Pat Phelan: “Internet commerce is a really unfair business on the merchant because no one else takes any risk. So it’s all down to one guy and what happens is he’s told to go ahead and later he’s told, sorry that was fraud.”

Most of us have been a victim of credit card fraud at this stage. And most of us have not suffered any great loss as a result, with the card compan(...)

Meeting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was a highlight of Michael Sayman’s internship with the social media giant. But there are financial rewards too, and it has become standard for US based engineering interns to snag free housing, transportation and salaries of more than $6,000 a month.

Facebook rolled out the red carpet for Michael Sayman when the social network hired him for a job that started last month, including flying him out to(...)

Send Anywhere has just closed a $1 million (€729,000) seed funding round

Security concerns surrounding online file-sharing leaders Dropbox and Box may see their consumer-level customers flock to a new peer-to-peer rival tha(...)

A few years ago, officials and executives in New York proclaimed their ambition: to build the city into a powerful hotbed for tech innovation and since then money has poured into the city’s tech sector. But no New York start-up has been a breakout hit, the sort of blockbuster with a multibillion-dollar valuation that has become so commonplace in Silicon Valley.  Photograph:   EPA/Gary Hershorn

Predicting that your city will be the next Silicon Valley is simple. But actually making it the next Silicon Valley is something else entirely – as Ne(...)

We – and the Government – seem to be convinced that Ireland is a well-known tech hub ... We’ve even given it a fancy name: California has Silicon Valley, we have the Silicon Docks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish start-ups have been flying the flag for the tech industry here for a long time, but these days, they are becoming more prominent on the i(...)

U2 guitarist Edge and singer Bono with representatives of Dropbox, in which they have invested.

Dropbox has positioned itself as the most valuable of the latest crop of Silicon Valley companies raising what are likely to be its last new funds bef(...)

Working in tandem: CloudDock’s (from left) Padraic Harley, Cian Brassil and Scott Kennedy are fine-tuning an adaptor service that will enable compatibility between cloud storage service providers

By last November, Google Drive had 120 million users. An impressive number but one that is dwarfed by cloud storage service rivals such as Microsoft’s(...)

Michael Dell giving the opening keynote address during the Dell World IT Conference 2013. photograph: justin sullivan/getty images

Founded in 1984, Dell can hardly describe itself as a start-up. But after taking the company private, Michael Dell says that is exactly what the tech (...)

 Steve Ballmer: not  yet clear whether the decision for him to step down was his lone, or if he was prompted by the board. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

No chief executive wants the company’s shares to jump sharply on the news that he or she is stepping down.Pent-up relief, however, was the reaction to(...)

Dropbox, the San Francisco company that enables people and businesses to share documents and other content across their own devices and with others, i(...)