Google's ad revenue under pressure as more consumers access its online services on mobile devices

Google's fourth quarter revenues miss targets

08.01 Google's revenue grew 15% in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavorable foreign exchange rates.

Alibaba completed the world's biggest IPO with its listing on the New York Stock Exchange last September

Alibaba's quarterly earnings plunge 28%

29 Jan Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said its net profit for the three months ending December plunged 28% to $964m, hit by a one-off charge and higher taxes.

Gartner expects the growth of internet-connected devices to expand into the food and car industries

5bn connected devices by the end of 2015 - Gartner

26 Jan Almost five billion devices will be connected to networks or the internet by the end of this year, an increase of a third on last year, according to international technology research firm, Gartner.

Sony says recent hack attack was unlikely to have a material impact on its financial results

Sony seeks to delay earnings over cyber attack

23 Jan Sony will ask Japanese regulators for permission to delay the release of its earnings next month after a cyber attack at its Hollywood film unit compromised "a large amount of data" in its systems.