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Do we have a major bond and/or stock bubble? On bonds, I’d say definitely not. On stocks, probably not, although I’m not as certain

Bubbles can be bad for your financial health – and bad for the health of the economy, too. The dotcom bubble of the late 1990s left behind many(...)

Irish organisations are adopting cloud services at a steady pace, although the take-up among smaller firms has accelerated, a new survey shows.(...)

Nokia’s chief executive Stephen Elop was told by shareholders that he should reconsider his decision to switch to the phone operating software made by his former employer Microsoft. Photograph: Reuters/Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva

Nokia investors told chief executive Stephen Elop yesterday that they were running out of patience with his flagging attempts to catch up with (...)

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said iPad users are ’frustrated’ and will look to its Surface tablet in an interview with CNBC yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Microsoft said it sold 100 million licenses for its latest operating system, and that it will introduce an update to the company’s flagship pro(...)

Three of the world’s richest men, according to Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires worldwide: Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim and Bill Gates.

Forbes magazine published a special edition in March with the cover headline: “Bi(...)

Proceeds of a $17 billion bond sale may help Apple Inc avoid repatriation taxes on its $102.3 billion of funds held overseas. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

Apple Inc sold $17 billion (€12.9 billion) of bonds in the biggest corporate offering on record as the iPhone maker seeks to help finance a $10(...)

If the Government signs up to the Open Government Partnership , it should start publishing data in machine-readable formats, alongside PDFs and search interfaces. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Knowledge is power and as transparency rises on the list of Government priorities, so too does the amount of related information in the public (...)

Graphic: Dearbhla Kelly/ITPM. Sources: Peter Sondergaard/Gartner, EMC and IDC

The friendly face of big data lives in upstate New York and is named Watson. It is an IBM computer, the size of a room, that beat two champion (...)

Setting store: companies such as Google are tempted, by various benefits, to locate data-storage centres in Ireland

Ireland’s less than tropical climate may test its inhabitants, but there is at least one thing it is ideal for: data centres. Our temper(...)

Google, the world’s most popular search engine, submitted its proposals earlier this month after the European Commission outlined four areas of concern about its business practices, saying these could restrict consumer choice and competition. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Google’s rivals will have the chance to comment on concessions proposed by the US internet company to end an EU antitrust investigation, in a m(...)

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