Taylor Swift performs live on stage. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images

In an age of depressed record sales, her albums sell by the millions. Her tours fill arenas around the world. And a complimentary tweet to her nearly (...)

Music-streaming service Spotify is one of the few European tech companies which has become a global name – now a series of new venture funds has sprouted up in search of the next generation of European start-ups

As Europe’s tech companies such as Spotify, the music-streaming service, and King Digital, the maker of the Candy Crush franchise, have become global (...)

  Dick Costolo, Twitter’s embattled chief executive, at the New York Stock Exchange during the company’s market debut. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo abruptly announced he was stepping down on Thursday amid increasing scrutiny of the company’s slow user growth an(...)

NearForm: the company recently announced it would add 100 jobs to its operation, and is targeting a total headcount of 150 by the end of the year

Waterford firm NearForm has appointed Silicon Valley engineer Eran Hammer to its team. The developer, who has previously worked for Walmart and Yahoo(...)

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(...)