One of our favourite things in Vermont: the Trapp Family Lodge

In the rousing final scene of The Sound of Music, we leave the Von Trapp family, in a crescendo of capes, escaping over a mountain. How nice, there(...)

US ‘Vogue’ editor Anna Wintour: “There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous.” Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

“There is something about fashion that can make people really nervous,” says US Vogue editor Anna Wintour in the documentary The September Issue. If y(...)

NearForm: the company recently announced it would add 100 jobs to its operation, and is targeting a total headcount of 150 by the end of the year

Waterford firm NearForm has appointed Silicon Valley engineer Eran Hammer to its team. The developer, who has previously worked for Walmart and Yahoo(...)

Bjarke Ingels’ design for Two World Trade Center

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox and News Corp have chosen a Danish architect to build their US headquarters at the World Trade Center site in Manhat(...)

NearForm counts publishing giant Condé Nast and Universal among its customers, along with Intel, Qualcomm and DPD

Irish technology firm NearForm is to create 100 jobs over the next year. The Waterford-based company specialises in bringing cloud computing to large(...)

Snoop Dogg is one of a number of investors who have joined the $50m funding round for Reddit

Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg, Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen and the Oscar-winning actor Jared Leto have joined a $50m funding round for Reddit, t(...)

Niall Gibbons of Tourism Ireland said ‘the warm welcome and the craic’ makes Dublin  such  a popular place with overseas visitors. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin has been voted the world’s second friendliest city by readers of Rough Guides, the popular travel guidebook series. This month, Rough Guides as(...)

File photograph of tourists lining the Dublin parade on St Patrick’s Day. Dublin has been voted the 5th friendliest city in the world.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It seems that Ireland’s long-held reputation for being welcoming is not just staying but improving as Dublin has been voted the fifth friendliest city(...)

The Forbes family, an emblem of American wealth and pioneer of business journalism, is giving up control over the media empire it cultivated for almos(...)

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Native advertising, according to Twitter, is “a more seamless and less intrusive ad experience for users”, which certainly sounds lovely. That’s wh(...)