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Silicon Valley

Apps and dating sites for an older audience

​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

Apple's stock price: It can go down, too?

By now the trajectory of any story about stock in tech giant Apple should be familiar. It goes up; soars; jumps. You buy an iPhone and Steve Jobs' replacement periodically presents a smaller, svelter iSomething that makes you want another one - and the stock rockets again. At least, this was the case, but now the rhythm might be changing. Apple's stock price took another hit on Monday - and Matt Zeitlin over at the Daily Beast has fascinating insight on the company's "continuing decline". 

Silicon Valley: The anatomy of a cutting-edge start-up

The Andregg brothers might have the cure for all our illnesses in their grasp. But how do a pair of penniless science nerds raise the millions needed to unlock the very fabric of our DNA? Dream big - and get lucky...

In praise of pragmatism

We're conditioned to prize principle above everything. But history shows that adapting to circumstances is more effective, says Tim Harford

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".

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.