Google’s new logo. Photograph: EPA

Google has unveiled its new logo in its biggest redesign since 1999. The search engine company said it tweaked its multi-coloured logo to make it easi(...)

The work visa changes, which are contained in the Employment Permits (Amendment) Regulations 2015, have been introduced because of a skills shortage in a number of industries, most notably the IT sector.

Changes to existing regulations that make it easier for individuals from overseas to secure work visas in Ireland have been welcomed. The changes, wh(...)

Investor Klaus Hommels at his venture capital firm, Lakestar, in Berlin: “We won’t be afraid to back start-ups with high valuations if we can accelerate their growth.” Photograph: Robbie Lawrence/ The New York Times

Klaus Hommels has invested in some of Europe’s most successful start-ups. That includes the music-streaming service Spotify and Klarna, a Swedish onli(...)

Iseq heavyweight CRH had another good day. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

European shares eased back yesterday, having already recouped nearly all their losses from a bruising 8 per cent drop earlier this week, with markets(...)

While unkind caricatures of “cat ladies” focus on loneliness and social awkwardness, the man who lives alone with a cat is more often portrayed as an out-and-out psychopath

This week I will stand up for a sector of society that has never been allowed proper respect: I am a man who lives alone with a cat and I don’t care w(...)

Google, which is changing its structure by establishing a new company called Alphabet, could face a fine as a result of the investigation. Photograph: Reuters

Google has hit back at what it called “peculiar and problematic” demands by European Union competition regulators to change the way it displays sea(...)

Google’s tech hub network has come to Dublin with the announcement of a partnership with Dogpatch Labs. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Google has teamed up with Dogpatch Labs to bring its tech hub network to Dublin. The deal will help Dogpatch, which offers physical space for startu(...)

Doro Liberto 820 Mini: a decent alternative Android device

Doro has made its business out of developing more accessible technology. The company’s range of mobile phones is designed to be used by older consu(...)

Project sunroof: based on your address, it can estimate the hours of available sunlight per year and the square footage available for solar panels

Googler Carl Elkin has been working on a particularly interesting 20 per cent project that leverages the power of Google Maps and Google Earth. Projec(...)

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, speaks during the Facebook F8 Developers Conference in San Francisco, earlier this year. Photograpr: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Move over Siri and Cortana - Facebook developing its own digital assistant for its Messenger service. The personal digital assistant, called “M”, wil(...)