Apple  approached Formula 1 team owner McLaren about a potential investment  over the summer.  Photograph: Reuters

Apple’s multibillion-dollar investment in its new campus has been well documented: camera drones fly over the construction site of the circular buildi(...)

The Microsoft offer of $196 a share represents a 50 per cent premium to LinkedIn’s closing price of $131 on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Microsoft has acquired LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (€23.26 billion) in cash in what is its largest acquisition to date and the biggest technology-relat(...)

Mobile phones will come to dominate and overwhelm other industries and precipitate a lot of very visible disruptions in how the world operates on the way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It need hardly be said that mobile computing has been the biggest advance in technology since the appearance of the personal computer in the 1980s, bu(...)

Facebook’s app is still, technically, a web browser

Back in August 2010, Wired magazine published one of its most famous front covers. In bold black font on a stark red background, the venerable technol(...)

Marc Andreessen: coined  phrase “software is eating the world”

Back in 2011, the influential technologist, investor and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen coined a phrase that has proven to be quite the mantra in(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook

There’s a funny YouTube sketch by Dublin’s Pork Street comedy troupe called “There’s Too Many Apps For That”, in which comics Jim Elliot and D(...)

Battle of the apps: Apple and Google are competing for the roaring trade in smartphone software

Apple’s App Store generated more than $10 billion in sales last year, as much as it produced in the previous four years combined, cementing the compan(...)