Henry Shefflin leaves after the press conference announcing his intercounty retirement. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho. 6:24

It is too early for him to absorb now, but in years to come Henry Shefflin might come to see his final week as a Kilkenny hurler as one of his most ex(...)

Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple’s Apple Pa(...)

Emojis at your fingertips

A whistle-stop tour of Instagram, Snapchat or WhatsApp will reveal that when it comes to conversation, the tools of the trade are equal parts emoji an(...)

Bono: “oops” – how Bono began his apology for the Apple stunt in which U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ album was automatically downloaded to iTunes accounts.   Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

A is for Adnan Syed. Convicted of the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, the Baltimore man’s case is the subject of this year’s most talked-about investig(...)

Vodafone’s figures are not from a rebirth of its commercial verve but a change in the way its figures are reported

A case of so near and yet so far for Three Mobile, in its attempt to topple Vodafone as the number one mobile operator in Ireland when measured by cus(...)

Social  media enhances our interactions with fellow human beings but also poses great risks. Photograph: Camelia Dobrin/Ikon Images

In the United States, about 30,000 people die each year in road incidents. Roughly the same number are killed by guns. We observe these tragedies and (...)

Denis O’Brien in conversation with Reza Jafari of e-Development International, at the GETHealth, Global Education & Technology Health Summit, in Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Telecoms billionaire Denis O’Brien has challenged Google, Facebook and other internet companies to contribute to the cost of making broadband availab(...)

Company lending is a risky business with characteristics common to other forms of credit but also with its own unique challenges

Hopes are high that the new Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) will boost lending to credit starved SMEs. Cynics say that this will be th(...)

Silicon Valley Letter

‘You’ll know all about this when you hit 40,” I joked, straining my eyes to spot my name on an ID badge for a tech “meetup” at the Googleplex in Mount(...)

Facebook has finally launched its new Snapchat-inspired Slingshot app to an international audience, more than a week after it first became availabl(...)