Children as young as five will begin learning computer coding next year as part of a shake-up of the U.K.'s national curriculum, but the move is as much about giving British education an edge as it is about plugging a talent gap in the computing and technology sectors.
Facebook has sparked controversy by changing its privacy settings to give teenagers the same control as adults over what they share publicly.
Corporate raider Carl Icahn stepped up pressure on Apple to hand back $150bn to shareholders on Thursday, when he published a letter to CEO Tim Cook on Shareholders' Square Table, a website he launched to promote shareholder activism.
Google is testing banner ads on web search results - reneging on a 2005 promise that "there will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results page… Ever."
Twitter plans to sell its shares for anywhere from $17 to $20 per share in an initial public offering, the company said on Thursday.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly doing a stealth upgrade of his new San Francisco home in the quiet neighborhood of Noe Valley. And the fallout on neighbors could be significant.
The image-sharing social website Pinterest has closed its most recent round of fundraising with a $3.8bn valuation, though it has yet to generate revenue.
Twitter set out fresh details of its share sale on Thursday, valuing itself at $11bn. In a regulatory filing, Twitter set a range of $17 to $20 for the shares it will sell in the initial public offering (IPO). The sale is expected to raise up to $1.6bn and looks set for 6 November.
Queens Park Rangers' planned Q&A with manager Harry Redknapp, former boss of Tottenham, West Ham and Southampton, was sabotaged by Twitter users on Thursday afternoon.
Google has started testing new parental control features for its Chrome web browser and Chrome OS laptops to allow easy restriction of content and services.