Silicon Valley’s start-ups are always on the lookout for new markets – and now they’re targeting an old one. From Techboomers to Stitch, Salvador Rodriguez discovers the apps, dating sites and other ways they’re targeting the grey pound
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.
New measures to stimulate growth of London's digital sector coincide with the third birthday of the government backed Tech City
Amazon is taking on Netflix by creating new comedies based on viewer feedback
Not so much vaulted ceilings and soaring towers, the British headquarters that Google means to build just north of Kings Cross Station will be more of a soil-hugging affair. To be made of steel, glass and laminated timber with designs meant to echo the industrial heritage of the area, the building will rise only to 11 storeys at its highest but will stretch 330 metres from end to end. That’s longer that the Shard is tall.
Google has asked the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) court to allow it to publish details of the number of data requests made by a secretive body, invoking the first amendment in a legal challenge that is aimed at easing concern among users following recent revelations regarding the activities of the National Security Agency.
Necrophilia and bestiality are illegal but pornography depicting rape scenes is not
US West Coast’s entrepreneurs to use 11-hour flight from San Francisco to London to brainstorm ideas for making the world a safer place
Creator of Beavis and Butt-head and King of the Hill Mike Judge has developed a sitcom based on working life in America's breeding ground for tech entrepreneurs Silicon Valley.
Rivalry between Facebook and Google has led to a ferocious bidding war for the best brains in Silicon Valley. Simon Usborne reports on the geeks who are cashing in
David Cameron now has a special app to run the country. But what else is on his iPad? John Rentoul sneaks an iPeek
The two men who hugged in the dock of Court Six yesterday have had their differences – Milan Mandaric called Harry Redknapp's move from Ports-mouth to Southampton a "bitter divorce" – but their friendship has remained intact throughout years of suspicion and accusation. At its conclusion the "odd couple", as one defence barrister called them, struck a similar chord. Redknapp's "nightmare" was Mandaric's "horrible dream".
Tony Blair's crusading belief in science as a way of solving global warming has landed him another lucrative business appointment. The former Prime Minister has been hired as a senior adviser by a Silicon Valley firm which is planning to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in green technology.
Never mind the collapse of the US economy, sex scandals and even murder, Craigslist – the ultimate internet car boot sale – is booming. Stephen Foley reports on the geek with the golden touch
With Obama in the White House, the case for a third runway is outmoded
Google is investing $10 million to produce electricity from underground heat with a breakthrough technology, as the web search leader extends its clout to clean up the environment.