Richard Wray

Dotcom Tribe aims to rally small business

The Tribe opened its doors on the internet this month but will be launched officially on September 18.

In search of a white knight

BP is believed to have approached several sovereign wealth funds, including Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar and Singapore.

High noon for Spanish government

Rapidly waning support and the threat of a general strike have brought it to the brink.

Digital divide over filesharing plans

Britain's digital economy Bill proposals receive welcome from music and film, but anger from ISPs and privacy campaigners.

What is my BlackBerry trying to tell me?

The new BlackBerry leaves me feeling like Sonny, the boy who befriended Skippy the Kangaroo. I know it's trying to tell me something, but what is it?

Fuelled from the periphery

Publishers look to emerging markets, including South Africa, while the UK and US markets hibernate through the recession.

eBay spends billions while cutting jobs

It is also buying a Danish online classifieds site,, and a vehicles website,, for $390-million.

Nokia takes on iPhone

Nokia, the world's largest mobile phone company, launched an all-out assault on Apple's iPhone this week.

What’s the deal?

For Jerry Yang, July 3 will loom large in his diary. That is the date that Yahoo!, the online giant he co-founded 14 years ago, has set for its annual shareholder meeting and he will face dismayed investors, angry at the weekend's rejection of a last-minute ,5-billion offer from Microsoft.

Vodafone’s grab for growth

The snapping up of a controlling stake in India's fourth-largest mobile phone operator, Hutchison Essar (Hutch), is being seen as transformational for Vodafone -- and a major coup for its chief executive, Arun Sarin, less than a year after a shareholder rebellion over uncertainty aaout the group's direction.

Google growth slows

Google lost yet more of its shine this week after a senior executive admitted growth at the company was slowing. Shares in Google fell 13% in early trading on Wall Street after chief financial officer George Reyes told an investor conference in New York that ''growth will slow'', although he added: ''Will it be precipitous? I doubt it.''

Vodafone slashes its asset value

Vodafone wiped £28-billion off the value of its business recently as it warned that tough competition in its core European markets, regulatory price cuts and the effect of new technology, such as free calls on the Internet, will hurt profits. The news, the company's third warning about tough trading in four months, sent its shares into reverse, increasing pressure on embattled chief executive Arun Sarin.

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