Modest growth in sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablet helped it exceed market expectations. Photograph: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Microsoft reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for co(...)

Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange yesterday.The  DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent. Photograph: Reuters

National benchmark indices advanced in nine of the 18 western-European markets yesterday. Germany’s DAX Index climbed 0.3 per cent and France’s CAC 4(...)

Nokia: “Regaining market share at a rapid clip”. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP Photo

Nokia reported earnings topping analysts’ estimates as rising network spending by phone carriers in the US and China helped the Finnish equipment make(...)

The new Ford Mondeo has been a long time coming. In fact, on a global view it’s not that new at all, having been on sale in the US for two years or(...)

The disclosure of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s compensation follows a gaffe about raises he made earlier this month at a women’s conference. He said he was advised early in his career to stop bucking for a promotion and that those who take the long view will eventually be rewarded. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella was given a compensation package worth as much as $84.3 million for the software maker’s latest fiscal(...)

Gavin McShera: ‘Business owners want to access everything from an iPad and don’t want to be stuck behind a desk’

ERIN McGUIREIn the middle of an IT landscape that was constantly changing, Codec-dss had to rethink their business model. With the introduction of clo(...)

Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

The Government has moved quickly to explain its decision to close down the “Double Irish” tax avoidance scheme. This allows multinational companies to(...)

England is looking to emulate the feats of Israel, which, following a review of computing in its schools around the turn of the century, developed one of the world’s most rigorous computer-science curricula for high schoolers.

At the start of the fall semester last month, England’s state-run schools began introducing its youngest students to a concept that would confuse most(...)

Google is one of a number of tech firms accused

Oracle is being sued over claims that it schemed with Google, Microsoft and other companies to not hire each other’s employees in the latest case acc(...)