Daily Archives: September 14, 2011

Richard Waters

Plenty of fast-growing private companies insist that they are keeping their heads down, refusing to be distracted by large dollar signs and resisting the urge to rush forward with an IPO. Facebook actually means it. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

Just in time to prove that our leaders don’t hate social media after all, in spite of some blaming technology for the riots, Britain’s three top politicians have joined Google+Read more

Tech news from around the web:

US prosecutors have launched an investigation into whether eBay employees took confidential information from classified ad website Craigslist as it sought to build a rival service, Reuters reports. The two companies have already been fighting in the civil courts over allegations that eBay took a stake in Craigslist and then misappropriated confidential information while it secretly planned its own classifieds site. An eBay spokeswoman told Reuters that the company would co-operate in any inquiry related to the disputes with Craigslist. Read more

Tim Bradshaw

Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion might have been forgiven for thinking that the British government’s interest in their technologies’ role in last month’s riots had waned, after it abandoned plans to block social media during disturbances.

Not so. Read more