Chinese online retail giant Alibaba’s founder Jack Ma as he smiles waiting for the trading to open on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

Amazon has opened a store on Alibaba’s Tmall. com, seeking to reach Chinese shoppers as the web retailer tries to expand in the world’s second-biggest(...)

A man takes a picture of Motorola Moto X smartphones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea

The Irish made their presence felt at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), announcing multimillion-euro deals and partnerships. More than 30 Irish compa(...)

 Apple: planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.

The announcement last month that Apple is to planning a giant €850 million data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, alongside a twin development in Denmark,(...)

Amazon said it was common practice for free trials for services to convert to a paid subscription unless cancelled

An offer of a “free trial” of Amazon’s Prime delivery service has been banned in Britain after a watchdog found the online retail giant misled consume(...)

What sets your business apart from your competitors? Our business is unique in that we offer the value proposition to what was a traditional health s(...)

Love/Hate: Shopping online is fast and easy (although sometimes, perhaps, too fast and too easy). Illustrations:  Getty, Thinkstock

Online shopping turns 21 this year. According to the New York Times, Phil Brandenberger of Philadelphia was the man who made retail history on Augu(...)

A drone nearly collided with a jet at Heathrow airport last December: many drone operators – both recreational and commercial – are ignorant of regulations or deliberately flout them.  Photograph: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Long-awaited rules on drone use, issued last week by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), will clear the way for greater business activities with the(...)

As the EU prepares its new regulations, indications are that data protection challenges will be handled by the data protection commissioner in the country in which a multinational has its EU headquarters. For many  big  tech companies, that country is already Ireland. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty

Apple’s decision to place a major new data European centre in Athenry, announced Monday, further cements Ireland’s international reputation as a data (...)

Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)

Ever since the dotcom boom the development template for internet companies has been to get big fast, build an audience, get those eyeballs, and then work to monetise them. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

Businesses are getting annoyed with Facebook. That’s obvious if you spend much time there – and most of us in this country do, according to Irish usag(...)