Technology companies have spent years trying to persuade people to put away their credit cards and pay with mobile phones instead, but consumers have (...)

GCHQ and the NSA allegedly obtained SIM card codes from a Dutch firm, new documents released to journalists by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggest. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

Britain’s electronic spying agency and the US National Security Agency stole codes from a Dutch company allowing them to eavesdrop on mobile phones, d(...)

 Li Ka-shing: a week before his interest in O2 was revealed, his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate added to its portfolio of UK holdings with a £2.5 billion takeover of Eversholt Rail.  Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

If Li Ka-shing pulls off his £10-billion-plus bid for Britain’s largest mobile phone operator, O2, it will be the legendary Hong Kong investor’s bigge(...)

The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept car: using radar and cameras, its Pre Sense technology responds to external signs of a possible collision faster than a person could

“I was driving along when a guy veered into me. My brain said ‘swerve and brake’ but, before my foot could move the car had already done it for me. It(...)

Richard Moat, who has taken over as CEO at Eircom in a full-time capacity. Fennell Photography Copyright 2012
Moat takes the tiller at Eircom

Eircom’s announcement yesterday that acting chief executive Richard Moat would take the reins in succession to Herb Hribar came as no surprise. Moat j(...)

Following on from Sunday’s stress test results, AIB was down by 5 per cent to 10 cents. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European shares rose yesterday, reversing the previous session’s dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma gro(...)

Nokia: “Regaining market share at a rapid clip”. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP Photo

Nokia reported earnings topping analysts’ estimates as rising network spending by phone carriers in the US and China helped the Finnish equipment make(...)

Verizon, the largest US wireless carrier, missed profit estimates as more new subscribers took advantage of discounts on devices. Third-quarter earnin(...)

A Phones 4U shop in central London with its shutters down as more than 500 of its stores were shut after the retail chain went into administration. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA

As administrators race to save stores and jobs at Phones4u, recriminations over the shockingly abrupt demise of the mobile phone retailer are becoming(...)

An attendee displays the new Apple iPhone 6 for a photograph as the iPhone 6 Plus is displayed after a product announcement.  Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg 1:51

Apple said many customers will need to wait until next month for their new iPhones after a record four million first-day pre-orders were logged, doubl(...)