Within weeks of our buying a Sony, VHS-only video libraries sprouted up around the country offering all those Schwarzenegger and Stallone films.

The announcement this week that Sony was finally going to cease production of Betamax video cassettes was a bit like hearing some dimly remembered sta(...)

Eric Migicovsky at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

“There’s 14 billion wrists in the world,” says Eric Migicovsky with a smile. There is a very good reason he has an interest in wrists and what can go (...)

Paddy Cosgrave said he hoped the Summit would return to Dublin Photograph: Sportsfile

In his closing remarks at the Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave attempted to repair some of the damage done in recent weeks and keep alive the possibi(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, chief executive, Web Summit, in the company of Miguel Frasquilho, left, Chairman & CEO of AICEP Portugal, and members of the WebSummit 2016 delegation on the Centre Stage during Day 3 of the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, Ireland. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

Day three of the Summit started on a Portugese theme with a sizeable Portuguese delegation taking the stage ahead of the move to Lisbon in 2016. The (...)

Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, speaks about the Apple Watch. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

It is a rule of consumer technology that prices fall: what starts as an unfeasibly expensive gizmo eventually becomes affordable and accessible. The (...)

Actor and businesswoman Eva Longoria in conversation with Jemima Khan of Vanity Fair at the Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/Sportsfilet

He might be the world’s worst water salesman, but Enda Kenny has a distinct flair for touting Ireland as the most business-friendly little country in (...)

 The new Apple Watch. Photograph: EPA/Apple

Street-savvy readers of a certain age will remember the incongruity of an early rap gig in Ireland: Public Enemy at the Trinity Ball in 1981. Puzzleme(...)

Helen McEntee. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES
New faces of 2013

Helen McEnteeThe tragic circumstances in which 26-year-old Helen McEntee ran in a byelection after the death of her father last year would be enough t(...)

Tight integration of hardware and software has become the norm following Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia.

This was the year the technology industry faced a pivotal moment in its evolution, all thanks to a certain NSA contractor based in Hawaii who decided (...)

Business, or more particularly the markets, have featured in this newspaper from its earliest days. Back in 1860, the paper carried a Market & Com(...)