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WhatsApp founders Brian Acton (left) and Jan Koum at the company headquarters in Mountain View, California in May 2013. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

The relationship between Facebook and WhatsApp started in spring 2012 over coffee at a German bakery. It was consummated on Valentine’s Day wit(...)

Long gone logos (from top): Digital Equipment Corporation; Sun; Silicon Graphics; Netscape; Burroughs; RCA; and Control Data Corporation

They were some of the biggest, most powerful, most innovative and most influential companies of the digital age. Many were big Irish employers (...)

Don’t bother changing your Facebook status from “single” to “in a relationship” – chan- ces are the social networking site already knows this a(...)

 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

One of the first observations made by Microsoft’s new 46-year-old CEO Satya Nadella was that “our industry does not respect tradition – it only(...)

Philip Maguire: the founder and chief executive of both IT Alliance and Auxilion

The concept of software as a service is not new nor is that of virtual remote IT support services, but what makes the Auxilion offering unique (...)

Robert McArdle of Trend Micro in Cork: “[The FBI] had a case in place already but it was the intelligence we provided that helped get it over the line.” photograph: daragh mcsweeney/provision

“It’s similar to how you dismantle drug operations,” says Trend Micro’s Robert McArdle. “It’s best to start from the top.” The Cork-based(...)

Former EY Entrepreneur of the Year Edmond Harty (second form left) at the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi.

While his colleagues in Causeway were weathering the Kerry storms last week, Dairymaster chief executive and former EY Entrepreneur of the Year Edmond(...)

The Facebook chief and his wife made a donation of 18 million shares of Facebook stock valued at more than $970 million to a Silicon Valley non-profit organisation.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were the most generous American philanthropists in 2013, figures show. The Facebook chief and his wife m(...)

The Android version of the game  has been downloaded up to 50 million times.

The developer of Flappy Bird, currently the most popular free mobile game on Apple App Store and Google’s Android Play store, has announced that he is(...)

 Microsoft founder and  technical advisor Bill Gates,  new CEO Satya Nadella and former CEO Steve Ballmer at an employee rally  earlier this week.

What a week it has been for Microsoft. After a wait of many months, the company at last announced its new chief executive, Indian-born company insider(...)

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