Barry Napier:  high-profile investor

There is a bit of a row brewing over at Cubic Telecom, high-profile investor Barry Napier’s mobile technology company, backed by Audi and Qualcomm. (...)

 McDonald’s: results out on Monday. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg
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TODAY Results: Amgen; Ferrari; Halliburton; McDonald’s; Wincor Nixdorf. Meetings: Cyber and data security briefing (Clarion Hotel, Cork). Indicators: (...)

The service is intended for customers who want high-speed internet access through their mobile devices while travelling on New York’s streets

The world’s fastest and largest municipal WiFi network is being rolled out in New York by a consortium of investors including Google, in the latest at(...)

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and chief executive officer of Slack Technologies. Slack is forming an $80 million venture fund to invest in other startups.

Slack Technologies, a Silicon Valley darling that’s raised more than $300 million, wants to give some of that money back. The start-up, which runs (...)

Apple began operating the lab this year as it aims to make products thinner, lighter, brighter and more energy-efficient

Apple opened a production laboratory in northern Taiwan where engineers are developing new display technologies, according to people with knowledge o(...)

Peggy Johnson of Microsoft at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Peggy Johnson is only half-joking when she admits she might have risked being mobbed if she had roamed the aisles at this week’s Dublin Web Summit fre(...)

Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony shows off the company’s new mobile phone, the Z5.

Sony is back on the path to future growth following the restructuring of its electronics business that began three years ago, company chief executive (...)

Olivier Herbert and Miquel Ballester Salva of Fairphone, the Dutch company that aims to offer customers a phone made with the fairest possible components.

On average we look at our smartphones 110 times a day. Despite – or perhaps because of – this, most of us look but don’t see what we dig out of our po(...)

The interior of Audi’s upcoming A4, which will offer in-car connectivity via a flat-rate sim card from Irish firm Cubic Telecom which cuts out roaming charges for connected drivers.

An Irish tech firm is behind Audi’s launch of a Europe-wide, flat-rate sim card, fitted in its new models from next year, that cuts out roaming charg(...)

Qualcomm agreed this year to pay a fine of $975 million to end a 14-month Chinese government investigation into anti-competitive practices.  Photograph: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

The European Commission is looking into possible abuse of market dominance by chipmaker Qualcomm, opening two investigations into the matter. The act(...)