US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley announcing details of Ireland’s involvement in the SXSWi festival, which  start on March 13th in Austin, Texas

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, will be speaking at this year’s South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival in Texas, along with Irish entrepreneurs(...)

Google hosted a Youtube Irish Creators Day at its offices in Dublin recently. Pictured (from left) are YouTubers Melanie Murphy, David Nagle, Sean McLoughlin and Youtube partner manager Marco Danesi. Photograph: Dave Meehan

When Howard Davies-Carr uploaded a video clip of his two children to YouTube in 2007, little did he think it would become one of the most watched v(...)

 Matt Brittin, who previously led Google’s northern and western European arm, will take over the day-to-day running of the new business. Photograph: Reuters TV

Google has announced changes to its European business to meet the challenge of a changing and more combative regulatory landscape on the continent (...)

As the EU prepares its new regulations, indications are that data protection challenges will be handled by the data protection commissioner in the country in which a multinational has its EU headquarters. For many  big  tech companies, that country is already Ireland. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty

Apple’s decision to place a major new data European centre in Athenry, announced Monday, further cements Ireland’s international reputation as a data (...)

When it comes to budget notebooks, the Chromebook has generally punched above its weight. The device is designed to be used online,so that means plent(...)

Remember that iKettle you could control with your smartphone? Well now there’s a full-blown smart coffee machine. Smarter Coffee is made by the same c(...)

The latest Volkswagen Touran, due to go on sale in the autumn.
New VW Touran unveiled

Volkswagen has revealed its new Touran people carrier, retaining much the same shape as before but boasting increased bootspace and a host of new info(...)

Holidaymakers in Kilronan, Inis Mór, in 2013.  Workers are spending less time planning holidays on  their desktops and are increasingly booking breaks on smartphones,  Google says. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Workers are spending less time planning holidays on their desktop computers and are increasingly booking breaks on smartphones, according to Google. D(...)

Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s Apple Pa(...)

Technology companies have spent years trying to persuade people to put away their credit cards and pay with mobile phones instead, but consumers have (...)