United Airlines recently joined the  list of companies offering hackers incentives to report bugs privately. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The discovery of a security flaw or cyber vulnerability by hackers used to be every company’s worst nightmare. Internal files, emails and source code (...)

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport: reader suggests comparing local prices with duty-free prices before  buying. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

Brian Kearns contacted us about UPC and its new Payzone system, which was introduced last month. “In short, people who used to pay their bills in the (...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: signalled legislation on database access. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Department of Communications is seeking consultants to review the television licence database and system currently operated on its behalf by An Po(...)

Alex White: would not be drawn on how much the Government expects to spend on the whole process. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The dream of high-speed broadband has inched closer to reality for hundreds of thousands of people in rural Ireland. Minister for Communications Alex(...)

The Turf Club is entitled to enforce the rules of racing against a jockey and trainer in relation to a bet. O’Connell vs Turf Club IESC 57 (Supreme Co(...)

TV3 director of content Lynda McQuaid: killed off planned revival of Blind Date hosted by Lucy Kennedy.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

The Irish version of Gogglebox is still bound for TV3 screens – but not until autumn 2016. The show was one of the broadcaster’s big programme announc(...)

“The only way you achieve growth in broadcasting is by investing in content,” says TV3 chief executive David McRedmond. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

When Doughty Hanson bought TV3 in 2006, nobody ever expected that in 2015 it would still be its owner. This was a private equity play. The idea was t(...)

TV3 Group has been sold to UPC for €80 million. An extra €7 million will be payable if TV3 hits  targets in the future.

TV3 Group has been sold to UPC, the company owned by US cable giant Liberty Global for €80 million. An additional €7 million will be payable if TV3 hi(...)

Sky’s campaign uses a still from the US drama ‘The Affair’, a reminder that the broadcaster’s unique selling proposition is the Sky Atlantic channel.

A new consumer campaign starting this month sees Sky going after apartment-dwellers. It’s not a niche market. The broadcaster says there are 250,000 a(...)

A Digicel shop in Jamaica: the company’s $6.5 billion total debt is denominated in dollars but its revenues come from local currencies in the Caribbean, Central America and the South Pacific. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Digicel’s near-300-page IPO registration document includes 29 pages of potential risk factors that could affect the business in the years ahead. Comp(...)