Planet Business

Image of the week: Teenage robots They grow up so fast. This is Asimo, short for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, and he is 15 years old. (...)

Lena Dunham, creator and star of ‘Girls’, one of the show attracting Murdoch to HBO. Photograph: Home Box Office Inc

Rupert Murdoch is after the Iron Throne – sort of. He has come for the company responsible for Game of Thrones, HBO, through an $80 billion bid for it(...)

Rupert Murdoch: his company’s  $80 billion bid for Time Warner’s equity would rank as the second largest all-time media and entertainment deal. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has made a $80 billion takeover bid for Time Warner in the mogul’s biggest move yet to strengthen his power in a glo(...)

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox first approached Time Warner in early June and delivered a formal takeover proposal later that month

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox said it made a bid to buy media conglomerate Time Warner but was rebuffed.The bid was worth roughly $80 billion, or(...)

Silicon Valley Letter

‘You’ll know all about this when you hit 40,” I joked, straining my eyes to spot my name on an ID badge for a tech “meetup” at the Googleplex in Mount(...)

Gwendoline Christie stars in Game Of Thrones – the Northern Ireland Tourist Board has jumped at the chance to exploit the appeal to promote the North as a holiday destination

Record viewing figures for the hit television show Game of Thrones, partly filmed on location in Northern Ireland, suggest the North is the perfect ba(...)

US sportswear firm Columbia brought some of the world’s leading  adventure journalists to  sample a stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way

The State bodies charged with promoting and developing Irish tourism have been busy raising their game of late. So much so that it seems you can barel(...)

It was something of a game of moans. Last month a senior HBO executive described Belfast as “not the most cosmopolitan of cities” for the writers of G(...)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sarah Gadon in Belle.

Even if she wasn’t statuesque, fiercely articulate and drop-dead gorgeous, Amma Asante would likely stand out from any crowd. A Bafta-winning, Brit(...)

Vice Media co-founder and CEO Shane Smith at the Web Summit in  Dublin last October. Time Warner is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in Vice. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Time Warner is reportedly in talks to acquire a stake in Vice Media, the company that combines punk culture with online journalism. The discussions ar(...)