A customer buys an item using her credit card and Square, a mobile credit card reader, at a farmers’ market in Union Square Park in New York

Mobile payments company Square is set to price shares for its initial public offering late Wednesday in what is expected to be a harbinger for how ot(...)

Peggy Johnson of Microsoft at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Peggy Johnson is only half-joking when she admits she might have risked being mobbed if she had roamed the aisles at this week’s Dublin Web Summit fre(...)

Stewart Buttefield of Slack: we had hoped to grow it more quickly but we’ve been constrained by real estate

  Tech company Slack may be increasing its users at a healthy rate, but its plans to expand its Irish office have been held back by Dublin(...)

Liam O’Brien, head of business product development at Vodafone, and Vodafone enterprise director Anne Sheehan. photograph: keith arkins

Vodafone’s recently announced €7million investment in new data centre services for its Irish customers will open up a new range of options for high-gr(...)

Sedicii founder Rob Leslie

  Irish technology firm Sedicii has been named as one of the World Economic Forum’s most promising technology pioneers. The Waterford-(...)

Amazon’s Cloud Drive: worth it for Kindle Fire owners and Prime subscribers.

These days, most of us use Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive for our cloud storage needs. Less well known – and quietly adding to its funct(...)

The war for talent is back with a vengeance. Survey after survey shows that the acquisition of talent is now one of the key items on the agenda of chi(...)

 Enterprise Ireland named Jobbio as one of their high-potential start-ups and provided part of the €1m funding. Photograph: Frank Miller

Online jobs marketplace Jobbio is planning to ramp up its international expansion in the wake of a €1 million funding round. The company, established(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen:  confirmed last October that the central bank would conclude its quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Every month from November 2008 until this month, the US Federal Reserve has been generating substantial sums of electronic cash during its various qua(...)

Yahoo is under increasing pressure to reveal how it plans to shore up its core online advertising business. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Yahoo! is close to investing in Snapchat in a funding round that values the start-up at $10 billion (€8 billion), according to a person with knowledge(...)