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Google introduced its takedown mechanism after the European Court of Justice ruled last month that individuals had the right to request the removal of search results linking to “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” personal data. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

Google has received more than 41,000 requests in four days from Europeans wanting the company to remove personal information from its web search resul(...)

A Google self-driving car drives near the company’s headquarters California.  Calif., May 13, 2014.  Photograph: Jason Henry/NYT

Google Inc’s self-driving car technology likely will not be available for several more years. But the company is already beginning the job of making t(...)

Building giant CRH fell 0.77 per cent to close the day at €20.62.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Iseq fell 0.3 per cent today as Dublin tracked the performance of the major(...)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Facebook, was paid  $1 in salary for 2013, according to a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Photo: Bloomberg

Mark Zuckerberg has decided he’s a $1-a-year man. The chief executive of Facebook, who is also the 22nd richest person in the world as ranked(...)

Markets cheered Facebook’s $19 billion swoop on social media rival WhatsApp yesterday with the shares trading around 2.3 per cent higher in late afternoon trade

Markets cheered Facebook’s $19 billion swoop on social media rival WhatsApp yesterday with the shares trading around 2.3 per cent higher in lat(...)

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Image of the week: Flight behaviour Alexandre de Juniac, newish chief executive of Air France-KLM, checks his smartphone during a presentation of(...)

Google has 46,000 employees. No one can have that many siblings or even third cousins twice removed

Last month, when Google spent $3.2 billion on a company that makes smoke alarms, Larry Page declared that the Nest team were terrific guys who he was (...)

Lenovo last week said it would buy IBM’s low-end server business for $2.3 billion. Photograph: Reuters

Lenovo has agreed to buy Google’s Motorola handset division for $2.91 billion, in what is China’s largest-ever tech deal as Lenovo buys its way into a(...)

Tony Fadell, chief executive officer of Nest Labs Inc. He previously worked on developing the iPhone and iPad, and attended the Web Summit in October 2013. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Nest Labs Inc, the smart home devices company, was in the process of opening a Dublin office just prior to its sale for $3.2 billion to Google this we(...)

Tight integration of hardware and software has become the norm following Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia.
#TopTechStories2013

This was the year the technology industry faced a pivotal moment in its evolution, all thanks to a certain NSA contractor based in Hawaii who decided (...)

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