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 (...)

When asked what the used as their main source of news 41 per cent said they accessed news online (including from websites, social media, apps and blogs) while 37 per cent cited television (both TV bulletins and 24-hour news channels) as their main news source.

Irish news users are half as likely to pay for online journalism as their counterparts in Finland and Denmark an international study on news consumpti(...)

The audience for social media is  fragmenting, with different players dominating in different countries. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

WhatsApp is emerging as “a key network for news” in some countries, while Twitter is influential but not as popular as journalists sometimes assume(...)

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s  Digital News Report 2014 found that among those who don’t currently pay for digital news, there was an increase in the numbers who said they might pay in the future. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Tablet owners in the US and UK are more likely to pay for news online than other news consumers, according to a new study. The finding by the R(...)

The consumption of “fun or weird” news is “more popular than traditional celebrity stories in the lives of many consumers”, according to the Digita(...)