The move to smartphones and tablets has pushed down to the price Google can charge for an ad

Google's Q1 revenue misses Wall St targets

17 Apr Google's first-quarter revenue fell short of Wall Street targets and margins narrowed as the price of its ads continued to decline, underscoring the challenges Internet companies face as the world shifts toward mobile devices.

IBM has been trying to restructure its business as hardware sales fall

IBM reports lowest quarterly revenue in five years

17 Apr IBM, the world's biggest technology services company, has reported its lowest quarterly revenue in five years, as Big Blue struggles with falling demand for its hardware and faces challenges in growth markets like China.

Weibo had previously said it could raise $500m in its IPO, but the final figure was considerably lower

Weibo shares surge in Nasdaq debut

17 Apr Shares of Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, have jumped more than 25% in initial trade, after a disappointing initial public offering on the US Nasdaq exchange.

Mt Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan last month after losing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bitcoin

Bitcoin exchange Mt Gox drops relaunch plans

16 Apr Defunct bitcoin exchange Mt Gox has given up plans to rebuild under bankruptcy protection and has asked a Tokyo court to allow it to be liquidated, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.

Marissa Mayer has been working to turn the company around since taking over as CEO two years ago

Yahoo profits down but ad revenue up in Q1

16 Apr Yahoo has again posted anemic quarterly revenue growth as the internet company's advertising business continues to lag its rivals, nearly two years into chief executive Marissa Mayer's comeback effort.

Alibaba's initial public offering could be worth $16bn

Alibaba to file IPO documents next week - report

16 Apr Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding is expected to file the prospectus for its US initial public offering next week, sources have said, moving closer to what could be the biggest-ever listing by a technology firm.

LinkedIn employs more than 450 people in Ireland

LinkedIn seeking larger Dublin premises - report

14 Apr LinkedIn is seeking a new premises in Dublin to base its international headquarters as the professional social-networking company expands its overseas operations, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

The HTC One (M8) comds in Gunmetal Grey, Glacial Silver and Amber Gold

Review: HTC One (M8)

14 Apr For a small fish in a very big pond, the original HTC One made significant ripples. It looked slick, packed a very respectable tech spec, and won a significant number of awards and accolades around the world.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 boasts a faster processor, sharper screen and a better camera compared to its predecessor

Review: Samsung Galaxy S5

11 Apr The battle for supremacy at the top of the smartphone market has moved up a gear, with the latest high-end smartphone from Samsung hitting the shops. RTÉ's Science and Technology Correspondent Will Goodbody has been taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Microsoft's Windows XP was released in 2001

Support ends for Windows XP users

08 Apr Software giant Microsoft is to end support for its Windows XP operating system today, leaving one in every ten computers in use in Ireland vulnerable to viruses and hacking.

Europe's Data Retention Directive obliged ISPs to retain certain data for between six months and two years

EU court rules on data retention

08 Apr Europe's highest court has ruled that the obligation on telecoms and internet providers to store data for up to two years is invalid.

Good and bad in AIB's report on the technology sector

Accelerate or incubate?

04 Apr Even the experts are confused about how to give new businesses a leg-up, writes Niall Kitson.