New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a new crime-fighting system developed with Microsoft – and revealed that the city will take a cut of the profits if it is sold to other administrations.
They are tent poles of the economy, companies so big that for many, it can seem hard not to do business with them. Now Apple and Amazon are moving like a pair of lumbering synchronized swimmers to plug gaping leaks in their online security policies.
When Steve Jobs launched the first iPhone he invited Google's former chief executive Eric Schmidt on stage, but one of the most successful collaborations in Silicon Valley is gradually being unpicked.
Wikipedia was inaccessible globally for a couple of hours on Monday after someone accidentally cut through fibre cables connecting its servers in Florida.
It was the internet mainstay that helped take email mainstream in the late 1990s, but now Microsoft has ditched Hotmail after 16 years, relaunching the service in favour of the revamped Outlook.com.
Google tightened its grip on the UK advertising sector in the second quarter of 2012, with total revenues before traffic acquisition costs (TAC) of $1.198bn (£777m) in the period from April to June from its search business here.
Microsoft reported its first ever quarterly loss as a public company as the software giant made accounting changes relating to a troubled online services business.
Tim Cook is planning to give away all of his near $800m fortune before he dies, the Apple boss said in a surprisingly frank interview, in which he also described his sexuality as a “yawner”.
Facebook has become a major driver of traffic to news websites in recent years, but now the social network is making a play to host some of that content on its own site, and give its publishers a share of the advertising revenues.