As the EU prepares its new regulations, indications are that data protection challenges will be handled by the data protection commissioner in the country in which a multinational has its EU headquarters. For many  big  tech companies, that country is already Ireland. Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty

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IBM posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts’ estimates. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

IBM posted a new 2015 profit target and quarterly revenue that both missed analysts’ estimates, as the one-time world technology leader continues to (...)

Qstream chief executive Duncan Lennox says the company was pleased to add Excel Venture Management to its investor group. Photograph: Andrea Joliat

Software company Qstream has raised $4 million (€3.3 million) in venture capital funding to accelerate its expansion in the predictive analytics sect(...)

David Richards of WANdisco. He said he was convinced to invest in the North because of its excellent talent pool

There is a big billboard on the wall of one of David Richards’s many offices around the globe which proclaims that “imagination is more important than(...)

 Apple:  alleged conspiracy not to recruit.   Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Evidence produced against Apple, Google and some Silicon Valley cohorts about an alleged conspiracy not to recruit each other’s employees has sparked (...)

Qstream, an Irish-backed mobile sales enablement and analytics solution spin-out from Harvard has signed up eight of the world’s top ten pharmaceutica(...)

Dunnhumby describes itself as a “customer science company”, which is a handy way of describing what you get when you cross big data and fine-tuned dat(...)

Ginni Rometty,  CEO of IBM: “We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behaviour, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry.” Photograph: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

IBM’s woes are interesting not simply because they tell us about the economy, but because they reveal broader truths about how, and for whom, companie(...)

Microsoft shares have climbed 33 per cent over the past year

Microsoft reported higher- than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for c(...)

Modest growth in sales of Microsoft’s Surface tablet helped it exceed market expectations. Photograph: Steve Sands/Getty Images

Microsoft reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for co(...)