Facebook’s difficult shift from hot start-up to public company has left some investors questioning the social network’s long-term prospects.

Facebook pays minimal UK tax

Social networking giant avoids British taxman with Dublin HQ

Twitter seeks developers and acquisitions

Social network looks to expand beyond messaging

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Ever-growing online outlets offer marketers more varied points of contact and fresh forms of doing business

Dublin’s technology cluster effect

Low tax and big-name neighbours are not the only advantages

Live while we can and put ambition on ice

A get-to-the-top-fast mentality is out of sync with the other end of our lives, says Jody Greenstone Miller

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For an industry increasingly turning to social media to expand its audience, Facebook proves a boon and a burden on business
Cottage industry of firms has sprung up on Facebook offering services that allow businesses to exploit full potential of its reach

Google leaps into new virtual reality

Technology group leads $542m investment in Magic Leap

Facebook sues over ‘fraudulent lawsuit’

Law firms accused of knowingly representing fraudster in shares claim

Marc Andreessen quits eBay

Prominent investor leaves following move to split off PayPal

Tech-savvy boomers turn to Facebook

Advertisers have yet to fully exploit the network’s older users

Egg-freezing triggers diversity debate

Tech company perk prompts look at role in employees’ lives

Companies deserve praise for giving perks

Efforts such as helping employees with fertility benefit should be lauded

Frozen families and fertility in the Valley

The latest hot idea from the Palo Alto incubator could hatch all sorts of weird offspring

More UK children born to women over 30

Uncertainty over jobs, housing and relationships feed trend

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Egg freezing is a tech perk too far

Apple and Facebook are intruding too far on women’s personal choices

Double Irish faces its demise

Key pillar of Ireland’s boom years to be shut

Twitter’s top team starts to fly the nest

The new cast at the top is tasked with widening the site’s appeal

Google says Amazon is biggest search rival

Schmidt claims search group just one of many ‘windows on web’

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Twitter users in France can tweet money

Messaging platform teams up with Groupe BPCE on transfers

High-tech groups should stick to the knitting

The sector would do well to consider it is no exception to the rule that focus matters

Nadella’s bad karma over women’s pay

It is hard to believe he would have said the same thing to a man, writes Brooke Masters

Youngsters switching from TVs to tablets

Ofcom sees children and toddlers turning on to new viewing habits

Zuckerberg plays the long game in India

Patchy internet poses big challenge in second-largest market

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Tech groups push US for more work permits

Lobbying shifts to executive action on foreign-born staff

Facebook’s WhatsApp bill hits $21.8bn

Rising share price lifts final price of messaging app acquisition

Yahoo punt on Snapchat feels like déjà vu

Investment in start-up harks back to Facebook/Microsoft deal

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Hong Kong: One country, two media systems

Coverage of HK protests in territory highlights China blackout

Lower-cost handsets help drive internet revolution

Rapidly increasing penetration of mobile phones is opening up many other opportunities in health, finance and education

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‘Dataclysm’, by Christian Rudder

A mathematician’s insights into online dating behaviour. Review by Sarah Mishkin

Green light for Facebook’s WhatsApp deal

Telecoms groups’ energetic opposition campaign comes to naught

Facebook apologises to drag queens

Users locked out for using pseudonyms instead of real names

Anti-Facebook Ello gets flood of interest

Invite only social network promises never to sell advertising

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, makes his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham
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Osborne plans tax move on tech groups

Chancellor aims to stop multinationals ’abusing system’

Facebook data will target ads across web

Social network to aim advertising at users on third-party sites

Bugs are new frontier for bounty-hunters

Crowdsourced bug-busting is moving beyond tech companies

Facebook pushes Oculus closer to reality

The Rift headset is expected to go on sale next year

Samir Arora photographed in 1998 giving a talk to staff at NetObjects

Secrets of Silicon Valley: dress down, be original

The lessons drawn by high-tech entrepreneurs reveal much about an often misunderstood world

Sarkozy announces a return to politics

Move seen as first step in run for 2017 presidential election

Yes campaign winning social media battle

Analysis points to slim lead for Facebook interactions backing independence

Fashion labels try digital experiments

Burberry teams up with Twitter in new-look London Fashion Week

Tech chiefs in plea over privacy damage

Silicon Valley executives say sector must act fast to curb harm to image

Big Tech at Bay

Silicon Valley’s era of untrammelled global expansion is over, as backlash grows against the power and reach of US technology companies