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(...)

The Uber logo is seen on a vehicle next to a taxi near Union Square in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Taxi service Uber has submitted a $3 billion bid for Nokia Oyj’s map business HERE, the New York Times has reported citing sources. Finland’s Nokia sa(...)

Usage of the app had been in decline

Last summer, employees at the startup Secret gathered in their new offices in downtown San Francisco, waiting for the founders to address the company(...)

Nokia’s maps business has drawn interest from  Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers

Nokia’s maps business has drawn interest from potential buyers including Facebook and a consortium of German carmakers comprising BMW, Audi and Daimle(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal:  is an investor in companies including Airbnb, the big-data company Palantir, the spaceflight provider SpaceX and payments company Stripe, four of the most valuable tech companies in Silicon Valley today. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

The ride-hailing app Uber, the Irish-founded payment start-up Stripe, the apartment rental site Airbnb, and other darlings of the next generation of S(...)

Uber has faced criticism for how it handles user and driver data

Uber and Snapchat are both trying to improve the security of their products, as the tech groups attempt to counter criticism they are not doing enough(...)

UberPOP was deemed illegal in The Netherlands in December Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Dutch regulatory agency raided the Amsterdam offices of taxi hailing service Uber on Thursday in connection with its UberPOP unit after a court deem(...)

The case brought by German taxi operator group Taxi Deutschland against Uber is one of more than a dozen lawsuits filed across Europe in recent months by taxi industry associations against the San Francisco-based company.  Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Files/Reuters

A German regional court on Wednesday issued a nationwide ban on online taxi service Uber, barring it from operating commercial services and levelling (...)

Watch apps showcased by Apple so far are mostly extensions of services like Uber, American Airlines and Twitter. 2:39

Software developers say it will not be easy to come up with a “killer app” for Apple’s Watch - few have seen the product and the software is still in (...)