wembley

Sweet dreams are made of building a media empire in sunny LA

Former Eurythmic Dave Stewart still plays guitar but his new book proves that he's also in tune with business. Richard Northedge meets him

Ed Roberts: Pioneering electronics engineer who built the first widely available home computer

Ed Roberts was one of the early pioneers in the world of personal computing, an electronics engineer who designed and created the first widely available home microcomputer in 1974. With no keyboard, no screen and only a set of switches to programme it, this was a different beast to today's laptop and desktop PCs. However, it is thanks to Roberts and his colleagues that computers emerged out of the worlds of academia, the military and commerce to make their way into our homes.

Gates pays his respects to the 'father of computing'

Microsoft founder mourns death of Henry Roberts, the man who launched his career

The halo effect: Who are the real philanthropists – celebrities or the megarich?

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