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Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison: The fundraise is the first time that Stripe has led a funding round although it has made a number of minor acquisitions in recent years.

Stripe, the online payments company established by Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, has led an $8 million (€6.8 million) Series A funding (...)

Amazon-rival Google launched a financial services comparison site in the United Kingdom and the United States in 2016 but shut it down after only a year due to low traffic. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Amazon. com is sounding out some of Europe’s top insurance companies to see if they would contribute products to a UK price comparison website in what(...)

The former Google China headquarters in Beijing in 2010.  The internet giant is returning to the Chinese market, US media reports say. Photograph: Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images

Google is working on plans to launch a version of its search engine in China that will block controversial search terms and some websites, according t(...)

Keywords Studios provides services to 23 of the top 25 most prominent games companies globally. Photograph: iStock

Irish video gaming company Keywords Studios has acquired a machine learning business from a Japanese-based developer for $1.5 million (€1.27 million).(...)

WPP’s intention to seek local partners by ceding a minority stake predates Martin Sorrell’s departure in April. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

WPP is in talks to sell a minority stake in its China-based advertising business to Alibaba, Tencent and China Media. The talks, first reported by Sk(...)

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day pictured in the company’s Dublin HQ. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Fast-growing Irish video gaming firm Keywords Studios has bought Canadian company Snowed In for CAD$4 million (€2.59 million), in what is its sixth ac(...)

John Flint, who was promoted chief of HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, in February, reassured shareholders on Monday that he would maintain the dividend at current levels and continue the group’s recent practice of buying back shares.

The new chief executive of HSBC has promised to break almost a decade of declining revenues by investing $15 billion (€12.7 billion) to $17 billion in(...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish video gaming firm Keywords Studios has acquired creative games agency Fire Without Smoke in a deal worth up to £5.2 million (€6 million). Fire (...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Michael Nagle/ Bloomberg

Stocks fell hard last Tuesday as US 10-year bond yields topped 3 per cent for the first time since 2014. There’s been much agonised commentary as to w(...)

Ma Huateng, chairman and chief executive  of Tencent, at a news conference in Hong Kong. Photograph: Anthony Kwan/Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings lost almost $20 billion (€16.2bn) from its market value on Thursday after the Chinese internet giant missed quarterly revenue estimat(...)

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