Irish tech firms raised €269m funds from investors in 2012

According to the most recent data released by Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA), the year 2012 witnessed 189 Irish technology firms raising a total of €269 million funds from investors.

Microsoft fined €561 million by European Commission

Software giant Microsoft's failure to keep its promise of providing Europe's Windows users with alternative web browsers to Internet Explorer (IE) has prompted the European Commission to slap a penalty of €561 million ($731 million) on the company.

IAEA director general Yukiya Amano selected for a second term

On Wednesday, the board of governors of the UN atomic agency - the International Atomic Energy Agency - approved the decision of giving the agency's Japanese director general Yukiya Amano a second term, even without voting on the move.

Hackers attack major commercial banks in Czech Republic

According to a Wednesday disclosure by leading commercial banks in the Czech Republic, including the Czech central bank, online banking services in the country were hit after the hackers targeted the banks' websites.