Serial host Sarah Koenig told the story of the  1999 murder in Baltimore of student Hae Min Lee and  conviction of her ex-boyfriend Adnan Syed

When record-breaking podcast Serial made its debut at the beginning of October, aired as a special episode of the long-running public radio show This (...)

The abuse of the hooded men of Northern Ireland ultimately led to the abuse of the hooded man of Abu Ghraib. Photograph: AP

It was April 2004 when the first photographs from Abu Ghraib prison emerged, images that first revealed the grotesque US abuse of detainees. The abidi(...)

Clayton Christensen came under scathing criticism over  his views on Apple and Samsung. Phoitograph: Sascha Schuermann/AP Photo

This has been the year that disruption got disrupted. Or, avoiding the hyperbole, 2014 has been the year when Clayton Christensen’s famous theory of d(...)

Anna Haynes, a homeless encampment occupant, collects her belongings as authorities break down a massive homeless encampment known as “The Jungle” in San Jose, California,  this week.  Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Reuters

The tragic death earlier this week of Jonathan Corrie on Molesworth Street, just yards from Leinster House, focused the national conversation on the i(...)

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(...)