Gemalto said the attacks “probably happened”, and aimed to intercept encryption codes that unlock mobile phone Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards while they were being shipped from its production facilities to mobile network operators worldwide.

US and British spies probably hacked into the world’s biggest maker of phone SIM cards in an attempt to steal codes that protect the privacy of billio(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton will be launching the Career Zoo event which is expected to attract more than 10,000 graduates and young professionals. Photograph: Collins Agency

Looking for a career move into banking? Then make sure to swing by the Career Zoo in Dublin’s Convention Centre on Saturday, as Bank of Ireland has co(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan. The agency met about 40 existing and prospective companies in Davos in a bid to enhance Ireland’s international profile. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance companies and representatives of the financial and technology sector were among the companies that attended events organised by the IDA l(...)

Davos selfie: attendees enjoy a lighter moment at the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Within an hour of touching down in Davos, The Irish Times bumped into one of its compatriots – businessman Denis O’Brien. Dressed in a sharp pink shir(...)

The Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington says she has  a regular routine of switching off her smartphone at night before taking a hot bath. (Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

From Arianna Huffington to strategists at Twitter and Tumblr, technocrats are taking a break from their smartphones to show they can survive without d(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan is “cautiously optimistic” going into 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

IDA Ireland, the State agency responsible for attracting inward investment, said it will publish a new five-year strategy in coming weeks that will pa(...)

Xiaomi has used a viral marketing campaign to sell its high-spec, low-cost smartphones. Photograph: Reuters

China’s top-selling smartphone maker Xiaomi has raised $1.1 billion in a venture capital funding round which values it at $45 billion, a decisive vote(...)

Checking out Xiaomi phones in Beijing. photograph: gilles sabrie/the new york times

In China, the smartphone battle used to be Samsung versus Apple. But not anymore.Over the summer, a Chinese company, Xiaomi, took the No. 1 position i(...)

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China’s mobile company Xiaomi.  This year the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is poised to cement its place as one of the most powerful phone-makers in the world’s most important market.(Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters)

In China, the smartphone battle used to be Samsung versus Apple. But not anymore. Over the summer, a Chinese company, Xiaomi, took the No. 1 position (...)

Irish sales of Nokia mobile phones plummeted by 50 per cent in 2013 but the company expects 2014 to be better as it transfers to Microsoft. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Nokia saw its Irish business deteriorate “significantly” in the year to December 31st 2013, as the Finnish technology company was hit by lower mobile (...)