President Vladimir Putin of Russia, second from left, speaks to  US secretary of state John Kerry, right, at the UN climate change conference in Paris. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama has told crucial climate change talks in Paris the negotiations represent an act of defiance after the attacks in t(...)

Dr Cara Augustenborg: will share “ideas and thoughts on the solution to the global climate change crisis”

TEDx is back in Dublin this week, with a sold-out event in UCD this Friday. It is the university’s third annual TEDxUCD event. Dr Cara Augus(...)

Paddy Power is involved in a proposed £5 billion merger with Betfair. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Odds fall on job cuts The Sunday Times reports that Paddy Power and Betfair will yield savings of £25 million from their proposed £5 billion(...)

Checking out the latest Microsoft Surface: rather than simple devices dominating the market, we instead have highly sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

‘A PC is a ridiculous device.” So Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison raged 20 years ago in September 1995, in a warm-up speech at an analys(...)

The Pro 4 still has the kickstand so you can use it as a laptop, and it comes with the full size USB port, a mini Display adapter and micro SD card slot hidden away. Photograph: John Taggart/Bloomberg

Microsoft has been plugging away with its Surface Pro since its initial launch in 2013, pitching it as a replacement for other lightweight laptops (ye(...)

The  Courts Service chief executive has said the organisation is facing two more years of ‘scraping around looking for money’ to try and prevent their IT system from collapsing. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The head of the Courts Service has said the organisation is facing two more years of “scraping around looking for money” to try and prevent their outd(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella holds a speech to present the companies new cloud strategy for Germany in Berlin

Microsoft threw down a challenge to the US tech industry on Wednesday as it came up with a radical new regime to try to protect the data of some of it(...)

Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, said the company will begin to offer cloud services from the UK from late 2016. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Microsoft has expanded its data centre facility in Dublin for the third time, as part of a multi billion euro investment in its facilities here. The(...)

Kingspan shares increased nearly 5% to €23.35 on the back of positive quarterly numbers and a full-year profit forecast of €250m

World equity indexes fell and oil prices weakened on yesterday as disappointing trade data in China stoked further concerns over weakening global grow(...)

The digital technologies that are changing the economics and practices of traditional business – cloud computing, mobile devices, advanced data analysis and artificial intelligence – are better, cheaper and more widely available. Photograph: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg

It is the time of year when the big technology research shops gaze into the near future to identify trends that will have the most impact on the tech (...)