Charles Arthur

Internet regulation: is it time to rein in the tech giants?

Fake news and Isis propaganda have raised concern about the power of the web. But with cyberspace controlled by a handful of giant firms, can governments ever hope to curb them – and is that even desirable?

Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition

The retail giant has a threatening lead over its rival with the Echo and Alexa, as questions remain over how the search engine can turn voice technology into revenue

WeChat: want an app that lets you do everything at once?

China may be showing the way forward with its innovative messaging service

Be careful who you fire: Twitter’s culling of engineers is shocking

Culling engineering jobs is a bizarre act in a field where, such is the intense competition for staff, poaching is commonplace

The return of virtual reality: ‘this is as big an opportunity as the internet’

Twenty years ago the man who pioneered commercial VR saw his market shrink to zero. Now he’s excited again – and so are Microsoft, Google and Facebook