Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith: “Ultimately it’s about trust.”

Some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Apple and Amazon are supporting Microsoft in a dispute with the US Government over access (...)

David Richards of WANdisco. He said he was convinced to invest in the North because of its excellent talent pool

There is a big billboard on the wall of one of David Richards’s many offices around the globe which proclaims that “imagination is more important than(...)

Job fair at Donghua University in Shanghai: China has a roaring domestic market in technology.  Photograph: Reuters/Carlos Barria

In the year-end predictions game most technology forecasts tend to be either blue-sky or boring, flights of imagination or a firm grasp of the obvious(...)

Mike Lynch said he will go to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Autonomy’s Irish founder Mike Lynch plans to ask US regulators to investigate evidence he believes shows Hewlett-Packard made “false representations t(...)

Thomas Cook was the story of the day, slumping 17.7 per cent to 113.5 pence after chief executive Harriet Green, credited with reviving the business, was unexpectedly pushed out. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

European equities closed unchanged at a two-month high after weaker travel and leisure stocks offset a rebound for mining companies. German sto(...)

HP said last month it would split into two listed companies next year, separating its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations

Hewlett-Packard said its quarterly revenue fell in almost every business segment over the year, highlighting weaknesses ahead of the company’s planne(...)

Out tomorrow: US consumer confidence (Sep).  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
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TODAY Results: Genesco. Meetings: Origin Enterprises AGM (Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2); EuroStar software testing conference (Convention Centre Dublin). (...)

The Westin is among a number of propeties acquired by Liberty Global chairman John Malone

Billionaire Irish American businessman John Malone, who owns a number of prestigous properties in Ireland, didn’t just reduce his company’s tax bill w(...)

Web pioneer Marc Andreessen said it’s the “right time” for him to step down from the Ebay board. Photograph: David Maung/Bloomberg

Web-browser pioneer Marc Andreessen resigned from the board of EBay ahead of the online marketplace’s breakup, following a verbal battle with activist(...)

‘Data is now transforming the media industry,” says Bahareh Heravi, head of the Digital Humanities and Journalism group at the Insight Centre for Data(...)