Tim Armstrong: see him on YouTube for a masterclass in how not to talk to staff, how not to motivate and not to lead.  Photograph: Victor J Blue/Bloomberg

Tim Armstrong is my favourite chief executive. I can’t think of anyone else who has provided me with such rich and varied copy over the years. Since h(...)

Flour power: Taoiseach Enda Kenny with presenter Alan Hughes and baker Catherine Leyden on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Photgraph: Brian McEvoy
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Image of the week: Breakfast with Enda It was off to Ballymount this week for Enda Kenny, who dropped into TV3’s Ireland AM for the first time (...)

AOL’s  Graham Moysey “There will be a consolidation of players over the next few years, so this is a good strategic move for us.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

AOL, the company that made famous the phrase “you’ve got mail”, was the subject of a $4.4 billion bid by telecoms giant Verizon this week, and the pro(...)

Verizon has been spending aggressively to expand its business. In February it bought licenses worth $10.4 billion in a government sale of wireless airwaves for mobile data

Verizon Communications said it would buy AOL in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest US wireless carrier access to AOL’s successful digital a(...)

 Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Positive jobs reports sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average sharply higher. Photograph: Getty Images

European shares posted this year’s biggest advance, buoyed by a surprise election win for the British Conservative party and improving US jobs data.In(...)

Steve Case, chairman and chief executive officer of Revolution LLC and co-founder of America Online (AOL), told the South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas that the third wave of disruption from the internet is on the way

The third wave of the internet will bring disruption of food, health and education sectors, along with increased government partnerships and crowd fun(...)

Rolls Royce: results out on Friday.  Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Feb); US labour market conditions index (Jan); German trade balance (Dec) and(...)

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. The company has  unveiled a plan for a tax-free spin-off of its 15 per cent stake in China’s Alibaba.

Yahoo plans to spin off its 15 per cent stake in China’s Alibaba, responding to pressure to hand over to shareholders its prized e-commerce investment(...)

Verizon is understood to be interested in AOL’s programmatic advertising technology -- the automated buying and selling of ads online --as well as internet properties including The Huffington Post. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Verizon Communications has approached AOL about a potential acquisition or joint venture with the internet company to expand its mobile-video offering(...)

Win Butler, lead singer with Arcade Fire, has agreed to back a new charity coffee from Haiti having been persuaded by Kerryman Conor Murphy to back the venture

Good morning, The Anglo Irish Bank saga nears an end as Tom Lyons reports that the special liquidators have less than 500 million euro of loans(...)