Investor Klaus Hommels at his venture capital firm, Lakestar, in Berlin: “We won’t be afraid to back start-ups with high valuations if we can accelerate their growth.” Photograph: Robbie Lawrence/ The New York Times

Klaus Hommels has invested in some of Europe’s most successful start-ups. That includes the music-streaming service Spotify and Klarna, a Swedish onli(...)

‘Bidding to host the ICIS conference is very competitive and Dublin won out against Munich, Vienna and Istanbul,’ said Prof Brian Fitzgerald of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The IrisH Times

Dublin is to host an international tech conference after its bid was chosen ahead of a number of European cities. Up to 1,500 delegates will attend t(...)

Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

There is evidence that our brains become used to checking a device every few minutes and find it hard to remain focused on a task even when not interrupted by digital messages. Photograph: Thinkstock
The price of your device

Technological devices are very much part of our everyday lives, at home, work and school. There are great benefits of access to information, in(...)

Illustration: Frazer Hudson/Ikon via Getty Images

Since the web entered public consciousness 20 years ago, there has been a lot of talk about its dangers and all the rogues who lie in wait for them(...)

Performance reviews: often companies use a one-size-fits-all measurement model that is not fit for purpose. Photograph: Thinkstock

There were more than few eyebrows raised recently when Accenture, one of the biggest companies of the world, said it was ditching annual performanc(...)

Google’s new data centre will employ people in a variety of roles.  Photograph:  Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Files

Google is building a new data centre in Ireland and investing €150 million in the project. The centre will be its second owned and operated data faci(...)

Amazon is targeting the custom of British start-ups by opening a base in London designed to support businesses using its cloud computing services, its(...)

 Salesforce cheif executive  Marc Benioff has been targeting the company’s web-based technology at larger customers. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Salesforce raised its sales forecast for fiscal 2016 a third time as revenue rose for the company’s new products. Shares gained as much as 2.8 per cen(...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords. Keywords has acquired video game art service company Liquid Development for $9 million.

Dublin-based tech firm Keywords Studios has acquired video game art service company Liquid Development for $9 million. Keywords Studios provides techn(...)