A custom-built drone developed for Crocs Japan GK carries a pair of Crocs Norlin sneakers while flying during a media preview at the company’s temporary “aerial store” in Tokyo . Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Amazon has won approval from US federal regulators to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce company pursues its goal of sending packages t(...)

A man takes a picture of Motorola Moto X smartphones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: REUTERS/Albert Gea

The Irish made their presence felt at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC), announcing multimillion-euro deals and partnerships. More than 30 Irish compa(...)

What sets your business apart from your competitors? Our business is unique in that we offer the value proposition to what was a traditional health s(...)

Love/Hate: Shopping online is fast and easy (although sometimes, perhaps, too fast and too easy). Illustrations:  Getty, Thinkstock

Online shopping turns 21 this year. According to the New York Times, Phil Brandenberger of Philadelphia was the man who made retail history on Augu(...)

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(...)

The marquee of United Artists theater is seen during Amazon’s premiere screening of the TV series “Transparent” at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, California, in September 2014. Amazon Studios’ foray into filmmaking and the promise of a dozen $15 million movies per year amounts to the creation of a new art-house size studio in Hollywood - a new Fox Searchlight or Focus Features. (Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters)

Amazon’s profits fell in the fourth quarter. Revenue did not meet expectations. The company said it might lose money in the current quarter. Investors(...)

Transparent creator Jill Soloway (centre) with cast from the Amazon-funded series

Amazon Prime has been in the news twice this week, once for picking up two Golden Globes for its comedy show Transparent, and once for signing up W(...)

Apple’s iTunes division set up its European home in Luxembourg and was then joined by Microsoft, Cisco and eBay, a veritable tech surge. Photo: Getty Images

Jean-Claude Juncker had a mischievous look. It was shortly before the 2004 election and Luxembourg’s premier at the time just could not keep the secre(...)

Sharon Black: “I am grateful for the advent of digital publishing. Without it, my debut novel might be gathering dust

Maybe it was JK Rowling’s stratospheric Rich List ranking, or Marian Keyes selling 20 million copies. Whatever it was, something made me wish I could (...)

Mark Zuckerberg:  one of the most generous of American donors when generosity is measured not solely by amounts donated, but as the proportion of total wealth of an individual or company. Photograph: Norbert von der Groeben/Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently gave $25 million to help tackle the Ebola epidemic. It’s an impressive and much-needed donation, coming from(...)