By pushing a button on your iPhone, consumers will be able to  make a purchase at one of the thousands of retail locations, including Macy’s or Walgreens stores, using the new service. No wallet, cash or plastic card necessary.(Photogaph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

David Donohue has a tough relationship with his wallet and the items inside it. He has lost his wallet twice in the past year. He has fallen victim to(...)

John  and Patrick Collison, the co-founders of Stripe.

Stripe, the e-payments company founded by brothers Patrick and John Collison will power the “Buy” button for Facebook users using the social network t(...)

Alibaba shares are expected to rally in their first day of trading on Friday as many investors that received fewer shares than they had hoped lined (...)

“I tried to find a customer care number on the website, but no joy. Ended up ringing multiple Vodafone stores in Dublin, eventually getting through to one which provided me with a number. I tried to ring it, but the number has been discontinued.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

We were contacted by someone who works in the glamorous world of telly last week. She was asked to get a top-up for a colleague’s work phone. Rather t(...)

MasterCard lost its decade-long battle against a European Union ban on cross-border card fees as Europe’s highest court today supported a broader regu(...)

Apple will receive fees from banks when consumers use an iPhone in place of credit and debit cards for purchases, a deal that gives the handset maker (...)

To deal with concerns that a bigger phone will make typing with one hand difficult, some changes to the design of the iPhones’ user interface will allow people to type or use apps with just one hand.

When Apple wants to make a big splash, it returns to its history. Thirty years ago at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, a roomy auditorium in (...)

Jon Matonis: [Running the foundation is like] “going downhill in a go-cart trying to keep the wheels on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Bitcoin Foundation’s executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.(...)

‘I had been paying for more than six months for a service that did not work properly,’ says our reader of UPC Horizon

Horizons not broadened by this UPC ‘upgrade’ About six months ago, Michael O’Doherty from Dublin upgraded to a UPC Horizon bundle, having alre(...)

An ad for AirBnB in a New York Subway station. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/New York Times

Refund rigmarole over Airbnb cancellation In the middle of July, John Rogers booked a room in a B&B in Mullingar through Airbnb for the fo(...)