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A prototype of a driverless car. Google  is building cars that don’t have steering wheels, accelerator pedals or brake pedals, in an ambitious expansion of the Internet company’s efforts to develop self-driving cars. (Photograph: REUTERS/Google Inc)

Google is said to be in talks with automaker Ford Motor Co to help build the Internet search company’s autonomous cars, Automotive News reported. T(...)

Fleets of Google driverless cars could be deployed first in confined areas such as college campuses, military bases or corporate office parks. Photograph: Bloomberg

Google plans to make its self-driving cars unit, which will offer transport for hire, a stand-alone business under its parent company Alphabet Inc nex(...)

Checking out the latest Microsoft Surface: rather than simple devices dominating the market, we instead have highly sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

‘A PC is a ridiculous device.” So Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison raged 20 years ago in September 1995, in a warm-up speech at an analyst confere(...)

Kingspan shares increased nearly 5% to €23.35 on the back of positive quarterly numbers and a full-year profit forecast of €250m

World equity indexes fell and oil prices weakened on yesterday as disappointing trade data in China stoked further concerns over weakening global grow(...)

A Google drone vehicle lowering a package to the ground in Queensland, Australia. Photograph: Google

Internet giant Alphabet, the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the execut(...)

CRH rose more than 3% to close at €25.44, in line with other internationally focused stocks on the Iseq, which reacted well to  news of possible ECB stimulus and the Chinese rate cut.

Stellar performances from the Iseq’s blue-chip stalwarts drove the index forward by 1.7 per cent, as European shares rose to two-month highs yester(...)

Facebook breached the $100 level on a day when technology stocks surged as Microsoft, Google parent Alphabet and Amazon added almost $100 billion in combined market value. Photograph: Reuters

It is another first for Facebook ’s stock: a third digit. Already the fastest company ever to reach $250 billion in market value, the social network (...)

Third-quarter revenue rose 13 per cent to $18.68 billion

Alphabet, the new holding company for Google, introduced its first share buyback and beat Wall Street’s profit forecast on Thursday, helped by solid (...)

John Krafcik, an auto industry veteran, is to become chief executive of Google’s self-driving car project this month. A Stanford-educated engineer he has spent the past four decades in various engineering and management positions at carmakers including Ford and Hyundai.

The search company announced on Sunday that John Krafcik, an auto industry veteran, would become chief executive of its self-driving car project this(...)

More than just a name change for Google What’s in a name? About $30 billion in the case of Google/Alphabet, judging by last week’s upbeat market react(...)

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