The manager of Uber France and the general manager for western Europe were detained as part of an investigation that earlier led to Uber’s offices being raided by police in March. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

French police have detained two executives from Uber for questioning as a government clampdown intensifies on the US-based taxi and ride-sharing servi(...)

Morgan Stanley is leading the group of banks said to be ready to supply Uber with $2bn in credit.

Uber is negotiating a $2 billion credit line from a group of Wall Street banks, according to a source. Uber, the car-booking company that has disrup(...)

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber Technologies Inc.’s app on an Apple iPhone 6 smartphone. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

A California ruling requiring Uber to classify a San Francisco-based driver as an employee instead of an independent contractor could potentially chan(...)

Bruce Schneier: “We’re all open books to both governments and corporations; their ability to peer into our collective personal lives is greater than it has ever been before”

A decade ago, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties cautioned that the mobile phone was in essence, the equivalent of a personal tracking device, reco(...)

Lufthansa to charge GDS users Lufthansa Airline Group intends to change the cost of booking travel by charging the end-user for the cost of distributi(...)

People see shades of 2000 and the dotcom crash in the eye-popping valuations assigned to some tech companies

It is a wild time in Silicon Valley. Two-year-old companies are valued in the billions, ramshackle homes are worth millions and hubris has reached the(...)

A user scans for an available vehicle using the Uber  app. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

At some point in the future, the current generation of 30-somethings will be able to regale their children with tales of times gone by, when trying to(...)

An airbnb floating house in London: the tech start-up is considered a unicorn as it has reached a €1 billion or more valuation. Photograph: Mikael Buck/airbnb/PA Wire

Silicon Valley has experienced a sharp increase in the number of unicorn sightings in recent months. Not since the late 1990s have so many claimed to (...)

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has joined up with GetThere.ie to create #votermotor to help all registered voters get home to vote this Friday. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Voters who are worried about making the journey to the polling station to vote in this Friday’s marriage referendum can put their minds at ease with t(...)

Ron Johnson, left, with co-workers. His company, Enjoy, is hoping to knock Amazon off its perch as the leader of online shopping. photograph: peter earl mccollough/new york times

There are two ways for start-ups to take on Amazon, the reigning monarch of US online shopping.One is to mount a frontal attack: Raise hundreds of mil(...)