Russian internet group Mail.ru has paid $1.47bn to acquire the 48 per cent of social media website VKontakte that it does not already own, ending a battle for ownership of Russia’s equivalent to Facebook. 

Will the expected launch of a new iPhone later today – and perhaps an “iWatch” – give a boost to Apple’s share price or trigger a decline? 

The clock’s ticking on the launch of Apple’s “iWatch” – expected on September 9 – and its Korean rivals are coming out ahead of time with their latest takes on wearable technology. 

Rocket Internet, the Berlin-based investor in e-commerce companies, is continuing to expand its roster of stakeholders, as its valuation grows past €4bn ahead of an expected IPO later this year. 

Lower prices and upgrades by businesses have lifted the global notebook PC market out of a seven-quarter slump. 

This is the launch of the century in Chinese video gaming terms. 

Arm shares are being treated like royalty today, despite being disdained as commoners at the open. 

Sounds like a bad week for Moore’s Law at the microchip industry’s big annual Silicon Valley get-together. 

Online video distribution network Rightster is adding views with the bolt-on acquisitions of Viral Spiral and Base79. A placing of 75m new shares to raise £42m will help fund the deals – with a co-founder of YouTube coming on board and investing. 

Twitter has acquired mobile ad specialist Namo Media as it tries to increase advertising revenues and answer investor concerns about its growth prospects.