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Huawei co-chairman Guo Ping: “Ireland is a very open country and has a very sound environment for investment as well as outstanding talent.”

Huawei is to invest €70 million in research and development in the Republic of Ireland over the next three years. The announcement was made by Huawei(...)

Facebook confirmed it had been transcribing users’ audio and said it will no longer do so, following scrutiny into other companies Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge o(...)

Alphabet’s cash is produced almost entirely by its search advertising business, which has been supplemented by strong growth from YouTube. Photograph: Getty

The corporate world has a new king of cash. The title for the company with the biggest financial reserves, held by Apple for a decade, has passed to G(...)

Earnings season in the US is in full swing with Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet all reporting earnings last week. Photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images

US earnings season is in full swing right now, with Amazon, Facebook and Google parent Alphabet all reporting earnings last week and Apple scheduled t(...)

Google parent Alphabet said it had benefited from advertisers spending more on its search and YouTube services. Photograph: Bloomberg

Google parent Alphabet and chip-making giant Intel both beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday, while online retail giant Amazon(...)

It is expected that Google, Facebook and Amazon will be the focus of the review.  Photograph: Bloomberg

The US department of justice has announced a broad competition investigation into the leading online platforms, raising the stakes in Washington’s scr(...)

Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft  parked in  Seattle. Photograph: REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson

Monday July 22nd Results: Whirlpool. Indicators: Irish industrial production by sector (2018); UK industrial trends orders (Jul), business optimism(...)

The proposed UK tax applies a 2 per cent levy on the revenues of search engines, social media platforms and online marketplaces serving UK customers.

The UK vowed to press ahead with its plans for a special tax on large technology companies on Thursday, hours after the US threatened to impose trade (...)

French senators voted to impose a new tax that will affect about 30 companies, including US groups Alphabet, Apple, Facebook and Amazon

US president Donald Trump has instructed his most senior trade official to investigate French plans to tax large technology companies, as US officials(...)

IBM said it has closed its acquisition of software company Red Hat. Photograph: EPA

IBM said on Tuesday it has closed its $34 billion (€30.33 billion) acquisition of software company Red Hat as it looks to ramp up its cloud-computing (...)

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