Ciarán O’Leary, partner at Earlybird Venture Capital in Berlin

If the Web Summit is an X Factor for start-ups, then the venture capitalists are its Simon Cowells and Louis Walshes. More than 700 investors –(...)

‘Raindrop’ by Alistair McClymont, part of the ‘Strange Weather’ exhibition at the Science Gallery

This summer has had us swapping between wellies and sunscreen, but tomorrow evening at Dublin’s Science Gallery, the wellies will surely win. Dark &am(...)

Mind what you say near bags of crisps

You should always mind what you say close to a microphone. Just ask any politician whose undiplomatic utterances have been captured for all to hear. B(...)

Steve Jobs: At his insistence Google backed off hiring three engineers who had already left Apple, according to the judge. Photograph:  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A US judge has offered a behind-the-scenes look at the force of will with which Steve Jobs once held sway over Silicon Valley, as she threw out a prop(...)

Google is now winning the battle of the browsers, according to a new study.

Google’s Chrome is now the most popular internet browser in the world, according to a new study.The latest Adobe Digital Index (ADI) report reveals t(...)

Google: Prof Stewart’s research paper gives the internet giant as one example of a firm incorporated in Ireland but not regarded as resident for corporate tax purposes. Others include Apple, LinkedIn, Adobe Software and Microsoft. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Large subsidiaries of multinationals, such as Apple and Google, which are based in Ireland are able to escape paying corporation tax due to an “exc(...)

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt. Four tech companies including Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries. Photo: Bloomberg

Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspirin(...)

 Vodafone climbed 1.7 per cent to 226 pence after it agreed to buy Spanish cable operator Ono, in what is the latest move in the company’s acquisitions spree. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks advanced, breaking a run of declines, as companies from Germany energy giant RWE to telecoms company Vodafone rose am(...)

The Government has cast their attendance at the 44th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos as an opportunity to promote Ireland as a major location for international business and investment. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan will conduct scheduled meetings at the Davos forum with US treasury secretary Jacob Le(...)

Irish consumer price index for November: data released on Thursday
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TODAYIndicators: Irish Ulster Bank construction PMI (Nov); Euro zone Sentix investor confidence (Nov); Chinese consumer price index (Nov); German trad(...)