Colum Horgan (left) Aspira founder and director and Pat Lucey (right) Aspira founder and CEO

Cork-based Aspira to create 50 new jobs

09.54 Cork-based Aspira, the Irish owned enterprise technology project specialist, is to hire 50 new staff after experiencing growth of 65% over the past year due to a series of new project wins.

LinkedIn reported its slowest growth in quarterly online ad revenue in more than two years.

LinkedIn forecasts weak quarterly profits

05 Feb LinkedIn forecast first-quarter revenue and profit below Wall Street estimates as growth slows in its ads business and its hiring services face pressure outside North America.

Foxconn has been given preferred negotiating rights for the deal with Sharp

Most points of Foxconn-Sharp takeover deal agreed

05 Feb Taiwan's Foxconn is aiming to finalise a deal to acquire Japan's Sharp by the end of the month, after the two firms reached a consensus on most points, Foxconn's chief executive Terry Gou said.

European and US negotiators missed deadline at weekend to agree key data transfer pact

EU and US reach deal on data transfers

02 Feb The European Union and the United States have reached a new deal that should prevent EU regulators from restricting data transfers by companies across the Atlantic.

Microsoft said that revenue in the business that includes Windows fell 5% to $12.66 billion in the second quarter

Microsoft beats forecasts on cloud demands

29 Jan Microsoft has reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat analysts' expectations, driven by aggressive cost cutting and growing demand for its cloud products and services.