The fact that Visa has chosen to invest in Stripe, not in PayPal, is seen to have huge significance

Stripe, the online payment processing company established by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison, is now valued at $5 billion after raising new f(...)

Louise Phelan: The opportunity for us is huge. We’re only getting started. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

PayPal has listed on the Nasdaq, bringing to an end its relationship with eBay, which has lasted for more than a decade. Shares rose 5.4 per cent in (...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella at a Windows 10 promotion. Photograph: Glenn Chapman/AFP/Getty Images

Online payments giant PayPal will begin trading as a standalone stock today, following its split from eBay. PayPal will trade under the stock s(...)

eBay posted earnings per share of $0.77 in April for the quarter to March-end

Online auction site eBay is expected to report second-quarter earnings this Thursday. Analysts expect the e-commerce giant to report earnings per shar(...)

Amazon.com will launch its Amazon Lending loan programme to small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China. Photograph: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg

Amazon. com will launch its business loan program for small sellers later this year in eight more countries including China, where credit is becoming (...)

The state flag of Mississippi, which incorporates the   Confederate flag , is displayed with the flags of the other 49 states and territories in the tunnel connecting the senate office building and the US Congress. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

The Confederate flag has meant different things to different people over the years in the United States. It is far more than just a diagonal blue cros(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters on Tuesday  at Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant, Missouri. Photograph:  Whitney Curtis/Getty Images. 1:40

As politicians across the southern US spoke out against the Confederate battle flag and the nation’s largest retailers pulled items with its image (...)

 Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, at his office in Palo Alto in May, 2005. Facebook and several other technology giants have been swept up in the antitrust fervor in Europe that seems to have hit fever pitch. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

With this month’s announcement that the European Union is investigating Amazon for possible anti-competitive behaviour in the sale of ebooks, antitrus(...)

Humanities and social science building, NUI Galway

Languages, history, politics, social work, information studies, psychology, maths: humanities and social science is a very broad church, encompassing (...)

Warren Buffett: expensive lunch guest. Photograph:   Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

A Chinese company that develops online games bid more than €2 million for what must be the most expensive Buffet lunch in history. Zhu Ye, head of Be(...)