Alibaba now handles 80 per cent of China’s ecommerce. Photograph: Crab Hu/EPA

There is an overarching force in China with tentacles reaching deep into almost everybody’s life. That force is not the Communist Party of China, whos(...)

Myle Tap:  not only will it save your musings for later reference, it can also launch applications on your smartphone without you ever having to touch it

Just when you thought we’d reached peak wearable, along comes the Myle Tap. The Myle Tap, the spiel goes, is a “thought catcher”. That description ma(...)

The EU’s growing power in the field of data protection and internet regulation has divided member states, pitting a number of so-called “northern” countries including Ireland, Britain and the Netherlands against countries such as France and Germany. Photograph: PA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has written to European Council president Donald Tusk ahead of this week’s leaders’ summit urging the European Union to get the “(...)

At DCU for the Digital News Consumption Conference were: Dr David Levy , director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; Michael O’Keeffe, chief executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; Dr Jane Suiter, director of DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism and John Mulholland, editor of the ‘Observer’. Photograph: Julien Behal/Maxwells

Former tánaiste Michael McDowell was “chancing his arm” when he said new regulations on media holdings should allow existing arrangements to be challe(...)

Jack Dorsey: “My entire focus is to make sure that Twitter is going to be amazingly successful.”  Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images

For the past two years, the normally dapper Jack Dorsey has hardly been seen at the offices of Twitter, the social networking company he co-founded, e(...)

June 20th, 2015: Impact Journalism Day - a day dedicated to focusing on solutions-based journalism.

Today is Impact Journalism Day, dedicated to focusing on solutions-based journalism. Forty-eight news organisations from 43 countries are participatin(...)

Outgoing Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo’s impending departure has been influenced by investors unhappy with stagnant user growth and the absence of profit. Photograph: Richard Perry/The New York Times

Some shock waves went through Silicon Valley this week when Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo abruptly announced he was stepping down. The microbl(...)

Breaking Eggs creator Cliodhna Prendergast  baking with her daughter Iseult. Photograph: Julia Dunin 8:28

A West of Ireland mother who grew up catching, shooting and foraging for wild food is sharing her delight in finding ingredients at source and teac(...)

Dick Costolo, Twitter’s  chief executive, is leaving the company. Photograph: Reuters

The chief executive of Twitter has quit the social network. Dick Costolo announced that he had decided to leave the California-based company at the be(...)

Mind map, with Tony Buzan in the centre, taken from tonybuzan.com

It all started when he noticed that students who doodled on their study notes were getting good results in their examinations. Their notes weren’t nea(...)