Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon has said her office prefers to take an “engaged” approach to dealing with privacy issues that arise with mult(...)

Ireland has been leading in elearning going back about 30 years

Ireland is poised to take advantage of the expected growth in the educational technology industry, with the potential to create jobs and boost the eco(...)

 Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, at his office in Palo Alto in May, 2005. Facebook and several other technology giants have been swept up in the antitrust fervor in Europe that seems to have hit fever pitch. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

With this month’s announcement that the European Union is investigating Amazon for possible anti-competitive behaviour in the sale of ebooks, antitrus(...)

Joel Barquez still clearly remembers the day of December 12th, 1997. Barquez, founder of Blood Donors Network, was hospitalised for dengue fever at St(...)

 Mark Penn, a former Democratic campaign strategist now serving as chief strategy officer for Microsoft, is one of four executives leaving the software giant. He is leaving to work in the private equity field. (Photograph: Matthew Ryan Williams/The New York Times)

Stephen Elop, the former top boss at phone-maker Nokia, is one of four high-level executives leaving Microsoft Corp as the company sharpens its focus (...)

Oracle’s executive chairman of the board and chief technology officer Larry Ellison. Oracle’s net income fell to $2.76 billion, or 62 cents per share, in the fourth quarter

Oracle forecast quarterly profit below analysts’ estimates, and said weak sales of its traditional database software licenses were made worse by a str(...)

Adam Boyes, vice-president of publisher and developer relations at Sony Computer Entertainment America, speaks about “Destiny: The Taken King” video game during an event ahead of the E3  in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

As the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2015) draws to a close, the games industry will be taking stock. It was a year when not only were there no ma(...)

Cyberith’s Virtualizer: the device can read sitting and crouching movements, as well as walking and running

It was inevitable that virtual reality (VR) would get more of a show at this year’s E3. From Oculus Rift to Sony’s Project Morpheus , interest has be(...)

Attendees react to  announcements during a Sony event ahead of  E3 in Los Angeles. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

At E3 this year, Sony had a lot to live up to. Earlier in the day, Microsoft had pulled off a people pleasing press conference, announcing a mix of(...)

David Rutter, vice president and general manager of Electronic Arts, speaks with retired professional soccer player Pele. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Bloomberg

You know what to expect by now from EA. Each year, the company shows off updated versions of its sports games – FIFA, Madden and NHL – and adds som(...)