Niamh Scanlon: one of her apps won her a CoderDojo Coolest Projects award in 2014 and recognition at the 2015 Eir Junior Spider awards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Niamh Scanlon is not an average 13-year-old. Sure, she loves her iPhone, and thinks Justin Bieber’s new songs are okay. Like others of her age, she’(...)

The Beatles pictured in July 1965. Theband’s back catalogue of music will launch on a range of streaming services on Christmas Eve.

Years of waiting are over for Beatles fans wanting to listen to the Fab Four’s music on streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify. Beatles(...)

CEO of Privateer Holdings Brendan Kennedy: as marijuana laws are being loosened, entrepreneurs and investors are creating new businesses to cash in on what they see as an emerging bonanza. Photograph: Getty

One morning in September, I logged on to the website of HelloMD, a medical start-up that promises to connect patients with doctors instantly over the (...)

Blendle has been  described as an “iTunes for the press” and a “radical experiment in micropayments for journalism”

It is a question that is almost as old as the web itself – how do you get people to pay for content, and specifically journalism, online? As a news di(...)

Here in Europe, Spotify rules the roost when it comes to streaming music. However, having launched on Monday, Apple Music looks set to change all of t(...)

Spotify offers a free music service for those who don’t mind putting up with ads

Last week we published a list of all the ways we are being forced to pay for stuff today that was once free. Well, the flipside of that is all the stu(...)

iTunes store: value proposition for consumers was actually the greater convenience of the iTunes/iPod ecosystem over illegal downloading sites rather than the music itself

To get a deeper understanding of how disruption works in the real world, it’s always a valuable exercise to assess the contrasting fortunes of various(...)

AdBlock: wipes sites so clean that it leaves white rectangles where you know an ad should be – like someone cutting holes in a newspaper before you picked it up. Photograph: Scott Griessel/Getty

If you’re reading this in the good old-fashioned newspaper, you do so safe in the knowledge that no advert is going to suddenly burst from these wo(...)

A generation has grown up never having had the pleasure of a crystal clear line.

Technology, we generally accept, improves and advances the quality of life. “Vorsprung durch Technik” (advancement through technology), as our frie(...)

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi flip their LA mansion and make a $15 million profit. Photograph: Los Angeles Times /Spencer Weiner

There’s nothing like a good house flip to pique the interest of property watchers. But throw in a big name and you’ve hit the mother lode. Even in Los(...)