Image sensors help Sony profits soar

Net profit of Y82.44bn is double analysts’ forecasts

Google signs Sri Lanka as Loon partner

South Asian nation joins plan for WiFi via stratospheric balloons

Singapore ramps up start-up efforts

Funding is still dwarfed by China and India however and some decry paucity of ideas

Samsung confirms smartphone drag

Painful reversal of fortunes as flagship Galaxy S6 disappoints

Facebook rides mobile ads wave

Smartphone use surges as rise in R&D spending weighs on profit

Facebook delivers on mobile boom

Revenues climb 39% to $4bn but profits fall 9% in second quarter

UK union sues Uber over drivers’ rights

Union mirrors challenges to ride-hailing app’s business model

Toshiba scandal claims ninth executive

Interim chief executive at Japanese group to take 90% pay cut

Alibaba to invest $1bn in cloud computing

Chinese ecommerce group looks to replicate success of Amazon

Premier Farnell falls on profit warning

Interim results to come in a tenth below expectations

Facebook: peerless network

Costs are growing but so are new revenue opportunities

Windows 10: A marriage of old and new

Richard Waters gets hands on with new Microsoft OS and finds it has gone back to basics

Robots can kill but they do not understand us

Despite advances in machine learning, androids are still far off

Nintendo swings to first-quarter profit

Japanese group’s performance boosted by cost controls and strong online game debut

Twitter chief’s vision reveals ‘shades of Jobs’

Dorsey’s plan to achieve focus is unusually clear

Nokia launches virtual reality camera

Company unveils first real-time professional VR equipment

Yelp sales outlook cut and chairman quits

Shares slump as reviews website swings to loss and cuts forecasts

Citrix restructures after activist push

Headhunters appointed to find replacement for Mark Templeton

Twitter shares slide on user concerns

Co-founder Jack Dorsey flags worries over audience growth

Cyber insecurity: When 95% isn’t good enough

Banks faced with rise in hacks despite investing millions