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Radio in the smart home: Amazon Echo is shipping to Ireland. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

Smart speakers, much like anything to do with the smart home, spark mixed feelings. What could be better in theory than a stylish device with proper (...)

Smart home: An Amazon Echo device.

All Irish radio stations are now accessible through Amazon’s voice-activated speaker range and its digital assistant Alexa, as they bid to maintain th(...)

In provisionally blocking Rupert Murdoch’s bid to acquire Sky, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority highlighted “media plurality concerns” – in other words, how much power the Murdoch family would wield over the British media world after the takeover. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch is a man accustomed to getting his own way. After all, he famously renounced his Australian citizenship more than three decades ago in (...)

James Murdoch, Fox’s chief executive,  has been mooted for a senior role in the combined group. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Walt Disney is closing in on the entertainment assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox in an all-share deal that stands to reshape Hollywood and t(...)

Shares in Fox jumped more than 8 per cent in after-market trading, giving Mr Murdoch’s company a market value of about $53 billion.

Comcast and Verizon have separately approached Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox to explore potential combinations with the media company, a week afte(...)

The Web Summit: in the sunshine of its new Lisbon home  – temperatures are expected to reach 21 degrees during the week –  an anticipated 60,000 people are set to attend the events.

MONDAY Results: Avis Budget Group, Horizon Pharma, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mylan. Indicators: Irish Industrial production (Sep); Euro-zone composite, (...)

Research shows the majority of radio listening in Ireland (some 95 per cent) takes place via AM/FM radio at home or in our cars. Photograph: iStock

The Irish radio market is defined by boundaries, franchise areas, spectrums, licences and other assorted analogue-era rules and regulations. In theory(...)

Shankill Castle is said to be haunted internally by the ghost of Peter Aylward since around 1708. The Cope family have made a virtue of it through its annual Scarefest event

It’s the time of year when subscribers to the supernatural believe that the veil dividing our world from that of the spirit domain is at its thinnest.(...)

Earlier this month, Google unveiled new measures to help subscription-driven publishers acquire and retain more customers. Photograph: Paul McErlane/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Google plans to share revenues with publishers which benefit from the company’s new digital subscription tools, in a scheme comparable to its successf(...)

Neva Labs co-founder Mark Little: The company believes future news consumption will involve ‘a personal assistant for news’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Storyful founder and former RTÉ journalist Mark Little has set up a new digital media company to help publishers beat the problem of “information over(...)

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