Trying out  Samsung Gear VR devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Ninety thousand executives, marketers and reporters gather in Barcelona this week for the event. Photograph: Reuters

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was on the charm offensive with wireless carriers and telecoms firms during his keynote address at Mobile World Co(...)

Visitors use mobiles to photograph a banner advert for the new Samsung Galaxy smart phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is expected to detail more of his company’s plans to bring underserved parts of the world online(...)

Teenage Waterford entrepreneur Jordan Casey is interviewed during a break at a conference on European youth in business in Madrid. Photograph: Carlos Lujan/The New York Times

When Waterford’s Jordan Casey takes to the stage to present his technology business, he jumps onto the platform rather than walking up the access ramp(...)

Trevor Madigan: has called the Big Apple home for more than a decade

Silicon Valley may be the first port of call for Irish techies looking to make a name for themselves on the global stage, but New York is giving it a(...)

The head of Microsoft’s research division has dismissed fears that artificial intelligence could pose a threat to the survival of the human race. Image: Getty

The head of Microsoft’s research division has dismissed fears that artificial intelligence could pose a threat to the survival of the human race.Eric (...)

 Tyler  and Cameron Winklevoss hpe to start a regulated bitcoin exchange. The twins received $65 million in Facebook shares and cash in 2008.

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that was once the talk of the financial world, has been taking a beating over the past year with the price tumbling d(...)

Butchers and farmers around the world would probably have rolled their eyes if news of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s 2011 new year resolution had(...)

Billionaire Jack Ma,  the 50-year-old founder of China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba, saw added $25bn to his fortune.  (Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg)

The richest people on Earth got richer in 2014, adding $92 billion to their collective fortune in the face of falling energy prices and geopolitical t(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.  The social network has been blocked in China since 2009. Photograph: Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg

Tapping the Chinese market when your product is banned in the country can be a problem. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is keenly aware of this, as t(...)

 Facebook  chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says his success with Facebook has come  by making plenty of mistakes and learning from them. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Now we know why Facebook is so unafraid to make mistakes, whether it is the company’s privacy stumbles or new products that fail, like Facebook Home (...)