Microsoft is appealing a court order to hand over emails held on an Irish server. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

In a rare legal move, the Irish Government contributed a supporting legal brief in a significant US case, in which Microsoft is appealing a court ord(...)

Against the backdrop of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the UK’s GCHQ mass data-harvesting from cables linking Ireland to Britain and North America, t(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella: the company has argued that access to the certain data requires a petition to an Irish District Court. Photograph: Stephen Brashear/Getty

Microsoft’s rivals and other US technology companies have supported the software giant in a legal bid to stop the US government obtaining customer in(...)

Smartphones: The Cisco “Connected World Technology Report”, which surveyed 1,388 professionals under the age of 30, found 45 per cent would be willing to share data with their carrier/service provider in exchange for a free phone and unlimited data. Photograph: AP Photo/Microsoft

Nearly half of young professionals would allow their mobile network access to all of the information stored on their smartphone in exchange for a fre(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

“Old dudes are holding this country back” - says Paddy Cosgrave

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has warned the technology conference may move elsewhere unless the RDS can sort out its wifi issues. In an ad(...)

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 (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rings the bell to officially open the Nasdaq  from the Web Summit at the RDS in Dublin, with  Paddy Cosgrave,  founder of the Web Summit, and Adam Kostyal,  head of European listings at Nasdaq.  Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has apologised to the thousands of attendees at the technology conference for continuing wifi problems.He took to th(...)

Web Summit 2014 opens its doors to the public today

Cisco’s chief technology officer Padmasree Warrior has predicted a future of urban transport where driverless cars will be available on demand and con(...)

Ginni Rometty,  CEO of IBM: “We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behaviour, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry.” Photograph: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

IBM’s woes are interesting not simply because they tell us about the economy, but because they reveal broader truths about how, and for whom, companie(...)