When you first glance at the Huawei Ascend G7, you’d be forgiven for thinking, even momentarily, that it was the HTC One M8. The handset’s (almost) al(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook celebrates the launch of the iPhone on China’s Mobile’s network in Beijing. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/ Reuters

Apple is famous for setting trends. In China, though, Apple has found success by following one.For years, Apple rivals like Samsung offered large-sc(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan. The agency met about 40 existing and prospective companies in Davos in a bid to enhance Ireland’s international profile. Photograph: Alan Betson

Insurance companies and representatives of the financial and technology sector were among the companies that attended events organised by the IDA l(...)

Davos selfie: attendees enjoy a lighter moment at the 45th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Gillieron

Within an hour of touching down in Davos, The Irish Times bumped into one of its compatriots – businessman Denis O’Brien. Dressed in a sharp pink shir(...)

Checking out Xiaomi phones in Beijing. photograph: gilles sabrie/the new york times

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 i(...)

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 (...)