Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

One of the first observations made by Microsoft’s new 46-year-old CEO Satya Nadella was that “our industry does not respect tradition – it only(...)

In my column of November 26th, 2012, I wrote about an inspirational New Zealand entrepreneur, Len Hutchins. He is celebrated both for initiating his c(...)

The news this week that the US intelligence agencies and the UK’s Government Communications HQ (GCHQ) have being stalking around as avatars inside the(...)

The European Central Bank has just cut interest rates to a record low, of just 0.25 per cent. Interest rates are similarly depressed, and for some tim(...)

This summer’s film comedy The Internship features two wristwatch sales men – Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Campbell) – who find themselves out o(...)

‘The best small country for business, by 2016.” The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has sonorously intoned the Government’s goals for the revitalisation of the I(...)

A Nokia Lumia 620 Windows smartphone sits on display inside an O2 store in Manchester. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Bloomberg

Finnish national pride was dented last week with the acquisition of Nokia’s phone business by Microsoft. Nokia was a key player in the development of (...)

Earlier this month, economist Martin Wolf wrote an article in this newspaper titled “Much-maligned state takes the boldest risks in innovation”. His p(...)

Five years ago, in July 2008, who would have predicted the precipitous decline of the PC business? For the previous year, industry analyst Gartner rep(...)

The recent revelations that certain Irish- registered Apple subsidiaries are not paying any tax to any jurisdiction, apparently without breaking any laws in any jurisdiction, must cause at least some chief executives of other Irish-registered multinational subsidiaries to ask why they, too, cannot avail of similar structures.

There is something exquisitely wry about a Republican-dominated US Congress now questioning the global taxation policies of US controlled multinationa(...)