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Sky’s shares were up 3 per cent to £15.38 on Thursday as investors bet the battle has further to run

Sky shares leaped to an 18-year high on Thursday as investors bet a transatlantic battle for the European pay-TV group had further to run, after Comca(...)

Founders Charles Bibby and Mark Cummins:  the Pointy app directs shoppers to where particular items are available locally, rather than pushing them towards ecommerce giants such as Amazon. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Irish retail tech firm Pointy has raised $12 million in funding as the company looks to accelerate its growth. The fresh funding comes following a $6(...)

Aerial view of the site of the proposed Apple data centre at Athenry, Co Galway, that did not proceed

Data centres are big business in Ireland. But should the State demand more in how they are built and how they draw down energy? Especially when one p(...)

Amazon’s own brands batteries. Photograph: Jens Mortensen/The New York Times

It started with a simple battery. Around 2009, Amazon quietly entered the private-label business by offering a handful of items under a new brand cal(...)

An aerial view of the Ballsbridge site that is being developed as a high-end office complex by Ronan Group Real Estate.

The wife of property financier Derek Quinlan has emerged as a joint shareholder with developer Johnny Ronan of a multimillion euro prime site in Balls(...)

Fox is bidding to take full control of Sky

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has turned up the heat in the battle to take over Sky after trumping rival Comcast with a higher bid worth $24.5 bil(...)

Brendan Gleeson in Mr Mercecdes

Terrific news. The second series of Mr Mercedes starts in just over a month. You know, Mr Mercedes. The series based on Stephen King’s 2014 novel. Mr (...)

Martin Sorrell attends a conference at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Martin Sorrell’s new venture acquired Dutch digital agency MediaMonks Multimedia Holding BV, beating his former employer WPP in the auction and settin(...)

Investing is one of the “rare areas where passivity is usually the better strategy”, but people’s instinct might be to assume strong investment performance is more likely if the fund manager works hard.

Trying to beat the stock market by buying expensive funds is a bit like smoking: most people should know it’s bad for them, so why do they persist? Co(...)

In the first 24 hours of Drake’s  latest release it was streamed on Apple Music 170 million times, while Spotify recorded just 130 million streams, despite having three times as many total users.

Spotify’s lead over Apple’s music-streaming service in the US is narrowing, denting the air of invincibility around the recently floated pioneer. Whi(...)

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