Lee Rigby’s killers Michael Adebolajo  and Michael Adebowale. Five months before the murder, Adebowale discussed killing a soldier in a Facebook conversation with an Islamist militant. Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

“Blood on their hands”, screamed the headline in the Sun on Wednesday, as the tabloid reported the family of murdered British soldier Lee Rigby said “(...)

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

Back in 2011, the influential technologist, investor and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen coined a phrase that has proven to be quite the mantra in(...)

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

After three days of talks, panels and discussions spread all over the RDS complex, it was hardly surprising that most people attending the Web Summit (...)

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

The final morning of the Web Summit saw hordes of attendees, many visibly weary from Wednesday’s Night Summit events, file back in to the RDS for the (...)

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

In the pantheon of technological luminaries gracing the stages of this year’s Web Summit, imparting wisdom and insight about the wide-ranging role of (...)

Rio Ferdinand, QPR footballer on the sport stage of Web Summit. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile 2:03

Soccer player Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he won’t appeal a three-game ban and £25,000 fine after directing a jibe on Twitter to a follower who had cr(...)

 Tony Fadell of Nest  on the centre stage at today’s Web Summit 2:03

Nest, the connected-home device company purchased by Google for $3.2 billion earlier in January, this morning announced a major deal with Electric (...)

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

He might be the world’s worst water salesman, but Enda Kenny has a distinct flair for touting Ireland as the most business-friendly little country in (...)

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

The Summit has grown exponentially since its rather more ‘boutique’ dimensions in 2010, and that relentless growth has seen the event take over most o(...)

Author David Epstein has delivered a TED-talk quality performance at this morning’s Summit. debunking the fabled 10,000-hour maxim that practice is th(...)