A team of researchers at Dublin City University have begun working on tailoring a highly successful international means of teaching mathematics to the Irish curriculum. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

A team of researchers at Dublin City University (DCU) have begun working on tailoring a highly successful international means of teaching mathematics (...)

Markus Persson speaking at a video game conference in 2011. Photograph: Game Developers Conference

In Minecraft, Markus Persson created one of the biggest, most enchanting games of the past decade. And now he has written one of the most unusual, ref(...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  reform plan. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The leading European business lobby group, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, has called on Beijing to speed up the process of economic (...)

The prospect of more mergers and acquisitions fuelled a rally among brewers, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Anheuser-Busch InBev, which produced Budweiser beer, was talking to banks about financing a possible $122 billion bid for SABMiller. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

European stocks were little changed today, after their first weekly slide in more than a month, as disappointing Chinese economic data and concern (...)

A screenshot of the game “Minecraft.” The game, which Microsoft likes enough to buy its parent company for $2.5 billion, has succeeded partly by demolishing generational and gender boundaries that usually carve the games business into separate categories.

Microsoft, maker of the Xbox video-game console, agreed to acquire Mojang AB, the software company behind the popular game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion(...)

John Mullins, associate professor of management at London Business School

Getting your exciting start-up business fully funded by venture capitalists may be the Holy Grail for some entrepreneurs but not everyone agrees. John(...)

A division of the Department of Justice has warned that the increasing number of US internet providers establishing data storage operations in Irelan(...)

 Apple CEO Tim Cook introduces the new Apple Watch. Photograph: EPA/Monica Davey

It’s not often that new eras in technology have definite dates of birth, but there is every chance when the history of wearable computing is written, (...)

Visitors try out a virtual reality suit at the event and entertainment area at the 2014 Gamescom gaming trade fair in Cologne, Germany. Virtual reality looks set to be the next big-concept leap in computing. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)

You might not have heard of Perlin Noise, but you’ve certainly seen it. The technique for adding textures to computer images to make them appea(...)

Acquiring Minecraft would give Microsoft control of an online world that has defied many of the conventions of the modern games business to become a blockbuster success.

Microsoft is in advanced talks to acquire the maker of the game Minecraft for more than $2 billion, according to people briefed on the discussions. Th(...)