Fab.com began as a gay social network before it pivoted into an e-commerce site selling everyday design products like tables, clocks and posters.

PCH, the technology supply chain business founded by Liam Casey, is in talks to acquire Fab, an online design product retailer for a reported $15 mill(...)

Many commuters make the daily trip between the People’s Republic of China into Hong Kong

Crossing the border from Shenzhen into Hong Kong is no longer an exercise in gauging contrasts between the highly developed economy and the fast em(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Marchant mirth  The man laughing his head off is Paul Marchant, chief executive of Primark, and it’s not because he’s see(...)

A woman looks at a Weibo advertisement  in Beijing. Over 3,300 accounts on the China-based social networking site have been shut down as part of a campaign called “Cleaning the Web 2014”.

Online companies in China are hiring young people of solid character to act as pornography watchdogs, weeding out morally suspect images of young wom(...)

Property: its gains must be seen in the context of its recent fails

Who has the fairest fund of them all? If you’re looking for an investment with an element of risk, a fund is always an option for diversifying (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon  in New York City. The Dow fell more than 160 points by the end of trading as technology stocks slipped. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Stock market investors have just taken a $275bn bite out of the world’s largest publicly traded internet companies. The 14 companies, wor(...)

Havok began life as a spinout from Trinity College Dublin in 1998, and its technologies are currently being used in more than 500 titles, including many of the major video games on the market, such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Intel-owned Irish games technology company Havok has been chosen to supply the technology that powers the new title (...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, speaks during a keynote session on the opening day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg took a victory lap at the world’s largest mobile technology conference in Barcelona today, after beating out Goo(...)

Chinese New Year celebrations: red is a lucky colour at this time of year for Chinese. photograph: ahmad yusni/epa

Every year at Chinese New Year, people hand over red envelopes full of cash, known as hong bao. This year though, WeChat, a hugely popular instant mes(...)

A record surge in the share price of China’s internet messaging firm Tencent has made its chairman Ma Huateng (42) – known as Pony Ma in English – Ch(...)