The Black Hat hacker conference in Las Vegas last week, where speakers asserted their ability to tap into and manipulate everything from airport security systems to the lights in your hotel room. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Facebook was in touch the other day. “Help your friends recognise you,” they wrote. “Add a profile picture.”My instinctive reaction was: Why? So it co(...)

IDA Ireland chief executive Barry O’Leary has welcomed the decision by AlienVault and Internal Results Ireland to create new jobs

A total of 60 new highly skilled positions are to be created by IDA Ireland-backed companies in Portlaoise and Cork city. Internet security res(...)

Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X Prize Foundation: “Most CEOs today are focused on quarterly returns . . . They are unaware of [what is coming down the track] which will be massively disruptive”. Photograph: Nadine Rupp/Getty Images

Dr Peter Diamandis is a man who sees the future in the present. His mission he says is “to open the space frontier for humanity” and he believes it is(...)

Thee Irish-Silicon Valley relationship has changed - the balance has shifted.

The Irish-Silicon Valley relationship has changed. On a recent trip out to Silicon Valley for a week, I was struck by this countless times. I’ve been (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks with John Hinshaw (2nd R), executive vice president of technology and Operations for Hewlett Packard and Martin Murphy (L), managing director of Hewlett Packard Ireland, at the company’s headquarters office in Palo Alto, California recently. Photograph: Josh Edelson/IDA Ireland/Handout via Reuters

The Taoiseach touched down in Silicon Valley on Wednesday June 4th on the Aer Lingus direct flight for his second official visit to the technology mec(...)

UPC block in East Point Business Park, close to Dublin’s city centre. photograph: peter moloney

The successful run of distressed commercial property sales and the higher prices available have triggered an increasing number of routine investment d(...)

Workday announced its Irish expansion during a visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to its head office in Silicon Valley. Photograph: Alan Betson

California-based software company Workday plans to create 200 jobs in Ireland over the next three years, the company announced during a visit of Taoi(...)

The new sensors to be fitted on public bins in the London borough of Milton Keynes “look very much like a cat’s eye or a hockey puck”

Over the next two months thousands of sensors will be placed on local parking spaces and under the lids of public bins in the London borough of Milton(...)

 Google’s logo is displayed in front of the company’s headquarters in Beijing, China, where state media has lashed technoogy companies for being ‘pawns’ of US surveillance. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA.

Chinese state media lashed out at Google, Apple and other US technology companies today, calling on Beijing “to punish severely the pawns” of the US (...)

Enda Kenny is due to meet Facebook chief executive Sheryl Sandberg tomorrow. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will arrive in the United States today for a three-day visit to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, where he will meet senior exec(...)