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(...)

Iran has said it will announce plans to expand output by 500,000 barrels a day

Oil pared its first weekly gain in a month as Libya sought to increase output and Russia ruled out military retaliation against Turkey for down(...)

The Amazon Fulfilment Centre prepares for Black Friday in Hemel Hempstead, England. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

With the arrival on these shores of the seriously over-hyped Black Friday shopping extravaganza, it might be time to take note of the wide a(...)

Blackberry brochures: the company was reduced to bit-players with a 1 per cent share of the smartphone market

The rise of RIM, the firm behind Blackberry, from tiny upstart Canadian company to a $20 billion corporation, employing about 20,000 staff and owning (...)

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: €199 with a contract

When the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge launched, it was a bit of surprise hit. The curved screen made it stand out from the smartphone crowd, and its came(...)

Eric Migicovsky at  the 2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE / Web Summit

“There’s 14 billion wrists in the world,” says Eric Migicovsky with a smile. There is a very good reason he has an interest in wrists and what can go (...)

Motorola Moto X Play: battery life and 21MP camera are among its good points.

When Motorola announced its new line of phones, the Moto X Play was the middle-of-the-road option. It shares some of the features of the higher-end Mo(...)

A man walks past an electronic display promoting Samsung Electronics products at the company’s headquarters in Seoul, South Korea

Tech giant Samsung on Thursday unveiled a 11.3 trillion won ($9.9 billion) share buyback after reporting its first on-year profit growth in two years (...)

JPMorgan Chase is launching a rival to Apple Pay that can be used on both Android and Apple phones. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Files/Reuters

JPMorgan Chase said on Monday it will soon launch its own competitor to Apple Pay that will allow consumers to pay retailers using their smartphones i(...)

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics  in Seoul

Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said it would post its first quarterly profit gain in two years, beating expectations as strong sales of chips and d(...)