John Chambers,  who    is to  to become executive chairman at Cisco Systems  while  17-year company veteran Chuck Robbins will become chief executive,  from July 26th. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Cisco Systems has said Chuck Robbins will succeed John Chambers as chief executive officer, appointing a salesman with experience in global operations(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal:  is an investor in companies including Airbnb, the big-data company Palantir, the spaceflight provider SpaceX and payments company Stripe, four of the most valuable tech companies in Silicon Valley today. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

The ride-hailing app Uber, the Irish-founded payment start-up Stripe, the apartment rental site Airbnb, and other darlings of the next generation of S(...)

Rolls Royce: results out on Friday.  Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Hasbro. Indicators: Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Feb); US labour market conditions index (Jan); German trade balance (Dec) and(...)

By 2019, 69 per cent of the world’s population, or 5.2 billion people, are expected to be mobile phone users. Photograph: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan

If everybody has a smartphone, maybe we’ll soon just start calling them phones.Cisco Systems has published its annual multiyear forecast for global (...)

Aer Lingus ends day up at €2.14 on the back of about 730 trades. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mark Paul The Iseq in Dublin rose by 0.3 per cent as European stocks advanced for a fifth day, with banks contributing the most to the gains.Most US s(...)

Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith: “Ultimately it’s about trust.”

Some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Apple and Amazon are supporting Microsoft in a dispute with the US Government over access (...)

Google said it is deeply committed to Ireland and will work to implement changes as they become law 0:37

As executives pore over the slow death of the “Double Irish” tax shelter favored by US companies, their reaction seems to be: don’t panic. The tax bre(...)

Cisco Systems is cutting 6,000 jobs and forecasting little to no revenue growth in the current quarter amid a slump in demand. Photo: Reuters

Cisco Systems is cutting 6,000 jobs and forecasting little to no revenue growth in the current quarter amid a slump in demand from phone and cable com(...)

Cisco Ireland general manager Mike Conroy says organisations must operate security solutions everywhere a threat could manifest itself. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Hackers exploit vulnerabilities while organisations are focusing on high-profile threats such as Heartbleed, Cisco Systems has warned.A security repo(...)

 American Apparel: results today
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TODAY Results: Acer; American Apparel; Nuance Communications. Indicators: Japanese consumer confidence index (July). Other: Bank of Ja(...)