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When does a market go from being a “growth sector” to a bubble? As with falling in love, it’s hard to put an exact date on the event. And, just like a love affair, a bubble is marked by growing excitement, lavish spending

Your data is not safe. Right now, while you sit in that chair reading this article, you are sending tiny snippets of information about what you’re reading, how long you’re reading it for and even how old your computer is. And

Google is not used to being last in line. For over a decade it has been the darling of both the tech world and the stock markets, raking in both users and profits in record quantities. But in the last five years the gravity of the online market

Looking at Felicia Day, you’d never guess that this petite redhead from Huntsville, Alabama, represents the single biggest threat to the global television industry. At just 29, this actress turned screenwriter and producer has created

We tend to think of technological convergence as something that happens at the consumer level. In the last decade phones have become music players and video cameras, and tablets have become

“Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau certainly wasn’t thinking about the Internet when he wrote those famous words in 1762, but they are increasingly appropriate

The idea of the world’s most famous genetic scientist addressing a group of computer nerds, Web designers and geeks of every stripe might have seemed incongruous two decades ago. But, as J Craig Venter puts it

China has a way of making Americans nervous. Whether it’s blowing up satellites, cuddling up to North Korea or being accused of fiddling its currency, the US just doesn’t trust its newest rival for global dominance. And this distrust

Ten years ago it might have seemed like a match made in heaven: the world’s greatest software company teaming up with the world’s leading cellphone manufacturer. But when Nokia and Microsoft

Arianna Huffington must be smiling from ear to well-groomed ear right now. You would be too if you’d just suckered a struggling Internet giant into paying you US$315m for a site you started in 2005