Alphabet said revenue grew by 21.3% to $21.5 billion, while earnings jumped to $4.88 billion from $3.93 billion for the comparable period a year ago

Alphabet Q2 earnings well ahead of expectations

29 Jul Alphabet, Google's parent, has revealed that efforts to push its vast advertising business toward mobile is paying off as second quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations.

The mobile business accounts for the lion's share of the Samsung's overall profit

Smartphone sales boost Samsung's Q2 net profit

28 Jul Strong sales of its flagship smartphone and an aggressive cost-cutting drive saw Samsung post a 1.7% year-on-year gain in net profit to $5.2 billion (€4.69 billion) in the second quarter.

Apple said it sold 40.4m iPhones in the third quarter, down 15% from the year-ago quarter but slightly more than the average analyst forecast of 40.02m

Apple iPhone sales better than expected

27 Jul Apple sold more iPhones than Wall Street expected in the third quarter and estimated its revenue in the current period would top many analysts' targets.

Pokemon Go has doubled Nintendo's value since the game's launch in the US earlier this month

Pokemon GO finally launches in Japan

22 Jul Eager Japanese rushed to their phones today to start hunting as Pokemon GO, the hit Nintendo-backed smartphone game, finally launched in Japan, home of the colourful cartoon characters.

PayPal unveils new efforts to bring its internet payments service to the physical checkout line

PayPal seeks to extend reach with Visa deal

22 Jul PayPal Holdings has moved to extend the reach of its online payments business through a deal with Visa that is expected to boost the revenue and number of users of the money-transfer service.

Intel said its profit for the quarter was hit by a one-time charge of $1.41 billion related to its cost-cutting drive

Intel reports better than expected results

21 Jul Intel last night reported slower revenue growth at its data centre business, which makes semiconductors used in high-end servers, overshadowing a better-than-expected quarterly profit.

eBay has tackled slowing growth by focusing on small business sellers, while offering a bigger selection of products

EBay beats revenue estimate, raises forecasts

21 Jul Online retailer eBay last night reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and raised its sales forecast for the year as efforts to revamp its online marketplace start to pay off.

An application process will be available using an online form

Twitter verification to open to all

20 Jul The Twitter "blue tick" badge normally reserved for the accounts of high profile figures is to be made available to all users, the social media site has said.

Yahoo has announced a $482m write-down on the value of Tumblr

Yahoo reports weak results as sale looms

19 Jul Yahoo's quarterly earnings fell short of Wall Street expectations last night in what may be the company's last financial report before it sells its core business.

IBM has dispelled any concerns about the impact from Britain's vote to leave the European Union

IBM revenue beats estimates as cloud pays off

19 Jul International Business Machines' quarterly revenue beat analysts' expectations as the company's shift to high-growth areas such as cloud-based services begins to yield results.