Shia Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday. Oil prices jumped around the world after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out the strikes. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen. The attac(...)

IBM must help China build its IT industry rather than viewing the country solely as a sales destination or manufacturing base, IBM CEO Virginia  Rometty said. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

IBM will share technology with Chinese firms and will actively help build China’s industry, CEO Virginia Rometty said in Beijing as she set out a stra(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Alibaba shareholders have suffered a torrid few months, shares falling from $120 last November to $81 last week, erasing some $100 billion in market v(...)

Phil Gilbert (centre), general manager IBM Design, at an IBM Design studio gathering

You might not be able to herd software programmers – the old joke is that this is like herding cats.But computing giant IBM is proving that you can ce(...)

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook and senior vice president Eddy Cue. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Apple will replace AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average at the close of trading on March 18th, S&P Dow Jones Indices said yesterday.The de(...)

Apple, Microsoft, Google and five other tech firms now account for more than a fifth of the $2.1 trillion in profits that US companies are holding overseas

Eight of the biggest US technology companies added a combined $69 billion to their stockpiled offshore profits over the past year, even as some corpo(...)

The IBM facility at Damastown , near Clonee, in Co. Meath. The new The Irish design centre will collaboratively create software for Big Data, cloud, mobile, social and cognitive computing solutions

Twenty high end jobs for designers will be created in Dublin this year for IBM’s new design centre, IBM Studios - Dublin, launched at its Damastown ca(...)

Anne O’Leary, CEO Vodafone: will be discussing the need to think big in order to fulfil your potential. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

If those of us possessed of two X chromosomes find ourselves feeling a little bit special this week, it could be because of the hundreds of events tak(...)

As the EU prepares its new regulations, indications are that data protection challenges will be handled by the data protection commissioner in the country in which a multinational has its EU headquarters. For many  big  tech companies, that country is already Ireland. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty

Apple’s decision to place a major new data European centre in Athenry, announced Monday, further cements Ireland’s international reputation as a data (...)