PayPal's European operations centre is in Co Louth

eBay to spin off PayPal in 2015

30 Sep eBay has said it will spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments unit, into a publicly traded company in the second half of 2015.

Both Google and Netflix reportedly plan not to comply with the demand for user data

Canadian regulator demands Google, Netflix data

30 Sep Canada's broadcast regulator has reportedly given American companies Google and Netflix a three-day deadline to turn over subscriber data or have their testimony expunged from a major public hearing.

Lenovo pursued IBM's x86 server division as the devices are capable of more complex computing

Lenovo to close IBM server deal this week

29 Sep Lenovo Group will close its acquisition of IBM's x86 server division on 1 October for $2.1bn, giving the Chinese tech firm the firepower to win business clients from US rivals.

The outlook for the PC market is looking bleak.

Mobility sells

25 Sep The PC market took another hit this week with the news that Samsung is pulling its Ativ and Chromebook lines out of the European market, writes Niall Kitson.

Apple says a bend iin its new iPhone 6 is 'extremely rare'

Apple says bend in new iPhone 'extremely rare'

26 Sep Apple broke its silence on complaints about bending iPhones, hours after withdrawing a glitch-ridden software update as it struggles to restore momentum to the rollout of its latest phones.

iPhone 6 Plus buyers have discovered their phones can 'bend' when placed in back pockets

Apple asks new phone users to reinstall iOS 8

25 Sep Apple has pulled back an update to its new operating system and offered a guide to revert to iOS 8 after many iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users complained about a drop in mobile service.

Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the EU to resolve competition complaints over its search engine

Google facing charges unless it betters settlement

23 Sep Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the European Union to resolve competition complaints over its search engine, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said today.

Blackberry's Passport phone is its latest attempt to compete with rivals Samsung and Apple

BlackBerry launches square-screened 'Passport'

24 Sep BlackBerry's unconventional square-screened smartphone, the Passport, has earned mixed reviews at its launch as the company's turnaround push moved into a critical phase in which it must prove its handsets are still desirable.

Alibaba's Jack Ma agreed to sell an extra 2.7 million shares after successful IPO last week

Alibaba IPO ranks as world's biggest

22 Sep Alibaba Group Holding's initial public offering now ranks as the world's biggest in history at $25 billion, after the e-commerce giant and some of its shareholders sold additional shares.