We are sexually omnivorous and not programmed for monogamy. But most of us prefer choosing one special somebody over an endless stream of nobodies.
The Chinese government tried to take on thriving online marketplace Alibaba, but owner Jack Ma beat the regulators at their own game.
The encryption genie is out of its bottle to give people back their privacy, but this is frightening world governments, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Women gamers are receiving harsh threats online for "poking deftly into the subculture’s most sensitive nerve", writes Alistair Fairweather.
The online retail giant’s battle with the publisher Hachette goes to the very heart of the massive changes that pummel the publishing industry.
Dr Dre’s Beats has caught Apple’s eye for $3-billion and the rapper and high school drop-out is laughing all the way to the bank.
Some think the former 5FM DJ’s switch from FM radio to online radio was a big mistake. But Alistair Fairweather begs to differ.
Not many people have heard of Vic Gundotra. Yet millions of us have used one or more of the products he championed during his eight years at Google.
Icasa’s new rules would effectively give mobile customers lower rates, and firms’ complaints against them show greed, says Alistair Fairweather.
Technology has exacerbated inequality. But we should prepare ourselves for an increasingly tech-driven world, an act that could eradicate the problem.
When Fred Cohen coined the term "computer virus", he probably had no idea how apt it would prove nearly 30 years later, as virus makers get serious.
After a lull in new devices, 2014 promises happy geeks plugging into radical technology.
The capture of Silk Road’s alleged creator shows that governments and their policing bodies need to look at cybersecurity differently.
With its revenue nearly tripling between 2011 and 2012, it was about time the micro-blogging site filed its S-1 form, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Alistair Fairweather ponders how to reconcile a company capable of making a TV like the 4K Bravia with one struggling to financially stay above water.
South African websites have only just begun to tap into the huge demand there is for online shopping, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Two of the world’s biggest technology companies may be heading for a divorce as rumours circulate that Apple may abandon Intel chips.
The first decline in personal computer sales in a decade has prompted analysts to ask whether tablets will kill the PC, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Software giant plans to morph into a services company, writes Alistair Fairweather.
It’s the naysayers vs the sales figures, features vs functionality and everyone else vs Apple. Alistair Fairweather unpacks the new iPhone 5.
Amazon is subsidising its devices, but we should be thankful for thinkers like Jeff Bezos – they move the world forward, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Sure, Facebook and Zynga’s IPOs sound like abject failures, but they don’t mean another internet bubble is bursting, writes Alistair Fairweather.
How can you tell when a tech market has fully matured? When companies start suing each other for patent infringements, writes Alistair Fairweather.
A new breed of photo sharing communities has made a virtue of offering less, rather than more.
After nearly a decade of phoning it in, Nokia has at last upped its game with the Lumia 800, writes <b>Alistair Fairweather</b>.
The area in which we should be the most clear-headed, our personal finances, is usually the deepest vortex of self-delusion.
Facebook has finally opened its kimono and started the process of offering its shares for public trading, writes <b>Alistair Fairweather</b>.
The protest against Sopa and Pipa has shown that governments of all stripes need to fear the internet, writes <b>Alistair Fairweather</b>.
Google stands accused of anti-competitive behaviour, but it’s not quite that simple, writes <b>Alistair Fairweather</b>.
Things can only get better for users as the major players battle over market share and innovation.
Digital currency is devalued and derided, but the believers aren’t quitting, writes <b>Alistair Fairweather</b>.
Google and Twitter? Daft ideas, really. Groupon? Inspired! But look at them now, writes <b>Alistair Fairweather</b>.