The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are brightly colored, can be upgraded to Windows 10 when that mobile operating system finally debuts, and although pricing may vary by carrier, they will start as low as €139 euros for a 3G version and €159 for a 4G LTE model.

Microsoft is setting itself up as the antiflagship phone maker at least until Windows 10 comes out. At the Mobile World Congress here on Monday, Micro(...)

“It’s all about helping IT teams in organisations to understand banking systems,” Nomos chief executive Tricia Balfe said

Cork-based Nomos Software has partnered with Finnish company XMLdation to deliver software solutions to 15 banks across 10 European countries.XMLdatio(...)

Xiaomi has used a viral marketing campaign to sell its high-spec, low-cost smartphones. Photograph: Reuters

China’s top-selling smartphone maker Xiaomi has raised $1.1 billion in a venture capital funding round which values it at $45 billion, a decisive vote(...)

The company also announced a dividend payment of HK$0.06 ($0.0077) per share to stockholders

Lenovo, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, reported a 19 per cent jump in net income in the second fiscal quarter, but revenue fell sho(...)

The Narrative team (from left): chief technical officer Björn Wesén, chief executive  Martin Källström and  chief marketing officer Oskar Kalmaru 2:18

When Martin Källström took to the internet to raise money for his start-up Memoto, little did he think he would get $250,000 in a single day. The Sw(...)

Lenovo has closed its $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google. Photo: Reuters

Lenovo has completed its $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google. The deal includes the payment of $1.41 billion in cash and Leno(...)

Customers line up in front of an Apple Store to purchase the new iPhone 6 in San Francisco. photograph: justin sullivan/getty images

After a record-breaking opening weekend of sales for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which saw customers queue up around the world to purchase 10 million of (...)

 The new Apple Watch. Photograph: EPA/Apple

Street-savvy readers of a certain age will remember the incongruity of an early rap gig in Ireland: Public Enemy at the Trinity Ball in 1981. Puzzleme(...)

Festival fun: the South By Southwest music, film and technology festival in Austin earlier this year – “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for the city which attracts musicians and software coders, political liberals and start-up entrepreneurs. Photograph: Darrell Craig Harris/Getty Images

Austin revels in its kooky status and the Texan capital’s slogan “Keep Austin Weird!” has become a catch-all calling card for musicians and softwar(...)

Swatch chief executive Nick Hayek: said new watches might allow the wearer to count the number of steps they take and calories they burn. Photograph: Reuters/Denis Balibouse

Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with smart features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big te(...)