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A Pinterest banner hangs on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/File Photo/Reuters

Pinterest, the digital pin board company, made a spectacular debut on the New York stock exchange on Thursday when its shares leapt 25 per cent in its(...)

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The year is 2050. A guide directs a group of furniture enthusiasts around an exhibition. “In front of you is a Le Corbusier, to the left a classic Sta(...)

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Investors could get their first look at hundreds of pages of detailed information about Uber as soon as Thursday, as the ride-hailing giant gears up t(...)

A New York Stock Exchange trader works while wearing Levis Strauss clothing during the company’s initial public offering on Thursday. Photograph: Jeenah Moon / Bloomberg.

Uber Technologies and Pinterest, two of the highest-profile companies planning to go public this year, have picked the New York Stock Exchange as the (...)

Arthur and Grainne Cassidy outside their store, Pieces, on South Great George’s Street. Photograph: Alan Betson

Furnishing a home takes time as well as money. The recession years destroyed many of the solo traders within the furniture industry. The middle market(...)

Facebook has announced its first policy to combat misinformation about vaccines, following in the footsteps of Pinterest and YouTube. The social net(...)

The photo-sharing platform is banning graphic images of self-harm after UK health secretary Matt Hancock said social media companies ‘need to do more’ to curb their impact on teenagers’ mental health Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Instagram is banning graphic images of self-harm after UK health secretary Matt Hancock said social media companies “need to do more” to curb their im(...)

Helen Coughlan with her daughter Ava May at home in Glanmire, Co Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

“I honestly think Christmas was invented to get us through the awful winters,” says Helen Coughlan, retail director of Irish homeware chain Meadows &a(...)

Houseplants decoratively displayed are a favourite with Instagrammers

Care to hazard a guess as to the rising stars of social media in this digitally-obsessed age of ours? No, it’s not the cosmetically-enhanced wannabes (...)

The cheap, gaudy decorations of the past have gone in favour of more tasteful, understated touches.

In a world changing at a dizzying pace, it’s comforting to know at least Christmas will stay the same. The tree, the decorations, the cake, the turkey(...)

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