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NewsCred, a marketing technology firm that creates and licenses editorial content for businesses, was today valued at an estimated £120 million after it raised £15 million to expand in London.

Big Two eye $10bn glitter of Twitter

Less than five years after Twitter's founders dared to believe that there was nothing important that couldn't be said with 140 characters or less, it is attracting takeover interest from the biggest companies on the internet, and the price being put on it is a thumping $10bn.

Facebook film is work of fiction, says its ex-boss

One of the biggest films of last year, The Social Network, is hotly tipped to pick up several Academy Award nominations when they are announced today. But an unwilling star of the movie charting the birth of Facebook wants everyone to know it is a "work of fiction".

Maldives – home of rising sea levels and the green elite's new meeting place

As environmentalists head for Cancun, the President pioneers a new type of eco-symposium

Silicon Valley – but in the East End, promises PM

London's East End can be transformed into a world-leading technology city to rival Silicon Valley in California, David Cameron will claim today.

Stephen Foley: Yahoo: the tragedy of an ageing web giant in denial about its relevance

US Outlook: Yahoo is a tragedy unfolding in real time. That's not news. The more interesting question is whether Carol Bartz, the company's chief executive, is a tragic figure.

Tony Blair gets another new job – in Silicon Valley

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.

Report says Silicon Valley economy sputtering

Silicon Valley's economy took a big hit during the global meltdown and could have trouble climbing out, according to a report released yesterday

How Craig conquered the world

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

Geoffrey Lean: Overnight, the US is going green – but we're stuck in a different age

With Obama in the White House, the case for a third runway is outmoded

<a href="http://andrew-keen.livejournal.com/3676.html">Andrew Keen: Twitter comes to Oxford</a>

Late last month, while I was in England for the Silicon Valley Comes To Oxford event, I had an interesting chat with a tuxedoed Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter.

No Flash in the pan. Adobe powers on

Shantanu Narayen tells Maggie Lee why his digital-imaging group is leading the way in video coverage on the web
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Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... for the fourth time

Mullah Omar, creator of the Taliban, is dead... again

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Margaret Attwood on climate change: 'Time is running out for our fragile, Goldilocks planet'

Margaret Atwood on climate change

The author looks back on what she wrote about oil in 2009, and reflects on how the conversation has changed in a mere six years
New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered: What Pet Should I Get? goes on sale this week

New Dr Seuss manuscript discovered

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The cartoon hedgehog leading the way into a whole new reality

Virtual reality is the 'next chapter' of entertainment. Tim Walker gives it a try
Ants have unique ability to switch between individual and collective action, says study

Secrets of ants' teamwork revealed

The insects have an almost unique ability to switch between individual and collective action
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Donovan marks his 50th year in folk

The singer tells Nick Duerden about receiving death threats, why the world is 'mentally ill', and how he can write a song about anything, from ecology to crumpets
Let's Race simulator: Ultra-realistic technology recreates thrill of the Formula One circuit

Simulator recreates thrill of F1 circuit

Rory Buckeridge gets behind the wheel and explains how it works
Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation' over plans to overhaul reverse-chronological timeline

Twitter accused of 'Facebookisation'

Facebook exasperates its users by deciding which posts they can and can’t see. So why has Twitter announced plans to do the same?
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Jane Birkin asks Hermès to rename bag

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