Star Alliance Rooftop Lounge, Los Angeles International

The Wing at Hong Kong International Cathay Pacific bills its first-class lounge, The Wing, as the world’s most exclusive balcony. With g(...)

A Google employee demonstrates playing a video on a phone and transferring it to a television using Google Chromecast: the device offers a cheap way to get internet on to your HDTV, bringing online video and music to the living room at about a third of the price of Apple TV. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A decade ago, the idea that tech firms like Apple and Google would be competing for the same customers would have seemed unlikely. But that’s exactly (...)

The maker of the Shrek and Kung Fu Panda franchises has reported losses in two of the last four quarters, as movies such as Rise of the Guardians fell shy of expectations.

DreamWorks will cut about 500 jobs, more than a fifth of its workforce, and produce one fewer movie a year as part of a major restructuring after a s(...)

The analysis shows that legal download services like Netflix seem to be having a marginal impact on consumer’s behaviour

As many as 1 in 5 adults in Ireland downloaded TV shows or or movies illegally over the last year, according to new research.The study, conducted by I(...)

Irish TV viewing figures in 2014 were unchanged on 2013

The nation’s fondness for watching television continued unabated in 2014, with figures compiled by Nielsen for industry ratings body Tam Ireland sugge(...)

Netflix  said it will increase the percentage of content spending devoted to original series such as Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards

Streaming video service Netflix said it will complete its expansion into 200 countries within two years, faster than expected, as the company builds i(...)

Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife Claire in House of Cards on Netflix. Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon

Home-grown TV dramas such as RTÉ’s Charlie and TV3’s Red Rock may have helped us through the January blues, but those enduring House of Cards cold tur(...)

Last week Jamie Dimon told Fox Business: “JPMorgan is the best thing I can do for country and humanity”,  which is even richer than Lloyd Blankfein saying Goldman Sachs did “God’s work” as the latter remark was arguably ironic. Photograph: Reuters

Last week I had lunch with a man who used to be one of the most senior bankers in the UK. The trouble with business today, he complained over coffee, (...)

The Ebay offices in Dundalk. Photograph: Alan Betson
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TODAY Results: Thorntons. Meetings: 2015 World Future Energy Summit (to Thurs, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Indicators: Euro zone current account (Nov); UK Rightm(...)

The vaguely good news is that, as the price increases from UPC and Sky amount to a significant change in the terms of their contracts, customers can discontinue services and find alternatives at any point between now and the beginning of February without a financial penalty. Photograph: Thinkstock

UPC barely waited until the new year’s bubbles had gone flat before contacting its customers to tell them they would have to pay as much as €100 mo(...)