Google is expected by eMarketer to account for about 55 per cent of the search ad market, despite a ban in China.  Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Spending on digital advertising will hit almost $171 billion (€158 billion) this year, with search ads accounting for $81.6 billion of the global spe(...)

Bubbly China and price-to-dream ratios The word “bubble” is grotesquely overused but Chinese equities are looking, well, bubbly.The Chinese market is (...)

Bank of Ireland gained 1.35 per cent to close the day at 37.5 cents. Its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said the bank would in future look to grow in the UK through bolt-on acquisitions, though he indicated there were no immediate plans. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

European stocks rose yesterday, trimming their worst weekly loss of the year, as the Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.3 per cent. The market in Dubli(...)

Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer: the tech giant’s strategy has been to seek to boost advertising dollars by generating content. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Enda Kenny’s ribbon-cutting at Yahoo’s new offices in the Dublin docklands yesterday will add three floors and more than 7,200sq m to Yahoo’s operatio(...)

 Yahoo chief financial officer Ken Goldman, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Patrick Scully, managing director of Yahoo EMEA at the opening of the new Yahoo offices in  Dublin. Photo: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Internet giant Yahoo has invested $12 million (€10.9 million) in new offices in Dublin’s Docklands, giving it the capacity to bring its Irish workf(...)

Facebook recorded a slight increase in government requests for account data in the second half of 2014. Photo: Reuters

Facebook has clarified its community standards to make clear what is considered acceptable content on the social network, providing guidance on polici(...)

Prime minister Li Keqiang said China will lower the annual GDP growth target to about 7 per cent from 7.5 per cent, the slowest in 22 years. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

For decades now the conventional narrative on China has been massive inflows of capital for manufacturers to take advantage of the cheap labour and ex(...)

Tom Wheeler, chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission, announces the preservation of net neutrality. Photograph: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The US Federal Communications Commission’s historic vote to preserve net neutrality last week was the right move, even if its full impact can not be i(...)

Hailo, a British ride-booking service similar to Uber, based on a smartphone app, recently abandoned its United States ambitions and is trying to protect its strength in places like London, where the app has established itself with the city’s taxi drivers. (Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

When Arnaud Bertrand helped found HouseTrip, a vacation rental website, in 2009, his goal was to build a rival in Europe to Airbnb, which was then a y(...)

US president Barack Obama will sign the executive order after a day-long cybersecurity conference on Friday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US president Barack Obama is set to sign an executive order on Friday aimed at encouraging companies to share more information about cybersecurity thr(...)