MasterCard “is working with the European Commission on the issue as part of an ongoing constructive dialogue”, the company said.

MasterCard is poised to receive an antitrust complaint from European Union regulators probing card payment fees, according to sources.Regulators may s(...)

The dinner table remains so laden with brand messages, it’s in danger of collapsing.

The family that breaks bread together, stays together, and more importantly, keeps buying bread. More than 30 years after the first Oxo Mum ad hit (...)

A married couple from Brooklyn advocating for marriage equality outside the US supreme court. Photograph: Johnny Bivera/AFP/Getty Images

The latest salvo in the debate over marriage equality in the US is nothing if not inventive. A brief filed by a group of 100 lawyers and university(...)

Image of the week: Well-oiled campaign UK business minister Jo Swinson (who is standing for re-election for the Liberal Democrats) and Miriam G(...)

Philosophically, we’ve been here before, and it was about 15 years ago. It was then that Alfa Romeo launched the heartbreakingly gorgeous 156 Sportwag(...)

Ikea’s food business managing director Michael La Cour  improved his day last week by tucking into some veggie balls at their official launch in Ikea’s Brussels store. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir
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  Image of the week: Ikea’s veggie balls Here’s a new entry to the Ikea vocabulary: Grönsaksbullar. They are the vegetarian or “veggie(...)

Periscope has very rapidly overtaken Meerkat in downloads, possibly leaving a sour taste with some otherwise savvy investors in their rush to invest into Meerkat

Three years ago this month, Google publicly announced its “Glass” project. It was the company’s first foray into wearable consumer devices, and offere(...)

Head of Samsung mobile in the UK and Ireland, Conor Pierce: “The S6 has really been crafted around the feedback we’ve got from consumers. We have to learn from our success and learn from some of the lessons from the past.” Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

Conor Pierce has been head of Samsung Mobile in the UK and Ireland for just under two months. Once Nokia’s vice president for the UK and Ireland, then(...)

3D printing may not be as satisfying as building something with your own two hands

The maker movement has been around for some time. Groups of like-minded people who are interested in doing things for themselves come together to lear(...)

People were found hiding under stuffed toys at a game of hide-and-seek in Ikea in Belgium. (Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times)

Ikea has stopped plans by thousands of people to play hide-and-seek in its box-like stores in the Netherlands. After a spirited round of the children’(...)