Footballer Rio Ferdinand: “People have a perception of who you are through the image that’s painted of you through the media . . . so Twitter allows me to present a real version of myself.” Photograph: Reuters

In the pantheon of technological luminaries gracing the stages of this year’s Web Summit, imparting wisdom and insight about the wide-ranging role of (...)

 Tony Fadell of Nest  on the centre stage at today’s Web Summit 2:03

Nest, the connected-home device company purchased by Google for $3.2 billion earlier in January, this morning announced a major deal with Electric (...)

Is “sexy thermostat” an oxymoron? Up until Nest Labs got its hands on the temperature-control device perhaps. The smart-homes company has reinv(...)

Desperate Housewives actress and angel investor Eva Longoria, who has been confirmed as a speaker at this year’s Web Summit. Photo: Bloomberg

Desperate Housewives actress Eva Longoria, supermodel Lily Cole and Oscar winning visual effects specialist Tim Webber have been confirmed as speak(...)

Google Nest’s products include a self-learning, smartphone-controlled thermostat that learns your movements and adjusts temperature accordingly. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Google’s Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new sta(...)

The company, which was established 15 years ago by husband and wife team Dan and Linda Kiely with just six staff members, is now a leading exporter of business process outsourcing, operating in 12 languages.

Three hundred and fifty jobs have been announced at the business outsourcing company Voxpro in Cork today, expanding its workforce from 500 to 850 peo(...)

An employee walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The Chinese ecommerce giant is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a $170 billion valuation. Photograph: Reuters

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is about to file for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US, with talk of a sky-high $170 billion valuation(...)

Disappointing results from Google and IBM may unnerve investors shaken by a strong recent selloff in tech stocks, underscoring the challenges t(...)

When Brian Acton and Jan Koum incorporated WhatsApp in 2009, they probably didn’t give much thought to the future sale prospects of their compa(...)

PCH chief executive Liam Casey: “the whole hardware space is on fire at the moment. It is a very exciting time.” Photograph: David Sleator.

PCH International has acquired Canadian ecommerce platform ShopLocket in a significant strategic move by the company, which has its headquarters in C(...)