Sometimes when you hear executives from Twitter, it is almost as though they are on another planet or just speaking another language to the rest of the corporate world. Twitter’s users generate 130m tweets a day and the micro blogging site is one of the most talked about technology groups of the last few years. And yet when it comes to discussing financial matters, Twitters’ founders and its new chief executive Dick Costolo seem almost amused to be asked about their business. Read more

So Stephen Elop has taken the plunge. The chief executive of Nokia has just announced a “broad strategic” tie-up with Microsoft on phones and said it would make Windows its main smartphone operating system.

It’s a bold move for the Canadian and investors haven’t greeted the news that well. Shares were down as much 12 per cent in early morning trade. Read more

Under pressure from regulators, two more browsers are taking steps to help users avoid having their internet activity tracked–if the websites they visit cooperate. Read more

Hardly a week goes by without a big technology company trumpeting its cloud computing services. Not to be left out, telecoms operators are also eyeing the burgeoning market.

Orange has just announced a tie-up with Cisco, EMC and VMware that will see the four companies offering cloud computing service for businesses. Read more