Stephen Brobst: “I want to know every click and every search that led up to that purchase. . . interactions are orders of magnitude larger than the transactions. . . the interactions give you the behaviour.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Diversity always enhances a technology resumé, but Teradata chief technology officer Stephen Brobst brings an intriguingly eclectic mix to the tabl(...)

Zurich-listed  Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, dropped 1.5 per cent to 66.55 Swiss francs for a sixth day of losses. Photograph: EPA/Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini

European equities declined for a fourth day as the region’s two largest stocks retreated, the Zurich-listed food giant Nestlé and pharmaceutical co(...)

Michael O’Leary: under his stewardship Ryanair has offered an attractive dividend yield. Photograph: Dave Meehan

For income-hungry investors, plummeting bond yields and deposit rates over the past few years have meant they have had to look for returns elsewher(...)

A Malaysian expert (C) examines a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during its handover from pro-Russian separatists, in Donetsk.

European stocks rebounded on Tuesday with traders hoping for an easing of tensions between Russian and the West after pro-Russian rebels agreed to han(...)

Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye (the retina) to leak or become blocked and damage your sight.  Photograph: Thinkstock

Diabetes and vision loss featureMichelle McDonaghDiabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in Ireland with an average of one pe(...)

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. Stocks fell sharply, with the S&P 500 posting its biggest one-day percentage drop since April 10th  on news that a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crashed near the Ukraine-Russia border. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

European shares slumped yesterday, sharply extending losses at the end of the trading day on news that a Malaysian passenger plane had been shot down(...)

Undated handout photo issued by Google of a Google smart contact lens that can monitor the glucose levels in the eye is a step closer to reality as the company has announced a partnership with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis to develop it. Photograph: Skyscanner/PA

A smart contact lens that can monitor the glucose levels in the eye is a step closer to reality as Google has announced a partnership with Swiss pharm(...)

There is a cloud of uncertainty over whether international companies in Switzerland will have access to EU markets. EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

When Taoiseach Enda Kenny vowed to make Ireland the best small country in the world to do business, we don’t know if he had Switzerland on his radar.T(...)

The 10-month investigation into the three billion yuan (€350 million) worth of suspicious travel and meeting expenses and trade in sexual favours at GlaxoSmithKline is the highest-profile international case since the Chinese government launched its massive crackdown on corruption. Photograph: AP

Chinese police have charged the British former head of drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline’s China business and other senior colleagues with corruption, after a(...)

 The company’s performance in the three months ended March was hit by disappointing sales of its top-selling lung drug Advair in the US, where sales fell 20 per cent following reduced reimbursement coverage. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

GlaxoSmithKline posted a 10 per cent fall in quarterly sales today, highlighting some of the industry pressures behind last week’s decision to trade m(...)