Just like their neighbours across the sea, the Irish enjoy nothing more than whingeing about the weather. But, according to internet giants such as Google, the people of Ireland should be grateful for their dank, damp, cold climate.
Google is this week expected to escape the biggest anti-trust investigation for more than a decade by agreeing with US regulators to tweak the way it displays searches.
Almost every product you buy now carries a barcode, and its familiar black-and-white lines are used in more than 5bn transactions each day. Its co-inventor, N Joseph Woodland, who patented the idea 60 years ago, has died aged 91.
A proposed global telecoms treaty that would give national governments control of the internet has been blocked by the US and key western and African nations. They said they are "not able to sign the agreement in its current form" at the end of a International Telecoms Union (ITU) conference in Dubai.
Three large online analytics companies are exploiting a flaw in multiple versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser that lets them track the user's mouse - meaning they can see what people are looking at online.
It's freezing, every packed store is playing dreadful music, and Channel 4 has aired Elf yet again – it can only mean one thing: it's that time of year when every online venture (and their respective dogs) release their "end of year" roundups.
The same wireless, mobile technology that is liberating almost every aspect of our daily lives brings risks that few may have anticipated.
The $16 billion Facebook share offering made the U.S. the biggest global market for initial public offerings (IPOs) for the first time since 2008 this year, according to figures from Dealogic.
Starting Wednesday, the social network Twitter is making all users adopt its latest design, which includes a Facebook-like header photo.
Google's web-based email service, Gmail, crashed on Monday afternoon with widespread outage reported around the world.
Hewlett-Packard has unveiled full details of its $5bn (£3.3bn) fraud case against the founder of the UK software company Autonomy, claiming that Mike Lynch inflated the revenues of his business by about $700m over a two-and-a-half-year period.
IBM is already monetizing its Watson super computer in health care and a number of other industries, but the road to profitability will improve over time, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said on Friday.