Hailo, a British ride-booking service similar to Uber, based on a smartphone app, recently abandoned its United States ambitions and is trying to protect its strength in places like London, where the app has established itself with the city’s taxi drivers. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

When Arnaud Bertrand helped found HouseTrip, a vacation rental website, in 2009, his goal was to build a rival in Europe to Airbnb, which was then a y(...)

Microsoft executives Joe Belfiore, Terry Myerson and Alex Kipman  wearing HoloLens eyewear that overlays 3D images on the real world. Photograph: Glenn Chapman/AFP/Getty Images

It is generally wise to take demonstrations of new technologies with a grain of salt. That was especially true for the Microsoft HoloLens – the hologr(...)

Sebastian Cuberos, visible on the laptop and speaking Spanish, is interviewed by an English speaker using a simultaneous translation feature on Skype. Last month Skype initiated simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers and Google will soon announce updates to its translation app for phones.

The tech industry is doing its best to topple the Tower of Babel.Last month, Skype, Microsoft’s video calling service, initiated simultaneous translat(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: said the deals disclosed in the reports were legal but agreed they resulted in “feeble” amounts of tax being paid by the corporations concerned

A former employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Luxembourg has been charged in relation to the leaking of thousands of pages of confidential documen(...)

MEPs from the European United Left group protest in the European Parliament over tax avoidance.

The European Commission has pledged to intensify its fight against tax avoidance and increase tax harmonisation at an EU level, as it responded this m(...)

Skype negotiated a deal with the Luxumbourg tax authorities.

Internet phone giant Skype negotiated a deal with Luxembourg’s tax authorities involving intellectual property held by an Irish subsidiary being li(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We consider the Luxembourg leaks as market information. We will examine it and evaluate whether or not this will lead us to opening new cases.” Photographer: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

A new leak of confidential documents expands the list of big companies seeking secret tax deals in Luxembourg, exposing tax-saving manoeuvers by Ameri(...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: said the interaction of national and international tax law resulted in a level of taxation in Luxembourg “which doesn’t correspond to the notion of fiscal justice”. Photograph: Jock Fistick/Bloomberg

Fresh pressure on recently elected European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker is likely as a new set of leaked documents shows more multinat(...)

This week’s visit was Enda Kenny’s third  to the United States this year, and he is due back in New York  in November for a business dinner. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny wrapped up a speech to a group of Irish millennial emigrants at a reception in New York City on Tuesday night, telling them that (...)

Edward Hendrick, chief executive of Sonru: spent countless hours travelling from his home to various locations around the country for interviews that frequently lasted less than half an hour. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Every day of the week, job applicants to international organisations such as CERN, Volvo, Nestlé, GSK, Qatar Airways, Morrisons, SAS, Thames Water and(...)