To be sure, technological progress has always displaced workers. But it also has created new opportunities for human employment, at an even a faster rate.

The technologies of the past, by replacing human muscle, increased the value of human effort - and in the process drove rapid economic progress.Those (...)

Seán O’Driscoll, group chief executive, Glen Dimplex Group, said testing the technology on a large scale would accelerate innovation

A consortium led by Irish electrical goods firm Glen Dimplex has secured €12 million in funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme – the single larg(...)

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(...)

A labourer works atop the Shanghai Tower in the financial district, which is the world’s second-largest skyscraper and the latest addition to the city’s famous skyline. Photograph: Reuters

Not far from the grey-bricked street where the Chinese Communist Party held its inaugural meeting in 1921, there is a Langham boutique hotel, a Tiffan(...)

Dublin-based Swrve increased annual revenues in the first half of 2014 by more than 250 per cent.

Dublin-based Swrve, a mobile and social marketing company, has increased annual revenues in the first half of 2014 by more than 250 per cent over the (...)

Intel statement issues positive 2015 outlook. Photograph: Reuters

Shares at Intel jumped to their highest level in almost 14 years after the world’s largest chipmaker gave an optimistic forecast for 2015 yesterday. S(...)

 Apple:  alleged conspiracy not to recruit.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Evidence produced against Apple, Google and some Silicon Valley cohorts about an alleged conspiracy not to recruit each other’s employees has sparked (...)

From left, Miriam Gonzáles Durántez’s red Zara dress (2013); white Vivienne Westwood dress belonging to Shami Chakrabarti; Anne Hidalgo’s black wool Rech Paris suit with white silk blouse and wool scarf, worn the night she was elected mayor of Paris; Camila Batmanghelidjh’s Magbule Mulla cotton dress; Princess Charlene of Monaco’s racing car dress and dove-grey evening dress, both designed by Akris

What do the world’s most powerful women have in common? It’s not necessarily their acumen or intelligence. Often, it’s a distinct physical signifie(...)

Bungie’s sci-fi epic “Destiny”: Irish firm Havok’s software is used in the game

Vast arenas, countless characters, immersive music and some adherence to the laws of physics are the vital components of a modern AAA gaming title. Tr(...)

Ginni Rometty,  CEO of IBM: “We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behaviour, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry.” Photograph: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

IBM’s woes are interesting not simply because they tell us about the economy, but because they reveal broader truths about how, and for whom, companie(...)