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In New York, public polling as recently as last week showed that a majority of New Yorkers supported the state’s deal with Amazon. But Amazon’s opponents among community groups, unions and public officials were fierce, and they held the power to stymie the deal.

In exchange for tens of thousands of tech jobs, cities promised Amazon the moon - and an airport lounge, and naming rights, and a chance to pocket its(...)

Tung Tzu-hsein, chairman of Pegatron: Company   has moved to Indonesia some manufacturing of  products  hit by US tariffs on Chinese imports. Photograph: Maurice Tsai/Bloomberg

The two largest contract manufacturers of Apple’s iPhone are expanding production capacity outside China, as the global trade war and a slowing Chines(...)

Apple’s revenue warning on Wednesday was abrupt and unexpected. Photograph: Getty

Apple’s unexpected warning on weak Chinese sales has stoked fears over the health of the global economy, rattling financial markets and leading trader(...)

Employees of SoftBank Corp work outside its branch in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters/File Photo

Irish start-ups may be in line for a boost from Japanese firm SoftBank as the company comes to Dublin to participate in the smart cities test bed. T(...)

Mexico’s avocado producers have seen their profits soar due to Nafta. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Fruits of Nafta deal on the table

Nafta has not at all been kind to Canada’s automotive industry. Last summer, 625 workers at a major General Motors plant in Ingersoll, southwest Ontar(...)

The new Apple iPhone X .

Apple’s main supplier in Asia has been employing students illegally working overtime to assemble the iPhone X, as it struggles to catch up with demand(...)

iPhone X: red-hot demand for Apple’s new smartphone is expected to lead to a relatively rapid recovery for Foxconn. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Taiwan’s Foxconn reported a 39 per cent slide in quarterly profits, far worse than expected, as the assembler of Apple products saw margins squeezed b(...)

Since 1985, the proportion of high-tech goods shipped has grown from just 18.8 per cent to 52.2 per cent in 2014, helping to make Taiwan Asia’s fifth-largest economy.

At first glance, Ireland and Taiwan might not seem to have much in common. But both are small island states that have what might be diplomatically des(...)

The rebooted Nokia 3310 has bigger screens, 22 hours of talk time and up to one month of standby time

The Nokia 3310 is back. The much-loved handset returns to Ireland next week when it goes on sale for €59.99. The original 3310 sold 126 million phon(...)

Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, has launched a new company called Essential Products to sell a high-end smartphone and a home assistant device

Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, has launched a new company called Essential Products to sell a high-end smart(...)

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