Marc Andreessen: coined  phrase “software is eating the world”

Computers in our pockets have just started their revolutionary impact

Even the star-wattage of Bono on the final discussion panel was not quite enough to deliver an exciting climax to proceedings.  Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

For the tech crowd, Bono’s star doesn’t burn as brightly as Mark Zuckerberg’s

Paddy Cosgrave: “Most tech conferences can be a bit stale, but we try to inject a bit of fun into the technology conference.”

“I think it can become much bigger, and as it becomes bigger the network effects get better"

Footballer Rio Ferdinand: “People have a perception of who you are through the image that’s painted of you through the media . . . so Twitter allows me to present a real version of myself.” Photograph: Reuters

Web Summit reveals unexpected football visionary

Rio Ferdinand, QPR footballer on the sport stage of Web Summit. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Rio admits his online offence but tells Web Summit social media is the best way to present a real vision of himself

 Tony Fadell of Nest  on the centre stage at today’s Web Summit

Customers of Electric Ireland to get free thermostats from Google-owned connected-home device firm

Actor and businesswoman Eva Longoria in conversation with Jemima Khan of Vanity Fair at the Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Naoise Culhane/Sportsfilet

The message from successful entrepreneurs: dream big, fail fast, sell your vision

Eva Longoria at the Web Summit, where she was interviewed by Jemima Khan. Photograph: Eric Luke

Notorious Wifi issues are yet again a problem but event is more polished than before

Stripe’s John Collison predicts momentum for spending is moving online

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