Have you ever wondered who comes up with the kinds of emojis used in online messaging? Well, emojis are a form of pictogram that have been around sin(...)

Imagine you get a letter in the post offering you free water. Instead of paying Irish Water for your supply, another company promises you a generous q(...)

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg has announced pay increases for contract staff.

Facebook is increasing pay and benefits for contract workers and people employed through third-party companies.The new standards include a minimum wag(...)

Verizon has been spending aggressively to expand its business. In February it bought licenses worth $10.4 billion in a government sale of wireless airwaves for mobile data

Verizon Communications said it would buy AOL in a $4.4 billion deal that gives the biggest US wireless carrier access to AOL’s successful digital a(...)

Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary. Shares in the airline jumped 3.6 per cent to €11.21 yesterday on foot of a 2 per cent reversal in oil prices, which wiped out gains from the previous two sessions. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

World financial markets were unsettled again yesterday amid a week-long sell-off in benchmark government bonds and volatile oil prices. Britain(...)

Angela Ahrendts, the former chief executive officer of London-based fashion retailer Burberry Group, was awarded $82.6 million in 2014. (Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg)

Angela Ahrendts, Apple Inc.’s senior vice president of retail and online stores, was the highest-paid female executive in the US last year. The former(...)

David Goldberg and his wife, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

David Goldberg, the chief executive of online questionnaire company SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, d(...)

Apple is considering directly funding at least six Irish renewable energy projects. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Apple is considering directly funding at least six Irish renewable energy projects, which could result in total new investment of more than €400 mill(...)

 Apple watch: news journalists not on the technology beat confess to glazing over when big snazzy product launches like those for the Apple Watch are reported.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

My thoughts on the Apple Watch are not sophisticated. Mostly, the way the circular app icons cluster on the interface reminds me of those dottily chee(...)

The 10-year search partnership between Microsoft and Yahoo was crafted by former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer. Photograph: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

Yahoo and Microsoft have added a termination clause to the terms of their search partnership agreement under which either company can end the deal on(...)