Microsoft - along with many other US tech companies - has large data centre facilities in Ireland

Microsoft ordered to hand over Irish-based data

01 Aug Microsoft must turn over a customer's emails stored in a data centre in Ireland to the US government, a US judge has ruled in a case that has drawn concern from privacy groups and major technology companies.

Samsung's mobile division has come under pressure at both the budget and premium ends of the market

Samsung reports 19.6% fall in quarterly profit

31 Jul Samsung has reported a near 20% decline in second quarter net profit, due to increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector and a surging Korean won.

Sony's Playstation 4 has been leading in the battle of 'next generation' games consoles

Strong PS4 sales pushes Sony into profit

31 Jul Sony has reported a $261m first-quarter net profit thanks to brisk sales of its PlayStation 4 console and a weak yen, but said it still expects a full-year loss.

Europe wants to know if Google restricts companies from putting rival services onto the latest Android devices

Europe mulling probe of Google's Android - report

31 Jul European regulators are preparing what could be a stern challenge to Google' mobile software business in the coming months after a nearly four-year investigation into its web search practices left rivals and European politicians dissatisfied.

Twitter has made a number of tweaks to try to increase user engagement and attract new customers

Twitter shares soar on back of improved user data

30 Jul Twitter halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked.

China's central government has banned the installation of Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8

China holding anti-monopoly probe into Microsoft

29 Jul A Chinese regulator has said it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft because the firm has not fully disclosed information about its Windows and Microsoft Office software.

Amazon has invested heavily in new products and services lately, including a smartphone

Amazon posts net quarterly loss of $126m

25 Jul Amazon.com posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.

Google has been removing certain results from searches under an EU court ruling

EU to challenge Google on search result removal

24 Jul Google's handling of "right to be forgotten" requests from European citizens will come under fire from the continent's privacy watchdogs today, after the search engine restricted the removal of internet links to European sites only.

Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would not take a 'cheap and easy' approach when trying to generate revenue from its acquisitions

Facebook's revenue jumps 61% in second quarter

24 Jul Facebook's fast-growing mobile advertising business helped drive a 61% increase in revenue during the second quarter, beating Wall Street targets and sending shares to are cord-high in after-hours trading.

Netflix is beginning to earn more per customer following a subscription price increase

Netflix sees quarterly profit more than double

22 Jul Netflix said its quarterly profit more than doubled, boosted by strong growth in US and international subscribers as a price increase for its most popular US video streaming plan did not deter new users.

Charges were made to some accounts on the ticketing site after login details were obtained elsewhere

EBay's StubHub to detail cyber fraud

23 Jul eBay's StubHub online ticket resale service said it was the victim of a massive international cyber fraud ring, the details of which authorities plan to disclose today as they announce arrests in the case.

EMC employs more than 3,000 people in Ireland

EMC reports 5% rise in quarterly revenue

23 Jul EMC Corp, the world's largest data storage equipment maker, has reported a 5% rise in quarterly revenue, helped by sales of flash storage products and growth at its VMware virtualisation software unit.

ARM-designed processors power most smartphones on the market

Chip-maker ARM posts 9% rise in quarterly profit

22 Jul ARM Holdings, the British company whose processor designs power Apple's and Samsung's smartphones, posted a 9% rise in second-quarter profit, helped by strong demand to license its technology.