Former Apple chief executive   John Sculley at the  Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:07

If we need any evidence that a reputation is often beyond anyone’s control, consider the case of John Sculley. Not many people, after all, have in r(...)

John Collison, co-founder and president of Strip: “Do not be afraid to start a business that feels like it has no precedent.”

With the second day of the Summit well under way, one of the highlights of this morning was the talk in the main hall by Stripe’s John Collison. See(...)

 Michael Dell: ‘My little start-up has had revenues of more than $900 billion’.  Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Michael Dell just sealed the biggest deal in tech history, but he hasn’t forgotten his roots. “I started this adventure in my dorm room with $1,000 an(...)

Kickstarter cofounder Yancey Strickler at the  2015 Web Summit in the RDS, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

While the Web Summit appears to be predicated on the notion that every start-up in attendance has the potential to develop into a billion-dollar “unic(...)

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, a virtual reality company acquired by Facebook for $2 billion in 2014, speaking at the Web Summit. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Just weeks after Michael Dell sealed the biggest deal in tech history, his eponymous computer manufacturer acquiring data storage maker EMC for $63 bi(...)

 Jamie Heaslip, right, Leinster Rugby, is interviewed by Ian Prior on the Centre Stage: “The France game with all that support was the most mental scene I’ve ever been involved in.”

Irish rugby international and Leinster player Jamie Heaslip reckons GPS is the biggest technological innovation in the game since he started playing r(...)

“Ireland has produced 2.5 billion one cent and two cent coins since the introduction of the euro, enough to go around the island of Ireland seven times, or stacked on top of each other 4,000km into space.” Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

In a move to finally declutter our pockets and wallets, the Central Bank last week announced that next Wednesday will be Rounding Day – retailers will(...)

Screengrab from Business Insider homepage

Last week, German media giant Axel Springer paid $343 million to buy a big chunk of online news site Business Insider, bringing its shareholding to 97(...)

Dark streaks on the slopes of Hale Crater on Mars are believed to have been formed by seasonal flow of water. Photograph: EPA/Nasa/ JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

In the Ray Bradbury short story A Sound of Thunder, a time traveller goes back to the late Cretaceous era, because who doesn’t want to see a live dino(...)

There is some concern  that   a dislike button would be a baton in the hand of the bullies, a tool of snide derision rather than an expression of empathy.   Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Since its introduction in 2009, Facebook’s “like” button has become a ubiquitous unit of online expression. However its limitations were always obvio(...)