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TODAY Results: Crane; Microsoft; Sanmina. Meetings: Hostelworld conference (Convention Centre Dublin). Indicators: Euro zone retail sales (D(...)

Netflix  said it will increase the percentage of content spending devoted to original series such as Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards

Streaming video service Netflix said it will complete its expansion into 200 countries within two years, faster than expected, as the company builds i(...)

Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife Claire in House of Cards on Netflix. Photograph: Melinda Sue Gordon

Home-grown TV dramas such as RTÉ’s Charlie and TV3’s Red Rock may have helped us through the January blues, but those enduring House of Cards cold tur(...)

Verizon is understood to be interested in AOL’s programmatic advertising technology -- the automated buying and selling of ads online --as well as internet properties including The Huffington Post. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Verizon Communications has approached AOL about a potential acquisition or joint venture with the internet company to expand its mobile-video offering(...)

1,357,400 – the average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

1,357,400Average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November. Although the number of viewers was down slightly on last year, it was once again the(...)

J&J seeks in excess of $5 billion in damages and interest from Boston Scientific, a potentially massive judgment against a company that as of Tuesday had a market capitalisation of $17.8 billion

Nearly a decade after losing a bidding war for device maker Guidant to Boston Scientific Corp, Johnson & Johnson finally has a chance for payback (...)

Flying high: Aer Lingus finished up 3.14 per cent at €1.48, while Ryanair surged 7.66 per cent to €8.18. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, after a monthly advance pushed benchmark indexes to records, as growth in manufacturing reinforced strength in the American eco(...)

The Westin is among a number of propeties acquired by Liberty Global chairman John Malone

Billionaire Irish American businessman John Malone, who owns a number of prestigous properties in Ireland, didn’t just reduce his company’s tax bill w(...)

Netflix attracted about 980,000 new customers in the United States, its largest market, down from 1.29 million in the same period a year earlier

Netflix signed up fewer video streaming subscribers than forecast for the quarter that ended in September as its US growth slowed markedly, sending it(...)

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Image of the week: Sign of the times There’s a new addition to our occasional series of updates from the world of robotics. Meet Ms Aiko Chihir(...)