Dublin based King will continue to operate as an independent operating unit led by chief executive Riccardo Zacconi. (Photograph: PHILIPPE HUGUENPHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc said it will buy “Candy Crush Saga” creator King Digital Entertainment for $5.9 billion to strengthen its (...)

 Fyffes said it severed links with Mr Zabaneh and his interests in 2012 when the treasury department’s office of foreign assets control named him under the legislation.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Fruit importer Fyffes has stopped buying bananas from the biggest producer in Belize because of its links to a local businessman named by US authoriti(...)

US blues legend BB King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux in 2011. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Tributes have begun flooding in for blues legend BB King, who has died at the age of 89.His lawyer Brent Bryson said that King, who suffered from diab(...)

‘Selma’ director Ava DuVernay: ‘This is art; this is a movie; this is a film. I’m not a historian. I’m not a documentarian.’ Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

I went on Friday morning to see Selma and found myself watching it in a cinema full of black teenagers. Thanks to donations, DC public school kids (...)

Digit Game Studios launched a game with the biggest budget in Irish history yesterday with venture capital funding of €3.5 million.

Digit Game Studios launched a game with the biggest budget in Irish history yesterday with venture capital funding of €3.5 million. Digit’s publishe(...)

Angry Birds: Maker makes move for new leader

Rovio, the Finnish maker of the hit mobile game ‘Angry Birds’, is replacing its chief executive as it attempts to tackle falling profits and competiti(...)

Gabriel Byrne and Hannah King at the  London Film Festival Awards in October  2010. Photograph: Getty.

Gabriel Byrne has married in Ballymaloe Country House Hotel in Co Cork. The 64-year-old Irish actor and his long-time girlfriend Hannah Beth King were(...)

Spain’s  Sergio Garcia: and England’s Justin Rose played in a 15-inch-hole event at the Reynolds Plantation resort recently. Photograph: Getty Images

Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures – some would say gimmick(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during King’s initial public offering. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Shares of King Digital Entertainment, maker of the wildly popular Candy Crush Saga game, fell as much as 15 per cent in their trading debut to(...)

Farmvile, one of Zynga’s hit games. Zynga first opened its Dublin office in 2010 and it is its biggest operation in Europe, with employees at the site working in multilingual customer support, community management and other functions.

Zynga, the developer of Farmville, Cityville, Words With Friends and other online social games, made a pretax loss of $50.8 million (€37.6 million) in(...)