The Huawei logo is pictured outside its factory campus in Dongguan, Guangdong province, China.

For all the hullabaloo about Western nations banning network equipment made by Huawei Technologies, the importance of that business to the Chinese com(...)

Friends for good? Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox and Matt Le Blanc. Photograph: David Bjerke/NBCU/Getty

Netflix knows how to win Friends. The streaming service has struck a deal to keep showing Joey’s thespian trials, Chandler’s hapless sarcasm, Monica’s(...)

Cersei (Lena Headey) is in the ascendancy in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”. AT&T’s proposed acquisition of HBO parent Time Warner is up in the air after the US department of justice moved to block the deal.

At the start of 2017, I forecast that the media year would be like 2016, only more so, with the themes of consolidation, convergence and digital trans(...)

Boy Scouts jamboree: the organisation apologised for any offence after Donald Trump’s speech on July 24th. Photograph:Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

The president of Mexico and the Boy Scouts of America have denied Donald Trump’s claims that he received calls from them praising his immigration poli(...)

Oil prices slipped from a 16-month high as doubts emerged about how Opec will implement its first supply cuts in years, which was announced last week. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

European shares rose for a second day on Tuesday, as investors continued to shrug off the political fall-out caused in Italy from the rejection of a c(...)

AT&T said the Time Warner deal would save $1 billion within three years of the takeover being completed. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

US telecoms giant AT&T will have to overcome a major regulatory hurdle if it is to secure a multibillion-dollar deal to snap up media and enterta(...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)

Hans Vestberg, chief executive officer of Ericsson, speaks during a news conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Photograph: Angel Navarette/Bloomberg

As phone carriers curb spending on network equipment, the world’s largest maker of such hardware is accelerating a push to get more revenue fro(...)

A logo sits on a sign above the entrance of a Vodafone store, operated by Vodafone Group Plc in London. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

AT&T, the second-largest US mobile-phone company, said it doesn’t plan to make an offer for Vodafone Group . “At the request of the UK takeover pa(...)