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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting Tim Cook from Apple. “Congratulations on your election!” Cook began his letter of June 16th, 2017

The letters could not be warmer. There are references to notable achievements on both sides, talk of future plans and hopes expressed that they will m(...)

Apple did not specify exactly when the mobile phone update will be available. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Apple announced changes on Wednesday that make good on its promise to allow users to turn off a controversial feature that slows down iPhones when bat(...)

Like many other big companies, Apple had pushed the tax  game too far. What might have appeared to be a clever idea to a tax accountant looked like a flagrant playing of the system when it emerged into the light. Photograph: Getty Images

For years a kind of entente cordiale has existed between the major US multinationals and governments both in the US and internationally. The deal was (...)

Apple said  the investments would help it make a $350 billion “direct contribution” to the US economy over the next five years. Photograph: Getty

Apple has pledged to invest more than $30 billion to expand its US operations in the wake of last month’s US tax cut, even as it makes an estimated $3(...)

It certainly didn’t help that Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary referred to pilots as glorified taxi drivers, as if channelling Travis Kalanick disrespecting his Uber drivers. Photograph: Alan Betson

As the legendary American investor Warren Buffett once put it, “it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think abou(...)

Apple’s Hollyhill campus in Cork

It may employ close to 6,000 people but Apple’s Cork facility remains a mystery to outsiders. While the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter are fore(...)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, €1,219, Littlewoods Ireland.

Christmas may be the most traditional time of the year, but when it comes to Christmas gifts, old-fashioned can go out the snow-flecked window. All w(...)

For years, despite their growing power, tech platforms rarely garnered much scrutiny, and they were often loath to accept how much their systems affected the real world.

This was a terrible year for the tech industry. That’s an odd thing to say at a time of record growth and profits. In 2017, large American tech compa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Apple chief executive Tim Cook at Apple’s headquarters in California last week.

Apple was aware of proposed changes to Ireland’s planning laws that would see data centres treated a strategic infrastructure before a crucial meeting(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan    admitted that doubts about Apple’s commitment to building the data centre in Athenry had mounted over recent months as the delays in the planning process continued. File photograph: Alan Betson

The prospect that Apple will ever build its long-delayed €850million data centre in the fields of Athenry has receded after the head of the IDA confir(...)

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