Dried up: the UN Global Pulse unit monitors social network messages from Twitter and elsewhere for early-warning signals of a disease outbreak, crop failure or economic turmoil in a region of a developing country. Photograph: Reuters

The timing and technology are right to bring the power of digital sensing to the poor to improve health, safety and education.That is the driving assu(...)

Pretax profit at chip maker ARM rose 24 per cent to £120.5 million, and revenue climbed 22 per cent to £227.5 million. Photograph: Arm Holdings/Bloomberg

ARM Holdings, the British chip designer whose technology powers Apple’s iPhones, said it made an encouraging start to the year, reporting first-quarte(...)

 iPhone 6: ARM Holdings is behind the processor in the phone. Photograph: AFP PHOTO

ARM Holdings, the British firm behind the processor in Apple’s iPhone 6, reported a better than expected 25 per cent rise in profits yesterday, and pr(...)

In London, supermarket giant Tesco was back under pressure with a decline of nearly 3 per cent or 4.6p to 180.6p. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

European stocks were little changed today as investors signalled they are likely to hold fire until they see stronger signs of a recovery. Values slu(...)

Google Nest’s products include a self-learning, smartphone-controlled thermostat that learns your movements and adjusts temperature accordingly. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google’s Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new sta(...)

“ARM are present in 95 per cent of smartphones and 50 per cent of iPads/tablet PCs,” says Duolog co-founder Mark O’Donovan. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

ARM Holdings, the London stock exchange and Nasdaq listed semi-conductor maker, plans to acquire Irish technology company Duolog Technologies. (...)

Samsung is stepping up its assault on the health market after it unveiled a prototype heath-monitoring wristband connected to a cloud-based service, w(...)

About 2.2 million CRH shares changed hands in Dublin yesterday, slightly more than usual. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tumbling technology share helped trigger the biggest decline in European markets in a month yesterday. Traders in Dublin said w(...)

Bank of Ireland was among the biggest winners on the Iseq yesterday,adding 5.52 per cent to 32 cent Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

World equity markets added to recent gains yesterday, as Wall Street hit a record high after strong factory data, while soft m(...)

Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen has pledged to maintain her predecessor’s stimulus policy. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Bloomberg

European stocks climbed yesterday, extending a third consecutive weekly gain, as investors heeded newly installed Federal Rese(...)