Apple CEO Tim Cook  in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Getty Images

“The future of TV is apps,” Apple chief executive Tim Cook said this week as he launched the technology giant’s new version of its Apple TV device, th(...)

‘If you were to meet me you would never guess what I have experienced. Anyone who is feeling lonely or alone: just hold on.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Are you lonely? Do you experience feelings of isolation? How do you cope with those feelings?” These were the questions we posed to readers this w(...)

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: screen is not quite native 4K, but it will look better than high definition.   Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Feast your eyes on this. The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium means business. Introduced ahead of IFA in Berlin, the phone comes with a 4K display that works ou(...)

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average surged 7.7 per cent, gaining more than 1,300 points, as sentiment was bolstered by  rallies on Wall Street and optimism on China economy. Photograph: . Franck Robichon/EPA

Global markets continued to respond to positive developments in China. In the US, stocks struggled to add to their second best rally of the year, even(...)

James Hickey CEO Irish Film Board Photo: David Sleator

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland should allocate some funding to the development of television and film projects, rather than simply their prod(...)

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk: a new book is particularly revelatory about his childhood, telling of an abusive father and a difficult time at school where he was bullied by his peers. Photographer: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

With school started and the rest of us back at our desks, it is the end of what has been a relentless summer of business news: the fate of Greece and (...)

.Niek Jan van Damme, managing director of Deutsche Telekom in Germany. His company would have issues with a Liberty Global and Vodafone merger.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Deutsche Telekom would protest against a merger between Liberty Global and Vodafone in Germany, arguing that the two rivals would control too much of (...)

Enjoying lunch at Google’s HQ in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The best things in life may be free but are generous workplace perks enough to persuade you to choose one company over another? That’s certainly what (...)

Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony shows off the company’s new mobile phone, the Z5.

Sony is back on the path to future growth following the restructuring of its electronics business that began three years ago, company chief executive (...)

Customers won’t be able to see such movies as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire or World War Z on Netflix after the Epix  contract ends at the end of September. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

US movie streaming company Netflix won’t renew its contract with cable network Epix, preferring to develop original movies rather than stick with f(...)