Smartphone maker Blackberry is cutting jobs as it “reallocates resources to capitalise on growth opportunities and achieve profitability across all its business segments”. (Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry is cutting jobs across the world, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business. The comp(...)

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple arrives to speak with Gary Cohn, president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Group (r) at the Goldman Sachs Technology And Internet Conference in San Francisco, California on Tuesday. Cook told the audience that he doesn’t believe “ in such laws as laws of large numbers”. (Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

An onstage interview with Tim Cook on Tuesday turned into a mini-debate about mathematics that left everybody in the audience a little bit dumber. Gar(...)

The new Blackberry Classic smartphone. Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market.

Samsung recently offered to buy BlackBerry for as much as $7.5 billion, seeking its valuable patents as it battles Apple in the corporate market, acco(...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

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(...)