Microsoft's new CEO gets total pay package worth $84.3m this year

New Microsoft CEO pay tops $80m

21 Oct Microsoft's new chief executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3m this year.

IBM is to pay Globalfoundries $1.5bn to offload its loss-making semiconductor unit

IBM cuts forecasts after 4% fall in revenue

20 Oct IBM has said it no longer expected to achieve its 2015 operating earnings target of at least $20 per share after weak client spending resulted in an unexpected fall in quarterly earnings and revenue.

The new Twitter Audio Card feature will allow users to stream audio live from the Twitter app

Twitter tweets start to sing

17 Oct Twitter has begun letting people instantly listen to music and other audio by clicking on tweets from the messaging service.

Google's new devices will run on the latest version of its Android operating system

Google unveils new devices, Android update

15 Oct Google has ramped up its mobile arsenal, upgrading its Nexus line with a new tablet and smartphone, and unveiling its revamped Android software, to be dubbed 'Lollipop.'

Posting asked for donations in digital currency Bitcoin

Dropbox denies 7m accounts hacked

14 Oct Cloud storage site Dropbox has moved to deny claims it has been hacked after an anonymous account posted what it claims is the username and passwords of hundreds of the site's users.

Google's official "right to be forgotten" process was launched on 29 May 2014

Google receives 1,443 Irish removal requests

10 Oct Google has said it has received 1,443 requests from people in Ireland seeking the removal of certain search results relating to them since an EU court copper-fastened the legal "right to be forgotten" in May.

Snapchat says its own servers have not been breached and any compromise was due to third party services

Hackers claim to have acquired Snapchat photos

10 Oct Hackers claim to have acquired a database containing hundreds of thousands of photos that were sent using the popular photo and video sharing service Snapchat, and are threatening to release them on the internet.