Executives should hold on to their day jobs and become part-time entrepreneurs on the side, according to Patrick McGinnis, author of ‘The 10% Entrepreneur’

The road to entrepreneurship is littered with casualties. Estimates for failure vary widely from study to study and industry to industry but it is gen(...)

The judgment in the Digital Rights Ireland case – in which the court threw out the existing EU Data Retention Directive – was a sweeping defence of human rights.

For a long time, the biggest European thorns in the sides of multinational technology companies were the European Commission’s competition and tax aut(...)

Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, the carrier looking to offer long-haul low fares option to Asia and America out of Ireland.

Cork Airport looks set to get its first transatlantic service following a breakthrough in a dispute over the US government’s delay in granting a permi(...)

Microsoft says the US government is abusing a decades-old law. Photograph: Reuters

Microsoft is suing the US government over a federal law that lets authorities examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowled(...)

 Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation

The general public need to tell elected officials that their security and privacy online “cannot be treated as optional”, says Mozilla Foundation exec(...)

An Apple iPhone 5C Photograph: Reuters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s secret method for unlocking the iPhone 5c used by one of the San Bernardino shooters will not work on newer mod(...)

A pedestrian on Wall Street. For  bankers, scuttled deals cost money.  Photograph: Bloomberg

If 2015 was a dream year for Wall Street’s top dealmakers, 2016 is starting to take a nightmarish turn. Some of the mega transactions that had champa(...)

Draft legislation is expected as soon as this week. Image: Thinkstock

The White House is declining to offer public support for draft legislation that would allow judges to require technology companies such as Apple to he(...)

Allergan chief executive Brent Saunders gives an interview on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as Allergan and Pfizer announce the end of their plan to merge. Photograph:  reuters/Brendan McDermid

Pfizer and Allergan have terminated their $160 billion merger in an abrupt end to the largest healthcare deal yet after the US government cracked down(...)

A company logo is seen at a Pfizer office in Dublin. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

US drug giant Pfizer has called off its planned $160 billion takeover of Dublin-based Allergan that would have led to its relocation to Ireland after(...)