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Facebook has tremendous scale: with more than 2.2 billion users logging on every month, 200 million of whom have their relationship status set to ‘single’.  Photograph: iStock

Facebook has the largest network of singles in the world, a mission to bring people closer together and detailed data that research has shown knows yo(...)

Image of the week: May Day in Jakarta. Jakarta was one of the cities around the world to mark May 1st with a protest for workers’ rights. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters.

In numbers: Denis’s new jet 2.5 Number of years since Denis O’Brien last took delivery of a corporate jet. After clocking up 698 landings and 2,012 (...)

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg speaks about a dating feature at Facebook Inc’s annual F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Facebook Inc announced plans to offer its first dating service on Tuesday. Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told software developers at Facebook’s ann(...)

Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon.com: has a personal net worth of approximately $127 billion, the collective value of 2.3 million Americans.  Photograph: Mike Kane/Bloomberg

In January, Amazon announced its “finalist” list of North American 20 cities – out of an original 238 applicants – that remain in the running to becom(...)

CloudKPI co-founders Brenda Jordan and Maeve Kneafsey. “There is a huge appetite for investing in women-led technology companies because they are performing so well,” said Ms Kneafsey

CloudKPI, a female-led, Co Wicklow-headquartered software start-up, is looking to raise €600,000 to take total fundraising to date to €1 million as it(...)

John Whittingdale: Labour has called on him to withdraw from his role in regulating the press because he might be perceived as being compromised. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron has expressed full confidence in culture secretary John Whittingdale after it emerged that four newspapers knew h(...)

John Whittingdale MP, said he had been unaware of the woman’s occupation and had broken off the relationship when he discovered someone was trying to sell the story to the press. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

British culture secretary John Whittingdale is under pressure to withdraw from decisions about press regulation after disclosing that he had a relatio(...)

We’ve moved on from discomfort or embarrassment about using technology to connect with other people.

About three years ago, I was sitting with a female friend in a bar on a frantic Saturday night in Dublin. By the end of the night, several worse-for-(...)

French far-right Front National (FN) party president and FN top candidate for the regional election in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, Marine Le Pen, casts her ballot on December 13th, 2015 at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, during the second round of the regional elections. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front lost election run-offs on Sunday in three key target regions, despite topping last week’s first round, exit p(...)

German start-up Soundcloud is one European tech company that’s looking into going public.

For investors craving that old Silicon Valley standby, harvesting fast money from an initial public offering in technology, the place to look (...)

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