The first generation of disruptive devices are normally the playthings of the well-heeled.

(...) issues spring up with other wearable devices and everyone has certain boundaries around privacy intrusion(...)

Women make up the vast majority of workers at Flexcom’s factory in the Yen Phong Industrial Zone. Photograph: Catherine Healy

(...) production line is expected to assemble 700 units an hour.But other workers, speaking to us on the side of(...)

Ageism in business and entrepreneurship most certainly exists, particularly in sectors like tech and innovation

(...) septuagenarians. Looking after the good old boys? Perhaps, but does the same behaviour happen at the other end? Of(...)

Out tomorrow: US GDP (Q3). Photograph: Reuters/Kham
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(...) existing home sales (November); Bank of Japan monthly economic survey. Other: Report launch: Capturing the(...)

(...) months, other suspected Russian-backed groups have hacked the White House, Ukraine, Georgia, the Caucasus(...)

 Finnish academic and finance expert Peter Nyberg, arriving at the opening of the Banking Inquiry, at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) had means. How bad Asked by Senator Michael D’Arcy (FG) how bad the Irish banking sector’s misjudgment(...)

   President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi definitely doesn’t want to make a date with the now-running banking inquiry. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

(...) 21 years. The other is to do with marriage equality. Now, the Taoiseach may not be aware of this, but(...)

The long-awaited Banking Inquiry kicks off with Peter Nyberg this morning. The Irish Times business desk will be reporting on this throughout the day

(...) with Peter Nyberg. We will be there in force and Ciaran Hancock previews it in his column. In other(...)

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(...) location of choice for high-end technology and other services jobs. Over half of all the new jobs announced(...)

On a high: the continued advance of equities means one influential strategist sees almost no value in the US market and precious little elsewhere.Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

(...)-cap stocks, or other reasonably priced assets. In 2007 bank deposits offered real returns to the patient(...)