Manufacturing output in Germany and the euro zone increased by more than initially estimated, appearing to suggest the crisis in Greece had not been a setback for growth. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

European stocks made gains as improved earnings reports and a positive reception for fresh economic data outweighed the impact of record losses in Gr(...)

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber’s app. TomTom beat Google to supply the built-in mapping apps in Apple products, starting with the iPhone 6.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Dutch navigation systems company TomTom NV said Apple would continue to buy its digital maps, giving a vote confidence that sent the Dutch company’s s(...)

Ireland, one of the few remaining countries without postcodes, is to get them next year. But the unusual format chosen for them, in a long-running (...)

€269 TomTom has been doing wearable fitness tech for a while. There was the partnership with Nike that saw it release a GPS watch to link in with Nike(...)

Sports tech: the fitness tracker market is littered with failures and also-rans

Is Nike preparing to pull the plug on its wearable technology projects? Evidence certainly points that way at least on the hardware side of thi(...)

Eily O’Connell mace cufflinks, €190 at Coldlilies.com; Zara’s trekking trainers, €49.95; Thomas Sabo watch, €239; grey Fairisle patterned cardigan, €75 by Mantaray at Debenhams

Buying for a man – father, brother, husband or boyfriend – is always a challenge. While women compile lists of items they would love, and helpfully dr(...)

TomTom is not new to satnav. Nor is it even new to sports watches; its previous GPS watch was a collaboration with Nike, the Nike+ TomTom Sportwatch, (...)

 Volkswagen gained 5 per cent to €183.50 after posting quarterly earnings before interest and taxes that jumped 20 per cent to €2.78 billion, exceeding average analyst estimates. Photograph:  Matthias Rietschel

European stocks were little changed at a one-week high, while the FTSE 100 index of London-listed blue chips nudged up to a five-month high, as invest(...)