Facebook privacy officer Erin Egan said international regulatory discussions did not give enough credit to the US. PhotographIllustration: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Privacy executives from Google, Microsoft and Facebook say that privacy protections in the US are stronger than assumed by Europeans. However, they do(...)

CRH closed up 2.8 per cent at €26.55, following the announcement that regulators had cleared its planned €6.5bn purchase of assets from Holcim and Lafarge. (Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons)

World stocks hit all-time highs on Friday as corporate updates in Europe and a post- dot.com-boom peak for the US Nasdaq stoked investor optimism. Eur(...)

Microsoft has reported revenue and profit above Wall Street expectations, as sales of its hardware and cloud-computing services helped to offset a de(...)

A US judge is trying to  force Microsoft to hand over e-mails sitting in the company’s Irish data centre Image: Getty

A US court case considering whether a US judge can force Microsoft to hand over e-mails sitting in the company’s Irish data centre raises critical iss(...)

Aaron Levie, chief executive of cloud computing services company Box, which conducted an initial public offering in January that raised more than $500 million, with employees Evelyn Shaw, left, and Rosetta Phan at offices in Los Altos, Calif. Levie and his company are nearing a make-or-break point others in this generation of young companies are also likely to soon face: Find a way to cut those losses and stay ahead of deep-pocketed competition or disappear. Photograph: Matt Edge/The New York Times

About 10 years ago, Aaron Levie dropped out of college to start a Silicon Valley company called Box. Before long, he was one of those young technology(...)

The 10-year search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo was crafted by former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

Yahoo and Microsoft have added a termination clause to the terms of their search partnership agreement under which either company can end the deal on(...)

The inquiry will seek to address concerns of European business and politicians about the dominance of US tech giants and whether there is a level playing field for European firms

Internet platforms such as Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! will be the subject of a widespread inquiry by European regulators to determine whether they a(...)

The algorithm change will not affect search on tablets or desktop computers. But as mobile now accounts for half of all searches on Google, companies will notice the consequences.

Google will this week overhaul the way its search engine recommends websites on mobiles, an algorithmic shift that is likely to penalise many sites, i(...)

Domino’s Pizza: results out Thursday. Photograph: REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
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The Google building at Barrow street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The private lunch in Brussels, a week before Christmas Day in 2012, had an almost celebratory air. Google chairman Eric Schmidt and then-European comp(...)