Verizon is understood to be interested in AOL’s programmatic advertising technology -- the automated buying and selling of ads online --as well as internet properties including The Huffington Post. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Verizon Communications has approached AOL about a potential acquisition or joint venture with the internet company to expand its mobile-video offering(...)

Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith: “Ultimately it’s about trust.”

Some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Apple and Amazon are supporting Microsoft in a dispute with the US Government over access (...)

UK stocks fell to a one-month low as Tesco led supermarket stocks lower after it issued a profit warning. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

European equities slumped, led by a plunge in Greek stocks after an unexpected decision to bring forward its presidential election. The political g(...)

Since listing in New York in 2012,  the stock market value of Facebook has soared, and it now places among the world’s top 22 companies. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Facebook’s market value exceeded $200 billion to put it among the world’s biggest corporations, as investors bet on the company to capitalise on the f(...)

There were mixed fortunes for Aer Lingus and Ryanair yesterday. Aer Lingus rose by 2.1 per cent to €1.43 on low volumes but Ryanair declined by 2.7 per cent to €6.346. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks were little changed this week, following four weeks of gains, as euro- area economic growth missed estimates, and investors weighed eq(...)

There were contrasting fortunes for Aer Lingus and Ryanair yesterday

European stocks were little changed as Russia restarted military drills along its border with Ukraine, offsetting gains by com(...)

Vincent Crowley, IN&M chief executive: news that he is to step down met a  marginal response on the Iseq, as a broker said  there had been “rumours for some time”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US stocks climbed yesterday as remarks from Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen bolstered confidence that(...)

Vodafone has said shareholders will receive 0.026 shares in Verizon Communications plus 36.5 cent for each Vodafone share they own. Photo: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

Ireland’s 383,000 Vodafone shareholders will receive a cash payment of 36.5 cent for each share they hold in the company after the company clar(...)

Vodafone has said shareholders will receive 0.026 shares in Verizon Communications for each Vodafone share they own. Photo: Bloomberg

Vodafone has said shareholders will receive 0.026 shares in Verizon Communications for each Vodafone share they own as part of their payout f(...)

A logo sits on a sign above the entrance of a Vodafone store, operated by Vodafone Group Plc in London. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AT&T, the second-largest US mobile-phone company, said it doesn’t plan to make an offer for Vodafone Group . “At the request of the UK takeover pa(...)