The company’s profit rose to $71 million, or $1.15 per share, for the second quarter

Netflix’s quarterly profit more than doubled, boosted by the addition of 1.12 million customers to its international movie and TV streaming services.T(...)

Ssssssh: the atmosphere keeps kids quiet and the books keep them entertained. Above: the National Library. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien 2:05

Free time is rarely free, and this is never more true than when you are trying to keep children entertained during the long days of summer. A trip (...)

Apple is scheduled to report its third quarter results after the markets close tomorrow. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix are among the companies all announcing financial results this week. Apple is scheduled to report its third quar(...)

Tom Savage, chairman of the RTÉ board speaking to news reporters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fancy a cushy new job? How about one that gives you a say in how the State broadcaster is run? Well, applications are being sought to join the board o(...)

BSkyB’s plan to buy Rupert Murdoch’s pay-TV assets in Italy and Germany for perhaps as much as €10 billion is a bold bet on long-term growth at the e(...)

Lena Dunham, creator and star of ‘Girls’, one of the show attracting Murdoch to HBO. Photograph: Home Box Office Inc

Rupert Murdoch is after the Iron Throne – sort of. He has come for the company responsible for Game of Thrones, HBO, through an $80 billion bid for it(...)

Google’s experimental “happy” newsroom processes were made public after the Brazil vs Germany World Cup semi-final – there was a distinction between negative terminology topping searches, yet more upbeat content being shared on social media. Photograph: Rowan Staszkiewicz/PA Wire.

In this paper last week, Michael Harding referred to Gabriel García Márquez’s idea that what matters in life is not what happens, but what and how (...)

Dear Netflix, I see you have a vacancy. I wanted to let you know I’m your perfect Senior Data Engineer/Architect of Global Payment Analytics. Only (...)

One to watch. Vodafone is on the acquisitions warpath. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

With its massive acquisitions war chest and growing interest in content partnerships, the question “what will Vodafone do?” should be hovering above t(...)

Screening process: the better Netflix can get to know you, the more likely you are to continue subscribing. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Depending on which Jungian theorist you talk to, there are between four and seven basic plots in fiction. For example, Christopher Booker’s Seven B(...)