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The company said the problem lasted for up to 30 minutes longer for about 10 per cent of users.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Google suffered a service outage yesterday that briefly took down Gmail, the email service used by hundreds of millions of people and many businesses (...)

A report also showed that China’s manufacturing industry had unexpectedly contracted. Photograph: Reuters

Gloom enveloped global markets yesterday as investors fretted over prospects for developing markets.Dublin slid as European stocks posted their bigges(...)

Fighting online data fraudsters is almost impossible as their ability to hack into new technology often outpaces companies efforts to protect it, seni(...)

The Nokia brand name is displayed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Seth Wenig/AP

Nokia predicted shrinking profit margins for its network-equipment business, signalling the company is ready to sacrifice earnings to revive sales aft(...)

“People should have the ability to know whether their data are being subjected to the laws and access of governments in some other country and should have the ability to make an informed choice of where their data resides,” said Microsoft general counsel  Brad Smith. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Microsoft will allow foreign customers to have their personal data stored on servers outside the US, breaking ranks with other big technology groups t(...)

 Google has invested more than $1 billion in wind and solar projects in recent years, in an effort to boost the growth of renewable energy and generate financial returns. Photograph: PA

Google has made its third bet on green energy in the space of three months, with a deal to buy all the electricity generated by four Swedish wind farm(...)

Intercom chief executive Eoghan McCabe with company co-founder Des Traynor, vice president of customer success. Photo: Amy Harrity. Intercom chief executive Eoghan McCabe with company co-founder and vice-president of customer success, Des Traynor. Photograph: Amy Harrity.

The names Eoghan McCabe, Des Traynor, Ciaran Lee and David Barrett may not ring a bell for most people, but the four Irishmen are ones to watch. Ha(...)

Intercom employees  working on the 2014 product roadmap in the company’s Dublin office.

Dublin-based start-up Intercom has sealed a $23 million (€17 million) funding deal, bringing total investment in the company since its inception in 2(...)

Billionaire Bill Gates, chairman and founder of Microsoft, speaks recently during a Bloomberg Television interview. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, said that by 2035 no nation will be as poor as any of the 35 that the World Bank now classifies as low-income, ev(...)

Louise Phelan, who runs PayPal’s European headquarters, criticised the level of higher rate income taxes. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /Irish Times

The Government should implement even deeper spending cuts in order to pay for tax cuts for higher paid workers, according to the incoming president of(...)

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