Li Ka-shing: a week before his interest in O2 was revealed, his Hutchison Whampoa conglomerate added to its portfolio of UK holdings with a £2.5 billion takeover of Eversholt Rail.  Photograph: Alex Hofford/EPA

If Li Ka-shing pulls off his £10-billion-plus bid for Britain’s largest mobile phone operator, O2, it will be the legendary Hong Kong investor’s bigge(...)

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in Frankfurt yesterday. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Markets rose amid hopes that the European Central Bank’s (ECB) €1.14 trillion stimulus plans will spark economic growth in the region.Analysts said t(...)

Mr Barron faces charges of attempted theft from Vodafone and two for attempted deception.

A Former Vodafone Ireland executive has been sent forward for trial accused of stealing almost €2 million from the company.Niall Barron, who had previ(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)

There was an interim, pre-smartphone stage when people began organising their social lives via Facebook, using a quaint interface known as a web brows er

Farewell, then, to O2. Over the coming months it is becoming Three. “As an O2 customer, the only changes you will see is the Three logo replacing the (...)

A man looks at his iPad. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

A former call centre worker who cost Vodafone nearly £29,000 in new phones and iPads has been jailed for a year for fraud.Belfast Crown Court Judge Go(...)

Jonathan Rutherford, Vodafone’s head of enterprise customer solutions

Visitors to the recent Vodafone-sponsored Pendulum Summit in Dublin were given a wealth of advice on how to empower themselves in their lives and care(...)

The vaguely good news is that, as the price increases from UPC and Sky amount to a significant change in the terms of their contracts, customers can discontinue services and find alternatives at any point between now and the beginning of February without a financial penalty. Photograph: Thinkstock

UPC barely waited until the new year’s bubbles had gone flat before contacting its customers to tell them they would have to pay as much as €100 mo(...)

The Irish Times’ business affairs correspondent Mark Paul: chief executive of Viber? Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

We received a large entry for Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz, which took some time to work through. It threw up a few odd answers with a number of yo(...)

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(...)