Apple is expected to report iPhone sales increased slightly more than 1 per cent in the holiday quarter when it announces earnings on Tuesday, its slowest growth ever and far from the double-digit growth investors have come to expect. (Photograph: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg)

Apple is expected to report iPhone sales increased slightly more than 1 per cent in the holiday quarter when it announces earnings on Tuesday, its sl(...)

A woman tries Apple’s iPhone 6 at a store in Beijing

Some of Apple’s main Asian suppliers expect revenues and orders to drop this quarter, indicating iPhone sales are almost certain to post their first (...)

Artisanal miners pictured working at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Chinese companies that buy cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo and supply mobile-phone and laptop makers such as Apple and Samsung aren’t ful(...)

Attendees visit the The Oculus Gear VR Theater with 4D during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Photograph: Patrick T  Fallon/Bloomberg

In the past few days I’ve repaired a robot, driven a Rover across Mars and zapped objects with a laser gun. And I did it all while mostly standing aro(...)

Mathias Dopfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, at his office in Berlin. Axel Springer, the German publishing giant, has snapped up stakes in online media companies, pivoted its news operations to cater to mobile readers and given its senior managers a crash course in start-up culture. Photograph: Gordon Welters/The New York Times

When Mathias Doepfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, and a handful of his top managers first set their sights on the United States three years ago(...)

Grange development on Stillorgan Road, Dublin, which was in hands of receivers

The office element at the Grange development on the Stillorgan Road is now fully rented after letting agent Hooke & MacDonald secured a tenant for(...)

The One Building, Grand Canal Street: developer Chris Jones has added a penthouse floor to the Sam Stephenson-designed building

The recent steep rise in Dublin city centre office rents and the dramatic drop in the vacancy rate in certain central locations has lead to an increas(...)

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics  in Seoul

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said it would post its first quarterly profit gain in two years, beating expectations as strong sales of chips and d(...)

In the dark: How did a company most people have never heard of come to lay claim to elements found in virtually every smartphone? Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Across the river from the casino district in Reno above an Italian restaurant, you can find the little-known company that says it “invented the mobile(...)

The agreement also drops all litigation involving Motorola Mobility, which Google sold to Lenovo last year while keeping its patents

Microsoft and Google have agreed to bury all patent infringement litigation against each other, the companies said, settling 18 cases in the United S(...)