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Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 years ago, according to people familiar with matter. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-found(...)

The prospect of a Blackberry takeover begs the question: why? The crisis-hit smartphone company has agreed a tentative $4.7 billion (€3.5 billion) dea(...)

Last week some of the world’s biggest technology companies co-signed a document intent on staving off the threat of “patent trolls” taking “unprincipl(...)

Nokia CEO, Canadian Stephen Elop. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

When you look at the developing fiasco over the departure of former chief executive Stephen Elop (above), it’s easy to understand just how Nokia’s sta(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will describe the US-Russian agreement reached at the UN this week aimed at ridding Syria of chemical weapons as a ’watershed in the international engagement on crisis’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will call for those responsible for the deadly gas attack in Syria last month to be brought before the International Criminal C(...)

Microsoft’s chairman Bill Gates admitted the combination of keys was not well thought out.

Dubbed the three-finger salute by computer geeks, the Ctrl+Alt+Del command was always a bit of an odd combination of key strokes for such a basic f(...)

Companies with a tax  rate of 12.5 per cent in their most recent financial year include  Paypal. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s largest companies are paying a higher effective tax rate than the headline 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate, a new survey by The Irish Tim(...)

 Paul Raines Global CEO of Gamestop pictured at this week’s Gamestop event in the RDS. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It has been eight long years since Microsoft launched its Xbox 360 games console on to the market, and seven years since the world was introduced to S(...)

Once Bono enters the debate in defence of the role played by Ireland, the amount of coverage of the issue in the international media shoots through the roof

Is Bono IDA Ireland’s biggest nightmare?Richard Boyd Barrett may want to bring some multinational executives into Leinster House to give them a Margar(...)

Stephen Elop, the former Nokia chief executive officer, has reportedly refused to cut the $25.4 million reward he is set to receive

During the recession we have witnessed some rhino-hide immunity to media and public ire from bankers, politicians and property tycoons, but we are now(...)

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