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Cameron O’Reilly said the new venture would be profit-focused and was not intended as an act of philanthropy. File photograph: Megan Lewis/Reuters

Cameron O’Reilly, the eldest son of former business tycoon Sir Anthony O’Reilly, is backing a new online, subscriptions-based investigative journalism(...)

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos and his former wife MacKenzie Bezos. Photograph: Reuters

MacKenzie Bezos will retain Amazon stock worth more than $35 billion (€31 billion) after her separation from its founder and chief executive Jeff Bezo(...)

The good news is that we’re not heading towards a jobless society of couch potatoes hooked on daytime TV.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos doesn’t think the robots are going to take all our jobs or stalk the human race with malign intent. “The idea that there is g(...)

Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos

There are some things that not even Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and the world’s richest man, can easily buy. One of them is the “.amazon” domain name. (...)

Kevin Roose: “On the subway, I kept my phone in my pocket and people-watched. It’s an unnerving sensation, being alone with your thoughts in the year 2019.” Photograph: Demetrius Freeman/New York Times

My name is Kevin, and I have a phone problem. And if you’re anything like me – and the statistics suggest you probably are, at least where smartphone(...)

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been dropped from the Forbes Rich List after a difficult year for the airline. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Nine Irish businessmen again feature on the Forbes Rich List this year but not the same nine as in 2018. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has been droppe(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

My name is Kevin, and I have a phone problem. And if you’re anything like me – and the statistics suggest you probably are, at least where smartphones(...)

Who knows, Sanders could even be as influential and economically radical as the most radical of them all, Ronald Reagan. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/ Reuters

“Watching Sanders this morning, cajoling his troops, emoting his followers and leading them again, it is clear that what underlies his movement and gi(...)

A rocket carrying the Chang’e-4 lunar probe including a lander and a rover blasts off from  Xichang launch centre in the Sichuan province of China in December. Photograph: VCG via Getty

China’s space ambitions are shifting into a higher orbit. Following its successful and world-beating trip to the far side of the moon, China is prepa(...)

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