BlackBerry chief executive John Chen introduces the Passport smartphone. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

Last month, the company that pioneered the concept of the smartphone unveiled a brand new device featuring a completely different screen size from pre(...)

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc, unveils the Fire phone in Seattle last week. photograph: mike kane/bloomberg
Why Did Amazon Make a Phone?

Shortly after he introduced the new Fire phone last Wednesday, I spoke with Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive, about the device and Ama(...)

Much of KPMG’s legal services division’s work will revolve around the tax treatment of transactions and corporate structures.

Lawyer Francis Hackett has joined Big Four accounting group KPMG to head up a legal services division that will advise the firm’s clients on variou(...)

Having launched Sync 2, the latest version of its in-car “infotainment” system at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, it’s understood(...)

Blackberry chief executive John Chen said the company had been listening to customer feedback when creating its new phones. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Blackberry may be down, but it’s certainly not out – not according to its executives at least. The company has decided (...)

 On Irish market Ryanair was the main mover, closing up just under 2 per cent at €6.878. The airline announced yesterday that it has bought back 175,000 of its own shares as part of its buyback programme. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks were little changed, with the Stoxx Europe 600 Index at a six-year high, as a rally in ASML Holding offset a decline in ABB. The Stoxx(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange wait for the Federal Reserve’s decision in relation to its economic stimulus programme.  Photograph: David Karp

Markets on this side of the Atlantic were again held back by concerns over what the US Federal Reserve would choose to do in relation to its economic (...)

BlackBerry is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1 billion from institutional investors, including its largest shareholder, the smartphone maker today. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters
Blackberry is not for sale

Smartphone maker BlackBerry is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1 billion (€0(...)

What can Ernest Hemingway teach us about industrial disruption? The master of terse prose was more concerned with war, pugilism and other overt displa(...)

The prospect of a Blackberry takeover begs the question: why? The crisis-hit smartphone company has agreed a tentative $4.7 billion (€3.5 billion) dea(...)