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There is no need to let your skin tan or burn to benefit from the sun and soak up vitamin D. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Basking in the sunshine is such a lazy and enjoyable way to pass the time, it’s hard to believe it can do much for your health other than make you fee(...)

Square’s payment service enables small businesses to accept card and contactless payments. Photograph: Square UK/PA

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. That could be the defence for Jack Dorsey staying at the helm of both Twitter and Square. Two (...)

A slight increase in problematic social media use translates into significant grade loss for students.

If you find yourself compulsively checking Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter many times a day, especially when carrying out other important tasks such as (...)

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra  with PSA chief executive Carlos Tavares, after successfully offloaded GM’s  European car business, including Opel and Vauxhall, to the French maker of Peugeot and Citroën. Photograph: AP Photo / Zacharie Scheurer

Image of the week: Fast getaway Beams all round in Paris this week as General Motors chief executive Mary Barra shook hands with PSA chief executive (...)

There are no guarantees in markets; although the bull market may currently appear well placed to enjoy a ninth birthday and beyond, one never knows for sure. Photograph: Eightfish

Happy birthday, bull market. On Thursday, the US bull market will celebrate its eighth birthday. The second-longest rally in market history, its long(...)

Traders prepare for the initial public offering of Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

European markets plateaued on Thursday following a surge on the previous day as investors weighed the likelihood of a US interest rates rise. DUBLIN (...)

The Data Proection Commission is not generally keen on cameras in cabs, saying, “The continuous recording of passengers in taxis is not compliant with the data protection legislation.” Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A few weeks ago, I got into a taxi. Nothing out of the ordinary about it, it was just a regular taxi journey. A bit of chat with the driver, talking a(...)

Snapchat has never recorded a profit. Photograph: AFP

Snap, the owner of popular messaging app Snapchat, raised $3.4 billion (€3.2 billion) in its initial public offering on Wednesday, more than it had so(...)

For Irish music radio stations, Spotify is more like Adele: gloom-inducing and inescapable. The streaming service has a solid fanbase in this market, with 340,000 users on its ad-supported free version alone. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Forget Twitter (if you can). The great loss-making success story of our age is Spotify, the streaming service that dances along a perilous financial l(...)

Snap’s valuation, expected to be in the region of $20-$25 billion, means it will likely trade on a stratospheric price-sales ratio of 55. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Snap, the parent company of photo-sharing app Snapchat, is set to make its stock exchange debut next month in what is the biggest US technology initia(...)

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