Established car firms welcome talk of Apple and Google entering the car market. The firms are already working with car makers on in-car infotainment systems

Car executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple and Google will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. “If (...)

Trying out  Samsung Gear VR devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ninety thousand executives, marketers and reporters gather in Barcelona this week for the event. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was on the charm offensive with wireless carriers and telecoms firms during his keynote address at Mobile World Co(...)

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and chief executive of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, delivers a keynote speech during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Driverless cars are at least 10 years away, but forms of autonomous driving will emerge next year, according to Carlos Ghosn, chief executive of Nissa(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

Apple Watch: Event to be held on March 9th with sales due to begin in April

Apple has sent out invitations to an event on March 9th in San Francisco, where it will unveil details for the release of the Apple Watch. Chief execu(...)

Digital music: mainstream for some time

Digital music has been mainstream for some time, with download services such as iTunes putting the music format into the hands of even the most staunc(...)

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 (...)

Remember that iKettle you could control with your smartphone? Well now there’s a full-blown smart coffee machine. Smarter Coffee is made by the same c(...)

People who purchase the watch early on Kickstarter will be able to pay $160 for the Pebble Time, which will cost $200 at retail locations later this year.

When Apple unveiled the Apple Watch last year, the company chose to do so in the same spaceit showed off the Macintosh computer 30 years earlier. It (...)

“If these figures suggest that these songs still matter to people, then we’re knocked out. That’s all any songwriter wants,” Bono said in response to a survey claiming U2’s songs were more popular on Apple iOS devices than material from any other musicians. File photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

U2’s Bono has said he is “knocked out” by an independent survey claiming the band’s songs were more popular on Apple iOS devices than material from an(...)