Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

Performance reviews: often companies use a one-size-fits-all measurement model that is not fit for purpose. Photograph: Thinkstock

There were more than few eyebrows raised recently when Accenture, one of the biggest companies of the world, said it was ditching annual performanc(...)

PageFair co-founder  Sean Blanchfield said ad block users are inadvertently inflicting multi-billion dollar losses to advertising industry.

Ad blocking has grown by 41 per cent in the past year, with almost 200 million internet users now deploying ad block software, according to a new repo(...)

Mass leaflet for the ‘Celebration of Life: Ashley Donohoe and Olivia Burke’

Family statement in full On behalf of the Donohoe and Burke families, we want to thank everyone for their ongoing support and prayers. We e(...)

Ransomware attacks rose by 165 per cent in the three months of the year, according to Intel’s McAfee Labs Threats Report for May.

The number of high-tech extortion schemes almost doubled in the early months of 2015, a global report has claimed, while attacks on Adobe Flash softwa(...)

Planet Business

In Numbers: Totally Photoshopped 25 Number of years since Adobe shipped its first iteration of culture-shifting software Photoshop. The image editing (...)

Ciarán O’Leary, partner at Earlybird Venture Capital in Berlin

If the Web Summit is an X Factor for start-ups, then the venture capitalists are its Simon Cowells and Louis Walshes. More than 700 investors –(...)

‘Raindrop’ by Alistair McClymont, part of the ‘Strange Weather’ exhibition at the Science Gallery

This summer has had us swapping between wellies and sunscreen, but tomorrow evening at Dublin’s Science Gallery, the wellies will surely win. Dark &am(...)

Mind what you say near bags of crisps

You should always mind what you say close to a microphone. Just ask any politician whose undiplomatic utterances have been captured for all to hear. B(...)

Steve Jobs: At his insistence Google backed off hiring three engineers who had already left Apple, according to the judge. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A US judge has offered a behind-the-scenes look at the force of will with which Steve Jobs once held sway over Silicon Valley, as she threw out a prop(...)