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Bezos may soon be world’s richest person

A surge in after-hours trading for Amazon.com added US$3,3bn to the fortune of Jeff Bezos, putting him less than $5bn away from becoming the world’s richest person. Bezos saw his fortune surpass $80bn for the first time

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Why Sergey Brin is building an airship

Larry Page has his flying cars. Sergey Brin shall have an airship. Brin, the Google co-founder, has secretly been building a massive airship inside Hangar 2 at the Nasa Ames Research Centre, according to four people

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Uber promises flying taxis by 2020

Uber Technologies hopes to one day operate a network of flying cars. On Tuesday, the ride-hailing company laid out some aggressive plans to get closer to its first flight. Officials in Dallas

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Apple struggling to make big deals

“We are always looking at acquisitions,” Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts last month. “There’s not a size that we would not do.” It’s a message he’s increasingly stressed over the past year as investors

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What Trump told US tech leaders

Tech executives summoned to meet with Donald Trump in New York Wednesday had reason to suspect they were being lured into a trap. In the run-up to the election, the President-elect clashed with industry

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Meet Google’s new digital assistant

Google has unleashed its digital assistant for the first time, arriving late to the intensifying race among the largest technology companies to create a more personal and lucrative way for computers to interact with humans. The Google Assistant

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Tech’s super rich just got richer still

Technology billionaires are making a run for the top of the global wealth rankings as surges for Facebook, Amazon.com and Google parent Alphabet added US$5,6bn to their founders’ fortunes this week. Google co-founders

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The richest tech billionaires in the world

According to the latest ranking of the world’s richest people, published on Wednesday, Bill Gates still tops the list with a fortune of $75bn, while the net worth of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has leapt higher in the past year

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New name, old Google problems

Companies changing names is not usually worthy of front-page headlines. But when Google does it, the entire world sits up and takes notice. Of course, it didn’t really change its name. It simply added a new story to its skyscraper, only this one is at the ground

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Alphabet is Google’s new parent

Google announced a significant restructuring overnight, with a new holding company, Alphabet, to hold the search engine and other assets in the technology group. Google CEO Larry Page will become Alphabet’s CEO, with Sundar Pichai to take over as CEO