The Federal Trade Commision sued Facebook on Wednesday, alleging that the company, of which Mark Zuckerberg is chairman and chief executive, is illegally maintaining a social network monopoly through anticompetitive conduct. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg told his staff last October he would “go to the mat and fight” if the US tried to break up his empire. Now (...)

Celtic Cross in a West of Ireland Landscape by Paul Henry sold for €105,000 through Morgan O’Driscoll

Morgan O’Driscoll ’s Irish and international art this week was a good litmus test for the online auction market in the current health crisis. The res(...)

Dominic Prendergast, managing director of Clery’s department store, stands up on a cherry picker to  inspect the famous Clery’s clock before the reopening of the department store. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

One of Europe’s oldest purpose-built department stores reopens this morning four months after floods forced it to close its doors. A 16-minute flash (...)

Visitors try the iPhone at an Apple Store in Beijing. The company has apologised for its after-sales service after Chinese internet users and state media  criticised the smartphone-maker  over its warranty policy. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters.

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has apologised to Chinese consumers and altered iPhone warranty policies in its second largest market after more(...)