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MongoDB employed 143 people locally last year, up from 95 in 2018.

The Irish arm of Nasdaq-listed technology company MongoDB, saw pretax losses jump to $66.3 million (€ 56 million) from $41.8 million (€35.2 million) l(...)

Google stands accused of creating a monopoly, and thus harming consumers, by controlling 90 per cent of the online search and advertising market. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

With the US Justice Department’s announcement last week that it is preparing an antitrust suit against Google, a significant moment of reckoning has a(...)

The US Department of Justice is suing search giant Google, in what is the biggest antitrust case in decades. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images

On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice announced it was bringing an antitrust suit against the multinational search-and-everything-else giant, Googl(...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen via videoconference at a hearing of the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust last Wednesday. Photograph: Handout via The New York Times

‘Mr Pichai … why does Google steal content from honest businesses?” With this sharp opening question from committee chair David Cicilline, the four po(...)

If Facebook hadn’t acquired WhatsApp or Instagram, or if Google hadn’t bought YouTube or DoubleClick, would there be stronger competition for the two Silicon Valley firms? Photograph: iStock

When the world’s competition police reflect on big tech’s dealmaking over the past 15 years, you could forgive them for wondering what might have been(...)

Google said the change would ‘help avoid the risk that any participant in our auctions is able to associate individual ad identifiers with Google’s contextual content categories’. Photograph: New York Times

Google has announced a significant change to its online advertising business that it said would enhance user privacy but which advertisers warned woul(...)

Some of the UK’s most popular health websites are sharing people’s sensitive data. Photograph: iStock

Some of the UK’s most popular health websites are sharing people’s sensitive data – including medical symptoms, diagnoses, drug names and menstrual an(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate senator Elizabeth Warren has specifically threatened to go after Facebook, Google and Amazon, which all have major operations in Dublin. Photograph:   Scott Eisen/Getty Images

On most issues, the surging US presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s catchphrase is that she has “a plan for that”. Her centrepiece business polic(...)

EU public sector sites are  unintentionally serving as platforms for online commercial surveillance, a new report states. File photograph: Getty Images

In yet another sign of how broken the barely-regulated ad-based business model of the web is, a disturbing report this week shows that EU government a(...)