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(...)

Web pioneer Marc Andreessen said it’s the “right time” for him to step down from the Ebay board. Photograph: David Maung/Bloomberg

Web-browser pioneer Marc Andreessen resigned from the board of EBay ahead of the online marketplace’s breakup, following a verbal battle with activist(...)

Sunday is the best day for Brick Lane Market, where you can browse for unusual clothes, jewellery and bric-a-brac and and be tempted by the huge selection of ethnic foods
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My girlfriend loves exploring and shopping in markets so I would like to take her to London for a weekend where she could indulge her passion for fash(...)

Steve Puryear, a condo owner and Airbnb host who caters to business travelers, in Austin, Texas. Airbnb, which lets travelers rent space for short periods, has set up a portal to attract business travelers looking for alternatives to hotels. Photograph: Ilana Panich-Linsman/The New York Times

Lauren Hauber has moved past the days of trudging down the hotel corridor with an ice bucket. Like a growing number of business travellers, Hauber, a (...)

Yahoo is under increasing pressure to reveal how it plans to shore up its core online advertising business. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Yahoo! is close to investing in Snapchat in a funding round that values the start-up at $10 billion (€8 billion), according to a person with knowledge(...)

Airbnb co-founder and chief executive  Brian Chesky   in the company’s current Dublin offices. Photograph: David Sleator

Room rentals multinational Airbnb is planning to move into Facebook’s former Dublin headquarters ahead of an expansion of its workforce, reports th(...)

 The ramparts of Skala de la Ville in Essaouira, Morocco

I am a widow looking for a six- to eight-week holiday in January and February. I would like to be in a country during their summertime. I don’t min(...)

John Mullins, associate professor of management at London Business School

Getting your exciting start-up business fully funded by venture capitalists may be the Holy Grail for some entrepreneurs but not everyone agrees. John(...)

Richard Bruton: pressed while on a trade mission Down Under last week over Ireland’s use as a fiscal rat run by tax-avoiding US multinationals.   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

This country appears to be developing a dreadful image problem Down Under. Which is a pity, considering such a good lump of our workforce has decamped(...)

Mark Redmond: “The basic reason why we attract jobs is because US multinational operations in Ireland have a reputation for delivering on their mandate.”  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the global tax game, Ireland is a mere pawn, powerless in the face of big corporations and their aggressive tax avoidance schemes. It’s no s(...)