Robin Williams: a comic actor who evolved into a nuanced performer able to take on a wide variety of roles. (Jay Paul/The New York Times)

Robin Williams, who has died aged 63, was a comic actor who evolved into a surprisingly nuanced, Academy Award-winning performer, imbuing his performa(...)

TV time:  AC Nielsen holds the contract for the measurement of television ratings in Ireland

The consumer marketing services business in Ireland might be “competitive”, as the directors of AC Nielsen of Ireland Ltd note, but the company seems (...)

The day is coming, sooner rather than later, when the Chinese yuan currency becomes a true global trading currency, a new survey by HSBC Commercial Ba(...)

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her book “Hard Choices” at Bookends Bookstore earlier this month in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Bloomberg estimates that the potential candidate for the 2016 presidential election earned $12 million since leaving her post at the State Department in February 2013. Photograph: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images

Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department, according to an analysis of data compiled by Bloomber(...)

In its latest report presented by economist Jim Power, Nielsen research looks at how ad spend fared in the first quarter of 2014

Could it be – whisper it – that Irish consumers think they have quite enough stuff and aren’t too bothered buying more. Or that, contrary to popular w(...)

Profitero co-founders (from left) Volodymyr Pigrukh, Dmitry Vysotski and Kanstantsin Chernysh.

Profitero, an online insights and ecommerce intelligence business for retailers and brands, has closed an $8 million (€5.9 million) funding round with(...)

When I started in publishing I regularly heard people say that books were recessionproof and that people would always buy them. That plainly is(...)

Apple wants to help you name that tune. The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls and Gordon D’Arcy of Leinster at the final whistle last Saturday. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

The encounter between the Leinster and Munster rugby teams last Saturday was the fourth most-watched programme in the history of TG4 and its hi(...)

Actor Robin Wright attends a special screening of Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ in Los Angeles last week – some 57 per cent of ‘adland’ workers use the internet once a week or more to watch TV programmes. photograph: eric charbonneau for netflix

Watched all of Netflix’s House of Cards season two yet? Checked out TV3’s ShowPal app? Perhaps surreptitiously downloading episodes of True Detecti(...)