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

Strong PS4 sales pushes Sony into profit

07.51 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

08.04 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.

Morning business news - July 31

Morning business news - July 31

12.08 With a booming population, and a constant stream of new arrivals looking to find a home, London is facing an acute housing problem that is pushing people away from the heart of the city.

Today in the press

Today in the press

09.57 AIB is in talks with six property developers about providing finance to build more than 5,000 homes in the greater Dublin area, in a bid to kick-start construction and provide housing for first-time buyers, reports The Irish Times.

Aer Lingus has reported a 6% rise in revenue for the first half of the year

Aer Lingus reinstates 2014 profit guidance

30 Jul Aer Lingus has reinstated its 2014 profit guidance, six weeks after a downgrade, saying that recent trading trends would help it meet its previous target after all.

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.

Snapchat is an app that lets users send messages and photos that disappear after a few seconds

Snapchat reported to be in funding talks

30 Jul Snapchat is reported to be in talks with investors, including Alibaba Group, for financing that could value the company at $10 billion, according to Bloomberg.