Speed bumps ahead for tech?

Recent stock market developments have prompted investors to ask whether the technology sector is showing some signs of weakness, writes Dick O'Brien.

20th January, 2013
Apple: the iPhone maker is currently witnessing a massive slide in its share price.

Ever since European and the US economies began running into trouble in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, one sector that has managed to buck the trend has been technology.

Many of the biggest names in the global technology sector have been growing healthily and making bumper profits. Newer technology companies, such as social networking firms Facebook and LinkedIn, went public during this period.

At home in Ireland, indigenous technology firms have weathered the...

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