Amazon.com will launch its Amazon Lending loan programme to small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China. Photograph: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg

Amazon. com will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China, where credit is becoming (...)

Thousands have taken to the streets of Dublin to celebrate the annual Dublin LGBTQ Pride Parade. Rainbow flags and balloons were in evidence as dancer(...)

Alibaba now handles 80 per cent of China’s ecommerce. Photograph: Crab Hu/EPA

There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the Communist Party of China, whos(...)

Goldman Sachs has ambitious plans to offer loans of a few thousand dollars to ordinary Americans and compete with Main Street banks and other lenders.(Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Goldman Sachs has spent 146 years largely as the bank of the powerful and privileged. Now the Wall Street powerhouse is working on a new business line(...)

NearForm: the company recently announced it would add 100 jobs to its operation, and is targeting a total headcount of 150 by the end of the year

Waterford firm NearForm has appointed Silicon Valley engineer Eran Hammer to its team. The developer, who has previously worked for Walmart and Yahoo(...)

Aer Lingus inched up 0.6 per cent to €2.44 as markets digested the news that Etihad planned to sell its near 5 per cent stake in the airline

US and European stocks declined as investors fretted about Greece and the timing of a US interest rate hike. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index(...)

Teamwork currently employs about 50 people and hopes to add 40 more by the end of this year, according to Donal Cahalane.

Cork-based software company Teamwork is set to nearly double its staff between now and Christmas, according to its vice president of growth and market(...)

Pinterest displays a new ‘buy’ button for its application at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, California. Pinterest said it is diving into e-commerce with ‘pins’ that let people buy items they like at the popular online bulletin-board. (Photograph: GLENN CHAPMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Pinterest, the online social scrapbooking service, has long claimed to help people discover new things in the real world. Soon users will be able to (...)

‘The debate over technology speaks to shifting economic structures whose implications we poorly understand.’ Robots manufactured by Spanish company Pal Robotics. Photograph: Peter Kneffel/EPA

Self-employment in the United Kingdom is at its highest-ever level. Productivity growth over the last few years has been dismal. Are these two data(...)

Cybersecurity firm Titan IC Systems also won financial support from existing investor QUBIS,  the Queen’s University Belfast’s start-up company

Titan IC Systems has secured an £850,000 investment boost from investors which it says will be used to support the company’s international sales plan(...)