Enterprise Ireland named Jobbio as one of their high-potential start-ups and provided part of the €1m funding. Photograph: Frank Miller

Online jobs marketplace Jobbio is planning to ramp up its international expansion in the wake of a €1 million funding round. The company, established(...)

The big one: Snapchat  is now raising money that could value the company at as much as $19 billion. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

What a difference a year makes. Less than 12 months after investors valued Snapchat, the red-hot messaging app, at about $10 billion, the startup is a(...)

Hailo, a British ride-booking service similar to Uber, based on a smartphone app, recently abandoned its United States ambitions and is trying to protect its strength in places like London, where the app has established itself with the city’s taxi drivers. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

When Arnaud Bertrand helped found HouseTrip, a vacation rental website, in 2009, his goal was to build a rival in Europe to Airbnb, which was then a y(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen:  confirmed last October that the central bank would conclude its quantitative easing programme. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Every month from November 2008 until this month, the US Federal Reserve has been generating substantial sums of electronic cash during its various qua(...)

Paul Achleitner, chairman of the supervisory board at Deutsche Bank AG, said a self-regulatory approach had been previously employed by banks – but notably failed to quell a political backlash against their over-reach. Photograph: Bloomberg

Large technology companies will experience the same collapse in reputation as banks have endured in recent years unless they rapidly change their poli(...)

In Beijing, Uber operates premium car service Uber Black and newly launched People’s Uber, which is priced to compete with regular taxis. Photograph: Emily Berl/The New York Times

Car-hailing apps such as Uber are facing a crackdown against “illegal” taxi drivers in Beijing, making the city the latest in a long line of trouble s(...)

Jordan Sloat and Corey Watts were asked to get out of an Uber taxi because because of a driver’s objections to their kissing. Photo Corey Watts

A gay couple have claimed that they were asked to get out of an Uber taxi because because of a driver’s objections to their kissing.Corey Watts and (...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)

Xiaomi chief executive Lei Jun, one of eight co-founders of the Beijing-based smartphone manufacturer. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Which company – just 4½ years old – is now the most valuable technology start-up in the world? It has just been valued at €37 billion ($45 billion), m(...)

Uber’s business practices have come under scrutiny, with some customers alleging privacy violations, as it has grown rapidly around the world in recent months

Online taxi service Uber, which had a driver was accused of rape in New Delhi, said it was exploring adding new methods to verify drivers’ credentials(...)