Yahoo and eBay pressed to return to cores

With a return to their original cores, both groups might get a fresh chance to reinvent themselves

Facebook apologises to drag queens

Users locked out for using pseudonyms instead of real names

Angry Birds maker Rovio cuts 16% of jobs

Finnish gaming company has struggled to find new growth areas

Anti-Facebook Ello gets flood of interest

Invite only social network promises never to sell advertising

Rocket Internet fizzles on market debut

Shares open flat on initial offer price before dipping rapidly

Concerns as Rocket IPO countdown ends

Doubts on tech group’s business model remain

Software going private: the old new thing

Public markets like cutting-edge software. Private equity likes steady cash flow and cost cutting

Faraday electric bike

Style to win over the urban cyclist

The Faraday Porteur electric bike has power and range

Start-ups blow away stereotypes

Growing interest from foreign investors and list of New Europe challengers reflect the region’s educational strengths, skills and innovative achievements

Goldman chatroom a message to Wall St

Symphony platform may be used to create and monetise technology

Russia to beef up internet security

Latest in a series of measures to regulate internet

Arm unveils ‘internet of things’ software

UK tech company makes bet on the market for connected devices

Tech’s tax defence is washing away

The OECD is making faster progress towards fixing the gaps in the system

Microsoft’s Windows teaser: 7, 8, 8.1 … 10

Little-loved 9 did not test well with focus groups, apparently

Reddit founder plasters DC over net neutrality

Ebay defends spin-off plan for PayPal

Move follows pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn

Ebay free to focus on its core

Profits that went to PayPal arm can be reinvested

Google faces German order over profiling

Search group told users must have chance to object to data gathering

Innovation key to solo PayPal

Independence could make it easier for payments company to keep ahead

Donahoe argued against PayPal spin-off

Ebay chief pushed for keeping businesses under single ownership