By pushing a button on your iPhone, consumers will be able to  make a purchase at one of the thousands of retail locations, including Macy’s or Walgreens stores, using the new service. No wallet, cash or plastic card necessary.(Photogaph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

David Donohue has a tough relationship with his wallet and the items inside it. He has lost his wallet twice in the past year. He has fallen victim to(...)

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Image of the week: Hard Times Tavern Bitter about the budget? Water charges leaving a nasty taste in your mouth? A drink or several at the Hard(...)

Out today: Irish trade balance figures for August
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TODAY Results: Kuehne + Nagel; Omnicom. Meetings: RIAI annual conference (RDS, Dublin). Indicators: Irish trade balance (Aug); Chinese trade balance ((...)

John Donahoe, president and chief executive officer of EBay Inc, said the split would allow each company to focus on its core strengths and challenges. Photograph: Bloomberg News

Ecommerce group eBay is spinning off its PayPal unit as a separate company, handing a major victory to the activist investor Carl Icahn over the futur(...)

The offices of the international operations centre of ebay in Dundalk, which includes Paypal and Ebay. Ebay said today it would spin off Paypal. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

E-commerce giant Ebay said today it will spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments unit, into an independent publicly traded company in the second ha(...)

Apple will receive fees from banks when consumers use an iPhone in place of credit and debit cards for purchases, a deal that gives the handset maker (...)

Twitter has not yet decided how to charge advertisers for its commercial service but it is experimenting with a tiered pricing system like that for its promoted tweets or affiliate partnerships.

Twitter is entering e-commerce by encouraging users to make purchases on the messaging platform in a new tactic to win over advertisers.The home of th(...)

To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult, some changes to the design of the iPhones’ user interface will allow people to type or use apps with just one hand.

When Apple wants to make a big splash, it returns to its history. Thirty years ago at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, a roomy auditorium in (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The airline started selling flexible tickets targeting business passengers. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ryanair has taken another step away from its no frills, no smiles past and shown the world its new business class service which will give people who p(...)

A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase  in New York. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Propelled by a soaring stock market, the median pay package for a CEO in the US rose above eight figures for the first time last year. The head of a t(...)