This video frame grab taken and provided by CTI TV on Saturday shows an aerial view of the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Taiwan early on February 6th, 2016.  Photograph: Getty Images

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some pe(...)

The new petite, tall and curvy Barbies standing next to her traditional tiny-waisted, pin-legged figure. Photograph: Mattel/Reuters

Image of the week: Barbie bodies Apparently women come in all different sizes and shapes, and now 57-year-old Barbie does too. From left to right t(...)

Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Apple must pay VirnetX Holding Corp more than $625 million for using the patent licensing company’s internet security technology without permission in(...)

Austrian Max Schrems, who took a data privacy infringement case to  the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in 2015. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Ireland once again found itself at the heart of European Union policymaking this week as negotiations on a new transatlantic data deal reached a clima(...)

Apple has been gaining ground in the race for paying customers and has overtaken Deezer, but is still significantly behind Spotify, which has close to 25 million paying users, according to unofficial estimates.

There has been some movement in the streaming sector of late. Although Spotify remains top of the streaming services in terms of paying customers, the(...)

Alphabet’s advertising business propelled the company to a strong last three months of 2015, outpacing expectations and sending the stock up in after-hours trading. (Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)

Wall Street got its first glimpse of the financial details of a new conglomerate called Alphabet on Monday. Investors liked what they saw so much tha(...)

The work of predicting elections is ‘as ridiculous as expecting Galway to win the Liam McCarthy every year even though it’s nearly 30 years since they last did it’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

One of the skills required of a political journalist is knowing when and how to make predictions. Such tasks including calling the date of an electio(...)

Marie Kondo helps a mother and daughter create “joy” in their dining room/office. Photograph: Joanne Rathe/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

It’s the end of January and most of us are reaching the end of a road paved with broken resolutions. However, we remain tormented by a post-Christmas(...)

Alphabet reported a 17.8 per cent rise in quarterly revenue on Monday, boosted by strong sales of advertising on mobile devices and YouTube

Google’s parent company Alphabet was set to overtake Apple as the most valuable company in the world after announcing its financial results for the l(...)

Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network

Nobody liked those snobby, glorified ponies anyway. Now the tech startup narrative is dominated by all-American traits such as staying power, elbow gr(...)