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Investor Daniel Loeb said the Third Point hedge fund was willing to put up €1.5 billion to support an initial public offering of up to a fifth of Sony’s entertainment arm. Photograph: Reuters/Steve Marcus

Billionaire hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb has called on Sony Corporation to spin off its lucrative entertainment arm, setting the stage for a(...)

The range of data protection issues has increased significantly since EU data protection law was enacted in 1995

PAUL LAMBERT In the not too distant past very few organisations would have heard of data protection. While personal and informational privacy w(...)

‘All the time,” Edele Lynch says, rolling her eyes as she settles herself on the sofa with a cup of herbal tea. “It’s mostly ‘Oh-ohhhh!’, or ‘I(...)

Lauryn Hill leaves court after a sentencing on federal tax evasion charges in Newark, New Jersey, last night. Photograph: Reuters

US magistrate judge sentenced Grammy-winning hip hop artist Lauryn Hill to three months in prison, three months in home confinement and a $60,0(...)

Tom the Harris hawk  at Croke Park to announce Specsavers sponsorship of the new Hawk-Eye ball-tracking technology for hurling and football at Croke Park. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Major sports venues have no shortage of advertising outlets, but how can brands ensure they gain maximum exposure during pivotal moments where (...)

Martin Freeman in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first Irish DVD release to carry the UltraViolet code

When you type the single word “ultraviolet” into Google what do you think is the first result to come back? A type of light? No. Some reference to (...)

Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI), which is licensed to collect royalties for labels such as EMI, Sony, Warner and 
a large number of
other Irish and international companies, recently lost a District Court claim for more than 
¤2,000 in royalties against the owner of two 
shoe shops where staff played the radio during working hours. Photograph: Reuters

A recent court case could mean that record companies can no longer collect royalties from retailers who play music in their(...)

You know there’s trouble at t’mill when a leading business magazine weighs in on the Justin Bieber-unravelling-in-front-of-our eyes-saga with t(...)

Imagine a world where any surface can become a touchscreen computer: the floor, a wall, a table or even a window. There will be no need (...)

Mercy mission: New York City has an estimated 50,000 homeless people, including 21,000 children. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty
Feeding Fifth Avenue

Margaret Kelly sighs as the cast of broken people she has met flits across her mind. The former teacher from an old-money family who lapsed int(...)

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