Jacobus Cornelis Haartsen: inventor of Bluetooth, the wireless networking system used by millions of people and billions of devices every day

The names of so many of the giants of the tech world trip off the tongue: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg . . . But who exactly is Jaap Haarts(...)

 Netflix  says  the remote control  buttons are part of its broader effort to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to build televisions and other devices that improve the experience of internet television.  Photograph  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes will be sold in Europe with a dedicated Netflix button on the remote controls for the first time.The but(...)

Glass halogen light tubes are heated before cutting at the Royal Philips   automotive lighting factory in Aachen, Germany. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Dutch electronics giant Philips agreed to sell a majority stake in its lighting components unit to a group of investors, accelerating the Dutch firm’s(...)

Dalton Philips:  possesses an abundance of  exquisite taste.

Here’s another instalment in our series of snoops inside the for-sale houses of Irish business glitterati.Dalton Philips, the retailer who this week l(...)

Travel Gear: making travel easier
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  • February 8, 2015, 06:00

Steamline Entrepreneur Luggage If you’re looking to cut a dash on your next trip, Steamline’s luggage combines old world cruising style wi(...)

Joe Kaeser, chief executive of German industrial group Siemens, addresses a news conference ahead of the annual shareholder meeting in Munich on Tuesday. Siemens missed first-quarter profit forecasts and announced management overhauls at its power and gas and healthcare divisions. (Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters)

US equity-index futures fell with European stocks as results by companies from Caterpillar to Microsoft and Siemens disappointed investors. Greek bon(...)

David Malouf: poet and storyteller, he is one of the world’s finest writers and the surest way to experience his rare art is to simply read all of his elegant, graceful work. Photograph: Michael Stuparyk / Toronto Star via Getty Images

Early in the morning of January 26th, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillips, of the First Fleet and skipper of HMS Supply, rowed into Sydney Cove, Port Jac(...)

Aer Lingus finished down 1.9 per cent at €2.37 during a reasonably active session for the stock

Optimism among investors that the European Central Bank will begin quantitative easing later this week pushed stock prices up to a new seven-year hig(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) arrives to lead the “International Germany Forum” at the Chancellery in Berlin on Tuesday. A report from the ZEW Center for European Economic Research showed investor confidence in Germany jumped to the highest level in 11 months in January, beating forecasts. (Photograph: AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

European stocks advanced for a fourth day, extending their highest level in seven years, amid speculation that the European Central Bank will announce(...)

Morrisons announces  departure of  chief executive Dalton Philips following weak Christmas trading. Photograph: Morrisons/PA Wire

The intense pressure building on the British retail sector claimed its first scalp of the year on Tuesday with the departure of Morrisons chief execut(...)