Malin will appoint three directors to the board of 3D4Medical, including former head of Google Ireland John Herlihy. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish-based life sciences company Malin has acquired a 38 per cent shareholding in 3D4Medical for a consideration of $16.4 million. As part of the dea(...)

Ryanair has said customers in Greece can pay with cash at airport ticket desks. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ryanair has said customers in Greece can pay with cash at airport ticket desks. A spokesman for the airline Ryanair said many Greek customers were una(...)

Self-driving just one of the hugely expensive technologies in which car makers now need to invest

A report by New York-based consultancy firm Alix Partners reckons that the globe’s car makers are looking down the barrel of some seriously uncomforta(...)

Google has made three failed attempts to settle the case with the previous EU antitrust chief, Joaquin Almunia in the last two years

Google has been given until mid-August to head off EU charges of abusing its market power in a dozen EU countries and stave off a possible billion-eu(...)

The new Audi A4: significant weight saving means impressive fuel economy and low emissions

Audi has shed more than 100kg from the next-generation A4, making it the most economical of the mainstream German premium mid-sized family cars, even (...)

Due to slowing down of Earth’s rotation the solar day is getting longer each year. To compensate timekeepers add a second to the year to make sure our atomic clocks are synchronised to to the solar day.

An extra second will be added to today’s length, making Tuesday 24 hours and one second long. The move is often used by international timekeepers to k(...)

A separate appeal by Google, YouTube and Facebook against an injunction requiring them to remove the clip will proceed next week. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A student has withdrawn his Supreme Court appeals against various newspapers arising from reports on his dispute over a YouTube video clip falsely acc(...)

French taxi drivers clash with riot police on the ring-road around Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA 1:55

France’s interior minister called for a nationwide legal clampdown on UberPOP on Thursday, siding with taxi drivers who blockaded major transport hubs(...)

In a data set recording more than one million users’ credit card transactions for three months, researchers were able to identify 91 per cent of people’s identities. Photograph: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

In case you weren’t paranoid enough, this one will help: research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shown that just fou(...)

Alibaba now handles 80 per cent of China’s ecommerce. Photograph: Crab Hu/EPA

There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the Communist Party of China, whos(...)