Neelie Kroes left the European Commission at the end of 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Uber, the disruptive taxi-booking operator, has recruited a host of senior advisers including former European commissioner Neelie Kroes to help it nav(...)

A young woman in Halloween costume speaks on her phone. A complete ban on roaming charges in the EU will take effect on June 15th, 2017. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Roaming charges are finally to be banned across the EU but mobile phone users will have to wait until the middle of June 2017 before they can use thei(...)

A protest march against water charges on O’Connell Street, Dublin. The year started off badly for Irish Water and got worse. Photograph: Eric Luke

JANUARY Irish Water’s chief executive, John Tierney, appeared before the Oireachtas environment committee and said his utility would spend (...)

Thousands of Hungarians march during a protest against an internet data transfer tax, in Budapest, last month. photograph: laszlo balogh/reuters

A quarter-of-a-century ago, Viktor Orban was a firebrand student leader whose stirring speeches roused Hungarians to demand an end to communist rule, (...)

Europe’s incoming digital chief has taken another swipe at Google, saying he would consider hitting the US technology group with an EU levy for displaying copyright protected material. Photo: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Europe’s incoming digital chief has taken another swipe at Google, saying he would consider hitting the US technology group with an EU levy for displa(...)

Police in London and San Francisco reported significant drops in iPhone robberies six months after the Find My iPhone feature was introduced in iOS 7. Photograph: Reuters

Easy to sell on, at home or abroad, smartphones are a lucrative target for thieves.Smartphone theft is believed to account for 30 to 40 per cent of al(...)

 European Commission vice president in charge of the digital agenda, Dutch Neelie Kroes,  has driven the most recent tariff reductions. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

It is usually at this time of year that stories appear about some poor soul unwittingly incurring huge mobile phone roaming charges while on holiday. (...)

The UK Ordnance Survey offer custom maps centred on a postcode, place or grid reference number. Photograph: Francis Bradley

Arriving at the north Yorkshire cottage we visit twice a year, we found something unexpected on the kitchen table – a British ordnance survey map of t(...)

The maximum cost of making a call in Europe will drop by 21 per cent from 24 cent per minute to 19 cent/min, while receiving a call will reduce by 28.5 per cent to 5 cent/min, under new price caps introduced by the European Commission today. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

FIONA REDDANThe cost of downloading maps, updating social networks - and keeping up to date with www.irishtimes.com - while on holiday in Europe has b(...)

Europe’s fragmented telecoms market and regulatory imbalances needs sorting if the EU is to spur a new generation of technology start-ups. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Europe needs to sort out its fragmented telecoms market and regulatory imbalances if it is to spur a new generation of technology start-ups and create(...)