Jeremy Clarkson: the former Top Gear television presenter  is another member of the 1 per cent who get to walk away with most of the cash. The producer whom he allegedly assaulted is almost certainly not a member and probably will never be. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/EPA

What links Jeremy Clarkson, the rise of the robots and economic inequality? An unkind observer might say that the connection is all too obvious but th(...)

Elaine Ralph. “SuperDisty is an end-to-end solution that integrates a company’s existing software with multiple leading online platforms.”
New Innovators: SuperDisty

SuperDisty is a new software solution aimed at making life easier for manufacturers and distributors engaging with online markets. The product was sof(...)

Ruth Porat of Morgan Stanley: feeling the lure of the Golden State. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

It’s easy to understand why Ruth Porat, one of the most powerful women on Wall Street, would leave her job as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanle(...)

Austrian law student   Max Schrems: the case heard on Tuesday originates in an action brought by him against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner, in which he asserted the commission should have taken more substantial action when he filed a complaint over Facebook’s handling of his data. Photograph:   Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice heard an Irish case – referred from the High Court – that could have profound implications for international(...)

Realex founder and chief executive  Colm Lyon. Realex can lay claim to being one of the few truly indigenous tech companies to make it big. Photograph: Brendan Lyon/Image Bureau

At 52, Colm Lyon is no wunderkind of the tech world. He has been ploughing away at the e-payments game for more than 15 years. Yesterday, he struck go(...)

Google+ rebranded, not dead

One year ago, chief architect of Google+, Yonatan Zunger, said of the social networking site: “We’ve gone from being a crazy idea to being one of the (...)

Dariusz Rejniewicz of Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin but originally from Poland, pleaded guilty  to handling stolen property at McDonalds on Grafton Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A former Google employee has been given a suspended sentence for trying to sell a stolen laptop back to his colleague.The laptop was stolen from a wor(...)

Microsoft  and Google likely to be among the candidates scouting locations. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

A lobby group for the wind energy sector expects “several” large US multinationals with operations here to announce major investments in windfarm-pow(...)

UK chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne has indicated that the tax is designed to catch economic activity which is undertaken in Britain but not taxed there now. Photograph:  PA

The so-called Google tax will be law in Britain by Wednesday evening, as the Finance Bill, published on Tuesday, is enacted. It is not much time for l(...)

The fact that mindfulness programmes are now one the most attended sessions in at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos is a sure sign that the ide(...)