Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China’s mobile company Xiaomi.  This year the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is poised to cement its place as one of the most powerful phone-makers in the world’s most important market.(Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters)

In China, the smartphone battle used to be Samsung versus Apple. But not anymore. Over the summer, a Chinese company, Xiaomi, took the No. 1 position (...)

Carphone Warehouse: new data centre to power its own mobile service. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Carphone Warehouse will invest €6 million in a new data centre to power its own mobile service. The mobile phone retail chain will begin o(...)

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(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and China’s then vice-president Xi Jinping during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in  2012. As the world’s largest trading bloc, the EU is an important strategic partner for China. Photograph: Diego Azubel/Reuters

The emergence of China as a major global player over the last two decades has forced the international community to forge a response to the rising pow(...)

Tax breaks for R&D, ¤5.6 billion this year alone, combined with world-class scientists are making France a honey pot for technology companies. (Photograph:  Christian Hartmann/Reuters)

Move over, Ireland. Companies from Microsoft to China’s Huawei Technologies scouring Europe for fiscally attractive shores are turning to an unlikely (...)

Nokia: “Regaining market share at a rapid clip”. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP Photo

Nokia reported earnings topping analysts’ estimates as rising network spending by phone carriers in the US and China helped the Finnish equipment make(...)

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

 Stephen Elop was appointed the company’s first non-Finnish head in 2010. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

No matter what way you look at it, the last few years have been tough for Nokia. Once the king of the smartphones, the company has seen its status dec(...)

Pictured at the Huawei Ireland Broadband Forum are Miriam O’Callaghan, Eircom chief executive Herb Hribar, Imagine Chairman Sean Bolger, BT Ireland chief executive Colm O’Neill, and William Batt, partner at Indecon International Economic. Picture Jason Clarke Photography

Deputy chairman of the board and rotating chief executive with Huawei, Guo Ping has told an audience of Irish broadband industry experts that the C(...)

Smartphone makers have been put on their guard: Huawei is coming. If you haven’t heard of Huawei, you soon will. And there is a good chance that yo(...)