Ebay defends spin-off plan for PayPal

Strategy switch after pressure from activist investor Icahn

Ebay free to focus on its core

Ebay will be able to reinvest its own cash flow and margins

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

Cyber security budgets fall as attacks rise

Spending by business declines 4%, survey shows

Timeline: The rise of PayPal

From start-up to online payments powerhouse

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

Donahoe argued against PayPal spin-off

Ebay chief pushed for keeping businesses under single ownership

Q&A: Brussels vs Apple over Irish tax

The European Commission’s case against the tech group

Brussels hits at Apple’s Irish tax deals

US tech giant may face penalty running into billions of euros

Apple to sell iPhone 6 in China

US group approved after assuaging security concerns

Big money days over for China tech

Internet titans are key to hopes of economic rebalancing

Hollywood feels Netflix’s cutting edge

Streaming company pounces with deal for Crouching Tiger sequel

Thiel rounds on ‘slacker’ European tech

PayPal co-founder says continent is holding back progress

EU digital chief warns MEPs over Google

Oettinger says settlement could ‘cement its strength’

Vista puts Misys on the block

Private equity group looks to sell financial software provider

Bonus clawbacks will burnish City prestige

Test will come when banks try to recover incentives

Osborne plans tax move on tech groups

Autumn Statement will spell out aim to stop multinationals avoid corporation tax

Cameras: out of focus

Camera makers have not reacted well to the growth of smartphones