Nearly 80% of people use the internet in Ireland

Ireland slips in ICT rankings despite improvements

30 Nov Ireland has fallen two places in the latest global information and communication technology ranking by the United Nations agency responsible for the area, even though levels of ICT access, use and skills have increased.

Eir CEO Richard Moat reports 'solid' third quarter performance

Eir's third quarter earnings rise by 6%

25 Nov Telecoms group Eir has said its earnings - before accounting for interest on its debt, depreciation of its assets and tax - rose by 6% to €120m for the three months to the end of September.

Hewlett-Packard split into two separate companies this month - HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HP Inc's profit forecast misses expectations

25 Nov HP Inc, which houses former Hewlett-Packard's legacy printer and PC business, forecast adjusted profit for the first quarter below market expectations as it struggles with weak sales of PCs and printers.

Max Schrems in Austrian court today

Austria court to decide on Facebook action

23 Nov Max Schrems's attempt to bring a class-action lawsuit against Facebook over its privacy policies will head to Austria's Supreme Court to determine whether such collective legal action is allowed.

Shares in Square shot up 45.2%, while Match bolted 22.8% higher on their debut on Wall Street

Dorsey's Square jumps in market debut

20 Nov Shares of Square, the mobile payments company co-founded and still run by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, soared as much as 64% in their market debut.

Respondents say, compared to two years ago, they are paying around €7 less per month for mobile phone bills

Up to 15% of Irish homes have no broadband access

19 Nov Up to 15% of Irish homes do not have access to broadband services and fewer younger people are watching live scheduled TV programming, according to a new survey focusing on our relationship with technology.

Android remains the dominant smartphone operating system around the world, with a massive 85% market share

Smartphone sales jump 16% in third quarter

18 Nov Smartphone sales jumped almost 16% in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year, driven by strong demand for affordable handsets in emerging markets.

US-based Square is run by Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey

Square IPO set to price in highly watched deal

18 Nov Square is set to price shares for its initial public offering this evening in what is expected to be a forerunner for how other highly valued tech companies are received in their public debuts.

Carl Icahn had successfully lobbied a reluctant eBay to spin PayPal off into a separate company

Icahn sheds eBay stake in favour of PayPal

17 Nov Activist investor Carl Icahn shed his stake in online marketplace eBay, opting to put his money instead into recently spun-off PayPal, according to a regulatory filing made public last night.

The streaming service will initially only be available in the US

YouTube launches music streaming service

12 Nov YouTube has entered the increasingly crowded field of music streaming, hoping to reach a new audience through a user-friendly service that seizes on the video giant's vast variety.