A new Mercedes-Benz car is seen at a parking lot outside a dealership in Beijing. German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing regulators. Photograph:  Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency r(...)

Manufacturers are rolling out internet-connected burglar alarms, televisions and light switches. Google’s Nest (pictured) has also partnered with companies including Whirlpool Corp and light bulb maker LIFX to integrate their products with its thermostats and smoke detectors. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Samsung Electronics is to buy SmartThings, a startup backed by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin that helps connect household devices, one of its largest (...)

A Mercedes-Benz logo outside the company’s Shanghai office. Nine officials from China’s anti-monopoly National Development and Reform Commission’s antitrust investigation team sprang a surprise visit to the office on Monday, interviewing senior executives and confiscating computers. Photograph: Reuters/Aly Song

China has cranked up its antitrust investigation into Microsoft, saying the software giant should not obstruct an investigation by Chinese regulato(...)

China’s state administration for industry and commerce is probing Microsoft for antitrust violations. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

After Starbucks, GlaxoSmithKline, Apple, McDonald’s and New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra, now it’s Microsoft’s turn to feel the pressure from China’s (...)

Tyndall National Institute chief executive Kieran Drain, said he can see real progress with the implementation of the strategic business plan.

The Tyndall National Institute in Cork generated an income of €30.6 million in 2013, according to the institute’s latest annual report. The report sai(...)

Prof Eoin O’Reilly, newly appointed chief scientific officer at the Tyndall Institute, in Cork: “What I’m particularly excited about, however, is having a part to play in developing new talent.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There is perhaps nothing more satisfying (or frustrating) for a scientist than to see a once widely disputed theory they developed eventually becom(...)

Lei Jun, founder and CEO of China’s mobile company Xiaomi, speaks at a launch ceremony of Xiaomi Phone 4, in Beijing today. China’s Xiaomi unveiled its new flagship Mi 4 smartphone, aimed squarely at the premium handset market dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker’s chief executive sought to challeng(...)

Google Nest’s products include a self-learning, smartphone-controlled thermostat that learns your movements and adjusts temperature accordingly. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google’s Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new sta(...)

A heated dispute between China and the US over cyber spying looked set to step up a gear as China said it would investigate providers of important IT(...)

There were contrasting fortunes for Aer Lingus and Ryanair yesterday

European stocks were little changed as Russia restarted military drills along its border with Ukraine, offsetting gains by com(...)